Question about Toshiba Satellite M305D Notebook
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Before you make a decision about the next step, maybe you would like to know why the laptop charger is not working. Here are some commonly found reasons for this problem.
You have been using the wrong laptop charger for your machine, or someone else has been using your laptop charger for another machine. This may seem like a harmless act, but it affects the battery on your laptop, and charger you are using as well.
Your laptop battery has become weak and worn out from excessive use. Due to this the battery is not charging at all (or charging very slowly) when you plug in the charger. In this case there is absolutely nothing wrong with the charger itself.
The wire of the laptop charger has got a distinct curve at one point, and this is restricting it from transmitting power. You need to look out for such bends in the wire, as this will ruin the efficiency of the charger in no time.
This may sound elemental and stupid to some, but it does happen to many people. Maybe you are simply using the wrong laptop charger by mistake, or maybe you have failed to switch on the power switch. Check both these things to be sure.
Any of these potential causes could be the reason behind your laptop charger not working. As a result of these, either the mains power lead of your charger may be damaged, or the power supply unit may be damaged, or maybe the lead itself is damaged or broken somewhere, or some circuitry inside the laptop is damaged, and not responding to the charger. It's hard to accurately tell which of these problems could be the real cause of your laptop battery not charging, without physically examining the machine.
Solutions and Answers
Now if you are well versed in computer hardware you can attempt to fix this yourself. Most people cannot do this, and it is advisable for them to visit a computer repair shop instead. They will examine the laptop charger not working problem, and suggest some suitable remedies for it. Depending on your budget, you can choose an option that suits you and simultaneously solves your problem. Here are some recommended solutions.
Buy a brand new charger which will definitely solve your problem of charging the laptop for a long time.
Replacement Toshiba Satellite M305 AC Adapter 75Watt 19V 3.95A
If you're hesitant to pay that amount, you can try and purchase a second hand laptop charger from eBay.
Get your's repaired and pay the repair shop the fees that they charge.
If your warranty is still valid, you can simply get the laptop charger replaced.
Posted on Nov 01, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First these laptops are what is called "Legacy Free", meaning there is no BIOS, at all, ever, for all time, not gonna be there.
Second, the Floppy option is referring to any supported USB Floppy drive. If you have one great, if not this will be more difficult.
NOTE**** - If at any point you do not know what I'm referring to, please do not attempt this, you will likely render your HDD useless.
If you have the Floppy on USB, then you will need the XP setup on Floppy Disk and there are alot of disks, and from my own experience so far, No, a USB flash drive will not work, I even tried an emulator which formatted it as a floppy disk.
If you do not have a floppy, then you will need to remove the harddrive and connect it via an external USB drive cage to another pc, create two partitions, one for your OEM OS disc, the other for the installation. Obviously your OEM OS Disc is not all that large, only partition what it needs, and make sure you make it a bootable partition. For XP you will also need the SATA drivers for the hard drive as XP does not have them included in the setup disc. If you do not have these, you will need to find them or just stop here, because you can go no further.
This is one of the biggest drawbacks of a "Legacy Free" system, you cannot change the SATA operation in BIOS like most other pc's. The system configuration is done through a windows utility from Toshiba.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
turn off your laptop by hold your power..ten turn on again and try to press f8 when it booting..go to safe mode and restore it by go to all program, accessories, system tools, and system restore
Posted on May 12, 2011
click on F2 and that will take you to the Bios setup, check that your hard drive and Ram (Memory) are both online if all is ok and no problems press F12 it might take you to a diagnostic screen prompting you to perform a diagnostic test, if so do the tests and write down any errors given, if there is not diagnostic tool you might get the options to restor factory defaults this option will reset your computer to its original state and you will lose all your data. Another option if you have the operating system's cd (windows xp, vista etc) from the bios (F2) change the boot sequence to cd (just click on Cd/DVD Rom)only and reboot, windows will ask you if you want to repair, if all your hardware is ok and you should be able to solve the problem good luck and all the best
Posted on Jun 06, 2011
There are a number of things that could cause this.
Starting with the simple diagnosis and moving onto more difficult problems:
1.) Check the On / off button is not sticking. If it does not free up after pressing it, the laptop will shut off. cleaning the area with some meths or isopropyl alcohol will help free it (laptop unplugged)
2.) If there is a small cut off switch (located just below the screen where the lid hinges close, see that it is not sticking, this causes the aptop to shut down if the lid is closed.
3.) Next, check to see if it will work plugged into the mains, with the battery removed. If it will, then get the battery checked. Check also that if the battery is fitted, the latches are in the lock position
4.) Check the AC adaptor green led light is not pulsing or flicking, it should be steady green. if is IS flickering, try a universal one. If the problem persists, you may have an internal fault on the motherboard
5.) Check the security of the DC jack, if this is loose or sloppy or feels worn, you need to get the jack replaced (see below), leaving it in this condition can cause arcing and permanent damage to the motherboard
6.) Check the adapters output voltage using a voltmeter, with the red probe on the inner contact and the black probe on the outer contact.
7.) Try swapping out the ram (if accessible) sometimes a ram module goes bad and stops the laptop from switching on, at this stage, disconnect the hard drive and see if it switched on with it removed.
After that, you are almost certainly looking at a strip down of the laptop, depends on whether you feel comfortable doing this..otherwise a repair technician will be needed
Possible causes will be:
A. The DC jack cable from the port to the motherboard is damaged (check continuity with a multimeter set to Ohms)
B. The Power capacitors or diodes on the motherboard are damaged (probably new motherboard needed)
C: The laptop has overheated at some point and the graphics chip has unsoldered, CPU fan failed, or CPU dead.
A good technician will be able to diagnose the fault from a few tests
Posted on Jun 15, 2011
Take out the AC power jack and then remove the laptop battery. Plug AC power back in and see if the laptop will turn on. If it turns on let it boot the operating system and then shut down as normal, remove the power cord and reinsert the battery and again see if it will switch on. If it does then there has been a glitch with the battery. If it doesn't then there is a problem with the battery.
If the laptop won't switch on either with or without the battery then there is a possibility that the motherboard has developed a problem.
Posted on Jul 16, 2011
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