Question about Toshiba Satellite A75-S226 Notebook

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Losses charge really fast

Ok I have a Toshiba Satellite A75.

I'm trying to use the Recover disc I have for it.

But the Laptop turns off before it gets done with the recover.

I have it plugged into the wall, and I'm sure the battery isn't good, because before I tried to recover it the battery would not hold a charge for very long.

I'm just wondering if plugged into the wall shouldn't the Laptop hold a charge?

Maybe a Bios Update would work? It's Version 1.10 at the moment.

If it is the bios, whats the best way to update it?
The laptop won't go past Bios because it can't finish the recover though.

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  • Anita Blow May 18, 2008

    Ya i did the bios, did not help.

    I always thought even with a bad battery the laptop will stay charged with cable plugged in i guess i was wrong.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    my toshiba a75-226 keeps ******** down on turn on. pls help

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The computer should work, long enough until recovery completes and BIOS updated, with mains power plugged in, and the battery may need to be replaced.

Posted on May 17, 2008

  • Aabi Sal May 19, 2008

    Use laptop with ac mains only until faulty main battery replaced.

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Recovery disks are model-specific, mainly because they have different devices and drivers. Setup drivers are downloadable, and copied to a CD at an Internet cafe.

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