I purchased a Toshiba laptop about a year and a half ago, and right as my warranty expires, I began getting problems with my AC connection. I purchased a new adapter, thinking that was the problem. Unfortunately it wasn't. At first it wasn't so bad, I just had to have the AC adapter put in a certain way and held up by zip ties, sometimes this didn't work, but for the most part it kept my computer charged.
One night I came home, plugged in my computer and the battery was completely dead and the AC charge was not working.
I know the battery is dead, I know the AC adapter is getting charge. I think it has something to do with my connection between the actual laptop and the AC adapter. I think the problem is inside of my computer.
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It looks like there is a shorting taking place whenever you insert the power jack into the laptop. Most likely the shorting is taking place on the laptop side and requires replacement, which should be done at the manufacturers service station even if its warranty has expired.
Sounds like a loose connection from the speaker cable to the motherboard, Or possible bad connection with the speaker terminals. If you purchased this new and it is under warranty, I'd be taking it back for investigation
Did you "minimize" or "mute" the internal speakers?
If not, it's time to take the laptop to a qualified technician, for professional trouble-shooting & repair.
> over a year
Most laptops come with only a one-year warranty.
Is the warranty still valid?
Was an "extended" warranty purchased, either from Toshiba or from the computer-store that sold it to her?
Was it purchased on a credit-card that automatically "doubles" the warranty?
Indeed it does. When one of the keys on my laptop popped off I tried for hours to reattach it to no avail. Taking it to a repair clinic I was told that they couldn't reattach a single key either and that a new keyboard would have to be ordered and installed at a cost of almost half the cost of the original laptop purchase price. Fortunately, the laptop was still under warranty so the repair was made in a few days for free.
So, where does this leave you? If your computer is still covered by warranty contact Sony Customer Service. If the warranty is expired, a new USB keyboard can be purchased very inexpensively wherever computers and computer accessories are sold.
Yeah, I have this exact same problem, except my mom slammed my laptop shut in frustration around half an hour ago, so that's why it's like this. The right half of my screen is black with two colorful stripes (mostly white), but the left half is visible. I've researched a bit and found out that this is because the LCD in your monitor has burnt out, and since you don't have a monitor to attach, the only thing you can do is to go to where you bought the laptop and either get it fixed for free or return it for a brand new one (if your warranty still stands). If not, you might as well get a new laptop. I think my warranty has expired, so I'll get a new laptop, hopefully.