I've got a Toshiba laptop acting strange on me. Any thoughts appreciated.
C850-11C PSCC2E AMD E1-1200 APU Windows 8 UEFI
Problem: Laptop cant restart. If i shut down the OS or restart, or it restarts it self becaus of an installation or update, it cannot boot up. Display turns on, its blank but illuminated (purple not black). Stay that way for a couple second then restarts. It doesnt even get to the Toshiba leading innovation logo. Cant get into BIOS or recovery either. (F2 or F12) Only way it starts is if i unplug, remove battery, hold down power for 30sec then plug in and start it. In that case it boot perfectly. But no other way.
- Tried resetting bios setting to default.
- Tried Windows reset, refresh.
- Tried removing the bios battery.
- Tried removing HDD , but i dont think it even gets to the point of accessing devices.
Same thing if plugged in/on battery/ both.
Im thinking it might be some kind of internal power component problem....maybe? Any thoughts welcome!
UPDATE: Turns out, CMOS reset is not the only way. Unplugging power (no battery) and pulling RAM module, than putting back results in successful boot too.