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There are no power plug?
else it could be the USB wire: try to change it

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Thought I should add more detail about what the laptop is doing. The laptop sat for a long time with a dead battery, because the power supply low voltage wire got chewed by one of our puppy's when it was...


from the web -
1 Removed the battery
2 Removed the AC power
3 Plugged in the AC power again
Note:- At this point the light from flashing amber light to solid green indicating AC Power
4 Plugged in the Battery
Note:- Solid green AC power light and Amber charge light

Oct 30, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5084 Laptop

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It goes dark, shuts off constantly. Battery meter isn't showing charging.


Unplug the battery and plug in the AC power plug into the laptop;

Does the laptop start up and stay on?

If yes,

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.

Sep 30, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite L655-S5101 Laptop

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My laptop suddenly switched off while i was checking my email. The charger was pugge in at the time. I tried to restart the laptop but it refuses to start.


Un-plug unit...take battery out of unit... plug in the power cord and see if it starts up... bad battery

ask me another question...

Nov 25, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Acer one notebook no display and automatic shutdown


= if your laptop computer will not start =
laptops have power supplys that can lock up
the power adapters conectors break all the time 
and the batterys are designed to be "con$umable$" 
so 

- - -- - -- - -power reset - - -- - -- - -- - -
remove the power adapter's wall plug & 
leave the power adapter plugged into the computer 
but pull the laptop battery out of the laptop.
press the power button just like you are trying to start it 
but press it longer, this will drain & reset 
the internal supply, now relese the button.

-- - -- - -power adapter only test - - -- - -- - - 
reconnect the power adapter's wall plug 
press the power button to start it with just the power adapter , 
If the power adapter starts the laptop on its own go down to  
"If the computer can be started"

If the power adapter does not start the laptop on its own 
leave the power adapter plugged into the computer but 
remove the power adapter's wall plug & press the power button 
just like you are trying to start it again, 
then relese the button 

- - -- - - battery only test - - -- - -- - - 
unplug the power adapter & put the battery back in  
press the power button to start it with just the battery

if the battery starts it on its own go down to 
"If the computer can be started"

if the battery ALMOST starts it on its own 
DO NOT BUY A NEW ONE! it may only be discharged 
locate another laptop just like yours and charge it, 
and yes this is crazy and yes i am sorry!.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- if your laptop computer cannot start at all - 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

this can be caused by a bad; 
connector ($5-$60), power adapter($5-$60), 
battery ($70), internal supply ($40-$90), 
or main/mother board ($100-$300)

If the internal power supply is bad or if the 
power conector fails at random (intermitant) 
most of the cost is determined by how dificult 
finding parts and dismantling the laptop is 
and if it's external or internal 


Jun 05, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

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My daughters Toshiba satellite l505d will not boot up correctly. It starts but then nothing happens. What do I need to do. Have already taken battery out and restarted. Any help would be helpful.


Try the following.
1. Remove battery and plug in the AC Adapter and check if it works
If yes - Battery is defective
If no - Motherboard Problem/AC adapter

2. Check the AC adapter LED indicator if its lighted or not(double check by a multitester)
If lighted - it works properly
if not - replace
3. Try to reinstall WINDOWS operating system by the use of the installer CD
4. Reformat your computer and install necessary drivers and applications

Thanks. Cheers!

Apr 15, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966 Notebook

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Just bought this laptop yesterday. It was plugged


I would take it back to the shop and ask for another one. Or you can call HP and book the laptop for repair. You will probably require a Power Supply and maybe a system board

Feb 22, 2010 | HP G60-235DX Notebook

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Toshiba satellite m35 power issues


Hi !
While power off, disconnect the power adaptor.
Take off battery.

Plug the power adaptor back and try to start !
Is it running?

If yes, than the power adaptor is OK.

Now shut down and disconnect the power adaptor.
Put back your battery and start!
Leave it untill you 'empty' the battery.
Do not start your laptop.

Plug the power adaptor and do not start your laptop yet.
Is there a led idicator showing that the battery is charging ?
Does it shows when the battery is full charged (e.g. red/yellow=charging, to green/off charged)?
If not, leave it for at least 3 hours. After that, start your laptop (adaptor is plugged) and see if you still have an icon saying charging 99%.

If that is the case, then something is wrong with the battery.

Check your warranty, and replace it.
DO NOT OPEN the battery - nothing interesting you will find inside - nothing you can do !

Regards.

Mar 28, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35-S456 Notebook

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When I plug in RBG cable to laptop, it crashes


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