My fans makes grinding sounds when I put my power to full power such as processor speed and brightness but it goes away if I put everything on low, I can also feel the air coming out from the bottom and the fans are loud. Usually you can see the difference only on startup when the background is black, until the image appears. Do you have any more not suggested here already? However there seems to be no physical switch for the screen as there are on other laptops mine is a dell inspiron I called Toshiba and they put me through to a customer service rep who told me that there is a big lawsuit against these models due to a grounding problem.

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In this model the battery connects directly to the systemboard, the power switch is located on the systemboard and the memory is integrated into the system board.

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Put on ear plugs and remove main extension tube for portability. If the display backlight sometimes comes back, then apparently the screen backlight bulb is fine. Most likely it is just a bad connection between the LCD display and the system board. She supposedly had this fixed a year ago under warranty. The Toshiba satellite m45 s331 z30twith its spill-resistant keyboard and drop-tested chassis, is a standout in the lineup. The problem was fixed by replacing the FL inverter board.

But I think that in this model the video card is integrated toshiba satellite m45 s331 the system board and you cannot reseat it. I do not think that inverter can turn itself off for safety.

Very good prices and very good service. It has built in on board, its a 4 toshiba satellite m45 s331 on it. At this point, I probably will only buy Toshiba from now on. I have had so many problems with my toshiba a75 laptop so I called toshiba satellite m45 s331 myself and found that there is a class action law suit against the a75 laptops.

It is possible that not only you suffer from the same problem, and it is possible that they can take care of your laptop for no charge. Check out the comment The last time the brand placed any higher than seventh was inwhen it graced fourth place. Mine sister gave me a satellite cdt laptop.

Hey Tiger, I think the switch is fine and you have a bad FL inverter. My satellite M shuts down toshiba satellite m45 s331 the toshiba satellite m45 s331 card is in use. From your knowledge, is there anything special about this grease? I have read though most of the comments, but I did not seem to find a problem quite like mine, so here it is: Do you think it can be the inverter? If I would get this laptop for repair, toshiba satellite m45 s331 of all I would open up the display toshiba satellite m45 s331 checked if the video cable is seated properly.

However, I took out the HSF and did not see any clogging. Can the video card be replaced without replacing the motherboard? I figured out that if I put a spacer 2 thicknesses of cardboard between the memory module and the cover, the memory seems to work. Sometimes a failing hard drive makes the same grinding sound as a failing cooling fan. I would research on the Internet. Be careful with the CPU pins, do not bend them.

Pat, Do you see the vertical lines only in Windows? We previously owned a Dell Lattitude. We fared better on some of our phone calls with Toshiba reps, but one agent almost had us reset a notebook’s BIOS when all we needed to do was uncheck a box in a preference window.

Also I would check the memory module. This utility provides a relatively user-friendly way to change the BIOS settings. What can be the reason of such problems? I have a TE and I have this overheating problem too.

If the motherboard is bad, we replace the entire board and send the satelllite one for repair to Toshiba. However, when I first dissassembled the laptop, I noticed there is what appears to be a ground strap coming from the wiring harness toshiba satellite m45 s331 runs from the main board above the F10 key to the connector at the top rear of the LCD panel.

Not sure about power manager chip, I do not repair motherboards on toshiba satellite m45 s331 level. I am so mad I could spit nails and will never buy a Dell again. When you remove the cable, you have to open the connector first. A couple of last questions c.

I do not have a guide for this unit yet. I was using my Compaq Presario x tonight like normal, then all the sudden the screen toshiba satellite m45 s331 filled with thousands of vertical blue lines. I had previously written a DVD with no problems. Ricky, I still think that it could be a connection issue.

I have messed with the focus, the tracking and whatever else I could think toshoba on the projector. I am having the same problem Ed did in I tried to check memory modulus.

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Thanks for toshiba satellite m45 s331 info! June 25th, at 7: Osi, Can you check if the buzzing noise is coming from the FL inverter board? Today I tried to connect to another external tohsiba. It can be turned back on pushing the lid close switch. Does that sound like maybe the casing is just loose somewhere?

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