Toshiba laptop totally dead and won't turn back on...

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I've had my Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12V for about 2 years now. About 2 or 3 months ago, whenever I let the laptop go into sleep mode as I've left it for over 10 minutes, it wouldn't start up again. Pressing the power button doesn't work, no fans, no keyboard lights no nothing - all except for the battery light which flashes white. the battery is always charged in these cases, and when I plug in or take out the charging lead it makes no difference to the lights. The only way to solve this issue is to physically take the battery out of my laptop and put it back in and then the laptop will turn on again. this was never a frequent occurrence but now it's doing it every day at least twice a day and once it even turned off and did this as I was using it. No idea what's wrong with it and what I should do. thanks in advance for your help!
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Have you tried the battery trick? Let us know if you have.
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what's the battery trick?! taking it in and out again cos I've done that. I need to find a solution that'll stop the issue happening :(
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Try this

1. Remove the battery and cable.

2. Press and hold the power button for 58 seconds.

3. Replug and start.

Good luck
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If that doesn't work, take apart the converter cable also, and let sit idle for a minute unplugged. A charge can build in the converter section of that cable, and not allow voltage to pass!
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I didn't know that ! You must be a fully charged specialist ! Thanks Marks!
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I proved last year to my hardware techs. we had a dead laptop, and we just took the battery out, and didn't separate the charger. It still wouldn't boot. I then disco'ed the converter into two parts and did it again. It booted that time!