Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-EZ2203X Notebook ?

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

\015 I've had my Toshiba Satellite A210 laptop for two years now and I haven't had major problems with it apart from the occasional build up of dust in the past which led to unwarranted shut downs. Thats literally the extent of the issues I've had with it. Today when I tried to turn it on, I got a weird error message that said "System cmos checksum bad - default configuration used" at the end of it. I pressed F2 and eventually tried to exit, at which point the screen just became black and unresponsive. Since then I've tried to reboot the computer about 25 times with the power button, but I am always immediately given the unresponsive black screen (not even a start up screen is displayed now, nor is the error message and the F1/F2 option that I was given before). I feel like I have no options because I cant even get back to that option screen so that I could venture to do something about it. Its just all black and nothingness. Whats going on? What can I do? Please don't tell me its the hard drive :( I have some work in that machine that isn't backed up, and I'd like to keep it!\015

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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 to be replaced. That is why you cannot get through the boot process. Nothing is wrong with the hardrive, motherboard etc. All you need is a new CMOS battery. But guess what? When Toshiba manufactured the product, they welded the CMOS battery to the motherboard. So to replace the CMOS battery, you need to buy a new motherboard. Does this make any sense to you? All batteries eventually die and will need to be replaced. Why would any manufacturer in their right mind weld down a battery? Toshiba is trying to say that it is normal to design a computer this way. But in fact, it is not. HP's CMOS battery is located outside the motherboard and can actually be replaced by he average Joe lay person. And if you start comparing the design of other brands of computers to Toshiba's you will see that is not the case. The design of the Toshiba Satellite A210 is seriously flawed. It is the equivalent of designing a camera (before the days of digital) and gluing the film inside it. As soon as the exposures on that film runs out, you have no choice but to buy a new computer. And that is what has happened here. If I were you, I would get on Toshiba’s case day and night. What they have done, in my opinion, is misrepresentation and fraud. The have created, marketed and sold a disposable computer as a top quality product. But they forget to disclose one important fact about what they sold. That is disposable and because of its design, the lifespan of the product is dependent on the lifespan of the battery. I am currently arguing with Toshiba to try to get them to take ownership of this situation and fix my computer. Get on their case cause what they have done is not right.
1) try removing and cleaning your RAM (memory), u can use rubber eraser for cleaning the coffer clod pin of the RAM, then put back and restart your laptop.

2) if still no work , the only option would be removing your hard drive connect IDE to USB or SATA to USB cable defending on your hard drive terminal and connect to any working computer. your hard drive will act as a removable device from other PC. then once detected you can now copy all your needed files or doc.
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