Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook ?

My toshba satteklite is giving me the ubiquituos"disk read error occured press crtl/alt&del" no stange noises, kjust stopped working one day, these toshiba hard drives r not easy to replace any suggestions?

Answers :

Well, you can use any laptop 2,5" inches hard drive with the same connector(SATA or IDE). Brand means nothing.
it just needs to meet the height(thickness) requirements to fit in the little cradle that holds the drive in place in the chassis
this number can go from 8,5 mm to 12.5mm I suggest you find one the same size of your old one for better compatibility though a smalled drive will definitely fit with no problem(but might vibrate or rattle a little bit).
the swap process is very easy and can be done by anyone with a little patience.
usually any laptop has one or more little doors secured with a screw on bottom of the chassis. locate the one that covers he hard drive and open it. the hard drive will be laying under it inside a metal cradle to secure it in place. you need to remove the screws and then slide out properly the cradle. then replace the drive and follow all the steps backwards.
I suggest you do this only if your warranty has expired or if it does not cover the hard disk drive.
Remember than faster the drive spins faster is its operation, I suggest 5400rpm though these days 7200 rpm drives got quite reliable. HDD is a cheap component for about 60-70$ you can get a 250-300 GB one...
They're VERY easy to replace.

Looks like it's on the bottom left according to this picture.


Just remove the screws on the cover and then swap the hard drives.

Let me know if you need any more help.

Best of luck!
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My toshba satteklite is giving me the ubiquituos"disk read error occured press crtl/alt&del" no stange noises, kjust stopped working one day, these toshiba hard drives r not easy to replace any suggestions?

Well, you can use any laptop 2,5" inches hard drive with the same connector(SATA or IDE). Brand means nothing.it just needs to meet the height(thickness) requirements to fit in the little cradle that holds the drive in place in the chassis ... Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 Notebook

Toshiba 5205-s503 won't start up

In my 15 year career in electronics, among other companies, I have most notably worked for United Technologies as Test Engineering Technician and as an Electronic Failure Analysis Technician for Jabil (Circuit.) I am unemployed due to US electronics ... Toshiba Satellite 5205-S503 Notebook

Toshiba Satellite 1900-S204 will not flash

Hi \015\012\015\012Applogies for the delay reply. Thx for the rating and reply. I think for the meantime we will stict with the BIOS upgrade first. When done then we can sheck out the HDD. \015\012\015\012Have you tried the BI ... Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 Notebook

Cant find where the cmos battery goes in my toshiba satellite a45 s151 laptop

On a Toshiba Satellite A45-S151, the CMOS battery (also called the\015\012“real time clock” or RTC battery) is located under the wrist rest to\015\012the right of the trackpad. This means that you’ve got some major\015\012surgery ah ... Toshiba Satellite A45-S151 Notebook

Toshiba Satellite L30 locked up

If you have had the laptop less than a year they should replace it, but the MK8037GSX drive is not a good drive. So, to avoid this issue in the future, i would suggest replacing with an aftermarket one such as:\015\012\015\012 ... Toshiba PC Laptops

Dell XPS M1330 laptop doesn't boot just shows colored lines...

Multiple problem issue going on here, with the screen having those lines popping up the way it is, the screen is definitely going to need to be replaced.Hard drive is a more touchy issue. Not sure if you put a new one or a refurhbished o ... Dell XPS M1330 Notebook

The screen of my laptop Toshiba Satelite A305-S6858 stays blank when I power it on. the processor appears to be (i am not sure, it it rather the fan). It only started a few hours. Please any suggestions would be highly appreciated

When you first start you should see a few lights flash on. The power light should be on steady and the one that indicates hard drive should blink off and on as the computer gets what it needs from your hard drive. If you don;t see that or hear any be ... Toshiba Satellite PSAG0U-02D00M Notebook

Wont boot up

Same problem I had after purchasing this computer. I returned it to the store and was given a new one. Same problem - twice! The system board had to be replaced both times. I've had the hardest time with Toshiba about this even though their autho ... Toshiba P205-S6267 Notebook

I have a toshiba a135 s7403. It shut down while just surfing the net. Since, it won't start up. Can hear the fan running and dvd drive turn on, but nothing happens on the screen. Had the motherboard replaced a couple months ago before the warranty expired. Tired removing battery and unplugging it for days. No luck. Any ideas?

If the memory is not\015\012evenly seated after inserting it according to the instructions, there\015\012are 2 ways to correct this. The first is to use a tool to set along the\015\012edge of the memory module on the outside edge of where it is not f ... PC Laptops

I have a Boot Problem with my INTEL P4 3.0Ghz. 800Mhz FSB,1M L2 Cache, Socket 478 CPU

I have experienced something similar with my new Core2Duo processor and a fairly new Socket 775 processor. Troubleshooting it led me to believe the CPU simply wasn't compatible with the motherboard. \015\012\015\012Although it's a shot in the dark, I ... Intel P4 Prescott CPU 2.8A Ghz W/1MB CACHE 533FSB (CPUP428A1M)

Laptop screen flickered, went grey and now won't come on

The video chip is on the motherboard, would not be cost effective to replace, and the motherboard replacement would not be cheap. Get a quote first, they could charge for a quote and then offset it against the repair cost should you go ahead.\0 ... PC Laptops

Toshiba Satellite a215-s7437 will not boot at all - black screen

It sounds like two possible things. One thing may be that your screen is not working anymore. Can you get a monitor and plug it into your port located on the side of your laptop? If your screen pops up on the monitor this tells us your screen is eith ... Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

Toshiba Satallite 1415 wont boot

Sounds like maybe the hard drive is not hooked up or not hooked correctly. Tey unhooking it and re hooking it back up.  \015\012\015\012If it worked before but not now it has to be somethign is not hooked ack up correctly and a cd will not ... Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 Notebook

Overheated & "fried"

Probably to late, but the overheating it those laptops are a frequent problem, and the only thing that is happening is that your cooler has to much dust in it that the air can go through. I have a similar laptop and on 6 months or so I have to make a ... Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 Notebook

When i login my computer I just get black screen try to reset or confiuate says primary and scondary drive 1 not found

HI Dear, This is a hardware related issue. This might be due to following problems : 1. The data cable that connects your hard-drive to the mother board might have picked up some fault. 2. The mother board is not w ... Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

Dell inspiron does not boot up

Do you see anything on screen? Dell logo? I will assume you see nothing. Not even a Dell logo.First test your power supply with a meter to be sure it is putting out 18-19 volts. If good, remove the laptop battery and try again. The next t ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

We've had a Gateway 816GM desktop for about 3-years and except for the usual PC problems it's been fairly reliable. However, in the last few days it started locking up, no video, then it starting hanging and finally it will now not boot up at all. The HD light on the front doesn't even light up. A friend did a quick look at it and suggested the motherboard was gone. I'm assuming if the hard drive was bad the computer would at least boot up, but I don't even get the start up screen or any

Bill,If the hard drive is still good, your files are safe. Replacing the motherboard may mean you will need to reinstall the operating system so you will have to get the files off before you do that.Now, even though it could be the ... Gateway 816GM PC Desktop

Sony VGC-LT2S Hard disc problems

Yea just replace your current hard drive with a new one. They are so cheap now days you should just replace it before you loose all your data. You can find the best prices at www.newegg.com your computer should have a 250gb sata 7200rpm you can repla ... Sony VAIO VGC-RB50 PC Desktop

Toshiba notebook HDD problem

I think you may find your hard drive has failed? \015\012\015\012I suggest that you replace the hard drive with a new one. \015\012\015\012But, just to check.. remove the hard Drive from the machine... (usually acessable under the machine via a coupl ... PC Laptops

Gateway GT5240E desktop won't power up

More like the video card. I now have the same problem after 5 years. I noticed that when I played games the computer would freeze up. Then it got to the point where it would not start. I replaced the power supply thinking it was the problem but agian ... Gateway FX4710-UB003A Core 2 Quad Q9300 6GB DDR2 640GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista... PC Desktop

My Toshiba Satellite 2415-S205 is dead as door nail, no lights, etc. I checked power supply, power jack and connection on board, all is OK. Now what, send into the shop for repair? Ted

Here are some suggestions I compiled, some you have done, thought I would throw it out there for you...\015\012\015\012 ... Toshiba Satellite 2415-S205 Notebook

Laptop will not come on

Although other possibilities can be at fault, if it does so little after power on, the CPU itself may have failed.\015\012The very first actions a PC does when turned on is to read the information stored in the CMOS to determine what hardware is on b ... Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

First system cmos checksum bad.. now laptop wont turn on

The Toshiba Satellite A210 computer is a piece of ****. I have only had my computer for 2 years and I am having the same problem. Everyplace that I have taken it to says that the problem is the CMOS battery. The CMOS battery is dead and needs t ... Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-EZ2203X Notebook

No go toshiba p30-110  will not boot pxe-e61 media test failure tried new hard drive still the same turn off network boot still the same put in new dvd still the same tried to boot from cd but no go any help thanks

This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.\015\012\015\012Floppy or CD that is not bootable is current ... PC Laptops

Power on no boot - PC Laptops

Ok lets try the simple stuff first:ATX reset: sometimes the motherboard can get stuck and hang, some people blame static buildup for it personally I think its just the BIOS hangs similar to the way windows does sometimes. Resolve this by ... PC Laptops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.0123 seconds