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Loose laptop internal battery connectors

I am told through this forum that my Toshiba laptop internal battery connectors might be loose causing my laptop to fail when I want to use it only on battery power. I want to know how much this repair typically costs or can I do it myself?

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Charger Port Problem


This is a common problem. The connector probably just needs re-soldering. Don't let the repair shop try and tell you it's a major job, they just need to whip the top off and solder the connector pins.

Jul 16, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite Laptop L655S5150

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My screen is flickering what could cause this?


This can be caused by the constant opening and closing motion of the laptop and the wires in the hinges can get loose from there connectors

Jul 11, 2012 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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Gets no power from wall or battery


Few things in life are as frustrating and infuriating as working ******* your laptop, only to see the screen go dark due to a sudden power loss. While there's a good chance your hard work and data is gone, the more concerning issue involves the cause of the sudden loss of laptop power. A suddenly dead laptop could indicate a more serious problem, or simply be due to a loose battery or power cord.

Overheating

If your laptop's fan was running hard and fast right before your laptop went dead, it's possible the machine shut itself down to avoid damage from overheating. The internal electronic components of a laptop generate heat when the computer is turned on, and this heat must vent to avoid causing damage to the machine. If the air vents are clogged or blocked and the heat inside cannot dissipate, the laptop will power down without warning to prevent possible damage. To avoid this problem, ensure that your laptop's fans and air vents are clean and clear, or use a laptop cooling stand to help vent the heat.
Battery Issues

Laptop batteries are not exempt from malfunctions, and a sudden power loss may point to a problematic battery. A loose connection may cause a surprise laptop death, as can dirty connectors. Like most other battery types, laptop batteries are not immortal and eventually lose the ability to hold a charge for long. Some laptops have sensors and circuitry to monitor the battery, and will cut power to and from it should it become too hot or exhibit too high a current. Try cleaning the connectors and reseating the battery properly to fix the problem. In the event of a loose connection, a repair technician may be your best course. For malfunctioning batteries, a new replacement battery may be the best way to prevent future power failures.
Electrical Problems

If you were using your AC adapter for power right before your laptop powered off, there may be an electrical problem somewhere along the line. The outlet you were plugged into may have short circuited, or the adapter itself may have overloaded. The connector on the back of your laptop may be loose, preventing proper connection of the adapter. A short circuit within the laptop itself may have occurred, preventing either the battery or adapter from providing power to the rest of the electronics. Work backwards to find the source of the power supply problem. Try a different electronic device in the outlet, and insert the adapter itself into a different outlet. Reinsert the various cord ends into the adapter and laptop to ensure a tight connection. If a short circuit seems the likely cause, seek the help of a professional technician for repair.
Troubleshooting

Try to ascertain what occurred right before the power loss. A physical move of the laptop may have loosened the battery or jostled the adapter cord loose. Try removing and then reseating the battery and tightening the adapter cord. A loud fan noise may indicate that the machine was on the verge of overheating. Let the machine cool completely before attempting to reboot. An unusual noise emanating from within your laptop may indicate a short circuit. A beverage spill can cause the death of an laptop if not attended to quickly, causing short circuits and power failure.
Precautions

Observe standard safety procedures when dealing with electricity, and never disassemble or examine an outlet or your laptop without disconnecting all power first. If delving into your laptop to check for short circuits and loose connections, work in a clean, open area to avoid introducing any new contaminants to your laptop's vulnerable interior.


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Toshiba L675 won't turn on sometimes. If I take out the battery and put it back in the machine turns on


Could be a loose connection or dirt/debris in the connectors. Chech the metal connectors in the laptop and battery are clean and not loose. .

See if it turns on when you take the battery out and plug into the mains. If it doesn't then the battery is not at fault and you have a PSU problem

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My toshiba satellite a205-5804 has a problem with the main board, when its plug in it freezes but when not , when is used whith the battery it works alright. a repair center told me is the main board, but...


Are you using the original charger or a universal replacement? As loose fitting power plug can cause this problem but so can a loose connection at the power jack (repairable) or a cracked trace on the main board from stress at the power jack (not usually repairable - ie needs a new board). JC

Nov 17, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook

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During power up, the pc quits working.Blue power light stays on but no power to hard drive or screen. Occasionally will get through power up and then quits working after 3-4 minutes. It's not the battery....


I'd remain focused on the batteries. You can't have a blue power light on, unless there is power to the drive, I say this because you do power up occasionally, albeit, for a short time. This should also rule out Operating Sytem failure. Not hard drive failure, however.
Its also not important that your power occures via battery or power cable. Search out all the batteries for your laptop, there might be several watch batteries, hidden away, that need to be replaced. They are there to keep the CMOS operational. If these batteries are in failure, your laptop will not function correctly. Battery powered or not. I believe it doubtfull about the connector, but if your sure the cable hasn't been kinked, thus the wire broken, preventing electrical current from arrive at the laptop - I say no faulty connector.
If you find the batteries, and think they are faulty. Replace them and maintain them (batteries) properly. The next step is to look at replacing power cable with a new cable purchased at your favorite computer outlet source.
If you've done both of these step, it got to be a faulty hard drive, consult local computer guy, or the manufacture of your laptop for easy replacement of the hard drive ( be prepared to pay for this service). Or if you feel you don't want to mess around with locating the batteries.

Aug 12, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S111 Notebook

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Laptop will not power up


The internal solder points for the power connector have broken. Hope it's under warranty

Apr 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Notebook

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Loose power connector, how do I take laptop apart to access it?


http://www.irisvista.com/tech/ Be very careful and make sure you have a good working surface. NO STATIC. The power connections on the Toshiba is the only flaw on the Toshiba systems. You can get the new piece from Ebay for around $5. Just be very careful on working with the solder. Do not apply too much heat. The power connector is located near other intergrated components that are sensitive. Good Luck.

Dec 24, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S111 Notebook

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My laptop battery won't hold any charge


its the connectors to which the battery gets connected internally that r either loose or boken from internally needs replacement or a minute reparing.

Dec 18, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite A105


The most common problem on these units is the ac connector solder joints break away from the motherboard. If you're sure the ac adapter is working, and the correct one, and it's not charging the battery (assuming the battery is good), it's most likely the problem. They don't have to appear loose to be loose.
Otherwise, it's motherboard time, or a loose screw, etc has caused a dead short on the board.
Good luck, if you have additional info, let me know.

Feb 09, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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