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Toshiba Tecra 8000 keeps switching itself off.

I have just been given a Toshiba tecra 8000 whose battery wiill not charge up. However it keeps switching itself off,usually before windows has fully booted, even though it is plugged into its charger--which does work. Do you think I'd be wasting money buying a new battery. I would have thought that the laptop should work, even with a duff battery, if it is plugged into its charger. Does anyone know if it is possible to bypass the battery and run it permanently on its charger?

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  • cosh778 Feb 08, 2009

    After about 6 hours on charge the battery light changed from amber to green and the laptop then booted up and ran normally for about 5 minutes before the battery light changed back to amber and the laptop then switched itself off.

    I have tried to run it with the battery removed but it will not switch on.

    Thanks for your interest and response.

    Cosh

  • cosh778 Feb 09, 2009

    Against the solution is a RATING giving 82% and 25 votes . What do these mean? Can anyone explain please. Cosh

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I'd suggest removing the battery. Most laptops can run directly off the AC adapter. If it will boot up OK without the bad battery, you can either leave it like that, or buy a new battery.

If it won't boot, then you have problems other than the battery.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • RM Pro Svcs Feb 08, 2009

    Best bet is to replace the battery then.

  • RM Pro Svcs Feb 09, 2009

    That's my rating, Cosh. The ratings people give my solutions are counted there. Out of 26 votes, my rating is 82% with 100% being the best.

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