Satellite P500 is not the start - stop screen Toshiba

Hey everybody,

I spent hours scouring the Internet to see if anyone has had a similar problem and I found nothing.

When I turn on my laptop, I hear the fan starts and the screen on the Toshiba load screen startup - and stays there.

I tried a drain of power and trying to bring up a menu with F8, but none worked.

Because I have heard the usual hard disk, I suppose that there is a problem with the HD. Can anyone suggest what to try? If the hard drive went out I do not know if a USB or a system restore disc would work. I also read that I could try to remove the RAM, but I don't know how that could help.

I bought my computer in the USA but lives in France now, referring to the USA for repair would be very expensive. I also left my warranty info and recovery disc in the USA like crazy. I'll be back for the holidays, but it's a long time to go without my computer!

Any ideas would be very appreciated.

See you soon,.


> When I turn on my laptop, I hear the fan starts and the screen on the Toshiba load screen startup - and stays there.

Looks to me the POST (power on self) test cannot be spent properly and that means above all then an error has been detected on the motherboard
So it looks like a serious hardware problem :(

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