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Turning on problems..

Our AC adapter broke about 6 months and we bought a new one, and now are computer wont turn on, we can charge the battery but when we try to even turn in on the plug in icon thing starts to blink orange, any ideas? Email me at Zeb1993@cox.net
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  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    I rescued the S279 model Satellite I have from an apt garbage area...had all the components but the factory AC did have broken internal parts... I did cut and bang the transformer part of it on concrete to break the glued seams and get inside it. The amber blinking was the first sign of LIFE from this laptop, I went to a used PC store here with a plethora of IBM AC adapters... They match the recepticle on the Toshiba so afforded me a cheap hands on test... The voltage is not a match... obviously...but close.

    My solution was to use a Targus adapter, some Radio Shack adapter parts and alligator clips, and cut the front and back cables off the broken AC adapter...patching that connect to the laptop to the Targus 90watt with the alligator clips (adding seperation to keep them from touching. It's not a portable solution but gave me the AC power to delve into Malware removal and fixing the other issues with it! Broken keyboard that partially works, a lotta fun! (USB Dell is my backup)

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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.

Sorry for the bad news. :(

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