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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From what you describe and assuming the new battery was "new", I'd say you have an internal short which is draining the battery over a short period of time. I'd also investigate the accuracy of the battery charge indicator. Download this free utility which will give you a more accurate picture of your battery: http://www.mioplanet.com/products/batterymeter/
I'm assuming you gave the battery a "commissioning charge" when you bought and used it? If not, this is something you should do with all new LI batteries. This bit is reproduced from a website that sells batteries for the Toshiba satellite series:
"2. The new Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack needs to be circled
(fully discharged and recharged) three to five times to reach its
3. Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery will undergo
self-discharging when left unused for a long period of time. Thus, it
should always be stored in a fully charged state and kept in a cool, dry
and clean place.
4. It is normal if the new Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery
gets warm when being charged or used. However, please pay special
attention if the battery pack becomes excessively hot. This may indicate
there is a problem with the charging circuit of the electronic device.
Please consult a qualified technician if necessary.
5. To maintain the optimum performance of Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack, it is highly recommended to circle (fully discharging and recharging) it at least once a month.
6. New batteries are hard to be charged. Sometimes, your
electronic device may indicate a fully charged condition about 10 to 15
minutes when Toshiba Satellite a205-s4777 battery pack is being charged
for the first time. When this happens, remove the battery pack and let
it cool down for about 10 to 15 minutes then repeat the charging
procedure. Sometimes, the new Satellite a205-s4777 battery will
suddenly refuse to be charged. If this happens, a suggested solution is
trying to remove the battery from the device and insert it again. "
Most laptop battery can be normal used in 400-500 charge and discharge cycles,
in another word, a laptop battery should be normal in 2 year. maybe your laptop battery is dead.... you should buy a new one. here is the replacement toshiba laptop battery online shop for you to consider to buy one there:) toshiba laptop battery
First check wheather battery is dead . Charge it completely and also check the lights while charging.
If you think its battery issue try the following remove the battery and then press the power on button, it help release and electricity left then place the batter back . and Power it on.
If the lights just blink then...press and hold the battery button for force a shut down then power it back on.
First, check your power supply (the adapter). Is it putting out the required voltage to charge the battery? If not, then you might have a dead battery and no way to charge it. If the power supply is working and when you turn on the computer you get no lights, then you're probably looking at a new motherboard. If you get startup lights and hear the fan, then it's getting power and you might have a video problem. But it sounds like, from what you wrote, there is no activity at all when you try to start it. That would be the power circuit on the motherboard, most likely.