Question about Toshiba Satellite P30 Notebook

4 Answers

Shuts down My laptop has just arrived from ebay and the battery is critical. So I plugged in the mains and the battery does charge but as soon as it runs down it switches off the system.Shouldn't it keep running if the mains is plugged in?Is there a special switch to convert it to mains power?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Hannelore Rack Apr 05, 2007

    The laptop was not new,but advertised as "working perfectly".I know what it is supposed to do,but it does not. Therefore I think I have been had.

  • Hannelore Rack Apr 06, 2007

    I already had the battery and the power adapter tested by a technician and they are ok.

  • Hannelore Rack Apr 06, 2007

    Thank you I have already contacted the previous owners and they say it was working perfecly when they posted it.I don't think they are willing to help me at all.What is the live help request? I don't know how to go about that.

×

Ad

4 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 624 Answers

If you haven?t already done so you should immediately contact the seller. Most electronics sold on Ebay is guaranteed to at least work upon delivery. Yours wasn?t and they should replace or refund your money. Chances are pretty good the seller probably didn?t know any better and just tested without seeing if the battery held a charge. If you haven?t opened up the laptop chances are pretty good an established Ebay seller will make good since it was described as ?working perfectly.

Posted on Apr 06, 2007

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 83 Answers

How long does it run? Run the live help request I have a few questions I would like to ask to help diagnose and possibly fix your problem...I am not into giving blind advice

Posted on Apr 06, 2007

Ad

To know for sure, take your power supply to an electronics shop to get it tested. And also, get the battery tested just to know for sure.

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 385 Answers

Is this laptop brand new? Because normally, when you plug in the power adapter, the battery charges up to 100% and stays there UNTIL the power adapter is unplugged. Then it will start to run down its power. It's not supposed to run down with the power adapter plugged in. Also, if you take out the battery and only plug in the power adapter, it should work fine. If it doesn't, then there's a problem with the adapter.

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Gateway laptop shuts down instantly when unplugged but fully charged.


I have come across connection issues on the battery terminals. Make sure the brass contacts are not tarnished or bent. Have you tried another battery?

Feb 19, 2014 | Gateway Ne56r31u Intel Celeron B830 X2...

2 Answers

Y laptop will only work on mains power. When I put in the battery, laptop shuts down.


This is either a problem with the battery or the motherboard.

If you can find someone with a similar Toshiba you can try their battery in your laptop, if it works then it's obviously a problem with the battery itself and you'll need to order a new one.

If it doesn't work then it's a motherboard problem which can be pretty expensive to fix (hopefully you're still under warranty)

Aug 21, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Acer aspire 2920z is automatically shutdown only message appear warning critical battery low and then shutdown


Sounds like your battery is faulty and not charging. Try replacing the battery or just use the mains lead with the battery removed. If this keeps happening replace the system board

Feb 23, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

1 Answer

Problems


Hi, i think the battery has completely run down, i suggest you get another battery and ensure you don't allow the new battery to completely run down before yo charge.

As`soon as it shows low battery, you try charge or shut down to save and give your battery long life span.

I wish best of luck

Jan 06, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook

1 Answer

The battery won't charge on acer aspire 3610. I replaced battery with a new one which arrived with 65% charge. I fitted it and laptop worked until no charge left. The charger is plugged into mains and...


check the output of the charger and see if it is charging if so the conector might be bad does the plug wiggle when it is plugged in? it should feel very solid

Nov 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop battery dead


nope, battery can die even if always on AC power with battery installed. Time to replace the battery. sorry for the bad news.

May 31, 2009 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO D-7830 Notebook

1 Answer

Battery charging problem for toshiba satellite p30-145


After 4 or 5 years, the battery will be too dead or old to take a charge. It needs to be replaced.

Feb 17, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

2 Answers

"Critical Battery Error" even with not battery in laptop


Hi,
Do you have another power supply to use?
Also, is it keeping correct time and date?

Dec 14, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite P30 Notebook Logo

59 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...