Question about Toshiba Satellite A45-S250 Notebook
Today I was on laptop and everything was fine. I went outside in plugged charger into outside outlet and now it doesn't charge. It doesn't show its green light and it has a beeping noise.
First try starting the machine without the battery, only the charger, Then check the charger with an ohm meter to see if it's working properly. The out put readings are listed on the charger. In case of a surge, the charger is designed to go out first before damaging the system. However, this is not always the case. If the charger checks good, then you should take it in for a professional diagnostic because the problem may be with the power management system on the motherboard. One thing to keep in mind for future reference is when moving to a different location with your laptop, when unplugging the charger, always unplug the charger from the laptop before unplugging from the wall socket, and when plugging in, always plug the charger into the wall socket before plugging into the laptop. This will keep from surging your system.
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
I have the same problem, the cause was that my puppy used to chew on cord. you have to see if something happened to the cord. if yes,
you could get the thing to work by twisting the wire a lot and clearing the short. or
you could the cord and separate the three layers of wire inside then use duck tape.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
If you charger is beeping that means it's shorted. It's a swiching powersupply and when they get overloaded the inductivities inside the circuit can start to vibrate and emit a sound. Don't plug this charger in anymore. It's best to get a replacement from a third party Laptop Shop.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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There is high possibility that your adapter is stuffed. Dell have built in a recognition circuitry
into the 65w adapters and when that goes, the system will no longer recognize
it as a 65w adapter even though it is still putting out 65w. The system then
shuts off the battery recharge circuit and to make matters worse it won't even
charge the battery when the computer is off. It also
speedsteps the processor down to half its speed so everything runs slower. Only
option is to stick with a slow computer that can't be used on batteries or buy
another ac adapter.
you do not want to pay $80 for a original adapter directly from dell,
there is an alternative choice to get an 3rd party charger, check this
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According to your problem, this may occurs for either the
battery of your laptop or the charger is faulty. First check electric outlet where
you have plugged your laptop charger is OK. Then check the power cord. If
everything OK then you have to change the battery.
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