Question about Toshiba Satellite M105 Notebook

1 Answer

Bad decision with new AC adapter for M105-s3004?

Hey,

For a few weeks I've been realizing my battery on my Satellite M105-s3004 hasn't been fully charging, and I've had to keep the computer on AC power. I thought at first I needed to possibly replace the battery. But then the computer wouldn't power up even with the AC adapter plugged in.

I first bought a universal battery still thinking the battery was the problem. The compatibility chart said my model was supported, but when I opened the package the tip it suggested didn't fit my power adapter.

I went out to return the battery and then decided I'd see about trying a new AC adapter instead. There aren't many options for laptop parts around here and I wanted to work on the weekend, so I purchased an igo wallpower 6500. While it didn't specifically say it supports the s3004, it said it supports some other m105 models. Not exatctly specific compatibility, but lo and behold one of the tips fits my computer and it's now powering on (haven't tried charging the battery yet -- running plugged into the wall and without it in).

Yeah, totally gambling with my laptop here, I know. What I want to find out is this. Could I be risking my laptop horribly? I'm thinking of just using this as a stop-gap measure and ordering a real replacement AC adapter from Toshiba (or another vendor) this week. Curious what the risks are, or, perhaps if it's unnecessary to order the replacement. There seems to be very little information about my particular model of laptop online.

Thanks for any help and thoughts you have.

Posted by on

  • quill Feb 25, 2008

    Don't know if I already posted this, but thanks!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,019 Answers

Hi,
if you look at the bottom of the laptop, you,ll see a voltage rated input. i.e 19v-3.1A or similar.
providing the plug fits, and the voltages are the same, you can,t do much damage to either battery or motherboard.
you can buy universal voltage packs now for laptops, which usually run from 15volts to 19-20 volts.
And several different connectors. for different models.
Of course the manufacturers want you to buy theres, and at thier top notch prices, but a replacements every bit as good. although may not be as superior quality.
check the voltage rated input underneath, if it,s the same.
Use it.
Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My toshiba m105-s3004 is dead set even if i plug the charger


Whenyou connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED lightup? If not then - The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's powersocket could be faulty. Check power adapter's DCplug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltageshould be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on thebottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that isprinted on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced. If the adapter is OK thenconnect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/batterycharging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's powersocket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position thisLED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a drysolder joint where it is connected to the motherboard. This can be repaired but itrequires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket andrepair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.

Apr 24, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

1 Answer

When i plug in my ipod touch my computer turns off


Hello there!

Make sure that your laptop is in full charge or connected to ac adapter. Try to scan your system for any virus threat.

In addition, make sure the itunes is installed properly in your system to be able to sync your Ipod touch to your laptop.

If you need further assistance, please let me know.

Regards,
fossildude

Nov 11, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

1 Answer

My Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 PC Notebook screen is not showing??? it shows up when I flip open the screen and goes off???? how do i fix this


We ran a typical Toshiba PA3465U-1BRS battery of tests, including games, applications, and a couple other areas. Time constraints limited the amount of testing we could get done before the NDA lift (and it's already a few hours late), but we will be providing a follow-up article with further testing and information. That said, if there are any specific areas that you'd like to see tested, feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment.

Aug 17, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

1 Answer

My Toshiba Satellite Laptop M105-s3004 Crash and fan not running


Because the fan doesn't work, your laptop is overheating and going into thermal shutdown. have the fan replaced and the area where it is screwed to cleaned as it harbours dust over time preventing adequate cooling.

Jan 25, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041 clock problem


Chances are your CMOS battery is dead, it can be replaced inexpensively if you do it yourself. After taking the laptop apart, locate the battery, it looks like a large watch battery. When you remove it, note the battery type and run to your nearest battery store for a replacement.

Jul 07, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

1 Answer

We have a toshiba m105-s3004,when we boot it up, the toshiba logo comes on, and at the bottom of the screen it says f2 of f12, i press the f12 button then it just locks on saying please wait.


Hi,

1. turn off laptop
2. take off battery.
3. wait 5-20 mins
4. turn back the battery inside laptop.
5. turn on wait until it open.

but if still not working and same problem then i suggest you to reformat your unit....

thanks,

Feb 19, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

3 Answers

Bad motherboard


yes they should be just look up the specs on toshibas web site to make sure it will accept your processor.

Jan 16, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 says no operating system found. tried to insert restore disc but it runs for about 20 seconds then turns off.


it sounds like your HDD has suffered a critical error. Go here and download this torrent. This will need to be burned to a disk. now it comes with FreeDos installed. Put the disk in the drive and bootup. use option 5 to repair your HDD. after this finishes try booting your system up.

Jul 17, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

3 Answers

Toshiba Satellite M105 - will not connect to the Internet...


the wireless card may need a new or updated driver to be compatable with the network

Jan 02, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

1 Answer

Power issue


Sounds like a bad motherboard. What brand is it?

Nov 27, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S3004 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite M105 Notebook Logo

89 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba PC Laptops Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Are you a Toshiba PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...