Satellite L550-113 shows PXE-61 Media Test Failure

Hi - 1st poster time so apologies if this is correct.

I have the satellite L550-113, which is just coming up to 12mth old - bought the comet.
error "pxe - e61 media test check the cable of failure" message whenever I start the laptop but deals with work as usual.
These days sometimes goes in a loop with the beginning of message and the custom of error until you turn off / on again.

I take Comet or contact toshiba?
is this a common problem?
is this a simple fix?



I recommend you contact Toshiba. Addresses or phone numbers, you can find on Toshiba support page under > support & downloads > find an ASP.

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