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Toshiba Laptop A15-S157 Power Up Error Code 01000001

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After applying power to the laptop and pressing the power button, the power LED "labeled with a picture of an A/C plug" begins to flash eight flashes repeatedly.  Short, long, short, short, short, short, short, long.  Then a pause, then a repeat.  Over and over.  Any idea what this code means??

Thanks for any help.

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Commented:
First, remove battery and disconnect AC.
Then, press and hold power switch for at least 3-4 minutes.
Reseat memory and hard drive.
Plug AC in, and try power on again.

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No change.  Held power button down for 4 minutes.  Reseated mem and reseated hard drive.  Plugged in A/C, no battery.  Same error code.

Thanks for your help.

hyounker
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Hi,

its seems motherboard is gone bad. Max can try reseating the bios.

Ded9

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Hi,

 I am sorry the bios battery.

Ded9

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I'll have to find the cmos battery!  Not sure where it is!  I hate to give up now, so I'll try everything and anything.

Do you know what the error code is?

Thanks!

hyounker

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The Toshiba link doesn't have any information on the location of the battery, or the meaning of the error code.  I found the battery on the motherboard from a picture on eBay!

I've seen others get help with the LED error codes on this site.  Is this one a mystery?

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Any other help out there?  I've got one set of instructions with no follow-up and a guess that the motherboard is bad?  Does any know what the error code means??

Thanks.

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I know Dell that has LED error codes to help id issues, but never heard about Toshiba. Only beep codes produced from bios.

I would check the AC adapter as well as the AC port see if any damage can be seen.

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I completely disassembled the laptop and checked everything possible with a long visual inspection.  I cleaned out all dust and debri (not much to speak of) and checked all connections, including the power connector to the motherboard, which looks to be in near new shape.  I found a small spot of residue, probably from something being spilled on the keyboard, near the processor.  The spot was about the size of a pencil eraser and is most likely the cause of failure.  But, having done more research on this site, it appears that "sparkmaker" may have some info on the error code.  Apparently, the code should be read backwards, which makes my code 10000010.  Is there any way to bring this post to sparkmaker's attention?

Thanks.

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You can put a pointer question (10 point or 0 point) in multiple sections to address him.

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Swapped everything to another machine, leaving only the motherboard.  Guess it's bad!  Thanks for the effort, guys.