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When i plug in a/c adapter to toshiba laptop it sparks at

Connector and still doesn't come on, i purchased new battery and adapter and still same problem.

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A couple of possibilities:

1) The power jack on the main board needs to be resoldered. Sometimes the connections break at the circuit board because of power plug flexing. This is not a difficult repair, but it means taking the main board out so you can reach the solder side (bottom) of the board. In some cases the main board can be damaged because of heating and arcing at the bad connections, and occasionally the damage is serious enough that the board needs to be replaced.

2) The main board in the computer has failed. Almost all of the electronics in a laptop is on one big circuit board, and when it fails, a "no boot" condition is a very common result.

If you don't feel comfortable taking out all the screws and covers to get the board out to try your own repair, I would suggest getting an estimate from a servicer. The shop I used to work for charged a little under $100 to repair the board if it was bad connections.

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