Today I was using my Toshiba Equium A300D-16C laptop, there was a pop/crack noise that seemed to come from inside, near to the left hand side of the touch pad, the laptop immediately closed down, it didn't feel too hot but I left it for an hour to cool, unfortunately it now won't boot up, would there be any kind of thermal fuse on the M/B that might have blown or does it sound like something more serious. I looked at taking the bottom off but there's that many screws I don't want to do more damage by trying to take it apart.
Any ideas gratefully received ...alB
rdave13/FruitBat, thanks for your replies, I'm afraid it's as dead as the proverbial, no noise/lights of any sign, tried the battery out option but just the same, while it was working the battery was at full charge with the mains unit plugged in, I've tried both on the wifes lappy and they're both OK ...alB
onthelimit1..sadly I'm inclined to agree with you, found a local laptop repair guy near where I live, will be ringing him tomorrow to see what he thinks before I decide on the next step, fortunately everything of importance was backed up, be a shame if it's unrepairable, it's been an excellent lappy (up 'til now!!) Will keep you posted, ...alB
Made a couple of phone calls this morning, Toshiba have quoted £470 to fit a new motherboard, rang the local guy who invited me around to his house, he did a couple of quick tests to no avail, left the lappy with him for further investigation, the bad news is the board's shot, he reckons he could replace it and get it running again for £150ish but that's with no guarantee that something else won't go wrong in the future, in fairness to him he has said that it wouldn't be worth it, so it looks like I'm in the market for a new one, now, here's my dilemma, get a new laptop or finally go for an iPad ...alB