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Toshiba A205-S5000 a/c port, lights won't illuminate, no charge

The problem started happening last night when I plugged the ac adapter into the ac port, the lights would flicker but wouldn't stay on. The connector and the battery were cleaned with alcohol and I tried plugging it in again but still the same response, unless I pressed the connector upward then it would stay on or if I didn't plug it in all the way. Today it only flickers. Also I've tried taking the battery out and having the a/c plugged in but it's still having the same response. I haven't even had it a full year and I'm hoping it's not the motherboard. The closest Toshiba repair place is more than an hour away and I was hoping there was an easy solution to fixing this, any help?

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  • NaviLani Feb 20, 2009

    It actually doesn't feel loose at all, just the opposite. It's hard to plug in and unplug. Bah, I didn't know user damage counted jack replacement. Thanks for the tip though.

  • NaviLani Feb 21, 2009

    Aw man, I wish I would've read this earlier because basically I drove
    like an hour and a half to the place to get basically the power adapter
    tested and it turns out that was the problem. Argh! Thanks for all your
    help though.



  • dkaur02 Mar 20, 2009

    i bought new toshiba ac adopter but when i plug it in it only show me one blue light which is for that its plugged in. nothin else happen the power wont turn on nothing

  • NaviLani Mar 28, 2009

    If the adapter is plugged in and the light is blue, that means the adapter is probably fine. What's not fine however is your computer. I'd recommend taking it in for repair.

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Does the plug feel loose? If so that's not covered under your warranty they consider it user damage. You might be able to convince the repair shop though to hide this fact from Toshiba if that's the case. Otherwise they're gonna charge you about $100 for dc jack replacement. Pay close attention to your charge leds.

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    RescueTechLA Feb 20, 2009

    You could try another power adapter or visit a local repair shop (doesn't have to be Toshiba authorized) and ask if they have a power adapter you could use for a few seconds. It could be the adapter itself, it's hard to say over the net, any additional details you provide will help me help you though.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite a205-s5000 that I replaced the power jack in. They sent me the wrong plug, mine was hard wired into the board so I cut and spliced the new plug to the wires coming out of th


Looking up the DC Power jack for this model, shows me a Center Pin, and cylindrical metal shell; inside the jack.
Center pin is Positive, cylindrical metal shell is Negative.

Also shows it to be a DC Power Harness. Wires connected to the jack, and end in a white plug; that plugs into the motherboard,

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/Toshiba-Laptop-DC-Power-Jack-TS462625.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLPlSsEx5F4

Granted, the above is a A205-S4000 series.
(A205-S4577)

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/laptop-disassembly-3.htm

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a205/big/toshiba-satellite-a200-a205-17.jpg

So...................
1) Am I to assume someone broke the female connector on the motherboard, that the DC Power Harness used to plug into?

Hard wired in this statement would reflect there was a DC Power Harness, soldered directly to the motherboard?

2) Or is your statement that the DC Power Jack itself, for your model; is soldered directly to the motherboard; and you hard wired the new jack in place; after cutting the plug off of the end of the new DC Power Harness? (And removing defunct DC Power Jack)

Plus; Is this an A205-s5000, or one of the A205-s5000 model series?
A205-s5800, A205-s5801, A205-s5803, A205-S5843, etc.

Yes.

Trying to figure out why this A205, has a DC Power Jack soldered directly to the motherboard, and is not using a DC Power Harness.

Why?

Have to make sure you are soldering to the right area, yet alone the correct contact points.

Don't know what I'm talking about? You unsoldered the DC Power Jack FROM the motherboard? Or the jack was soldered to wires, and wired to the motherboard.
Hardwired. The term can be used for either scenario.
That's the way it was originally?

K

Let's go on.

The DC Power Jack is connected to the DC to DC power circuit; on the motherboard. (Power/Charging circuit)
This circuit is near where the DC Power Jack is mounted, or where the DC Power Harness plugs in.

In the circuit are Surface Mount Devices that are prone to go bad.
One is the Power MOSFET's, the second are MLCC's.

(Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitor.
They, and the P.MOSFET's, are SMD/SMT
Surface Mount Device/ Surface Mount Technology)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOSFET

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_MOSFET

Let's use the HP Pavilion dv6000 series, and Pavilion dv9000 series Notebook PC's, for an example,

http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

These series of Notebook PC's use the;
Fairchild Semiconductor International - FDS6679 - Power MOSFET, and the,
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Limited - AO4407 - Power MOSFET.

Look at the second photo down, with the AO4407 circled in Yellow.
Immediately below it, (Right corner), and immediately to the right of the AO4407; are MLCC's.
Smaller rectangular object with a dark wide band in the middle of it.

There is one above the one, to the immediate right of the AO4407; one above it, one to the Right of the top one; and one to the right of it.
There are also 4 smaller examples to the bottom/left corner of the AO4407.

Look to see if any are burned/blackened.

Example of availability, and cost of FDS6679, and AO4407,

http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=FDS6679

Scroll down. One Dollar and one Cent, USD.

http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=AO4407

Here we see the AO4407 is phased out.
Using one of the cross-reference examples given,

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Diodes-Inc/DMP3020LSS-13/?qs=%2fha2pyFadujguNNSgppBRqXbOxXLwzGsZm9SWxz1EqWpzoSJOpHpWA%3d%3d

78 Cents USD.

Just to show examples of MLCC's that are SMD/SMT.
The examples I chose are 4.7uf (MicroFarad), and 16 Volts. (DC)

http://www.mouser.com/Passive-Components/Capacitors/Ceramic-Capacitors/Multilayer-Ceramic-Capacitors-MLCC-SMD-SMT/_/N-b2cj?P=1z0wrjcZ1z0x565

Scroll down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uiroWBkdFY

You can use a 25 Watt soldering iron, instead of a Soldering Station.
[ Plus Rosin core solder, rosin solder flux paste, flux paste brush, and Desoldering Braid. (Solder Wick ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9FC9fAlfQE

Can things be worse? Yes,

http://koti.kapsi.fi/jpa/stuff/pix/travelmate_6292/


For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette


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