My Toshiba laptop is just over a year old now.
It works fine except for the fact that I CANNOT unplug the AC power or the battery dies within moments. The second the power is unplugged the warning display pops up in the taskbar saying "LOW battery. Please switch to outlet power immediately."
What could be the problem? I am getting tired of being attached to the power cord constantly.
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The battery might be dead. Batteries only have a useful life and after that they have to be replaced.
your laptop work ok off the AC Adapter Power Cord? If so, your battery
is dead and your power cord is good. If the laptop does not work off
the Power Cord then either your Power Cord is bad or the DC Power Jack
where the power cord plugs into the laptop is bad. In either case a
good battery will not charge if the power cord or the DC Jack is bad.
Check your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs
into the compute. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the
jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to
take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the
motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
Toshiba had issued a bulletin and a BIOS upgrade (version 2.0) to address the battery not charging/working issue (it's a bug in the system is what it is). Make sure that's done before contemplating any hardware changes or repairs.
Get sure the memories are good. then try reseting the BIOS by removing the BIOS batery, let it out for 5 minutes and place it again. Though you have to disassembly almost the whole laptop. If dont, chek the other "pheripheral" devices, HDD, DVD, and another (If)
The battery Appears Ok But It Most Likely Either has A Memory Charge With No Current. Or Its Just been Charged Since Birth And Never Used On battery At All. This Will Kill A Battery In 2 Years. If They Are Allowed To Discharge Before Allways keeping The Plug In The Bateries Would last Around 5 years or More. It Sounds Like The Battery Is Old. If You Could Reverse Charge It For A Second You May Be Able To get More Life Out Of It. But if You Don't Know What Your Are Doing The Battery Could Explode. Don't Try ,It If Have never Performed This Task Before. You can Get Batteries On Ebay Really Cheap Compared To the Stores. Hope This Helps
Take the Battery Out, unplug the power while its unplugged and battery released press and hold the power button about 7 seconds and put back the battery and the power cord turn it on. If still issue persists check the power connection and the actual outlet if it has connectivity problem. and last solution will be replacing the AC Adaptor (After ensure that DC input jack is not damaged)