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Satellite A60 turns off 2 sec after turning on; periodically

Turning ON, 2 sec later laptop turns off by itself. Funs are functioning properly, HD alright, RAM good, and power adapter, too. Furthermore, works perfectly once "somehow" it turns on the way it should. Then can turn on several times with no problem, but by some reason laptop seems to "decide" not to do so on particular "moon phases" :) In my opinion, laptop turns itself off during system check due to abnormal readings from some hardware part, or something like that ... just like sys wont boot if battery totally discharged and no adapter present, but what's particularly in my case? )
Have Toshiba Satellite A60.

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  • dr_mihelson Apr 16, 2009

    Hi,

    Thanks for reply. So, if I understood it right, then the problem is in the actual A/C connector located at the back of laptop? Or, the problem is after that connector? I was suspecting A/C connector myself for a while, but was not certain that such a small piece might cause such headache, besides visually it doesn't reveal that it might have any problems inside.

    Anyways, thank you for help, once again! :)


  • dr_mihelson May 22, 2009

    .... alright, the A/C connector was replaced by the new one. However, the problem seems to remain. Laptop started ones, then after turning it off laptop began to do the same "tricks" (shuts-off automatically before boot). Any ideas what other things may cause such behavior?

  • dr_mihelson May 22, 2009

    my fault, by A/C I meant the connector that's located inside PC, not the charger .... the charger is out of question since I've tested it with the same laptop of friend of mine. So, to keep things clear, if I understood right, you meant the female connector at the back of laptop, to which the power adapter connects to, right? That's the part that was replaced .... the old one didn't seem "healthy" though, but did not solved the problem either )

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Hi,
Sound's like your connection to the A/C connector main's is going, inside the Pc this is.
it is a Common problem on laptops,
Needs stripping out soldering, and re-build,
$200/250 ball park figure.
Regards.



Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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  • Richard Finney
    Richard Finney Apr 16, 2009

    Hi,



    Inserting and removing the cord, 365 days x 2,3,4, times a day uses the connection alot, and it fails because of this.



    So the inside of the PC is where the fault is,

    A soldering job at the minimum, new connector at worst.

    Strip out do the job, re-build.

    should be good.

    Regards.

  • Richard Finney
    Richard Finney May 22, 2009

    Hi,

    No you mis-read what I wrote,

    I wrote that the connector ( inside the Pc is faulty )

    not the charger



    Richard.

  • Richard Finney
    Richard Finney May 22, 2009

    Hi,

    Yes inside the Pc, not the adapter,

    what happens is over say a year, in and out, with the adapter

    causes the connector inside the Pc, to faulter,

    it is only a tiny part inside, and when your in and out all the time with the adapter, the soldering to the connector can split and separate from the Motherboard,

    So, this is why your getting a dodgy connection,

    (ie: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work )

    This is the connector inside that is catching sometimes and running, and other times, it will not touch/catch the connection,

    So, basically, the connector inside the Pc, is faulty,

    As I wrote $200/$250 repair

    Simple fault, painful and costly to fix, but it is where the fault is.

    I hope this explains it better for you

    Sorry, if I didn't explain it better for you.

    Regards

    Richard.

  • Richard Finney
    Richard Finney May 22, 2009

    Hi,



    you can have the system checked, pretty cheaply to confirm this,

    I recommend this,



    Regards

    Richard.

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