Question about Toshiba Tecra 8100 Notebook
I bought a new battery thinking I needed one since when plugged in the laptop just flashed the orange light in front. The laptop works fine when plugged in and the battery is not installed.
When you don't have the laptop battery plugged in, the power routes directly to the mainboard of the laptop. When the battery IS plugged in, it reroutes to the battery, then the battery powers the mainboard and charges at the same time.
It's likely that the route between either the power board and the battery or the battery and the mainboard is broken somehow. To fix it, you would need it professional stripped down and some soldering may be required and perhaps new parts such as capacitors.
To get someone else to do this would prove quite expensive. Might be worth checking up on your laptop warranty or considering the worth of your current laptop against the cost of a new laptop.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
Is there a pattern to the blinking? I'm assuming your talking about the power on LED (leftmos)...
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
Make sure you purchased the right battery which is supported by your laptop and that it is not corrupted.Verify the model number in your old battery or the manual of your laptop to buy a new battery.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
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Jan 04, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite U305-S2804 Laptop
Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.
If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it
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