Toshiba laptops, like any other laptop, will be covered by the manufacturers warranty for a specific period. After that, users are often given the choice of opting for extended warranties of one or more years. This will cover all the Toshiba laptop service requirements of the owner.
However, extended warranties for Toshiba service, or for that matter extended warranties for most laptops, may not come very cheap. As a result it may not be the choice of everyone. Those, who opt not to buy fresh warranties after the expiry of the original one, will have to manage some of the problems themselves, or get the help of Toshiba laptop service providers who have expertise in handling that brand.
In both instances, the user should have some basic knowledge of problems encountered while using Toshiba laptops and about getting spare parts when replacement is needed. With Toshiba, the system may sometimes shut down without any apparent reasons, especially while playing games or while using graphic heavy software like 3D Studio or Maya. This is often attributed to overheating. Cleaning or replacing the cooling fan could often rectify the problem. The user can do it them self or get the help of Toshiba laptop service providers to get it done.
Whether the user is doing it them self or getting outside help, when replacing a Toshiba laptop component, it is important that the correct number of the damaged part is available. Each and every part and cable of Toshiba laptop will have its own unique number. It is generally something like K00004210 – with one capital letter followed by four or five zeros and then four digits. It will be marked on that component itself or will be on a sticker attached to it. Even if the sticker has been lost, Toshiba service providers are generally able to identify the part number.
There are several online users forums that cater to people. Toshiba laptop service requirements, and they also help in identifying various part numbers. If the owner can provide the model name and model number of their Toshiba laptop, the accurate part number will be provided to him. The necessary model number will be available at the bottom of the laptop.
With Toshiba, for part replacement, or other forms of Toshiba service, it is important to provide both the series number and the model number. The series number will be something like 5105-5702 and model number will be something like PSS11U-02WYJJ. The series number is generally given at the top and the model number below it. While with certain vendors like Samsung, Acer, Apple etc., only series number is necessary for getting replacement parts, Toshiba requires both.
Another problem found in Toshiba, that might necessitate Toshiba laptop service, is the connection between the power jack and the motherboard getting loose. This will interfere with the power supply and the machine might switch to battery mode even when it is connected to an electrical power source. The user will need to solder the connection himself or rely on a Toshiba service provider to get it done.