Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
My Toshiba M115-S3094 laptop is approximately 20 months old. Recently the AC adapter expired and would not power the laptop without the battery and would not charge the battery. After the battery charge was exhausted the laptop powered down and all power lights went dark. The laptop would not power on at all.
I ordered a new AC adapter. When I connected the AC adapter to the laptop, the power lights came on including the battery, which appears amber in color and indicates the battery is charging. I also downloaded and installed the latest BIOS version (1.50) from Toshiba's support site because earlier versions were identified with battery related issues.
Unfortunately, the AC adapter did not solve the entire problem. Although the battery appears to be charging and the Toshiba Power Saver Properties show the current power source as AC adapter, the remaining battery power as 60%, and operating in the Normal power mode, I cannot unplug the AC adapter power without the laptop shutting down and all power lights going dark. In addition, the 60% battery power has not changed during the past 24 hours when the AC adapter was connected.
Is the battery bad too? I'm sure the old AC adapter was bad because it would not power the laptop without the battery or re-charge the battery. The new AC adapter will power the laptop, but the battery won't power the laptop or apparently re-charge. Before I lay out $100+ for a new battery or take it in the repair shop, I would like to know for sure whether the problem is the battery.
I would appreciate any assistance in diagnosing the source of my problem!
Thanks in advance for your help!!!
I would buy a new aftermarket battery from ebay..cost around, at the most $20..and try that...and a warning about updating the bios...be VERY careful doing this..make 100% sure your ac adapter, and power source is working 100%. If your in the middle of updating the bios and the power fails for ANY reason..your laptop is toast..you will not get a 2nd chance to do it...I have done this and lost a perfectly working laptop...just a warning..
Posted on Dec 28, 2014
20 months, I think your battery is old, maybe you can order a new battery.
You can visit http://www.laptopbatterymart.com/laptop-batteries/toshiba.htm to find the battery that you need.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
SOURCE: toshiba satellite M115-S3094
Heads up on this product from toshiba here is what they say at their website:
(BIOS update for Satellite A100/A105, Satellite M110/M115, and Tecra A7 Posted on: 04/10/2007
Updated on: 04/10/2007 15:51:53
In very rare cases, the battery pack of your PC may stop accepting a charge, i.e., the battery stops working and no longer supplies power to the computer. To minimize the risk of ever experiencing this problem, we strongly recommend that you download and install the latest BIOS by clicking the 'Downloads' link that will appear when you are finished reading Support News).
Now about the mic.
It doesn't have a built in microphone but it does have a jack so you can put one in.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
I had the same problem. Found the drivers on http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp. Go to downloads on that page and follow the steps to select the model of your laptop and download your necessary drivers.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
try pressing f8 when it starts up and selecting safe mode then click start > programs > accessories > system tools > system restore and try restoring to an a time when it did boot up ok.
If you dont even get a menu up when you press f8 then try f11 or f12 for a boot menu and select ide 0 it may be that it is trying to boot from another device
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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