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Laptop wont power up with Battery Installed

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.

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  • hockcoach Dec 07, 2007

    The battery is the same model as the one that I had.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    orange light flashing and will not boot up just brought it second hand can u help but the green light was on as well as the orange but it was not flashing when i tryed to turn it on it started flashing

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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

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Even if it's a new battery did you charge the battery first?
does the LED blink if you wiggle the ac cord?
do you get any beep codes?

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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    Cary Farah Dec 08, 2007

    Toshiba had problems with there batties do you have access to a volt meter test the voltage to the battery connector .
    i give you a place to look for drivers and you give me a Inappropriate gee at least i tried to help u

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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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