Solved Toshiba laptop wont boot any OS or live Cd shuts itself down

February 23, 2013 at 12:54:16
Specs: Win 7 32 bits, Intel Pentium T4400 / 3 Gb of Samsung RAM PC2 666
I have a Satellite U505-SP3018L suddenly it stopped booting. I've formatted the hard drive, nothing. Change the hdd, nothing. Try live CD, nothing. Try one stick of RAM, then the other, nothing. It wont boot any live CD, hdd, usb and when it's loading, shuts itself down. Try to install fresh windows and it only loads the files and after that shuts itself down.
Tested the ram with a linux live usb (just the option of memtest 86x) because it won't boot the OS and it was fine, pass the test with 100%.
Could that be a motherboard problem?

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February 23, 2013 at 18:01:56
So it booted to a live memtest usb? I don't understand you said it would not boot to usb but did boot to memtest on USB? If all hardware was tested other than motherboard then it could very well be the motherboard.

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February 23, 2013 at 21:57:11
@Johnw Thanks, lot of stuff to check into, but thanks!

@ChristopherTGarrett sorry about the confusion, it did the memtest from the usb, but if I select the option to boot the live OS, just when it is loading the drivers, it shuts itself down


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#4
February 24, 2013 at 06:37:42
Have a shop to check it just to be sure. May be just over heating.

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#5
February 24, 2013 at 08:35:07
I also vote for the possibility the laptop may be over heating.

If you have not recently, or ever, cleaned out the vents on the bottom then get a can of compressed air and blow it out real good.


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#6
February 24, 2013 at 11:28:25
Thanks OtheHill, I'll try to clean the vents and make some more tests.
If it behaves the same, then I'll have to take it to a shop for revision as Christopher said.

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#7
February 28, 2013 at 04:03:23
So, finally, discovered that the problem is with the integrated chipset on the MB.
That's what the shop told me. So no repair option here.

thanks guys for the help.


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