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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There's not much you can do. The problem is definately with your motherboard. I'd recommend a bios update, but normally you can ONLY run a bios update if the battery and the ac are both plugged in.
This problem is pretty common among Toshiba's A105 and P105 models.
Besides replacing the motherboard there's not much you can do.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
When the AC adapter is plugged to the wall, if it has an LED make sure it is on, remove the battery and connect the adapter to the laptop, does it power up?
Install the battery after charging, see if your laptop powers up.
If the laptop does not power up, the motherboard needs replacing.
I hope this helps to resolve your issue.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
The voltage is right but amperage is wrong so yes send the battery back and have them send you a battery with the right amperage.
You should be able to use the laptop on AC power for the time being until you receive the replacement battery.
Make sure you tell them the correct voltage and amperage so the don't make the same mistake again.
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Posted on Jun 12, 2009
Maybe your motherboard is fried. If you know for a fact that the power cord is good and that the DC Jack on the motherboard is good but nothing is happening then the board is just gone.
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugsinto the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside thejack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have totake the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto themotherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
Posted on Apr 05, 2012
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