Question about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
I own a laptop computer, Toshiba Satellite A105-S1013 System Unit. I experienced a complete power failure while watching a DVD movie around 1 hour into the movie. My laptop was plugged into the AC adapter at the time because the battery was holding a charge for less than 30 minutes. My laptop is almost 2 years old so I assumed that the battery was just almost worn out. It was only while reading forum posts in an effort to determine the potential cause of my current power failure that I realized a BIOS upgrade is available on the Toshiba website that may have potentially fixed the battery problem. Could that have something to do with the power failure? Anyway, I am sure that my AC adapter is working properly because I took it to the shop and they tested it. I read that some Toshiba Satellites have had problems with the power connectors losing their contact with the motherboard (MB) via worn solder connections. I took my laptop apart to see if this might be the problem. The power connector on my laptop is fitted in a slot on the back of the laptop case and connected to the MB via a small power cord that is plugged into the MB. Upon a visual inspection this connection seemed okay. I did not disconnect it to examine it further. Should I disconnect it and clean the contacts and try reconnecting it? Should I then solder it? Should I purchase a new power connector and try replacing the original one? When the laptop is plugged into the AC adapter no power indicator lights come on. I have tried this with the battery in and with the battery removed. As suggested in a previous post, I have also removed the battery and disconnected the laptop from the AC adapter, pressed the power button for 20 seconds, plugged the laptop back in to the AC adapter and then tried to turn it on again – with no result and still no power indicator light coming on. Could my problem be a RAM chip that has gone bad? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated before I must resort to taking the laptop to a repair shop.
Okay, lets troubleshoot this:
1)Does your laptop run on battery alone ?
yes )test your jacks continuity to the motherboard using a continuity tester or Digital Multimeter.
a)test between the center contact and the motherboard.
b)test between the outside metal cover of the jack ,and the motherboard.
c)If either of these fails continuity,replace the jack.
2)does your laptop now power up on AC ?
No)Try the BIOS upgrade.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
I tested this camera for a client. I didn’t have the light running for more than 15 minutes. The battery lasted approximately 6 hours before recharging. The LCD, however, had a few dead pixels - never saw this before. Tried returning for exchange and had to put up quite a fight. Anyone else seen this? http://www.batteryfast.co.uk/
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
I tried to upgrade my RAM for my Toshiba Satellite A105-S1013, and thought the computer was turned off....WRONG!! Now my laptop won't boot up, did I kill my motherboard? The laptop will turn on, but it doesn't sound like anything is booting up.
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try taking out the battery pack and using power supply only. If it boots, turn off laptop and try with battery again. If works, great, if not your battery my be faulty and you'll need a new one.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
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try looking at the DC input. My brother's 1st laptop had that same problem. All we need to do is solder it. Remember-1st dc connection, not the one on the MB.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
on this site you can find every driver you need for your laptop just select the O.S. and download it from this link http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1073769652&rpn=&modelFilter=105CS&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hope this helps
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