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Toshiba - new a/c power adapter - where can I get a new one?

Q: Toshiba - new a/c power adapter - where can I get a new one?

I have this mode laptop: toshiba satelite p305d-s8900 And am going to have to replace the power adapter pretty soon. It cuts out all the time and the cord is so flimsy it will probably break pretty soon. Any idea where I can get a new one for under $50.00? I'd prefer to have an actual duplicate, not another brand thats just generic and cheap. On Toshiba's website the replacement is $89.00.

A: Toshiba - new a/c power adapter - where can I get a new one?

You can try Anything under $80 is going to be generic and cheap.

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My Toshiba laptop was working fine with the AC adapter plugged in (the battery was on it's last breath and would not charge at all, so I always had to keep it plugged it). I had to move so I unplugged the laptop (did not shut down). After the move I tried turning it on and it would not.

The AC Led light is on, so it's not the adapter.
The Battery light is amber and flickering (it wasn't flickering before)
When I press the power button to power up the laptop - the Power and the CD/DVD Led lights go on, but not the HD light. And the screen stays blank.
I hear no sounds, seems the HD is completely dormant.

There are a few files on the HD that I absolutely have to have. I'm not too concerned with getting the laptop to be operational, I just need to get those files and the laptop can be recycled.

Any ideas? How to get it to power up at least once, so I could copy the files?

A:Toshiba Satellite power issue with AC adapter pluged in

Try taking the battery out of the laptop and powering the laptop on (with the AC adapter plugged in obviously). Another option for recovering the files would be to get an adapter to connect the laptop drive to a usb port on another pc.


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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?

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I'm interested in the Toshiba G25 laptop but have heard that you can't use it on airplane seat power. It comes with a 120W AC power supply (15Vx8A), but I've been told that most airlines limit seat power to 75-90W max. Lind sells a 12V car adaptor for the G25, but specifically won't include an airline plug for this reason (which I can get independently, of course). I've read some interesting electrical discussions on this board. Can ya'll comment on the following or provide any general advice about power consumption?

1) Given that the voltage of the laptop and airline seat power pretty much match up (12-15V), if the amp draw on the laptop exceeds what the airline power supply can deliver, what will happen? Will it damage the laptop to feed it insufficient current? Will it shut down the laptop altogether? Merely dim the screen?

2) If I remove the laptop battery, which requires power to charge it, how much will that reduce the power need of the laptop? I'm not sure how to work the math, but the spec sheet states the battery supplies 4400mAh at 8A output. Does it require the same to charge it?

3) Most importantly, on my 15 hour transpacific flights, will the DVD player work with that ultrabrite screen at the low airline power supply? A nice feature of the laptop is that you can watch DVDs without powering up the Windows operating system (it has a small linux OS for the DVD player). Granted, the DVD drive and screen are prob... Read more

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Hi there, I have a toshiba A75 laptop that does not boot when on ac power without a battery beyond bios. It shows the splash screen but then dies on normal boot.

When I have the battery in and the unit is powered off It does charge the battery.
When the battery is fully charged, it will run and boot into windows but does not recognize the ac power at all. It just drains the battery, then when the battery is at 0 it shuts off and this is while connected to AC power and the LED see's the AC power.

When on AC power I can boot into bios and it will sit there for days without a battery, but when I try to get to the OS it just shuts down. I have replaced the mobo twice. I have replaced the hard drive as well. The odd part is that with the hard drive out of the laptop, I can get the laptop to run with out any power failures. It just recycles the media device failure message but does not crash.

I have tested the power supply on other laptops and it seems to work just fine.

Any one have any ideas?

A:Toshiba Satellite A75 boot/power issue with AC power

Since you have replaced the system board twice, this probably does not apply to you... but we have seen a number of Toshibas with the same or similar motherboard where the power jack on the board became loose or disconnected. A new jack had to be obtained and soldered back into position.
If you bought used boards or refurbished boards, this difficult jack problem could have been the cause. It requires a special cold solder technique and is awkward to access, but when done properly by an experienced tech, it can save a laptop.
There are several Dell Inspirons and Sony laptops with the similar problem.
We have seen costs in a shop as high as $160 for this repair... but the part is only $6.00 so I don't know how they justify the high cost.

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The tips I got with this Kensington 33197 power adapter have numbers stenciled on them like N3, N5, N19, etc. The tips sold on their web site make no mention of the "N" numbers and have numbers like K20059, K20050, etc. and there is no cross reference.

You can also see a complete reference for "N" numbers to all the laptops they support at the above link. Again, no mention of the numbers Kensington uses on their site.

I need a cross reference for these kinds of numbers.

Kensington referred me to their telephone tech support; but, there is a language or cultural barrier that prevents their understanding what I need.

Does anyone know of such a reference?

A:Need power tips reference for Kensington laptop power adapter

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My laptop will no longer turn on.  When the AC adapter is plugged in, the LED light is white indicating power is arriving at the laptop. However, nothing happens when I push the power button. Troubleshooting steps I have completed already include: Hard reset (several times including after each step below)Tried starting without the batteryRemoved all removable components and reseated themRemoved all removable components as well as bottom cover. Cleaned with compressed air. Put everything back.Nothing appears wrong and nothing happened between the last time it turned on and this time that I am aware of. The laptop is out of warranty, and I am pretty handy with computers. Is there anything that can be suggested short of a hardware replacement that would help get this resolved? TIA

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I need to reformat my Toshiba R100 laptop (reasons why are too complicated to explain). I have bought the correct Toshiba brand DVD-CD-RW external drive, and now discover that the computer has to have a 16 bit PC adapter. It has pre-installed a 32-bit PCMCIA. The instruction manual said that a 16 bit adapter is needed in order to make the external drive bootable.

I set about trying to find one to buy and install, and felt out of my depth pretty quickly!

1. Given that I have a 32 bit adapter pre-installed, will it work to also have a 16 bit one, or will that make even more problems?
2. Any tips as to where to get one, or better still, the precise specs? I wasn't sure, looking at the ones I found on the internet. THey seemed to mostly relate to wireless applications, which isn't relevant for my purpose.

Would be so grateful for some help,


A:16 bit adapter for Toshiba R100

Please post the relevant text from the manual and also which item the manual is for.

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This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter.  PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061.  It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330.  Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative.  It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance".  So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts.  If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.

A:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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My Toshiba Satellite A300 is having the following problem:

- When the laptop is turned OFF, the computer recognizes the AC adapter and charges the battery.
- When the laptop is turned ON, the computer DOES NOT recognize the AC adapter. It uses the battery until its depletion.
I'm only able to charge the battery with the laptop turned off. I've already tried several AC adapters and the same symtoms persist.
What could this be?

A:Toshiba not recognizing AC adapter when turned on...

Will the laptop power up with just the AC adapter, (battery removed)?????

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Ok, basically i've just got this machine (Toshiba Satellite Pro A100) and have been trying to update the drivers for my Radeon X1600 graphics card as they are left over from 2005 or whatever.

To do this I need to find a VGA compatible Video Controller. I've already gotten the ATI display adapter off the Toshiba site and have been trying to use the device manager to link the driver to the Video controller, following instructions off the ATI site, but whenever i locate the driver, called "C2_28209", i get an error message saying "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware".

I don't have a manufacturer's CD and i've already been through all i can find on the ATI and Toshiba sites, so im really at a losss as to what to try next.

Any help, PLEASE!!!

A:Toshiba Video Controller Adapter

You are trying to install the wrong driver. That is what the message is telling you. Go to Device manager and double click on your Graphics card(display adapter) and try to update the driver from there. Let it go on-line to find the best driver. If it doesn't find one, then you need to go to the manufacturer and look for you cards driver. Which will be for the Radeon X1600.

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I have removed the hard drive from my laptop because it won't load and the laptop cannot see the drive.
I bought a universal SATA/IDE usb connector cable but it didnt fit.

I want to see if the hard drive still works by plugging it into another laptop via usb,
pics attached

many thanks

A:which usb adapter/connector will fit my Toshiba HDD2J95 hard drive

hi something like this should work for you. BYTECC BT-300 Adapter -

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SuperSavage/IXC chip type
Does not support Directx9 or
I can t find a supporting driver

A:Can Toshiba Tecra 9000 Video adapter be replaced/updated.

The video chip is built into the motherboard and cant be upgraded.

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A:No network adapter found on my toshiba l645-s4102 (windows 7 ultimate)

Need make and model of friends PC along with current specs. What OS did you try to upgrade from?

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?

A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M70. It won't start to work. When it power buttom was pressed, the ON indicator was lighted on but nothing else. A few seconds later (about 4s) then the power ON indicator turned to off. Whichever I use battery power or AC adaptor power, it shows same thing. Some guy told me the internal regulator dead. But how to check it? Now I disassemble it aparts. Only mainboard ( It means no DVD, HD, Video Card, Memeory, Nothing else but mainboard with CPU) still gives same the same thing.
Any superguy can help me to fix it?

A:Toshiba won't power up.

The motherboard or CPU may be fried. Did you check to see if the internal cooling fans spin?

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I was using my laptop last night on battery power and I shut it down before I went to bed. This morning it would not turn on even when I plugged it in. The LED light that usually goes on to indicate that it is plugged in did not go on either. However, I do not think the issue is necessarily with the power source because the light that indicates the battery is charging was on for awhile, presumably until the battery charged.

Is there any hope? If the board or the processor are dead, is there any chance of recovering my data without spending large sums of money?


A:Toshiba won't power on

Best chance is to call up Toshiba's help centre.. if that doenst work take it 2 a professional computer repair shop. they might be able to help you.

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I have an older Toshiba T4200 that I use occassionally. Although the USB port is only 1.1 I use the USB port to connect a USB mouse and it works well.

I recently started using an external USB 2.5" hard drive that is powered via the USB port and it works well with my other (newer) PCs. However when I connected this external USB h.d. to the T4200 it looks like it blew the power to the USB port.

Now the USB mouse won't light up or work when it is connected. The USB drive still works OK on my other PCs. Other than the USB port not getting power the T4200 works fine.

So what happened to the T4200 and how can I fix it. I'm hoping there is a fuse or fusable link I can repair that powers the USB port.

A:Toshiba Notebook USB Power

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I purchased a Toshiba a200-ah7 less than 2 months ago. A few mornings ago I tried to turn it on and was greeted by a blank screen. Same thing when I Plugged it in, unplugged it, took out the battery, put it back in etc.... When it is plugged in, the plug in symbol is the only light that goes on but no matter what I do or how long I hold down the power switch, the power will not come on. Any thoughts?

A:Toshiba a200-ah7 will not power up

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With regards to your problem, it could be that the power button is broken or faulty. If you can get the top off of the laptop (basically the keyboard bit) you may be able to follow the cables to where the power switch plugs in and then try shorting the pins and see if the pc starts. This works in a desktop pc so i'm hoping it will in a laptop too Also i'm hoping somebody will be able to offer some more detailed instructions on removing the cover of a laptop because i haven't done it myself :blush:

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Does anyone know where I could find the Toshiba Power Management utility (with comtrols for screen brightness, hibernation, etc) for a Satellite 2515CDS funning Windows XP professional? I checked the Toshiba site, but I couldn't find it (I'm not known for finding things, though).

I did find it for Win 98 back when I was funning that, but I forgot what it was called. I know that was on the toshiba site, so if anyone finds that, I'll see if I can make it work.

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i have a toshiba laptop and after 30 mins of no activity on my computer, it will go to standby mode, i try to use windows power options in the control panel but it tells me i have to go to toshiba power management, well when i go there it dosent give me any time settings to change it, any help is appreciated an email ([email protected]) or msg through AIM (sn is PufferFishofDoom) whould help alot PLEASE

thanks PufferFishofDoom

A:Toshiba Power Management

cant fix this still

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A week ago my laptop decide not to turn on. Is there any thing i can do to get it powered up (turn on)?
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Thank you for your time!

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We have a Toshiba A75 Satellite and, well, I hate it. Anyhow, the computer is plugged in and I have to use Toshiba's power management rather than windows power management. I think I have it configured right but the screen keeps going black after about 5 minutes. Is there any way to turn off the Toshiba power management and use windows?

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My daughter laptops started shutting down automatically. Not a blue screen. It would power back up, but eventually it stopped powering up.
After doing some research I replaced the motherboard. It still will not power up. It will charge the battery and I have tried to power it up with just the battery and no luck. when you plug in the power cord the blue light on the front show it is plugged in and the battery is charging. The power light flashes for a second and then nothing.
Could it be the power switch board? would that have caused it shut down? I thought of the bios but it is a new board and if it will not power up I have no way to flash it.
Any help is appreciated.
thanks Bob

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, and if it isn't please notify me.
I have an old toshiba Laptop computer and i sent it to an IT guy for rebooting, and it came back with the power cord input broken.
The problem with it is that there is a certain spot (a big one) where if the power cord touches it loses the connection with the input. I think may be because the guy accidentally bent it.
Could someone please tell me if this is fixable, and how much it would cost with geek squad/local IT guy?

A:Toshiba power cord

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Hello all this is my 1st post here. I found this site while trying to find out what is wrong with my lap top. I hope you can help.

A few weeks ago my lap top would go to battery power while plugged in. Then a second later it would go back to ac power. I noticed it was getting harder and harder to charge the battery over the next few days.

Now with it plugged in I get nothing. No lights showing that it charging and it wont turn on. Does this sound like a bad power jack in the lap top or a bad battery? The lap top is about a year and half old.


A:Toshiba A135 no power

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I just formated my Toshiba laptop, i have a problem, i googled alot to find out, but no help at all.
The problem is that i need the software for toshiba power saver, its a toshiba satellite pro A120.

can any one help me.

A:toshiba power saver


Go to :

Click on "computer systems" in middle of the page
Click on "support & downloads" (top right) & choose "download files"
Choose the model, series etc. & under "driver type" choose "power saver"
Download & install

Hope this helps


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Hello guys, I have a problem with a toshiba sat, the charger is fine, tried it on it's twin... when you turn it on, there's a light, but no vibration and no power to the screen...
I have tried leaving it on the charge for a while nothing worked, I disconnected the batter and tried it directly from the charger for 60 seconds, again, that didn't work..
there is no sign of power to it....
any help would be greatful,


A:Toshiba Satalite Pro no power...

Faulty power circuitry. If it's under warranty, have it serviced.

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Hi i have a toshiba equium that overheated today, it suddenly turned off and i picked it up and it was very hot around heatsink butwas mainly hot in the middle of the laptop where the ram is, any way so i dicedid to take it apart and give the fan and that a clean, and also re paste heatsink, but id ran out of paste so i just cleaned it out . Then turned it back on and it worked for around 2 mins then powered down again i felt the laptop and it was stone cold so i powered it back up and it turned on but with no display (have also tryed pluging a monitor in) now when i turn it on al it does is flicker the power light on then go stright back off

Any help at all please guys im despo

thank you

A:Toshiba laptop won't power up

i also never removed heatsink only cleaned the fans and side of heatsink, it also powered up 2day but i cut power straight away incase it would cause damage to run it

plz guys i really need soom help here

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I'm attempting to fix a laptop:

Toshiba Satellite L455-S5975

It was thrown and was able to power on. I took it apart to see if it was fixable. While trying to turn it back on I couldn't get it to start back up. Any ideas where I could have gone wrong? From What I see JUST to get the power I need the wall outlet, adapter, DC POWER JACK CABLE HARNESS, and Power Button Board with Cable working correctly.

A:Toshiba Satellite= No Power

It was thrown? From where? A bus?

You couldn't get it start back up? That means it worked perfectly fine until.........? What?

If it you found it in the trash and it never worked, then it's broken. How much money do you want to spend trying to fix it?

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First, thank you for at least reading this & any suggestions you might have.

My daughter uses a Toshiba laptop A105 to run her embroidery machine. She had a project going the other day & the laptop simply shut down. She's not been able to get it to power on since then.

I've read several posts from others with similar problems who tried holding the power switch for 30 seconds just using the battery, then just using the power cord and finally using both. The only thing that has happened when we've tried that is a quick flicker of some of the lights on the keyboard. She said that it was performing normally but she had noticed that the box (don't know the technical term) on the power cord was not as warm as it usually is when plugged in. Does this sound like it might simply be the power cord needing replacement?

A:Toshiba A105 Won't Power Up

Sounds like the Motherboard died, unless the battery in the laptop didn't work. Gotta get a new MB installed, like $200 for a professional to do it.

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Hello guys. This is my first post here. First at all, thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I'm from Costa Rica so excuse me if my english sometimes gets messed up.

I know this is an old thread. I double checked any possible option before i decide to post my situation. But none of them seems to work for me.

My problem is this:
I got a laptop Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334
Model number: PSAA8U-14M02K
Systemboard Toshiba number is: V00068590
Systemboard number is: 1310A2041316
What happened to my system is the like you guess it wont power up. Last time my brother used, it was working fine, he let the battery run out of power so we could start charging it back from 0. But when we plugged nothing happened, no lights, no charge no anything.

i tried everything, from removing the battery to replace hard drives an other components.. (with the help of a expert). Eventually i took it to the toshiba support center and the guy only tells me that is the systemboard what is wrong with the computer.

Now, i will like to know what exactly went wrong but they wont tell me. they just tell me that i have to replace the component.

Now here comes the thing.... is the second time in less than a year that i will have to replace the motherboard. First time it was under warranty so they change some defective systemboard along with some memory. 6 months later it happens again.

The first time it wasn't so drastic. it gave me some signs of failure so i took it right awa... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite won't power up

Thanks Zenosincks, that's also the hunch i have, maybe i could give it a try, what's the worst that could happen? that i have to replace the motherboard?

i will let you know after i tried to see what comes up from that.

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My post has been removed so that I can think about how to re-word it nicely!

Edited by AcaCandy

A:Toshiba Power Mgmt utility

I would HIGHLY suggest that you wash your mouth out with soap before posting another thread with this language

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I have an old Toshiba CDT Satellite model 2595 with Windoes XP. The current batery has been replaced and the last time it was used the following occured.

I went to use the cd drive and upon opening the drive tray,the screen went blank as if it lost power. Curently the AC power is pluged in but nothing happens when the power button on the laptop is pushed on. I'm sure that the battery is still charged. if not could this be a cause? Is there an internal cutoff overload swith that may have tripped.
Thank you in advance for you in advance for your help and assistance requarding thsi problem.

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I have a two year old Toshiba Satellite laptop that I LOVE and has been virtually problem free since the day I bought it two years ago. I leave it plugged into power source almost all the time, since it's the only computer I use at work, so it's rarely "portable". The other day, I wanted to move it to another room so I pulled the power plug out and the computer turned off. I thought that was odd and that the battery should have kicked in since it was obviously "charged", but whatever.... So I rebooted, it turned on for a split second or so, then shut off, it had no power. When I plug it back in, it's fine. Can the battery be dead????? After two years?? I did remove the battery and put it back in, but that made no difference. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

A:Toshiba laptop power problem?

laptop batteries must be exercised. leaving it plugged in all the time and never using the battery is a sure way to ruin it.

UPS batteries, however, are just the opposite. (keep 'em plugged in.)

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Hi all and thanks in advance.

I'm trying to repair a Toshiba Satellite 2455-S305 that will not power on after being dropped on it's corner. It hit on the corner where the speaker and power jack are.
When I plug it in, the power light and battery charging light come on. If I press the power button, the power light comes on, but I don't hear anything, see anything, or feel any vibration to show that it's actually trying to boot or anything.

I opened it up, took it apart and reseated every connector, RAM, and drive and am still seeing the same problem.

The power jack is removable, and attached via cable to the motherboard. It looked like it was in pretty good shape and the cable and connector did not seem to be stressed.

I also tried plugging it in to an external monitor with no results.

Any suggestions?

A:Toshiba Satellite won't power on after being dropped

Maybe you damaged the motherboard or CPU?

...and this would probably mean the laptop would make a 'beep' sound, but maybe u damaged the sound too?

Big theory, but, may be true.

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Hello All, I really hate asking questions in my first post without a introduction, But its late here =\

Anyways, I was reseting a bios password for a customers laptop, Which I did. After that, we ran into another password, User HDD1 Password (Thats not the issues here). While on my laptop, looking for ways to bypass the HDD1 password, The Toshiba just shuts off on the password screen.

A/c cord light is green, Batttery light is orange. When the power button is touched, all lights shut off, and the LCD flickers just for a quick second.

Repluging the battery and a/c jack in right away had no results.

The "hold power button for 20 seconds trick" and pluging battery back in Did cause the LED lights to come back on. With the A/c jack pluged in as soon as you hit the power on, the screen will flicker and led light will vanish. Same thing with AC jack pluged in no battery.

With the battery in and no ac jack, there is just a flicker, like it wants to turn on but wont.
Everytime you hit the power button the lcd will flicker.

No fans, No sounds, just dead in a millisecond.

Any Ideas?

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I ALWAYS USED TO WORK ON MY LAP WITH CHARGER PLUGGED IN BECAUSE MY BATTERY DIE QUICKLY , SO LAST NIGHT I PLUGGED OUT THE ACE ADAPTER by accident and my laptop powered off even my battery was fully charged i i plugged it again and what happens it is powered on automatically without me press the power button !!

please help what can i do to solve this

A:Power issue in TOSHIBA LAPTOP

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I have a Toshiba L305-S5955 laptop running Vista. Never had any problems and was running smooth. Yesterday I powered up the laptop and used it then walked away from it for about 10 minutes. When I came back the screen was dark and I thought it just timed out. I moved my mouse to wake up the laptop and nothing happened. I then noticed that the "power" light was not on. I pressed the "power" button to turn on the laptop but nothing happened. I have a green light on for the AC power and a green light for the battery which I've tested both and they are working fine. Also, when pressing the "power" button the DVD drive light will flicker but still nothing happens, no power on light, no fan, no drive spin up. I've tried holding the "power" button down for 30 sec with and without the battery installed. I've removed and re-seated the memory sticks. Removed the memory sticks, hard drive and battery and pressed the "power" button. Is there anything I am missing? I was thinking perhaps the CMOS battery went bad but before taking apart the laptop I wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions that I should try.

Thanks for your help.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Win XP. It's about 5 years old. The last couple of days, when I have it plugged in, the battery indicator icon acknowledges it's on AC Power, but the battery is still draining and the laptop turns off. I have not changed the power settings at all, but I checked them and all seems fine.

The battery is the original (came with laptop) and the AC adaptor is fairly new (purchased this year). This laptop did have problems with the AC port coming loose, which I fixed. Twice. First by soldering it back onto the motherboard, then by changing it alltogether.

As it stands, when my laptop is plugged in and turned on, the battery drains until it turns off (about an hour). The battery will charge when the laptop is off. The battery charge indicator (led) light turns OFF when I power up the laptop. It turns on again, when I power down. The battery will only charge when the laptop is off.

Is this a battery issue? An AC jack issue? An AC adapter issue? Does anyone have any experience with this? Sorry for length, but I am trying to foresee any questions anyone might have.

A:Toshiba Laptop & Battery Power

I would say it is most likely a battery issue if it is original, there is circutry in all laptop batteries that control charging and discharging and for safety. My guess would be start you search here, the battery is probably due for replacing anyways. If the adapter can charge it off then the adapter should be OK.

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Hello everyone... I hope someone can help me in fixing this power issue problem in my Toshiba Equium A200 laptop. I have been searching every technical forum about this problem and I've seen many people having this kind of problem -- mostly toshiba laptops. However, none of them got this problem fixed or no one gave a good solution to this power issue. Well, here is the problem:
Since 2 months ago, my Toshiba Equium A200 suddenly freezes when AC power is plugged-in. When the laptop is in battery mode (meaning the AC power is unplugged), the laptop works fine and there are no problems within it. However, as Engineering student, I can't just work for few hours and recharge again the battery. I always work with my laptop for more than 3 straight hours. The lifespan of my battery is only 1 - 1.5 hours. To be more precise, sometimes my laptop won't boot at all when connected to an AC power. So what I did is to put the laptop in battery mode first and when it reached windows, I then connect the AC power. However, after few seconds, the laptop freezes and I cannot move the mouse anymore and I'll end up unsafely turning off my laptop.
I have already made many attempts to fix my laptop: do a memory test, hard disk test, disable dual core, have a new AC adapter, set frequency ... Read more

A:Toshiba laptop AC power problem

Similar problem

I have similar problem with my M200 and is still quizzed about the problem. I hope somebody can help

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My Toshiba satellite P10-873. is very sensitive on the power connection. Also it will only charge the battery when hibernating or turned off. Any one know of some one in north east essex who could sort me out?

A:toshiba laptop power problems

A new power cord might sort out the sensitive connection.As for the battery,it could be dying.That can have strange effects.The toshiba website has an excellent user`s manual. -

More info on laptop batteries here -

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Satellite P50A running Windows 10. It would not come out of sleep mode and would not power off. Held the on/off button down for various amounts of time ... it simply would not shut down. Unplugged everything and just let the battery run out until the on/off button light was no longer lit up. Then, reconnected the power and turned it on ... seems to be running okay now.Any clue why this happened?

A:Toshiba won't come out of sleep mode, won't power off.

Dunno for certain but probably removing the battery would also have turned it off.Sometimes motherboard components can retain information. The usual fix is to remove all external power and the main battery, then hold the Power Off/On button down for at least 20 seconds which discharges the components.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 with Norton 360 and Google. Everything was running good until about a month ago. Now when I power up, it goes through the Toshiba 'screens', and then brings up the Windows 'flag;'.
THEN - The screen goes blank, and I cannot do anything: No keys work including Cntrl/alt/delete. It is simply locked up. So I do a manual power down, power up again, it brings up the screen about Safe mode, I select to come up in normal mode and everything works good from there on (except performance isn't good, but I'm looking into that).
Not being an expert on PCs (my work was with the S32, S34, S36 and AS/400) I tend to get stymied by these problems. I appreciate being able to post this. Clay

A:On Toshiba Laptop, first power up fails

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I was wondering if anybody can help me with my current problem. My laptop won't charge, nor will it start up. I had recently had AC adapter issues and had to get it repaired. I had soldered a new tip for the old adapter, and it worked for a time, but the solder was a horrible job and it got loose again, so I just decided to get a whole new adapter. Before the solder had come off of the old ad adapter, the laptop ran fine, receieved power, and charged the battery. Now with the new ac adapter plugged in, the power blue LED simply blinks blue while the orange battery light remains off. I was wondering if there was a quick fix for this. I have already tried taking the battery and AC adapter out and holding the power button for well over 30 seconds and I still receive the same result- blinking LED. Can anybody help me out here?

My laptop model is a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2426. As it is an old laptop, it's really not worth bringing in getting it serviced and I have a little knowledge about the laptop itself. Also a point of note, it isn't the AC jack on the inside, since i've removed the casing and checked on the's completely separate from the motherboard and when plugged into another ac source, it worked fine. The new AC adapter has a green LED lit meaning it's receiving power, and it's also brand new so i don't think it's that. But yeah, any help here?

A:Toshiba laptop power issue

Toshiba's are notorious for power problems. I had a Satellite P10-809, I paid a small fortune for it, and within 6 months I started experiencing power problems. I was also receiving a constant mild electric shock whenever my arm rested on the casing of the unit while typing.

I believe there is a class action law suit against Toshiba ( I was furious trying to deal with Toshiba as they denied any problems and more or less implied that I was imagining everything. In the end, I wrote off the 1,500 I spent on the unit and have never purchased Toshiba since. I have also warned every company I have worked for to boycott Toshiba.

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Hello everyone... I hope someone can help me in fixing this power issue problem in my Toshiba Equium A200 laptop. I have been searching every technical forum about this problem and I've seen many people having this kind of problem -- mostly toshiba laptops. However, none of them got this problem fixed or no one gave a good solution to this power issue. Well, here is the problem:
Since 2 months ago, my Toshiba Equium A200 suddenly freezes when AC power is plugged-in. When the laptop is in battery mode (meaning the AC power is unplugged), the laptop works fine and there are no problems within it. However, as Engineering student, I can't just work for few hours and recharge again the battery. I always work with my laptop for more than 3 straight hours. The lifespan of my battery is only 1 - 1.5 hours. To be more precise, sometimes my laptop won't boot at all when connected to an AC power. So what I did is to put the laptop in battery mode first and when it reached windows, I then connect the AC power. However, after few seconds, the laptop freezes and I cannot move the mouse anymore and I'll end up unsafely turning off my laptop.
I have already made many attempts to fix my laptop: do a memory test, hard disk test, disable dual core, have a new AC adapter, set frequency mode t... Read more

A:Help: TOSHIBA Laptop AC Power Problem


Have you tried removing the laptop battery and then plugging the laptop in and see if it will run without freezeing up ?

If the batteryless laptop runs properly when connected to the adapter, the battery has most likely kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, and otherwise become defunct.

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Hiya everyone,

maybe someone has an idea an can help...
The problem I got is that the A50 suddendly powers off! This happens with and without the power supply being connected.
Any ideas where I could start looking for the issue??

Big thanks for any hints


A:Power problem with Toshiba Satellite A50

The CPU cooling fan(s) may be shorted/bad

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Thank you in advance for any ideas you might come up with (even if they don't work )

Toshiba Laptop 1415-S173

Yesterday was working fine. Today does not power up. (Battery or power cable). Yesterday when I was turning it off, I noticed battery was at 100%.

When either the battery alone, power cable alone, or both in concert are applied, the indicator light on the front (icon of power plug) blinks green once then changes to a slow/steady yellow blink.

The machine will not boot or make any sounds or signs of life at all.

Tried holding power switch down for several seconds without the plug or battery installed. Still nothing.

A:Toshiba Laptop Power Problem

If both the battery and the ac power are not working it would point to a motherboard problem...............try the toshiba helpdesk.

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am a new user of this site!!!!!!!!

i have a Toshiba A215-S6816 laptop, when i used to plug the adapter it shows AC lights on the laptop, but when i press the ON button, the power LED blinks...

thanks for your brilliant ideas,,,

A:Toshiba A215-S6818 no power

Take out the battery and AC adapter

Hold down the power button to drain all the power

But battery back in and plug in AC adapter

Turn on laptop

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When I click the power button when my computer is off, the light turns on, a few LED's on the front turn on, the CD drive makes the noise like it's starting up, but then it just freezes and the screen doesn't light up. I have to hold the power button in for 3 seconds to restart the laptop and try it again. If i do this like 10 times it will sometimes power on and function properly until I close my laptop again. It seems like it has to be warmed up or something?

A:Toshiba Satellite A665 won't power on.

When you are trying to turn it on are there any bleeps or do any lights flash in any kind of sequence ?

A couple of things you could try and that is a cold boot and/or resetting the BIOS.

A cold boot is when you remove the battery and the AC power cord then hold the power button in for 40 secs - 1min.

This is how to reset the BIOS for your A665 How to Reset BIOS Password on a Toshiba Satellite - YouTube

Have you tried booting up with just AC and the battery removed ?

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would appreciate a little insight into what I'm missing. I have a power problem with a Toshiba A75-S209. It had been operating properly until a week ago. It suddenly won't run on AC power; it keeps defaulting to run off battery even when the AC power adapter is plugged in. The light on the AC power adapter comes on, and the left light on the front of the laptop comes on (signifies that the laptop is plugged in), so it is kinda sorta "seeing" the AC power connection.

When plugged into AC power with the battery installed, the battery will charge when the computer is turned off, but when the computer is turned on, it runs on the battery for appx 45 minutes until the battery dies and the laptop shuts off.

With the AC power plugged in and the battery removed, the laptop won't even turn on. It sometimes runs as it starts to boot for as much as 40 seconds, but as soon as it tries to turn on the screen, the light signifying it's trying to access the battery will flash orange then the laptop will turn off. Sometimes it only takes a couple seconds before this sequence happens & it turns off.

The first time this happened a week ago, I removed the AC power plug from the back of the computer then reconnected it, and that fixed the problem. That hasn't worked this time.

Have tried booting it completely on battery then shutting down normally, but that doesn't change anything.

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A:Toshiba A75-S209 Laptop Won't Use AC Power

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I have a Toshiba satellite c660 laptop
It wont start up ! The screen is black , the fan starts up fine , the dvd drive starts up fine , you can hear all the usual noises etc but the screen is plain black !
One thing I noticed the orange light is still (where I use to charge the laptop it would be flashing orange but now its constantly orange wheter I charge it or not)
any ideas ?

A:toshiba sattelite wont power up

Try removing the battery, blowing out the space, and then putting it back. Sometimes these problems are as simple as that...other times, not so much. Good luck!

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We first noticed a problem when the battery icon went missing on the taskbar, went to properties notifications & checked, then noticed battery wasn't charging. Used for several hours with no problem, I was plugged in not using battery. Icon went missing again & after once again checking this is notifications all of a sudded the computer just shut down. Can't restart, no power from adapter. If battery is in only the battery light shows. The battery isn't charged so that doesn't help much. Before taking to a tech or buying adapter etc is there anything anyone can suggest???? Thanks

A:toshiba satellite A205 won't power on

that happend to my hp laptop. I think your battery died seems like you need to buy new battery.

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ac light blinks amber. when i push the power switch it blinks green for just a second, then returns to amber with no futher activity. i can take the battery out and jump the positive and fourth pins in the battery compartment. ac, power and battery light comes on and battery charges but still will not power up. hard drive works and has been formatted and loaded via different computer, but does nothing when put into toshiba. besides big hammer and solid table, any ideas, tips or a yellow brick road would be nice!...thanks in notch below crazy

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I am working on a friend's toshiba satellite a75-s2111 laptop computer. She gave it to me telling me it was not even turning on. I have worked with it and discovered 2 issues with the power supply. First that the power cord is a bit loose going into the computer and not always giving it power, however seems fixable when I plugged my rocketfish universal adaptor into it (piece 41 was used, even though this specific computer is not on capatibility list, which is what similar toshibas listed used).

However there is a second problem with the power supply that I am not sure how to even begin fixing. When the cord is plugged in and the computer is off, the power cord light on the front of the computer shows green and the battery light shows red. While in this state, the battery seems to charge some. If I turn it on, the power cord light and the computer on lights turn green, and the battery light turns off. The power is then drained from the battery and not from the power cord. The computer shutting down from lack of power when the battery is drained and refusing to run completely if I try to run it without the battery.

How do I go about fixing this second problem or is it even fixable? I do not want to suggest trying out a new battery unless I know for sure that would solve the problem, otherwise it would be $100 wasted if it does not work.

Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered.

A:Toshiba laptop power issue

Does sound as if the battery is dead, however I can understand your reluctance to buy another should that not be the real fault.

I am sure there are other more experienced people here that know about electrical circuits. If it were me I'd try and get hold of replacement power cord,exactly the same as the old one.
I'd take my Tosh to shops selling second hand Toshes and ask to use thier power cord to test connection. Or even ask about trying a new battery before you buy.
I might buy a new cord from Ebay.

If its an old machine then it will probably be the battery. And Tosh batteries when they go they just go!

Let us know what happens, I have a Tosh so maybe my fate will be yours

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Running XP release 2. Replaced power jack. Computer won't charge battery. Possible malware or driver issue? Sometimes it would charge but when I turned it on, it switches to battery power even when AC is plugged in. Also will not turn off. I have to unplug it to get the power button to turn off. Any ideas why would be appreciated

A:Toshiba charging and power off issues

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I have been unable to use my Toshiba Satelite Pro M10 using WiFi in my kitchen. I presumed it was the walls between the Wireless router and the kitchen, however, a friend on mine managed to get a strong signal with his HP laptop.

I then tried a PCMCIA WiFi card in my laptop (assuming the power of the built-in WiFi might be less effective than another card). This card was weaker than the built-in WiFi.

I presume the problem is with the power supplied by the machine (running a Centrino processor). Does anyone have any knowlege on this?

All views/advice highly appreciated.

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I am Hopeing some one here can she'd some light on this. My friend has given me a toshiba satellite pro laptop but its refusing to turn on.
it was working fine then the was a power cut in his hosue the laptop turned off and will not power up as of then

With the AC power supply pluged into the laptop the power light comes on as well as the batty indicator witch flickers.

With the Batty out and the AC power in all i get it the power light comeing on thats it

with the AC power out as well as the batty i get nothink at all

thanks for any replay

A:Toshiba satellite pro laptop will not power up ! help me !

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your thread to the appropriate forum. I have also Deleted your other thread.

Please don`t post computer problems in out Guides and Solved Issues forum. Thanks.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I have noreen indicator dont lighttebook Dell Inspiron 5558. Today something happend with my AC Adapter and my notebook cant charge. Green indicator doesnt light Where i can buy the  same AC Adapter?

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This is probley not the place to ask but, I have a cardscan and I lost the 4.5V power adapter. The end is very small and I haven't had any luck finding one. I even went to their web site and nothing. I also e-mailed them with no response. Can anyone help?

A:Power adapter?

From their website:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Contact our Customer Service department for the following types of inquires:
Lost CardScan adapters.

Call 617-492-4200 ext. 3 between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm EST Monday-Friday.

Have you called them yet?
Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D that needs a replacement ac power adapter, when I look it up it says I need:

Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 75 Watts, 3.95 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector


Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 65 Watts, 3.42 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector

Someone gave me a new, in the box AC Adapter with USB port, made by Insignia.
The documentation says "converts 120v AC to 3-12v with 1300mA max output."

I realize this is a question not exactly hardware related, but I'm hoping someone knows the answer....I'm afraid to plug it in and fry my laptop


A:ac power adapter...

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I have notebook Dell Inspiron 5558. Today something happend with my AC Adapter and my notebook cant charge. Where i can buy the  same AC Adapter?

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I recently bought a replacement power adapter for my dell e1505. The computer works but it won't charge the battery and tells me that since the computer does not recognize the charger, I need to reseat the power adapter... What does that mean?

A:Power Adapter

Hello aaronbaron,

Reseat the power adapter just means make sure the power adapter is plugged in good on the laptop and the wall outlet. I would try powering off the laptop, unplug the power cord, take the new battery out. Reinstall the new battery only and try to power on the computer. If that does not work plug in the power cord and power up with the new battery installed.


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I bought a Dynex USB 2.0 4-Port Hub last week and have decided to add an external power supply to power the hub. The short and terse User Manual notes on the final page that a 5Volt / 2.5 Amp Power Adapter may be connected. I called their customer support number and talked to a lady, but her best advice was return to the store and ask there. My experience with this store over the years has been fat chance for this kind of request. Has anyone got a suggestion as to where I can purchase such a USB Power Adapter?

A:USB Hub Power Adapter

Radio Shack would be a good place to start although you might have to get one of their adjustable models. A Google search should also turn up something. Actually I just replaced my D-Link powered USB1 hub with a USB2 model. The old one is just sitting around and it has a 5V 2.4A adapter. If you want it so you can use the adapter just PM me and I'll send it to you.

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I got a USB Hub here and I need to get a power adapter for it. On the hub, it says 5V. I currently have a 6V power adapter. Would this be safe to use?

A:Power Adapter for USB Hub

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Can I use 45 Watt adapter for dell inspiron 15 5559?? I got the adapter along with the laptop when I bought it. But a warning is displayed on screen prompting me to use 65 Watt adapter... If so why 65 Watt adapter wasn't given with the laptop instead of 45 Watt?

A:Power adapter

The system is designed to support both 45W and 65W adapters - see the specifications here -
When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Ok, here?s the story. I own a Toshiba Satellite A350 laptop for a few years. As every night, laptop was on, I press the power button making it go into hibernate and then pull out the plug (battery is out, since it is always on cable and it might save the battery)

The next day, I plug in the adapter, press the power button and nothing happens. Literally nothing. Black screen, not a single sound .. nothing. All I can see is the indication light that the adapter is plugged in, which lights up.

I searched the internet (using another PC, duh ) and found lots of similar issues with Toshiba laptops. Main solution seems to be holding the power button for 30 second, putting the battery in and restarting it. None of these methods help.

I took the laptop apart, checked (and disconnected) the CMOS battery. Checked the power button, which is working, cleaned everything.

Here?s the weird thing: I have an USB optical mouse and a keyboard connected. I noticed that ?besides the indication of the adapter- the red light of my mouse is on all the time and also the indication lights (caps lock, num lock) of my keyboard can be switched on. So there seems to be power on my USB as soon as I connect my adapter.

Hope anyone can help, because I ran out of options. Two friends looked into it, no one has a clue.

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Hi, I need help with my toshiba satellite a215-s4747. There is no power when I press the power button when I plug in a AC adapter. no any light on or blinking.
I disassembled it, remove ram, modem, hot-sink, fan, cpu. I plug in a AC power adapter to the motherboard and use a voltage meter to measure it. It has 19.8v,
so will be the motherboard problem? Thank you for help!

A:Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 no power on

What about the battery instead of Power Adaptor?

Also you may need to check for break in the power socket on the Motherboard (um usually underneath the Mobo )

I posted a link to Toshiba laptop dissasemble, here--> Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

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Ok, I am fully aware of the black screen of death issue, which I have along with everyone else who didn't pay attention when buying this comp, but this morning I tried to turn it on and I get a blinking battery light, but nothing else. I took out the battery and tired with just the AC Adapter plugged in, no blinking light, nothing. With the adapter unplugged and the battery in, I still get the blinking light. So I figured it had to be the adapter. I went out and bought a new adapter, but no dice. Anyone else have this problem? Know any possible way to fix this or what's causing it?

A:Toshiba Satellite A215 power issue

Bad motherboard... Or broken DC jack. You could try removing the hard drive and see if the notebook posts

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hope some one can help, i have a Toshiba Saterllite A30, was working fine, turned it off to go to bed :zzz: powered up a few days later and nothing, all that happens is all the lights along the front of the laptop flash on and off, i have had my A/C tested and all seams ok, i have taken out the battery but still no joy, im worried it could be the motherboard? hope some one can help? ?

many thanks

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I liked the Toshiba Power Saver that I had used for so long with my laptop, but after upgrading to W7-32b it does not work anymore... Most of the new utilities and drivers from Toshiba are specific for W7-64b.

I was wondering if a driver from a relatively new computer (32b based) would work fine in mine and, if it is worth a try, which one would be the most "similar" laptop to mine?

In case nothing works is there any other power management utility that you could recommend me?


Toshiba Satellite M40X-115

A:Power Saver - Toshiba Satellite M40X

hi fernandoc, if your laptop originally came with Vista, just reinstall the same drivers, but install them in Compatibility mode with Vista,

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Hey guys,
I've searched the forums a little to find a solution to my problem.
Having not found anything that seems to be the fix, i'm here - with my first post.

I've been looking at a friends Toshiba Satellite A300, that wont power on.
It was working fine until he purchased a new charger - a universal one.
He took the model number into the shop and was told this charger would do the job.
He told me the tip was hard to get into the charger port, he had to use force.

Since then, it hasn't powered on. He told me the charge lights were coming on, but nothing else.

I have the same model laptop as him, so we tried with my charger, my battery, still nothing.

I've taken the laptop completely apart. Re-seated everything. Still nothing.

What i noticed was that with the battery in, and my charger, when i left it charging for a while and tried to power on, it waited maybe a minute then the fan and power on lights came on for maybe 5 seconds then it died again.

Another thing i've noticed is that when it's charging with the battery in, the quick play lights near the power button work. I can press them without the laptop being on and they turn on/off except the media light, it stays on if turned on.

The only thing i have yet to try is replacing the CMOS battery.

I was wondering if anyone here has any idea what may be the problem here? It seems very odd for this to just start happening. The laptop hasn't been taken apart ... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite A300 Wont Power On

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)

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I'm sorry to bother you, however, I am having a problem with the TOSHIBA TECRA 500 CS. The Toshiba TECRA 500 CS does not start at all when the start up button is pressed. The reason for my request is that my wife uses this computer for playing her games, like Scrabble, Word Whomp, Maj Jong, etc. I do see a green light on the front panel so I figure the power cord is not the culprit. I took out the battery and this did not seem to help. Have you any suggestions as to the source of the problem? Has anyone ever disassembled one of the 500 CS?

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We have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is nothing short of disappointing...but that's another story. This laptop has Toshiba Power Management and I have the setting where I would like them but they don't seem to operate properly. When the laptop is left alone for 5 minutes it basically goes into hibernation when I don't have it set up that way. I have tried to use windows power management in the control panel but somehow the Toshiba Power Management overrules that. How do I make the settings work propertly and is there a way to get rid of Toshiba Power management so I can manage it via windows?

A:Solved: Toshiba Satellite Power Settings

I found it in control panel and uninstalled it...thought I had looked in there before.

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The original battery is dead, charge indicator light does not come
on at all when power cord is plugged in.
Bought new battery, charging light comes on when power cord is
plugged in but battery will not power on the computer. Could there
be a problem with the battery I purchased, or is there be a problem
with the connection? Has anyone experienced this?

I guess it could be either, though it is odd though that the charge
light comes on as if charging and did not on the old dead cell.
Makes me think that perhaps the new battery is not holding enough
charge to power on laptop and the problem is the battery not the
Can anyone help?

A:Toshiba Portege 7020ct Battery won't power on

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I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983 and have noticed some strange noises coming from the power brick. It sounds like little popping noises inside the plastic case. I haven't found any information on this anywhere else so I am wondering if this is cause for concern or am I just being over protective of my new machine?

A:Toshiba power brick making odd noises.

That doesn't sound normal. Toshiba's website says it comes with a 19V @ 3.95 amp adapter. Is that the adapter you have? Does it feel excessively warm or hot to touch?

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Hi folks,

This is my first post over here but it isn't for good reason Unfortunately.

Today I have bought a new Toshiba Satelite A300 1TM.

But It cannot power on.

I am curious if I am the only one I have met with such a problem.

A:Toshiba A300 Satelite cannot power on (first day I bought it)

"Today I have bought a new Toshiba Satelite A300 1TM, but It cannot power on"...

Are you kidding us? Have you plugged in the AC adapter and charged the battery? If so, take it back to where you bought it and have them fix or replace it for you

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This is my first post so please forgive any information I forget to give. One of my customers let me have this laptop. It was working but needed a keyboard so we replaced that. A couple of months later his power cord went bad so he replaced that. Shortly adter that he brought it to me and said to remove his information from the hard drive and he bought a new laptop. It's a Toshiba Satelite A305-S6872 with 3 GB of RAM and was running Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit. Here's the rest:
With the battery and A/C Plug in there's no power. No lights light up. The fan doesn't spin when you press the power button. power what-so-ever. As I said, the A/C charger is new. I've tested it and it's putting out the proper voltage. I've tested the motherboard side of the power jack and it's fine there. I replaced the power button because it was very cheap and it didn'y help.
The lights are on the palm rest so everytime I disconnect a cable to see if that part may be the problem, I have to put the palmrest back on and connect the 3 connectors on it. One is the power button. One is the touch pad. And I'm thinking the 3rd one is for the lights. I've tried pressing the power button for 30 seconds without power to the laptop but that didn't do anything. Leaving the front right USB port connector off didn't do anything either. I haven't tried leaving the monitor disconnected. There's all kinds of little connectors and I'm not sure what some of them are for. Is it possible ... Read more

A:Toshiba laptop A305-S6872 No Power at all

Toshiba laptops are notorious for having issues with the solder connections of the power plug to the PC board. Check the solder connections on the board. If one is broken or loose the machine won't get power and the battery will not charge.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P15-S420 P4 3Ghz Laptop that has the following issue. The laptop will run normally, but when it is powered off, it wont start back up for an hour or two. Has anyone experienced similar problems like this and if so did a bios update or anything else solve this issue. I am just looking for feedback. I was thinking it might be a heat issue but it is not shutting down on its own. Thanks for your help

A:Toshiba Satellite P15-S420 power up problem


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I have a Toshiba satellite a55-s209. I've had it for two years, and this problem arose about 4 months ago. Sometimes, my power cord stops working. I'm not sure what's going on, but basically the light on the front of the laptop that indicates wether the cord is connected turns off and my laptop goes into long-life battery mode, as if I've pulled the cord out. At first, jiggling or twisting the cord helped. More recently I've taken to inserting the cord at different angles until the computer recognizes the charge.

I tried another power cord, one of those all-in-one laptop power cord converters. It didn't work either, but I'm not sure if it was the wrong type or if the problem is with my laptop. Is there something I can do to my cord that will help? Is it my computer that's not working?

Any info or tips are much apreciated.

A:Toshiba laptop power cord failure

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I recently bought a Toshiba 1555CDS laptop that was in great shape. I knew the owner and it was well taken care of. The only problem that we knew of was that the power cable had a short in it and would need a replacement as sometimes the laptop would shut off without warning due to what we thought was the cable.

Well I bought a new power cable and that isn't the problem. I have come to realize that it is actually the power connection in the rear of the laptop that I plug into. If I wiggle it or turn it a little I can usually get the power light to stay on and then I can turn on the laptop. Unfortunately it is now at the point that if I move the cable slightly that I lose the power and it shuts off (the battery has no life left and I actually have removed it).

Can someone tell me if this is a common problem and if there is an easy fix? I see in the hole that there is the post in the middle and then a metal tab on one side that appears to hold it in place. I am not sure if I try to bend that tab to hold the connection tighter if that will do anything or not. I don't want to mess with it that is not recommended. I am sure that as many laptops that are out there that there has to be someone that has run into this type of problem before. Can you please give me some advice? Thank you!

A:Power problem on Toshiba 1555CDS laptop

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Quick question:
On the bottom of my 3.5yr old Toshiba A70 Satellite laptop it tells me the power supply is DC19V - 6.3A

If I understand this to be 19volts -6.3 Amps.... then will an alternate/generic power supply of 19Volts -max5amps cause my computer to shut down unexpectedly and repeatedly after 4-6 wks of problem-free usage.

After I changed my power supply (prev. supply just stopped working) the computer worked fine for a while...then started shutting down unexpectedly. On one particular day it shut down repeatedly 3-4x, and now wouldn't start properly. (Safe mode start screen that despite selection would reboot back to this screen ONLY)

I brought it to Tiger Direct for repair, explaining problem.....they suggested they reload the OS and found the orig. hard drive to have bad sectors and further suggested a NEW hard drive. They also suggested so many shutdowns may have damaged the hard drive leading to the problem. It was only after they reinstalled OS and new hard drive that they found it still shut down unexpectedly. I was annoyed this is when they realized the power supply "wasn't enough AMPS" and blamed problem on this. I have a personal guarantee from manager now that they will refund my repair costs if I get a new power supply with proper amps....and still have problem. (this would apparently indicate motherboard problem and not power supply and I wouldn't have needed new HD)

Can anybody help.... I am at my technological limit... Read more

A:power supply failure- Toshiba A70 laptop

I don't know, but the people at radio shack do!
JK but there's a good chance you can find the right power supply there.

there is a very good chance that lo power could be the cause of your shut downs, did you happen notice if you battery was draining?

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Hey all, i need some help


I had a toshiba satellite laptop, but got a new eurocom one.
I cloned the hard drive of my toshiba to my eurocom.
Toshiba Power Management was on my toshiba laptop.
My eurocom laptop now has Toshiba Power Management.
Toshiba Power Management does not work on my eurocom (Error: "The policy of NoteBook load fail.").
Toshiba Power Management overrides Power Options.
Toshiba Power Management seems to be stuck on my laptop, no matter what i do.
Result: I cannot change my power options on my new laptop.

My Commentary

Yes, i now know that it is NOT wise to clone a hard drive to a different brand of computers... but it is too late for that. I can deal with all of the other messy things that comes with it, but i would really really like to be able to edit my power options.

I have posted in many other forums, and i generally get either no answer, an answer of "you shouldn't have done that," or and answer of "you should probably start from scratch." I agree; i shouldn't have done that, and i should probably start from scratch. However, i firmly believe that there is a way to get rid of toshiba power managment without starting from scratch. For this, i come to you.

What i've done so far:

I used Add/Remove programs to uninstall the thing.
-First i tried to do it in safe mode, but it complained that it couldn't find the uninstaller and that going out of safe mode might enable it again.
-Went and t... Read more

A:Toshiba Power Management is a sticky bugger

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I have a compaq nx6325 lap top, which will not turn on at all. The power adapter
shows 18V between the inner and outer ring and appears ok, led on etc.But what's the tiny center connector for in the plug? Should there be a voltage on it to earth, or to the ring connectors?Finally,should I be able to power-up the lap-top with the power adapter plugged in, and the battery out?

A:Power adapter center pin

Sounds like the Centre pin has broken away and lodged itself in the plug. I cannot tell you which is positive and which is negative with regards to the rings on the plug. Because different Manufacturers use different combinations and with that different Voltages too. Generally speaking the outside piece is the male end and the receiving plug is the female -go figure-
Hope this link works you can see what I am mentioning, obviously this is not your cable but for the example of male to female ends the description matches the pictures ( not the 'Y' cord on the link )

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Hi Guys,

I was hoping someone could help me out finding a power adapter for an old set of Harman Kardon speakers I have. On the back of the speakers it says ac 15v 1.1A so I assume I need an adapter that matches those settings.

Can someone plz help me out finding one that will work and is as cheap as possible.

Thx a bunch.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4807. I need a new power adapter. (there appears to be a loose connection in it somewhere. It only works when I king the wire a certain way.

This adapter from Targus says that it is compatible but it is only 70W where the original was 120W.

Would the differnce in wattage present a problem in trying to use this adapter?

Thanks very much for your help.


A:Power adapter compatibility

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I received the following message when I am booting up my Dell ATG Laptop. Does this mean I need a new power cord? If so, is there anywhere recommended to purchase or do I just go to the dell website?

The AC Power Adapter Wattage and Type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance. To resolve this issue, try to reset the power adapter. Strike the F3 key (before F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see the power warning again.

Strike the F1 to to continue. F2 to run the setup utility, Pree F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Thank you so much for the assistance!


A:Solved: AC Power Adapter

It may be the AC Adapter, or the internal battery has died.

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can AC power adapter be used for a Toshiba DC notebook?

19v,3,42 A


A:Can AC power adapter be used for a Satellite Pro M70

Your question is pretty confusing.
Can you please post exact notebook model name and model?

Do you need new AC adapter or what?

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I have a 20 pin motherboard but the power supply I have available has a 24 pin connector. I've read that you can simply plug them together by offsetting the 24 pin one but so far I don't see that working at all (and 'never the twain shall meet', so to speak). I've found adapters but they all say something akin to

'allows you to connect your existing 20 pin power supply to your new 24-pin compatible motherboard'

You can use it the other way around, correct?



A:20 to 24 pin power supply adapter

Some mainboard connectors are 20+4 pins where the 4 pins unsnap from the 20 pins for use with boards with a 20 pin connector. If your power supply doesn't have that feature you would use an adapter such as this.

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I had the power cord replaced last year. But now I find the power box cord is not working. My battery died completely and even with the power cord plugged in, my laptop will not work. The box, even after replacing the power cord, still got extremely hot. Now I can't use my laptop at all! What do I do andhow much is it going to cost? Why is this not on a recall?

A:Power adapter for HP Pavillion g7

Hey, contact hp hp and check if there is any recall, if there is the repair will b done, else they hey will give you the exact cost for the repair. #hpexpertday

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Seeking adapter for lenovo ideapad U330 touch. I want to buy a power bank but I need specific adapter for my computer. The power supply input is almost like a rectangular USB port (like in the photo). Thanks for your answers. ?

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