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Computer won't start

I have a Toshiba R15 notebook that recently was working fine, but went into standby mode and now will not restart. I have disconnected the AC power cord and the battery and then got it to start once, but it lasted about 15 minutes on battery power before it quit. Now the only thing I get is the AC power light keeps flashing wether I am on battery or AC power. I have tried everything I can think of, but there is no change. I suspect a problem with either the AC adapter or the battery, but I am uncertain. Any suggestions?

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  • Ed Wardell May 07, 2008

    It does not boot when plugged in to AC or battery only either. The battery does not appear to be charging, from what I can tell. The normal indicators that should be on are all out.

  • Ed Wardell May 07, 2008

    I tried everything you suggested, with no result. Even with no RAM in the system, there is no response. It is still not booting.

  • clarelunnon Dec 10, 2008

    same problem

  • Richard Hernandez May 11, 2010

    Remove the battery and turn it on with only the AC adapter plugged in. If it does the same thing, then it may be a problem on the notebook itself.

    Does it charge when plugged in?

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Try this; Disconnect from the AC outlet rmove the dc plug from the jack. Remove the Battery and wait for 5 mins and plug in the AC-DC adaptor without the battery. If the Laptop runs, then wait for the Windows to totally boot up and while running try to put back the battery and observe if it still charges. If it still won't boot up repeat the procedure and before connecting the power remove the memory modules first and install 1 memory at a time. Also, if you can find your way to where the CMOS Battery is, I suggest disconnect it for about 10 to 15 mins. while Battery, memory, AC source are also disconnected.

Hope this helps.

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My problem is that the light keeps flashing where there is a power cord underneath and i don't know what that means i tryed plugging it in different outlets and its still not doing nothing .. and i don't know what that menas could you tell me

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