My Toshiba laptop model A215-S4807 will not hold a charge
Even when it is plugged in, it shows that it is losing power. My brother has the same computer so I tried his battery and charger but the same thing happened, the icon said I was losing power. It eventually loses all power and stops working whether it is plugged in or not. Do you know how I might be able to fix this?
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POWER SUPPLY & BATTERY PROBLEM If the laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. When you connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED light up? If not then - The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's power socket could be faulty. Check power adapter's DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced. If the adapter is OK then connect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/battery charging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's power socket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position this LED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a dry solder joint where it is connected to the motherboard. This can be repaired but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket and repair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.
Get onlineand got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "ToshibaSupport" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operatingsystem when requested. Look for Manuals and search them for System Recovery, Factory Restore or Factory Settings.
You may try this; Turn OFF the laptop, remove the power sources (ac adapter and battery). Without power sources, hold power button 10 secs. Put back the power sources, and power ON the NB. If the laptop will not boot by doing this, take it to the nearest repair center to have it check for possible motherboard issue.
try holding f8 key while it booting and it will take u to a boot options screen and select last known good configuration and if everything is alright with harddrive and operating system it should boot to windows
Download the Vista video driver for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from their download page. For a shortcut to the Toshiba's download page. Copy and paste this address into your browser's URL address location. http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1209157&rpn=PSAA0U&modelFilter=A100-S8111TD&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=1209157|PSAA0U
certain laptops rely on a battery being present.
Or a battery that holds charge.
i,d suggest refering to the user manual, or go on-line to the manufacturers website.
the laptop may be in hibernation/sleep mode. or require a hard reset.
visit toshibas support site for further details and faqs ( frequently asked questions )
have you tried before to reassemble your laptop? if not...dont do that...because it will damage your laptop..if YES....open the laptop...remove the motherboard and replaced the power jack of the motherbaord...be sure that you find same model of the jack....if you find desolder the old jack and solder the new jack and return to assmble you laptop and put the charger and power on...good luck am 100% it will work..because this is my job..if still not work..dont hesitate to contact me..