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My toshiba satellite m60 (6 years old) wont charge up...the lights dont appear. I have bought a new replacement battery pack, but it still wont charge and the lights still refuse to light up. Is there any way to fix this problem myself eg: buy new (replacement) parts or do I need to take it in for repair (which is expensive) or is my laptop just old and cannot be used anymore?

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First, you need to make sure it is not a power supply problem. Please follow the diagnostic tests explained in this article:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6395191-troubleshooting_laptop_power_failures_ac

Once you made sure it is not a power supply problem, perform the next batch of diagnostics tests outlined in this article:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6416948-troubleshooting_laptop_power_failures

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