I have a toshiba satellite a100-332 and i have just brought a new power lead for it so i no its not the lead, when i plug the laptop into the mains no power is going into the computer is this a major problem and anybody know how to fix it
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Re: No power going into the laptop
A fault I frequently come across is the power socket either breaking up, breaking out of the motherboard or more often now just an array of dry joints causing all sorts of odd problems. Build quality of laptops is rubbish these days - they have to cut costs to save money because of the lower overall price of laptops
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laptop either needs a new Cable from the Motherboard to the Screen, a
new power inverter, or a new screen. Most commonly, I have seen the
video cable get smashed between the hinges/plastic case, and this causes
the wires to break apart, leading to a black screen.
If the display comes back, slightly, when you lift the display lid up
and down, this would be a sign that your cable is bad. If you get no
reaction from opening and closing the lid, you may have a bad inverter
or screen. It is most commonly the inverter or the cable.
If you have a spare monitor, you could plug it into the VGA connector on your Laptop as a temporary solution. If after plugging the monitor in, you get no display, try pressing Fn + F5.
Does the display show anything before you enter windows? If yes, then press the key to transfer video back to your original screen once you enter windows. It should be the function key "Fn" + F5 - F8. looks for the icon which shows a monitor or says "CRT/LCD".
If it doesn't show anything before you enter windows I'm afraid your screen needs to be replaced. Good luck.
Make sure the battery has a full charge, and that it's plugged into a wall socket, then try the power button. You will get the same symptoms as a bad power switch if your battery power is very low. Other than that, the battery could be bad, or going bad. If the problem is a faulty power switch, you will have to have it replaced.
I've just brought on too, I thought the same thing, have to use headphones or hook it up to a speaker otherwise I strain to hear anything. Was also disappointed to find no Media Controller software pre-installed. Overall love this portable computer.
Computer was outside (cold) out of the briefcase for a period and found that when it was brought inside it created some condensation. 30 minutes with a hair dryer on low dried everything out nicely. Computer started right up.