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I've got the same issue

I've got this Toshiba Satellite that does the same thing as you were talking about. Flashes one time green, then three times amber. I'm thinking that the connection to the board from the DC jack is bad. Did you ever find out what was wrong with yours? When I look at it again, right now it looks like it goes one time green then the amber light flashes over and over with this sequense long short long short short short long short. and then it repeats.
Any help you might have would be great, you can reply to me at this address. Rich@Ridge-Tech.Net

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  • rridgeway Apr 28, 2008

    I gave my client her laptop back, it was a satellite 1415. I was able to get some info on it.

    The LED codes were 10100010, in hex 52. I found a forum somewhere that said the mother board wasn't getting more than 4.5V. I tried several different AC adapters and told my client that I could replace the DC jack, but I couldn't guarentee that it would fix her issue and recomended that she purchase a spare satellite on Ebay and replace the motherboard, turns out she was just stringing me along to find out what the problem was so she could fix it herself. It took me three days to find what that error code stood for, as toshiba keeps that info safe for some reason. Anyways, I could tell she wanted me to tell her what to do to fix it, so I charged her 30 bucks for a diagnostic fee. But if any of you know of a different solution for the error I had, please let me know, just incase I run across this again.


  • Darrell Kittle Jr
    Darrell Kittle Jr May 11, 2010

    Toshiba in fact does keep that information under the table as I like to call it. I work at the Depot repair facility in Louisville, 9 times out of 10 a flashing AC power light means (just replace the board) and let Toshiba sort it out.


  • Darrell Kittle Jr
    Darrell Kittle Jr May 11, 2010


    what is the Model # of the unit PS???? or PT????.

    Satellite ? or TECRA ?




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