Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have a toshiba satellite P105-S6167. Today's the first day that it stopped charging. For the past 3 days, I had to play around with the ac power chord to make the connector fit a certain way in order for it to charge. And within these 3 days, the ac power chord would only power my laptop. It wouldn't charge my battery. I had this computer for 1 year now and have been using it quite alot. I'm on it for about 12 hours a day straight 5 days a week since July 2007. I did purchase a notebook cooler in Dec 2007. I would like to know what my options are. Thank you.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I believe your problem is the connector and not the battery. If the battery were bad moving the cord would have no effect. Go to the control panel and open the power options.Monitor the battery and see if when you move the cord whether or not it cahnges from battery tp power cord.If so you need a NEW CONNECTOR.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 47 Answers

Looks like its time to change the battery.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Toshiba satellite p105-s6104 overheated cause the fan wasn't working at one point and now the screen rarely turns on when powered up, and when it does only lasts several minutes. the fan works now but i...


Thermal Paste.

The top of a Processor's case, and the bottom of a Heatsink are not perfectly smooth. A microscopic view would reveal, 'Hills, Valleys, and Pits'.
These imperfections create a void when the two surfaces meet, and Air pockets are created.

Air is an Insulator, Not a Conductor.

Thermal Paste is a Conductor. It helps to conduct heat from the top of the Processor, to the bottom of the Heatsink. It also fills those voids.

[ Typical construction of a Heatsink, is a plate of metal with tall, thin fins protruding from it.
The plate of metal is placed against whatever object needs to have heat transferred away,
(Processor in this case), and the tall, thin fins absorb the heat from the plate.

The tall, thin fins then radiate the heat away.
If a fan is used along with the Heatsink, the air flow helps carry heat away from the fins ]

The Satellite P100 series of laptops, (Includes the P105-s6104), have to be disassembled down to the motherboard, in order to access the cooling assembly.

In the Satellite P100 series of laptops, the Heatsink is usually attached to a Cooling Tube. The Cooling Tube attached to flat plates that sit on top of the Processor, and on top of the VGA chipset.

The Cooling Fan sits on top of the Heatsink.

Toshiba Satellite P105 Disassembly Guide,

1) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p105/take-apart-1.htm

This is Page 1. The pages can be accessed by clicking on Page 1 :: Page2 :: Page 3 :: Find another model,
at the bottom of the page.

Page 3,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p105/take-apart-3.htm

Click on the photos in Step 17, 18, and 19, (One at a time), to view the Cooling Assembly I'm referring to.

Observe the photo in Step 19. Enlarge it.
See the curved copper Cooling Tube, and the brass heatsink plate it attaches to?
There is a number 3, and 2 on the plate.
To the right of the number 2 is the Processor.

The Satellite P105-s6104 uses an Intel Core2 Duo T5200 processor.
(Mobile processor.
Merom Core.
1.6GHz maximum frequency rate
533MHz FSB
2MB of L2 cache
Uses a Socket M processor socket)

This is a close-up view,

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_2/Intel-Core%202%20Duo%20Mobile%20T5200%20LF80537GE0252M.html

In the heading where it states Specifications - Pictures (2) - Benchmarks - CPU ID (2) - Comments (0),
click on Pictures (2)
Now click on the photo under the heading Top View.

The square outside greenish part is a Circuit Board. (PCB or Printed Circuit Board) The dark rectangle in the center is the actual Processor. The Processor chipset. The circuit board has connections from the Processor chipset to the connecting pin on the bottom.

The dark rectangular shape is what is cleaned off, and fresh new thermal paste is applied.
I use Isopropyl Alcohol, (Rubbing alcohol), and Q-tips to clean. 91 percent alcohol is best.

[CAUTION!! Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE! Use in a well ventilated area, with NO sparks, or flames present! }

Apply a small pea sized drop of thermal paste on the center of the Processor chipset. Then the Cooling Assembly is reinstalled.
In the photo in Step 19, the VGA chipset is below the Processor.
It should also be cleaned, and new fresh thermal paste applied.
(Average cost of thermal paste is around $6)

NOTE*
The VGA chipset's circuit board is soldered to the motherboard. It isn't removable like the Processor.
Overheating may cause the solder joints to loosen enough, that the circuit board connections, (BGA), may come loose. This causes the VGA chipset to slightly lift up out of the motherboard connections. This can cause graphics problems. A special method is used to remelt the solder connections of the BGA, and the circuit board is put back in place. (Reflow)

Hopefully cleaning, and applying fresh new thermal paste to the Processor, and VGA chipset will solve your problem. Reflowing is usually done by the factory, although there are repair shops with the expertise, and correct machines. (Ka-Ching!) Most computer repair shops do not have the correct machines, nor the expertise.

REMEMBER!
All power removed from the laptop. AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Use an ESD wrist strap, connect the alligator clip to a good ground source. (Average cost is $3 to $8)
Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove, label the compartments for where the screws came out of.
There may be as a many as 60 screws, and 12 different types. Do NOT mix them up.
(You can use a clean egg container in a pinch. Label each egg holder)

Oct 26, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

1 Answer

Have to play with power cord for it to charge notebook when moved it stops


Hi;
The common fail on these is the power jack on the back of the laptop. Often the cost to fix this is around $150 or so, but sometimes the entire motherboard needs replaced too. It is worth checking out the AC Adapter first, as sometimes they cause this too, but most of the time it is a jack failure.

Nov 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6227 Notebook

1 Answer

My laptop wont charge of swith on toshiba laptop brand new


If you have another power charger try it. It can only be one of two things. Bad charger or bad battery. Most likely the battery will need replaced

Aug 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba laptop wont turn on


Hi, you must remove the battery pack and connect with just the power adapter, and tries to turn on the computer if it operates properly and the battery problem solved

May 05, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

1 Answer

Need repair manual for Toshiba P105-s6024 Laptop


Here is just what you ordered. Hope this helps. Just take your time and have patience. Not very hard. Good luck and have a good day.
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p105/take-apart-1.htm

Feb 10, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6024 Notebook

3 Answers

Toshiba A215 bios password


This is a known bug on some Toshiba lappies - and one of the reasons I updated my A215 BIOS 4 times in the last few months!

Not sure if this is what happened to you, but...

Applicable Models: Satellite A100-ST8211, A100-SP471, A100-ST1042, A100-ST1041, A105-S4001, A105-S4002, A105-S4004, A105-S4014, A105-S4051, A105-S4094, A105-S4144, A105-S4034, A105-S4054, A105-S4102, A105-S4124, A105-S4114, A105-S4132, A105-S4134, A105-S4064, A105-S4024, A105-S4211, A105-S4201, A105-S4092, A105-S4084, A105-S4184, A105-S4194, A105-S4174, A105-S4164, A105-S4154, A105-S4342, A105-S4284, A105-S4274, A105-S4254, A105-S4244, A105-S4214, A105-S4204, A105-S4104, A105-S4074, A105-S4547, A105-S4334, A105-S4304, A105-S4294, A105-S4364, A105-S4344, A105-S4021, A105-S4031, A105-S4012, A105-S4011, A105-S4397, A105-S4374, A105-S4384, A105-S4022, A110-ST1111, A130-ST1311, A130-ST1312, A130-ST1313, A135-S2246, A135-S2256, A135-S2266, A135-S4499, A135-S4498, A135-S4488, A135-S4478, A135-S4507, A135-S4487, A135-S4477, A135-S4467, A135-S4457, A135-S2396, A135-S2386, A135-S4637, A135-S4527, A135-S2356, A135-S2346, A135-S2336, A135-S2376, A135-S2326, A135-S4517, A135-S2306, A135-S4727, A135-S4677, A135-S4666, A135-S4656, A135-S2426, A135-S4447, A135-S4437, A135-S4427, A135-S4417, A135-S4407, A135-S2296, A135-S2286, A135-S2276, A200-ST2041, A200-ST2042, A205-S4617, A205-S4639, A205-S4618, A205-S4567, A205-S4577, A205-S4587, A205-S4597, A205-S4629, A205-S7459, A205-S7458, A205-S7456, A205-S7443, A205-S7442, A205-S4797, A205-S4787, A205-S4777, A205-S4707, A205-S7468, A205-S7466, A205-S7464, A205-S4607, A205-S4578, A205-S4557, A205-S4537, A205-S4638, L35-SP1011, L35-S2194, L35-S2174, L35-S2161, L35-S2316, L35-S2366, L35-S2206, L35-S2171, L35-S1054, L35-S2151, M200-ST2001, M200-ST2002, M205-S3207, M205-S3217, P100-ST7111, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST7211, P105-S921, P105-S6002, P105-S6014, P105-S6054, P105-S6034, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S6024, P105-S9312, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P200-ST2071, P205-S6297, P205-S6298, P205-S6247, P205-S6287, P205-S6257, P205-S6267, P205-S6237
Tecra A7-S712, A7-S612, A7-ST7711, A7-ST7712, A7-ST5112


Issue


The computer models listed above may display a "Password =" prompt when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has been set. If this happens, there is no password that will satisfy the password request. If the computer is turned off and back on again, it is very likely that the same password prompt will appear. The computer will be unusable until this problem is fixed.

If the problem has not happened yet, you can prevent it from happening in the future by upgrading the BIOS to the newest version.

The occurrence of this problem on any particular computer is unpredictable -- it may never happen, but it could happen any time that the computer is turned on. If this problem does occur, it will be necessary to send the computer to a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider, who will fix the problem at no charge to you.



Resolution


If this problem has not yet occurred on your computer, then click the following link to download and install BIOS version 1.40. This BIOS displays a power-on password prompt only when a power-on password has actually been set via the BIOS Setup program.

You may also browse for a newer version of the computer's BIOS at pcsupport.toshiba.com.

For more help, see Support Bulletin 98081213 Obtaining downloads and support docs from the Toshiba Support website.

If the problem has already occurred on your computer, then please make arrangements with a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider to have this problem fixed at no charge. To locate a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP), please visit Toshiba's Global ASP Locator at http://pcrepair.toshiba.com

BTW, I've heard that this only happens when you boot up on battery power.

Maybe you can confirm this...

Aug 13, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822 Laptop

3 Answers

Toshiba P105 S6104


Hi Ed;

This is issue has resolution as it has been published on Toshiba's Official Support Website. It seems you need to go to an Authorized Toshiba Center. They have a special tool to re-flash your BIOS and it will resolve the issue. I am adding the original text and link for the solution below

Good Luck

http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaSupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1827224xml&sliceId=&dialogID=24612375&stateId=1%200%2024610494



New BIOS fixes incorrect power-on password prompt Document ID: 98082329 Posted Date: 08/21/07 Last Updated: 08/21/07 Category: ACPI, BIOS, Password Distribution: Public Applicable Models: Satellite P100-ST7111, P100-ST7211, P100-ST9212, P100-ST9612, P100-ST9412, P100-ST1071, P100-ST9732, P100-ST1072, P100-ST9762, P100-ST9772, P100-ST9752, P100-ST9742, P100-ST9712, P100-ST9012, P105-S921, P105-S9312, P105-S6074, P105-S6034, P105-S6124, P105-S6114, P105-S6104, P105-S6102, P105-S9722, P105-S6062, P105-S6022, P105-S6084, P105-S6064, P105-S9339, P105-S9337, P105-S6227, P105-S6217, P105-S6158, P105-S6148, P105-S6207, P105-S6197, P105-S6187, P105-S6177, P105-S6167, P105-S6157, P105-S6147, P105-S6134, P105-S6024, P105-S6054, P105-S6014, P105-S6004, P105-S6012, P105-S6002, P105-S931 << hide Use of any software made available for download from this system constitutes your acceptance of the Export Control Terms and the terms in the Toshiba end-user license agreement both of which you can view before downloading any such software.
Issue

The computer models listed above may display a "Password =" prompt when the computer is turned on, even though no power-on password has been set. If this happens, there is no password that will satisfy the password request. If the computer is turned off and back on again, it is very likely that the same password prompt will appear. The computer will be unusable until this problem is fixed.
If the problem has not happened yet, you can prevent it from happening in the future by upgrading the BIOS to the newest version.
The occurrence of this problem on any particular computer is unpredictable -- it may never happen, but it could happen any time that the computer is turned on. If this problem does occur, it will be necessary to send the computer to a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider, who will fix the problem at no charge to you.
Resolution

If this problem has not yet occurred on your computer, then click the following link to download and install BIOS version 4.00. This BIOS displays a power-on password prompt only when a power-on password has actually been set via the BIOS Setup program.
You may also browse for a newer version of the computer's BIOS at pcsupport.toshiba.com.
For more help, see Support Bulletin 98081213 Obtaining downloads and support docs from the Toshiba Support website.
If the problem has already occurred on your computer, then please make arrangements with a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider to have this problem fixed at no charge. To locate a Toshiba Authorized Service Provider (ASP), please visit Toshiba's Global ASP Locator at http://pcrepair.toshiba.com.

Jan 11, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite P105-S6104 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

81 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...