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Battery not charging...

This morning  was using my less than two year old Toshiba A205-s4617 (it may be even less than one year old) and the battery stopped charging even though it was plugged in.  I tried unplugging and replugging in and finally I got it to charge a little.  Then it stopped at about 32%.  I tried taking out the battery and putting it back in, I tried re-booting. The ac plug is in and it shows it is charging, but the battery life never moves off 33%.  I had another Toshiba laptop that actually quit charging due to the pin breaking (coming loose) inside after about two years of use.  I am told the motherboard would have to be replaced to fix this issue.  Is this what is happening with this laptop?  It gets very hot, but does not shut down in the middle of operating like my old one did. 
Do I have a bad battery, bad cord or bad dc jack?

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  • johns484 Oct 07, 2008

    my battery stopped charging completely after about a yr of use. First, it was charging my computer sporadically and then it stopped charging it completely?

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My impression is that you might have a defective cord if you still have your old adapter and has the same power specification try this first.

If the battery is hot and does not charge you might have a defective battery . Better have it checked at the service center before buying a brand new battery

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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