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No charge on laptop

Laptop battery will not charge, put a charged battery in and the cord light comes on but says plugged in not charging

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  • tatanka1 Mar 12, 2009

    I am told that the internal connectors might be lose and it requires a "minute" repair. Do you know the typical cost of this repair or if I can do it myself pending if I can find the part? Thank you!

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I agree. Batteries have a limited life. Also--once you have a new battery installed, be sure you let it discharge all the way (until the computer tells you it has to be charged--about 3% remaining) at least once a month. This will ensure you get the maximum life out of a battery.

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Hello, It is my experience that Toshiba laptops have problems with the plug receptacle on the laptop may have come lose. This receptacle is attached to the motherboard and can cause some real problems. The face that it says it is charging is unusual.
Another factor is the age of the laptop. A old battery can be the cause. From what your saying I would consider this highly as it will show a charge but the battery is not holding a charge and not working. I cannot be certain at this point but my best guess is to replace the battery and they can be expensive.

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I think either something is wrong with the battery connection OR you have a dead battery. Your battery has a certain amount of life before it won't hold the charge. I have a battery over a year old and it's working fine. If it is the battery try using a new one on a site known as NewEgg. I don't know if it has it but it carries a lot of computer items so that's one source. Also, I recommend discharging the battery until the system goes into hibernation or whatever setting you use for low battery. I do this every three weeks. If you have more then one battery, rotate the use. Hope this helps. :-)

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Hi,

How old is the battery? Could be a bad battery. I know mine says its charged but as soon as I pull it off the power supply it shuts down. Order a new battery off the internet and see if that fixes the issue.

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