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Always running on batteries

The problem I'm having with my toshiba, it is always running on batteries.
The power pack is plugged in but for some reason it trips off the power supply and starts running on batteries until it just dies. Eventually I can plug the PS back in and it will charge until it switches over to battery again.
Please help ..
Once the batteries runs out it shuts down but the blue power button stays on. So i take the power out and replugs it and i notice that the battery starts charging again so I wait till it's full and I use the laptop.



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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    I have the same problem but my unit will not run on AC alone. Once the battery has a charge it will run until battery is exhaused.

    If I try to boot from AC only it gets to the point where the hard drive is accessed and it shuts down abruptly.

  • froggyziffle Nov 16, 2008

    In my case this is certainly related to the power connector being broken where it connects to the motherboard. I have done several things to verify this. Whether or not it is repairable I don't know as I can't figure out how to take the case apart. Removing all the (many) screws from the bottom doesn't do it.

  • bitringer Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem on a client's P35-S605. It runs on battery alone. When AC is plugged in the charge (orange light far right if 3) blinks on for about 2-3 seconds and turns off switches to battery power and if low battery shuts down. I found if I plug into AC and remove the battery it will run on AC. Battery only charges when powered off not while running and w/AC & battery. It is not the PSU as I've tried another PSU AC adapter.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I aswell have the same problem. If bat. removed pc will shut-off. I felt it was the power supply, but it checks out ok. Then it was a connection, sometimes it comes back by moving the connection around. Now I feel it is in deed the motherboard issue. I have been looking for these over the net, I cant find one. Repair place is charging $60 for the connection part and $300+ for new motherboard. I love my laptop but not this badly. I need help finding parts for DIY.

  • JTrickey Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same issue. It bat. is removed the pc will completly shut-down. My fix was put in hibernation mode take bat out then plug back in this will last a couple min. on full power. I took it to my local repair, they tested the power supply it check out ok. At first I thought it was the connection, sometimes moving the connection it will help. Now I do indeed feel its a motherboard issue. I have searched for motherboards but do not have a part #. The repair shop wants $60 for the connection & $300+ to replace the motherboard. I love my laptop, but not this bad. I need to find a motherboard so I can DIY.

  • cjcarlos Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. It will not run on AC alone but switches to batteries when battery is in. Indicator shows AC is plugged in but runs on battery till empty. Found suggestions in but have not tried them. The problem is supposed to emanate from a weakened joint between the motherboard and power jack.



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You can still use your laptop even if you take out the battery and run on ac alone. You can also leave your battery in with the ac plugged in for 4 hours to charge it even if the laptop is off. Hope this helps. Thank you.

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