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Toshiba not getting power

My toshiba laptop is not getting any power. It was running fine the night before and then shutdown due to low battery. I tried the a/c adapter and it does not work. The LED light on the laptop that indicates the a/c adapter is plugged in does not come on. When I try to turn the laptop on the on/off button lights up for a second and then shuts off.

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  • g_mart Oct 23, 2008

    I know its not the battery because the on/off light comes on for a second and then shuts off. The thing is that when i plug the a/c adapter the light on the laptop that shows the adapter is connected is not lighting up.

  • g_mart Oct 23, 2008

    No I dont have another adapter. How can I test to see if it is the adapter?

  • g_mart Oct 23, 2008

    I have another toshiba adapter with the same voltage and watts but the plug in part is different size.......should I cut it off and connect the other plug to you think that might work

  • g_mart Oct 23, 2008

    Maybe the DC in plug jack?



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Same problem as mine... the technician cant pinpoint which part to be replace and suggested to change the mother board...

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You may have completely drained your battery which it will need a full recharge before it will work again.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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    Canaan Hoffman Oct 23, 2008

    O do you have another adapter to see if the problem is the labtop or the old adapter?

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    Canaan Hoffman Oct 23, 2008

    No that probably won't work at all and you'd end up frying your mobo.



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