Hello. For about the last three months, the power cord on my laptop had to be in the exact right spot to supply power to my laptop. Here recently it seems to have shorted out completely because no matter which way the cord is put it doesn't work. I know the power cord works because it will charge my sister's laptop but not mine. So I'm down to the actual AC port. I'm sure I have to replace it but does anyone on here know if it CAN be replaced and a ballpark figure to get it fixed. I need it for school. Any help would be great. Thanks!
That definatly sounds like you need to replace the jack for sure....I have fixed two toshiba's with the same problem myself. To get it done in the store you are probably looking at $150-300. Least that is what it was here. So i decided to buy the part i needed off ebay, take the laptops apart and resolder the jack on.
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Trying different cords was one of the right things to try, but what are you plugging the cord into? Many laptops don't supply enough current to charge this device. You need a charger that can supply around 2 amps. Many wall plug-in power supplies ar also too low of an output to fully charge your tablet.
If you are sure that your power supply puts out 2 amps (or more) then it's my sad duty to tell you that the battery likely bit the dust. These are cheaply maid in China with the lowest quality parts, and it's all too common for then to die after just a short time.
Like I said, Try a different power supply, and f it's not that.... I am sorry.
You Power Cord must be bad. If you cannot get on the laptop by using just the power cord, then the power cord is bad and needs to be replaced. Also it sounds like you've been operating off your battery since the power cord is bad, but now the battery is dead because the bad power cord was not charging it.
Get a new AC Adapter and Power Cord. Or it could be that the pin where you plug the power cord into the table is damaged or broken.
Toshiba Satellite R15-S822 Tablet: Battery is charged and operational power supply (charging light is on) is plugged into power port on back side of laptop: Problem is sliding "power on" switch does not start laptop - no sign of any electrical activity...
1) Remove battery and power cord 2) press power button several times 3) Whack laptop on the bottom center 2 or 3 good times with the palm of your hand 4) Replace battery and plug 5) Power it up (may have to hold the power button several seconds)
When the Batt is inserted and you are on AC power do you have a lit charge light? It's the one in the center of the three at the lower right when you are in landscape mode.
If your batt is at "end of mission" (**** up) then it's ability to hold and take a charge may be very limited. Calibrating the batt might help. You will need the toaster style charger.
If this is the issue, then the charge light may only stay on for a few seconds at a time when you first attach AC power, so be watching.
I could recommend a new batt (e-bay) if thats your only trouble. Nothing lasts forever. I'm in Missouri and will calibrate your batt if you want to mark it and ship it. Let me know.
A very common laptop problem, but not always easy to rectify. Usually, the smallish receiver portion is fastened onto the mobo which means a total or near-total disassembly of the laptop. The part is rather inexpensive, but the labor to change it is not.
Based on your post/description that it was not the laptop that was dropped and that all the connections are snugly fitted to where they should be, the dropping of the moused caused the laptop to be dead, then it is likely that the +5VDC of the mouse cable has shorted to the ground wire. The short is reflected towards inside the motherboard of your laptop. This +5VDC is common to all the USB ports, PS2 ports, and many other parts of the laptop. The short would open up a fuse somewhere inside.
I can only surmise that the power supply is involved. You may need to check that the powersupply/AC adaptor (if present) is giving juice to your laptop with the use of a VOM, since as I understand it, simply plugging in your laptop to the mains would lit an indicator that ACpower is available.
Normally a surface mounted fuse is on the motherboard right after the jack where the AC adaptor plug comes in and right before a reverse protection diode.
If you are uncomfortable opening your unit and would not be in a position to do component level repair, you are probably better off seeking the services of a qualified service professional.
Hope this give you and idea. Good luck and kind regards.
1. Unplug Ac power cord and take out the battery 2. Press and hold power buton for 25 secs (yes without cord and battery)
Desktops: 1. Unplug Ac power cord 2. Press and hold power buton for 25 secs (yes without cord and battery)