The laptop will work fine off of the AC Adapter. The charge light is amber (for charging) but never changes state to indicate charged. I replaced the battery. It came from Toshiba at 50% charge. It did not charge and the percent of charge is now 36%. The battery and the AC adapter appear to be working but the battery does not charge.
Does anyone know if the charge circuits are part of the motherboard or a separate, replaceable daughter board.
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Disconnect the adaptor and remove the battery from your notebook. Then connect the power adaptor and see if it boots up. If it powers up OK now you may have a bad battery. If the notebook still will not power up, the adaptor may not be compatible or there may be a different hardware problem.
If the laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced. Rechargeable batteries will fail if stored in a discharged state for long periods.
Hello, If the battery won't charge and the laptop won't turn on but the ac adapter works with other laptops, then the problem is the port where you plugin the ac adapter. Some of the laptops has it built in to the motherboard. So you might need to have it repaired by a technician. Or if the laptop is still in warranty, you might need to send it to the manufacturer to have it repaired or replaced. But if the laptop works without the battery, or it will turn on but the battery indicator is not lighting up, you're facing one of these problems. 1. The battery itself is dead. 2. the battery bay is loose 3. the battery itself is loose Hope this helps
If the laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
Symptoms of a broken power jack 1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker. 2. Battery will not charge in the laptop. 3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery. 4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead. No power LED or battery charge LED activity. 5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.
If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by resoldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it
The diagnostic procedures from the Dell User Guide are as follows:
Total Power Failure When Using a Battery If an AC adapter is not connected to your computer, the computer's power source is a battery. If the battery indicator flashes amber or is a steady amber, the battery needs to be charged. If the battery is flashing green and amber, the battery may be defective. To troubleshoot this problem, use the following procedure. 1. Turn off the computer and peripherals, and disconnect them from AC power. 2. Reseat each installed battery by removing it and then replacing it. 3. Turn on the computer. Does the green power indicator light up? Allow one minute for the computer to initialize its components before checking for signs of power. Yes. Continue to step 4. No. Use the AC adapter to connect your computer to AC power. If the computer operates normally when using AC power, go to step 7. If the computer does not boot when using the AC adapter, see the previous subsection, "Total Power Failure When Using the AC Adapter." 4. Does the battery indicator flash amber or show a a steady amber light? Yes. The battery needs to be charged. Go step 5. No. Go to step 7. 5. Connect the computer to AC power, and fully charge the battery. For instructions, see the topic titled "Charging the Battery" in the online System User's Guide. 6. As the battery charges, does the green battery indicator light up? Yes. Go to step 9. No. Go to step 7. 7. Is the battery indicator flashing green and amber? Yes. Your computer may be in a hot environment. Charging the battery in this condition may affect the life span of the battery. Continue to step 8. No. The problem is resolved. 8. Disconnect the computer from AC power. Is the the battery indicator still flashing amber? Yes. You may have a defective battery. Continue to step 9. No. The problem is resolved. 9. Remove the battery, and press its test button. Is the uppermost indicator in the charge gauge of the battery flashing? Yes. You have a defective battery. Continue to step 9. No. The problem is resolved. 10. If a spare battery is available, fully charge it, and then install it in the computer. 11. Turn on the computer. Is the power indicator off? Yes. Your original battery is defective