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Need solution My Toshiba laptop has had issues ever since the battery would not hold a charge.  It will not always, notice I said always, come on or STAY on even when plugged in. Today, again, I made sure the battery was charged 100% and tried using the machine and after a few minutes everything went black.  So I turn the machine over, take the battery loose, after a few moments put the battery back in, plug the machine into the electrical outlet and everything works.  Recently I took this machine into a computer tech who only plugged it in and it always ran.  He has suggested that perhaps jostling around the machine is causing a Motherboard problem.  I understand his thinking.  However, this machine has been stationary forever and not hardly ever moved.  It has had excellent care.  I am considering buying a new battery.  I just hate to spend the bucks if this is a Motherboard issue and I will need to purchase a new machine anyway.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your time. Sharon Rauch

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  • Molly Rauch Dec 11, 2007

    Thank you very much, I'll get back to ya if that worked. Appreciate you help.

  • Molly Rauch Dec 11, 2007

    Any other thoughts?



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This sounds like an overheating problem to me. Try powering down the laptop, and then blowing the fans out with canned air.

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