Also if I do this would you reccomend a routine dissmantle? If it passes the test, I would back up all important data from the hard drive and then run a Toshiba recovery DVD to take it back to factory defaults. Just make a few shots inside the fan opening on the bottom of your laptop. Is there a way to secure it like, maybe, epoxy around the edges where the jack sticks through the case or something like that? When you play games, the CPU works harder and generate more heat. This utility provides a relatively user-friendly way to change the BIOS settings. I read somewhere where 1 guy was having a connection problem and used alumium foil on the end of his adapter and that helped.

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Toshiba tecra a4 s211, try to download and install the latest bios update for your laptop because that could solve the issue. Also, check if fan spins when you turn on the laptop. So, it again is either going to be a simple fix or thrown away.

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Hi Brandon, Congratulations on fixing your laptop. Thanks, the memory was in wrong. I would suggest the following steps. Turn the computer on.

Thanks toshiba tecra a4 s211 the info, you are a godsend! Even if the power jack is bad, you still should be able to start the laptop from a battery. Replacing the video card? I think you can decrease the CPU temperature if you use a good thermal compound, for example Artic Silver.

Apparently, the circuit that turns on the fan when the CPU is hot was bad and the problem was fixed after I replaced the board. After very long staring at the CPU seat, i decided that the metalic rod on the side must be the lock, and it was! Toshiba tecra a4 s211 was just looking through this lot. Nothing comes up ss211 the screen.

I am pretty sure that you will fix the unexpected shutdown problem by cleaning the heatsink and replacing the thermal grease. If it doesn’t appear as a Control Panel applet on your computer, you may be able to toshiba tecra a4 s211 it from the Toshiba Support website as part of the Toshiba Utilities package for your model.

BTW, I am not blaming you, I hope you realize that. I was able to locate a 2. Help very appreciated… Thank you again for your teachings! Hey Whitney, Thank you for your help. I cant find it on toshiba tecra a4 s211 and I have lost mine.

Any suggestions or anyone else run into the same problem. That could be your solution to prevent laptop overheating. Thanks for your great instructions. Yep, it looks like the memory is bad. I teccra Toshiba, and their not so helpful tech stated that according to his specs, Toshiba uses pink silicon toshiba tecra a4 s211, not a thermal pad. I am hoping that resoldering will alleviate the situation.

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Reading this blog gives me some hope, and in the event that i totally screw it up, i am resigned. Some circuits on the main board control charging and discharging the battery and switching between the AC power mode and the battery mode. Toshiba tecra a4 s211 other places have told me this is the correct part number for this laptop yet it doesnt fit. Hi there, Toshiba tecra a4 s211 tried the idea above of vacuming out the vents from my Toshiba laptop, as my lap top too was shutting itself off everytime i tried to play a game or watch a dvd, and it had neever done this until now.

Ok I tried the Video card removal, cleaning and reseating but it didnt work unfortunately. I am still confused as to why the problem never happened in Windows. My computer is getting overheated and I am not able to play any movie files as the computer automatical shuts down. I found your website and followed the directions to clean it. Did your laptop overheat and restart often toshiba tecra a4 s211 you cleaned out the heatsink?

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Thanks for any help you can offer. When you turn on the laptop, both fans toshiba tecra a4 s211 to start spinning. I assembled everything and switched the laptop on, but the temperature is about the same as before.

Did you mean that the AC adapter plug has a bigger diameter then the hole in the laptop? Buy a can of compressed air and blow inside the fan grill tecta the side of the laptop.

May be here cat sleeps on the laptop? BTW, you bought it just 3 days ago. If this would work it would save alot of anxiety!!

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I have full coverage, including accidental. Man toshiba tecra a4 s211 are a life saver. The machine was totally quiet. First I tried Fedora Core 5. If it passes the test, I would back up all important data from the hard drive and then run a Toshiba recovery DVD to take it back to factory defaults.