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Turning on problems..

When I put in the ac adapter and charge it until the battery icon turns green i try to turn it on but the plug in thing starts to blink orange, and wont turn on the laptop even if i dont have it charging it will do the same, i dont what to do to even try to fix it

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  • Zach0212 Apr 10, 2008

    Its a toshiba satellite a25-s207

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Hi
try removing the battery and plug in the AC adapter try to power up, what happens?
This seems to be a old problem and if you don\t need assistance in solving it. It would be great if you would share to the world how you fixed your problem so other users can benefit from your experience. 


Thank you, 
 
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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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Is the power source a 15v 5a or a 15v 8A? You more than likely have a Dead system board. The blinking amber AC power led usually means a power failure due to improper voltage or amperage.
More than likely caused by a 3rd party (non-Toshiba) adapter.

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