Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A215-S7437 Notebook ?

The screen just goes blank. the blue lights on the keyboard indicate the computer remains plugged into outlet, the on light is lit, but the ?processing? light is on...but nothing is happening. it is as if the computer is off. the fan will shut off, and no amount of button pushing changes things. the only way to get anything going again is to shut the computer off manually and then turn it back on. things act normal from there on for quite a while.


Answers :

This problem has been reported by other users of the same system, with the following workaround:
\015\012Click here. You will need to download and update the bios to correct this behavior. Before doing so, please make sure you have full backups on external media of all your data and any software installation files that you have downloaded from the net...Occasionally bios updates can cause a loss of system data, and in that event you could be required to reinstall the OS and start anew. This is not normally a consequence, but you should be forewarned..It is also a good idea to make a written record of your bios settings before you apply the update, in the event that some settings are changed by default you will be able to reconfigure the system after the new bios is installed.
\015\012Check the parts numbers carefully to be sure you download the correct bios update for YOUR system...
\015\012You might also find some useful information on the Toshiba support forums, by clicking here.
\015\012Be careful and follow the instructions from Toshiba for updating the bios and you shouldn't have any difficulty...
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I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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ps there are a few other support bulletins for your laptop you might want to take a look at here.
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