Toshiba P75A had a Fire-Like Surge to my Tv

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CarolynB
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- Sep 11, 2018 at 04:44 AM
Hello,
I am still in shock after my Toshiba sent a huge red fire-like surge through the HDMI cable to my Television.I am happy that no one was hurt and an actual fire did not happen.. My entire living room smelled as if I had an electronic fire and the HDMI cable is burnt as well as the back of my television where the HDMI cable inserts.

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My computer will turn on, however, it will not boot. I do not have a recovery disk, so I am not having any success. I am hoping I can at least get information off of my backup drives, but they do not help in booting. I am wondering if its the motherboard or something else. Please Help!!

Also, Toshiba had a recall on the battery pack, however, the system did the check and said my battery was fine and I did not need to replace it. I always complained of my laptop getting so hot that I could not put it on my lap, but the Toshiba service station and the Technician said no worries.
I have tried everything and I keep getting the "RESTART NO BOOTABLE DRIVE"
I went into the BIOS and tried setting back to defaults, however, I did notice it is not listing my hardrive.
Any suggestions??

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Sep 11, 2018 at 04:44 AM
Hello Carolyn,

First I believe that the Toshiba tech was incompetent. A laptop must never get hot like it did.

Actually I think that you purchased a lemon.

Toshiba is liable for the damages.

Obviously the surge caused serious damage and we are not able to tell you here as physical testing is required.

A qualified technician could probably recover information from the drives.

Good luck
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