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Excessive heatup Toshiba Satellite A65-1070 gets heated and trips. Battery won't even charge and always shpw 12% charged. Is there a diagnostic tool to figure out what's causing it to heat up so fast? Does it needs battery replacement or something else? Please advise

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Most likely you will need to replace your battery. Adapter seems to work fine since it can charge battery up to 12%, but the battery itself cannot charge more than 12%.

Battery replacement is inevitable.

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