I have an NB200 (not sure how old, but out of guarantee) but now, if I shut it down, it won't reboot until several hours later.
The light will come on when the on switch is depressed, but nothing happens and the screen remains black. Is anyone else having this problem, or am I the only one, and what, if anything, can I do about it. Many thanks.
Hmm… theoretically this problem can be related to windows OS or to one of the installed hardware parts….
Usually as first you should check if this issue appears using fresh installed OS.
So in such case you should reinstall the OS using the recovery disk or if possible the HDD recovery option…
If this does not help, then the parts like HDD and memory should be checked…
But how? Well, the best would be the usage of new and tested parts…
The Toshiba ASP technician or a technician downtown could check this very fast…
If the parts would be OK, then the motherboard should be checked but this requires some special tools and software…
I have the same problem as you "Lacelady", that has no relation with the OS version, i tried to install linux os on, but the problem persistes. Also, no harware upgrade nor software updates have been done before i noticed this problem.
I tried to restaure windows files (boot.ini, ntldr, ntdetec.com...and so on), i installed ubunto v11 using usb.
All these procedures leeds to the same situation: nb200 doesn't boot again even on the bios screan untill the battery is decharged and still waiting for almost one hour without connecting it to sector.
I removed HDD and RAM and again tried to load bios screen but also the same result.
Now, am asking if any one have upgrated the bios version from v1.2 to v2.20 or lower,
and then if the problem persistes.
Please Help, this is all what i can hope before changing my opinion about Toshiba NB200 for all.
I have just found this post and hope it will helps:
Re: Toshiba NB200 won't boot
I have found a fix for this. I do computer repair for a living and have now repaired two nb200's with this fault. Here's how:
1) Get the computer to post and boot. There's a few ways to do this if it will NEVER post. You can leave the computer off for around 2 months. I had one which never posted no matter what I tried. After leaving it sit around for about 2 months, I tried again and it posted and booted, but once it warmed up again it wouldn't post again. You can also try putting it in your car overnight to cool it down, or lastly you can try the freezer trick. Once you have it booted to windows, DON'T restart or power down as it may not post again.
2) Download the latest BIOS update for your NB200 which is v2.1. Make sure it's for the correct part number which can be found on the back of your nb200.
3) Connect your power lead and make sure the nb200 has at least 50% charge.
4) Install the v2.1 BIOS update.
Both nb200's I have repaired like this would only post intermittently before this v2.1 BIOS update. As I mentioned, 1 of them wouldn't post at all for two months. Both nb200's were initially running the v1.2 BIOS. Immediately after this v2.1 update, both nb200's post and boot every time, even when i have left them running near a heater in a hot room. Basically fixed.
You can find out what BIOS version you have on the main page of the BIOS setup screen.
So, get it to boot, and flash to the latest bios update.