Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7479 won't load past splash screen

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  1. tar_each

    tar_each MDL Novice

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    #1 tar_each, Mar 30, 2011
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    This is a Toshiba Satellite P205D-s7479.

    On power up the unit stays on "TOSHIBA LEADING INNOVATION>>>" Forever.
    I can't access the Setup after I press f2. Stays on "Please wait...."
    If I press f12 "Entering boot device selection menu" But nevers changes.
    If I press ESC then it goes to a black screen with the next information.

    "Phoenix trustedCore(tm)NB
    Copyright 1995-2006 ...........................
    All rights reserved.

    JASAA BIOS Version v1.20
    CPU0 = Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-64
    2047M System Ram Passed.
    System Bios Shadowed.
    Video Bios Shadowed
    ATAPI CD-ROM:hL-Dt-sT DuDrAm gSa-t20F

    Then shows the press f2 for setup or f12 for boot menu. does not go anywhere further..

    I've swaped out the hard driver, pulled the main battery, pulled the 2 RAM modules (one at a time). Tried using a Windows Vista or Xp cd. No change.

    Does the CMOS battery need to be pulled in order to reset the BIOS? Is there a way of reseting BIOS thru a USB 2.0 port?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks in advance,
    POPPAFRED (tar_each)
     
  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Yes take out cmos battery and the laptop battery and remove it from power outlet and leave it for a bit.
    Your description of the problem sounds like motherboard going bad.
     
  3. tar_each

    tar_each MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the input .... If it is a mother-board going bad (probably gone) ... Is it worth it to replace or sell for parts?

    Is there a way of reseting BIOS thru a USB 2.0 port on a laptop?


    Poppafred
     
  4. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Technically you could using a USB floppy, but I wouldn't go that path especially on a laptop. You could take out all power from the board like mentioned above and leave it a day or so, it might be a bit more stable after everything is drained.
     
  5. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    Toshiba still make a usb floppy drive & the bios's still support floppy so re flashing the bios through usb might fix things, I know the phonics bios can be re flashed via floppy but I dont know if his is a phonics bios.