Question about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
I own a laptop computer, Toshiba Satellite A105-S1013 System
Unit. I experienced a complete power failure while watching a DVD movie around
1 hour into the movie. My laptop was plugged into the AC adapter at the time
because the battery was holding a charge for less than 30 minutes. My laptop is
almost 2 years old so I assumed that the battery was just almost worn out. It
was only while reading forum posts in an effort to determine the potential
cause of my current power failure that I realized a BIOS upgrade is available
on the Toshiba website that may have potentially fixed the battery problem.
Could that have something to do with the power failure? Anyway, I am sure that
my AC adapter is working properly because I took it to the shop and they tested
it. I read that some Toshiba Satellites have had problems with the power
connectors losing their contact with the motherboard (MB) via worn solder
connections. I took my laptop apart to see if this might be the problem. The
power connector on my laptop is fitted in a slot on the back of the laptop case
and connected to the MB via a small power cord that is plugged into the MB.
Upon a visual inspection this connection seemed okay. I did not disconnect it
to examine it further. Should I disconnect it and clean the contacts and try
reconnecting it? Should I then solder it? Should I purchase a new power
connector and try replacing the original one? When the laptop is plugged into
the AC adapter no power indicator lights come on. I have tried this with the
battery in and with the battery removed. As suggested in a previous post, I
have also removed the battery and disconnected the laptop from the AC adapter,
pressed the power button for 20 seconds, plugged the laptop back in to the AC
adapter and then tried to turn it on again – with no result and still no power
indicator light coming on. Could my problem be a RAM chip that has gone bad?
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Try looking at the DC input. My brother's 1st laptop had that same problem. All we need to do is solder it. Remember-1st dc connection, not the one on the MB.
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
hope this helps
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