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  Toshiba satellite pro - poked around with metal key under... laptop won't boot 
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Jeany Rowe Dec 20, 2011, 08:27am EST Report Abuse
Bit of a problem with a friend's 'Toshiba satellite pro' machine - the left select button had partially fallen into the case and was not working - I said 'I can fix that!' and popped a metal key underneath it to flick it out of the case whilst the laptop was on...the button came out Ok, but at the same time the laptop immediately turned off...and now won't boot up - the power lights are on and everything, but when i try to start it just whirrs for a couple of seconds then turns off immediately. If there's any advice that anyone could offer as to how I can fix that would be great (my friend isn't too happy with the situation at the moment - but the left button now works perfectly at least!).

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Dr. Peaceful Dec 20, 2011, 10:40am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Toshiba satellite pro - poked around with metal key under left button, now laptop won't boot
Dude... yeah the key now works, but you may have f**ked up your friend's laptop. LOL Couldn't you at least turned off the laptop, when you tried to repair the key?! If you are lucky, let's hope you just knocked loose something inside the laptop and can be re-attached easily. But I am afraid it's the worst case, which you could have short circuited the laptop motherboard and it will be a costly repair (or a complete replacement rather).

My advice, don't do anything else to your friend's laptop now. If it's still under warranty, have your friend call up the manufacturer's technical support, just say the laptop stop booting, and ask for a repair. If it's out of warranty, take it to an expert laptop repair shop.



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