I have a Toshiba Satellite L360-262 system
first the system would not start, multiple stop start and then it would start up to windows but with error and running the fix came back with could not find any errors or if just start it was fine.
kept doing this for about a month getting worse, on listening to the system whilst turning on could hear the hard drive squeaking and trying to start, again on/off for a few time listening then heard it start up and alls well.
Ok Hard drive u/s So replaced with a new one and rebuilt system all ok for a week now doing it again with new drive.
do you think it is the Motherboard ? I have check the power on the mobo and its there 3.5 v
but after turning off for 10mins not there?? where is the next check or is it a new MOBO??
Ah ues, the treaded toshiba. That make also brought me to here many years ago. I also bought a new mobo, and rebuilt with same non working result. I was eventually explained that many of a toshiba have been brought here, to not ever be fixed. I was eventually convinced to toss it out and get another brand of pc.
I understand that this is not good technical advice, but I have also experienced a bad toshiba and it was never fixed. Without a circuit tester, and a schematic, I do not think you would be able to determine the cause.
I tend to think it is a grounding issue with the case. The case is the only thing in common. If you are brave, attempt to build it OUT of any case (I have used legos to isolate the circuitry from the table), and see if it runs out of the case.
Or, keep the harddrive and have any files that may exisits transferred to a new device is my best advice.