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Won't run on a/c after battery dies

Toshiba sattellite a75 s11. won't run on a/c power after battery dies.

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Take the battery out then plug the cord into the laptop and this should let you turn it on.  Then replace the battery and it should run ok

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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The power light is on but my satellite A75-229 won't turn on. It was on last night running fine. The battery ran out because I forgot to turn it off so I plugged it in and pushed the power on button and...


Try letting the computer sit without the battery for a few minutes, and also without external power. Then try plugging in your external power WITHOUT the battery and try to start it up. If it does, add the battery while it is running. Then try it with the battery only.

Nov 30, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S229 Notebook

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Laptop only runs on battery even though p/s is plugged


Curious problem. Let's start. I don't think that the mobo is responsible for the problem.
  1. How much time does the battery in full charched condition can hold Toshiba at power on mode?
  2. Is it possible for you to use a multimeter (voltmeter) to check some things for me?
Stelios.

Feb 22, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S206 Notebook

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Will not charge


With both above posts above included I want to add my experience with 3 Toshibas.

1. The A75 series was very prone to the power supply becoming loose on the motherboard. Those who are moderately good at DIY projects can resolder this. There are good photos elsewhere to show how. A loose connector will cause the power LED on your computer to flicker, sometimes the machine will turn off, etc. because the AC supply is unpredictable. Unfortunately, Toshiba and others may sell you a NEW power supply, which then can give you a second, and different, problem. The new power supply may not produce enough AMPS for the A75

2. The A75 series is VERY energy hungry and must have a power supply of 19v and 6.3 AMPS. The amps is CRUCIAL. The newer Toshibas run on 3.4 amps and a replacement power supply of the wrong size will show a green LED for power, it will charge your Battery in the system off( i.e computer plugged in but turned off mode) but it will not allow windows to run, even though it will allow you into BIOS setup. This combination means you have to charge the battery in the OFF mode and then when the computer runs, it is actually running from the battery, not 120v AC. The battery then runs down and the sytm shuts off.

So look at the Toshiba Label on the bottom of your laptop and read the correct voltage and AMPS!!! The 6.3 AMP power supply is BIG (6.5x2.5x1.5 inches) and is available new online for about $27.00. This problem solved my power problems on both an A75-S2292 and an A25.

Good luck

Sep 28, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S229 Notebook

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Reboot to factory settings w/o startup disk Satelite A75-S1253


Hi there,
If it has a recovery partition you should be able to access it by pressing the 0 key while powering the laptop on. Give that a shot and see if the Toshiba recovery wizard comes up.

Jul 20, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Satellite (A75S206) runs well from outlet but never from battery. Was told that mobo can't accept dc. Need new mobo. True?


hello loyd516,

Have you tried a new battery? They are much much cheaper, and a whole lot easier to replace than a motherboard.

Here are replacement batteries that I found searching with Google.
http://www.google.com/products?q=Satellite+A75-S206+battery&hl=en

According to Toshiba, there has been a battery recall for your specific model.
If that is the case I would definitely contact Toshiba support about it. Maybe you will get a free battery out of the deal. Who knows.
Here is the link and the list(your model is highlighted)
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/bulletin.jsp?soid=1501060
Sony Battery Pack Recall Programs Document ID: 98082080 Posted Date: 10/10/06 Last Updated: 10/30/08 Operating System: N/A Category: Battery Distribution: Public
Applicable Models:

Satellite A70-S256, A70-S2561, A70-S2362, A70-S2491, A70-S2591, A70-S2482TD, A70-S2492ST, A70-S259, A70-S249, A75-S206, A75-S2091, A75-S2292, A75-S2291, A75-S229, A75-S209, A75-S2061, A75-S226, A75-S2261, A75-S276, A75-S1255, A75-S1254, A75-S1252, A75-S1253, A75-S1251, A75-S125, A75-S2131, A75-S213, A75-S2112, A75-S2293, A75-S2311, A75-S231, A75-S2111, A75-S211, A75-S2761, A75-S2762, M30X-S1592ST, M30X-S1593ST, M30X-S191TD, M30X-S181ST, M30X-S171ST, M30X-S221ST, M30X-S221TD, M35X-S149, M35X-S1491, M35X-S109, M35X-S309, M35X-S3091, M35X-S329, M35X-S1631, M35X-S163, M35X-S1143, M35X-S1142, M35X-S114, M35X-S3111, M35X-S311, M35X-S1611, M35X-S161, M35X-S111, M35X-S1492, M35X-S3291, M35X-S349, M35X-S3491, M35X-S3112, M35X-S1141, M50-S418TD, M50-S4182TD, M50-S5182TD, M50-S5181TD, M55-S135, M55-S325, M55-S3262, M55-S2253, M55-S3251, M55-S1351, M55-S1352, M55-S3511, M55-S351, M55-S3294, M55-S3293, M55-S3292, M55-S3291, M55-S329, M55 Series, M55-S2252, M55-S3512, M55-S3315, M55-S3314, M55-S321, M55-S3313, M55-S3312, M55-S3311, M55-S331, P30-S6362ST, P30-S6363ST, P35-S609, P35-S6091, P35-S6111, P35-S6311, P35-S631, P35-S6112, P35-S6053, P35-S6052, P35-S6051, P35-S605, P35-S611, P35-S6292, P35-S629, P35-S6291
Tecra A3, A3-S731, A3-S611, A3-S711, A5-S416, A5-S237, A5-S516, A5-S136, A5-S3291, A5-S3293, A5-S3292, A5-S329, A5-S118, A5, A5-S6215TD, A5-S116, S2, S2-S511TD

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Laptop not running on battery


try another power supply, they can have voltage problems and still have ample voltage to run the laptop but not fully charge the battery.

Apr 13, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S1253 Notebook

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Screen black & with no power


hi there,

you can follow this instruction and try to your laptop to resolved the problem.

A bad connection between DC-IN power jack on the system board and the system board is a very common problem with Toshiba Satellite M35X and Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 notebooks. If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by resoldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it’s still under warranty, it would be fixed at no charge to you.
Problem symptoms:
  1. Laptop randomly shuts down without any warning.
  2. Power LED and battery charge LED start flickering when you wiggle the power cord or the AC adapter tip on the back or your laptop.
  3. The battery will not get charged.
  4. When you plug AC adapter, the laptop appears to be dead and there is no LED activity at all (DC-IN jack on the system board is broken).
To fix the problem, you have to take your laptop apart, remove the system board to resoleder or replace the DC-IN jack. Toshiba Satellite M35X and Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 disassembly guides will help you to remove the system board. Take a closer look at the power jack on the system board with a magnifying glass. In most cases you get the power problem because of a bad connection between the DC jack and the system board, you’ll see a crack between the DC jack connector and the system board.
Here is an example of Toshiba Satellite M35X power jack. The crack occurs between the DC jack pin and the system board.
satellite-m35x-crack.jpg satellite-m35x-contact.jpg In some cases the connection is good, but the DC jack is bad itself. You can find a new DC jack for Toshiba Satellite M35X and Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 laptops here. Search for DC jack M35X or DC jack A75.
How to resolder laptop power jack yourself.
UPDATE:
Sometimes, after you replace the jack, you can see that the system board doesn’t get power at all. The battery will not charge and the power LED will not light when you plug in the AC adapter. So, here’s a possible explanation.
When a connection between the positive pin and the motherboard breaks (cracks), the power jack gets loose. You can feel it when you plug in the adapter plug. A loose power jack can damage the trace inside the hole in the system board. Take a look at the picture.
power-jack.gif As you see, the positive pin goes through the hole in the system board and you solder it on the top side. Right? What if the trace between the top side and the bottom side is broken somewhere inside the hole? I’ve seen it before a few times. In this case everything looks nice and clean on the top side. When you plug in the AC adapter, you get normal voltage readings between “+” and “-“ pins on the top side, but the power DOESN’T go to the motherboard at all, because there is no connection between the top and bottom sides. Test with a multimeter if there is a connection between the top and the bottom.
If the trace inside the hole is broken you still can fix it. You can run a wire to connect the top and the bottom sides. Be careful not to short something on the board.
Update:
Here’s another solution to fix the power jack problem, it shows how to relocate the power jack outside the laptop base. Check it out here: Toshiba Satellite A75 failed power jack workaround.
When you repair a loose power jack, it’s a good idea to check the jack on both sides of the motherboard. When you remove the top cover from a Toshiba Satellite A70/A75 laptop you can see only points where the jack is soldered to the motherboard as it shown on the second picture in this post, but you cannot see the jack itself as it shown on the first picture.
Removing the motherboard from Satellite A70/A75 laptop is a good idea because the jack itself might has a broken “+” pin, as it shown on the picture below. If the “+” broke off the base, you’ll have to replace the jack.
power-jack-broken.jpg

Feb 15, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S229 Notebook

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Adding memory to Toshiba A75-S211


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    Worry Free Installation: Just Follow these Steps Desktop and Laptop instructions below.
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    1. Unplug Power cable
    2. Remove Case
    3. Slide memory card in Open slots- the memory card will only fit in one way
    4. Snap the side clips in place
    5. Close Case and Power Up
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    1. unplug and remove Battery from laptop
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    Jan 26, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S211 Notebook

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