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Laptop will not charge

All of a sudden my laptop will not accept a charge. I purchashed a new ac adapter but this did not correct the problem. What could be causing this problem and how can I correct it?

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  • jdude8 Feb 22, 2008

    Hi Maggie B,



    The battery is the origional that came the laptop.

    The unit is not charging at all.

    the ac adapter does indicate that it is receiving power from the wall but the computer does not show any indication that it is receiving the charge when plugged in.



    thanks.

  • jdude8 Feb 22, 2008

    The computer will not charge and therefore will not turn on at all. Also there are no activity lights on the computer when I open the screen and look at the activity lights.



    Thanks.

  • jdude8 Feb 22, 2008

    Shaun,



    thank you for the suggestion. I tried to manipulate the prongs but this still did not work. Any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    I need to restore my hard drive to how it was when this computer was first brought. I need the system recovery disk.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    Satellite A105 -S4334 battery wont accpet charge and over time is achieving a lower and lower charge level -from 61 % down to 35% and then stops charging

  • Maggie B May 11, 2010

    How old is your computer/battery?
    Is your unit charging at all -- or is it taking a partial charge and running out of battery extremely fast?
    When you plug the adapter into the unit and the wall plug, does the unit show that it's charging?

    Please see if you can answer any/all of these questions to help narrow down the possible cause of your problem...

    Thanks,
    Maggie B

  • Maggie B May 11, 2010

    Sorry, I have one more question --

    Can you run/use the computer on ac power at all? (Like, if you plugged it into the wall and booted up, it shows in the tray in the right hand corner that it's on ac power?

    Maggie

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Make sure you take a good look at the prongs inside the DC jack. I'm not sure the configuration of your DC Jack but if it has bent or pushed in prongs it can cause this as well. Use a flashlight, it helps tremendously!

Shaun

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If you are using windows XP... plug the laptop in and go to Start Menu... Control Panel... Power Option.... and click on the "Power Meter" tab. There it will tell you the current status....your either batteries or AC power. If says AC then your adapter is not likly the problem. Most likely it is your battery. Over time they can loose their capacity to fully charge.

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I have a strong feeling the problem lies within you power port itself which is part of the motherboard. However, I can't remember if this particular series can run on AC w/o the battery being in place.

That was my next suggestion: pull the battery out and try to power on the computer with it just plugged into wall power if your machine is able to run that way (although nothing I see on my research says either way...

Even if that doesn't work, while you have the battery out of the machine, (and you may or may not have already done this) I would clean the little contacts with a soft, dry cloth and then re-insert the battery.. carefully -- to make sure it's seated right (while the unit is unplugged from the wall you can probably clean the contacts there as well) and try again.

The last thing you can do that won't cost you anything is to go to a place that can test your battery to see if it's out of charging ability. I don't know if you are in an area that has battery "stores", but in our area we have Batteries Plus - they carry notebook batteries considerably cheaper than most stores like Best Buy. They usually will check your battery with equipment they have to see if it can hold a charge.
If they say it's the battery, and you choose to buy one from them, make sure you're able to return it if it won't start charging (I'd take my laptop with me and plug it in right there and wait the few minutes to see if your charge light comes on.)
Obviously, if, with a new battery, you can't get it to draw power to charge the battery, it's the port that the plug goes into in the back of the computer. At that point, if it's under any kind of extended warranty, you should use it to have the part (probably the motherboard) replaced.. if it's out of warranty, you need to decide if it's worth the cost of repair.

Sorry for the length of this note, but I wanted to try to cover all bases with you... Good Luck!

Maggie

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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