Our AC adapter broke about 6 months and we bought a new one, and now are computer wont turn on, we can charge the battery but when we try to even turn in on the plug in icon thing starts to blink orange, any ideas? Email me at [email protected] Thanks
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Re: Turning on problems
Plug ac in...turn on pc...wait for boot then press and hold power switch(on pc)down until you hear shut down .restart.
if no luck remove battery and do the same precedure(without battery )
if/when pc startup and is in windows replace battery anytime.
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i thibk the charger head went out thats what happend to my gateway just cut the part of the charger that goes into the computer (if its not the prob u can fix it back later) cut it open and see if any of the wire has broke off if so use a soutering iron (i dont know how to sourtering)
and some souter and souter it back on thats the best i can help
ps i done this to my gateway labtop and it worked fine
As per your asking that question the conclussion is there is an problem with battrey not on mother borad either problem is in Adpter connector please check out that adpter conncetor or else in the power connector in your computer iam telling you that there is an no problem in mother borad 100% suerly i tell you,
Is the power source a 15v 5a or a 15v 8A? You more than likely have a Dead system board. The blinking amber AC power led usually means a power failure due to improper voltage or amperage. More than likely caused by a 3rd party (non-Toshiba) adapter.
Hello All; I used to have these same problems. I replace my BIOS battery, which I know was dead, because all settings get reset when I unplug the power and remove main battery. You might not have to replace it if its still good. Back to the main battery problem, You have a good change of solving this by going into BIOS, and under Tools there is a Battery Calibration option. Do the calibration for the main battery and-or other optional batteries attach and it will most likely solve the problems. This calibration process will take a long time; 1-charge, 2-discharge, 3-recharge, so leave it over night or however.
There was a mention of updating BIOS. This could solve the problem too, because BIOS controls the charging unit. Also, make sure you have Compaq Power Management install on your OS, (download at hp.com).
One note: it will not charge if the battery is about 93% or higher. 93 is not exact, but close to 90%. so test by discharging to below 90% and it will start charging again.
If anyone tries this, leave a post of your success or failure.