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Toshiba A100 Power problems

Hi there,

I am wondering if someone could point me in the right direction with regard to fixing my computer!

I am having power issues with my toshiba A100 laptop computer which i purchased in europe 2 years ago. When the battery is run down completely the computer will not run / start at all when plugged into the wall. It shows a light saying that the battery is charging yet the DC in light does not show. The laptop needs to charge for at least 1-2 hours before i can turn it on. Pushing the power button for the computer also turns on / off the charge light sometimes. I cannot use the computer at all until the battery light shows fully charged even though it is plugged into the wall. The power outlet is fine.

I also have some other issues. Firstly the computer often does not like to rename folders - says they are in use but they are not. Secondly i am having issues with toshiba recordnow cd / dvd burning program. i can open the program up but when i close it it will not open until i log off and log back on. Thirdly my computer no longer likes my sony digital camera memory cards if put directlt into the laptop - it says that they may be harmful and will not access them.

Thanks for reading!

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  • shona77 May 05, 2008

    ps. my laptop does not turn on at all when the battery is removed and the laptop plugged into the wall.

    pps. my laptop model is Satellite A100 - 163 , model number PSAA9E



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Here are few laptop troubleshooting guide to troubeshoot ur laptop. it has one post about power problem of laptop.
I hope this laptop troubleshooting help to solve ur problem. or chekc ur laptop with another working battry or try to start laptop to without battery. and chekc ur power cable for charging is working or not

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I've the same prob.
have u solved it? tell me how plz

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