Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite M35X-S149 Notebook ?

Toshiba Satellite M35X-S149 Turn on PS, power light lights up, fan comes on and hard drive motor is spinning, than it completely stops working after 5 seconds. Power light stays on, no other activity. Also the screen doesn't light up. No video at all at any time. Any ideas?


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Your laptop suffers from the Maxim chip problem, a well known and perfectly fixable issue with the motherboard. I do the repair in under an hour: removing the motherboard, repair and reassembly. The trick is to resolder this Maxim power driver chip in such a way that the solder alloy is redistributed along each pin. This technique is a well guarded secret among electronics tech repair professionals, but it really isn't a big deal. Anyone can do it with the right info. So I wrote up an illustrated guide, step by step, so anyone can follow it and repair this Maxim issue at home. Here's the tutorial on how to repair the dead Toshiba m35 laptop.
Between 2002 and 2007 a lot of other laptops had this same problem with this \015\012Maxim chip that caused all kinds of weird problems with both Toshiba and\015\012 HP models such as the m30, m35, m115, A65, A75 etc, and the HP NC6000, \015\012NC7000 and NC9000 series. It's a long story that Toshiba paid millions of dollars in law disputes. Here's the tutorial on how to repair the dead Toshiba m35 laptop. Take a look at the post for symptoms and solution, and don't forget to leave a comment if you find it helpful.
Did you fix this yet?Please let me know.Thank You very much!
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\015\012Tyler
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