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My toshiba laptop keeps shutting down only when plugged in to the a/c i have a 305-6853. no overheating works fine if running of the battery alone

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This is most likely issue with power cord or on the laptop where you plug it in. Try to separate the cord at adapter and just plug it in without being pluged in to power and see does it create short and shut down your laptop and if not it is possible it is not sending right voltage to the laptop it self. Try a different cord if you have one. Good luck

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