Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5882 will not boot
by E5andrewB - 1/7/12 9:18 PM
Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5882
model number PSLC8U-011012
Situation : when I power up I can hear the fan spin, and the HDD spin but BIOS doesn't start loading on the screen. I get the power LED but not the HDD activity LED.
I work with electronics in the military so I tried several things already. first I tried hooking up another monitor just in case this didn't help. then I falt tested the memory, and put the HDD in a usb adapter to confirm it is working. I tested my power adapter with a multimeter and confirmed I am getting the correct voltage to the system. I also took it all apart to make sure that every conection is still good.
I am at a loss here as to what to do next I am suspecting the Mainboard but a replacement is $150 to $250. I would like to be sure that this is the problem before spending the money on this. I have not ruled out the CPU or BIOS chip.
What else can I do to troubleshoot this system.