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No power from battery or AC adapter on Laptop

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  1. abbottl2003

    abbottl2003 Thread Starter

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    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (circa 2003). I know my laptop battery has been drained for a while and I was almost solely relying on the AC adapter's juice to power my machine. Recently, I lost all power to the laptop. I thought perhaps my battery had finally had it so I bought a new battery. Well, then I couldn't charge my battery, so I bought a new AC adapter. I still have no juice. It looks like the AC adapter is working (the light is on it to show it's getting power) but it's not transferring that power to the machine.

    I think it may be a bad connection between the adapter plug and the laptop. I don't know how involved of a fix this is. :confused:

    Any suggestions on what type of fix might be needed? Is it better to just scrap this laptop and get a new one? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Megabite

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    Could be the power jack that is attached to the motherboard has gone faulty.

    To fix that if it is that the board would have to be taken out in most cases........depending on how old the laptop is and what it is worth would determine whether its worth it.
     
  3. abbottl2003

    abbottl2003 Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your quick reply. I was worried that it had something to do with the motherboard.
     
  4. Megabite

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    I had a Toshiba Satellite and had to have the motherboard replaced but it was under warranty so I was lucky.....if it is 2003 then my guess is it wouldn't be worth repairing...shame after you got the battery and powersupply.

    If you have someone handy with a soldering it could be that the power jack has broken loose and needs resoldering...but you would still have to take it all apart to get to it.

    Here's a site may help
    http://www.irisvista.com/tech/
     
  5. Megabite

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    here's a picture of the power jack
     

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