Laptop powers on then powers off
Posted on 2008-11-01
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A60 that turns on for a few seconds the fan comes on but nothing on the screen then turns itself off.
I striped the laptop down removing each component one at a time and then pressing the power button until the power light would just stay on, but this did not happen until i removed the CPU leaving me only with the motherboard and nothing else connected to it.
When the motherboard is just by itself then when the power button is pressed the light comes on and stays on but as soon as i plug the CPU into the socket the light comes on then goes off after a few seconds.
My first thought was that the CPU needed replacing, but after sourcing a new CPU the same thing happens.