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Re: toshiba replacement power cable
Sounds like you bought a generic replacement item. The laptop has circuitry to detect which adaptor is connected to it. If it detects that the adaptor is not capable of charging and operating at the same time, it will act accordingly. The adaptor has a power rating in watts. That number must be equal to the original or greater to work properly.
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Unplug the battery and plug in the AC power plug into the laptop;
Does the laptop start up and stay on?
Then put the battery in WHILE IT IS ON; See if it starts charging.
If it does not; You have a bad battery and need to replace it.
If it does start charging here's what happend;
Some laptop batteries if they are fully depleted on charge will not let you power up the laptop EVEN IF the power cable is plugged in. In some cases the PC won't turn on at all.
The reason for this is because the battery must have a certain % of charge in order for you to start the PC even IF the power cable is plugged in.
By removing the battery we eliminated the battery as being a cause for this issue; Once the PC is up and running in windows.. LET THE BATTERY CHARGE! You'll want at least 10% charge minimum for the PC to start up.
If however the battery replaced still doesn't hold a charge it's going to be the AC Adapter power cable that's causing the issue.
Best advice start off with the power cable replacement first; This is the cheapest to fix; Otherwise the battery can cost in excess of $50-$150 or more. But universal AC power adapters can be cheap $70 or less which varies depending on laptop.
Not all oem's are created equal, this sounds like a power supply issue. I would be tempted to try another power supply, first remove the main battery and press power, if it comes on the rechargeable battery is bad, replacement only option.
The orange flashing you are referring to means that your battery is currently out of power. I would recommend trying a friends laptop charger (same brand and model) to rule out the charger, if you know the borrowed charger is in working condition and your pc still doesn't power on then you may blame the battery. From that point i would send it in Toshiba for a replacement battery AND charger (if still under warrenty). if warrenty is no longer viable you would have no choice but to find a suitable replacement for either the charger or battery. OR you can buy the same Laptop and take out the battery and laptop cable and return the laptop with the faulty equipment.
If there is no problem with the battery(does it hold a full charge?) or power cabling (unnatural bunching inside the plastic sheath, frayed wires etc), then the power adapter is not providing enough current to run and charge your laptop battery at the same time. This would suggest a hardware issue with your power adapter, consider replacing it.
hi ashwani879, try these steps:
turn off the pc
remove cables on your laptop
remove the battery
Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds
reinsert the cables and battery
Turn on the pc
plug the adapter and check if the battery is charging.
If not, please call this number 1-800-426-7378 for possible replacement of the battery..
Your charging circuitry, inside the PC may be faulty. OR maybe the Power Adapter, you need to try another adapter, if the problem does not go away, then you have an internal motherboard power supply problem it will have to be serviced. Or just maybe the second battery is faulty too, unlikely.