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Battery charging problem

Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A105 that is 1 and 1/2 years old and the battery will not charge. I can charge it for several hours and it return to reading 100% charged, but after 15 min of use it says critical battery proceeds to hibernate until I plug it in and restart it.

I read on another website that updating my BIOS will fix the problem and I have already done this and I am still experiencing the same issue.

Is there any other way to fix this problem besides purchasing a new battery?

Thank you,
Deena

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  • drfrancis Feb 07, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestion. I tried it but, the battery is still dying, I am looking into replacing it. Thanks again!



    Deena

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Hi Deena,

Am afraid the battery needs to be replaced.

Am assuming that you are using the original charger of the Toshiba. If yes, a few things you can still try (and it may or it may not work):
1. Remove the battery and clean the contacts both on the battery and the ones inside the battery compartment of the laptop. You can use cotton buds and alcohol. It may be necessary to scrape off any grime, dirt or foreign particles adhering to the contacts. Additionally you may need to gently bend the contact pins of the laptop to provide more pressure to the battery contacts/terminals.

2. With the laptop off, charge the battery continuously for 16 hours or overnight.

If problem persist, guess you're back to the replacement option.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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