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Toshiba laptop charger suddenly not working?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pollenewe, Feb 23, 2014.

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  1. pollenewe

    pollenewe Thread Starter

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    I've had this laptop and charger for about 5 or 6 months, and just now the charger suddenly stopped working without previously showing signs of failing. I unplugged it for a while so I could move around, but when it started dying and I plugged it back in it just didn't charge.
    I tried plugging it in a different outlet, and that didn't fix anything.
    I also tried plugging a toshiba charger from one of our other laptops into it, and that DID work, so I don't think it's the laptop/batter itself that's the problem.
    I'd really like to not have to buy a new charger, is there any way I might be able to fix it or something I might be missing or forgetting? ):
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
    2. What please have you tried up to now
    for instance - fuse in plug




    I am signing off I saw you were on the topic and watching, so I waited for a reply from my first response above BUT I have to go now it is 0122 in UK-


    if the laptop was new some 5/6 months ago and the charger is from what you say the original the best answer is to invoke a warrantry claim
    Without a multimeter and therefore the means of testing if there is a DC output you are not going very far


    Does the unit have any led indicator on it - is it lit
    These power units are usually not repairable without specialist knowledge and even then unless it happens to be an internal component that can be readily purchased and indeed inserted - it is a non starter
    Additionally most of them are sealed cases any way and you cannot get in without breaking the case seal


    That of course would most certainly invalidate the warrantry


    The unit will indicate the polarity of the female jack
     
  3. pollenewe

    pollenewe Thread Starter

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    Thank you :)
    All I've tried is using a different outlet and a different cord
    I've also unplugged and replugged everything a couple times
    And I tried using each half of the not-working charger with the other half of the working one, and for the not-working one the part that plugged into the wall worked fine, while the part that has the box and plugs into the computer didn't work.
    If that makes sense?

    And sorry, I had the page up while I was doing other stuff.
    Oh, and it isn't completely new, it says it was factory reconditioned.
    The charger doesn't have any lights. \:
     
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Is it a Toshiba marked unit
    Cheapo ones are notorious for failing
    Not only that but some people do not realise that the cheapo ones can fail not completely but to deliver way over 12 volts to the computer in which case it is sometimes - bye bye motherboard


    Unless it is covered by some warrantry on the purchase
    Buy a good quality one
    I think I can assure you there is no repair that is viable


    One of the sure signs of failure is a unusual smell from the unit - even when not connected
     
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