Toshiba laptop powers off when unplugged; wont boot

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killrNstinx

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I have a Toshiba laptop from 2015. My current state is when unplugged its like a brick. no lights, nothing. when i plug it in, it turns on as normal, but fails to boot, getting stuck at the screen that says toshiba. I use this laptop daily, never had any problems with it. i tried to unplug, take battery out, press power button for 30 seconds, yadayada the residual power thing, with no luck. tried system restore as i thot it to maybe be software at first, but now i think it may be a power circut, but im no expert. 2 other important points, i downloaded from frostwire earlier in the day, and also when i noticed it not charging upon inspection of the power cord, noticed my tiny dog made one small bite on the power side of the cord, exposing the copper wire just a tiny bit. I dont know if that was done by the dog at that moment when it started to not work, or if it was there for some time maybe weeks.. any further help would be much appreciated. thanks
 

plodr

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You need to get a new power cord/adapter. Copper wires exposed - not good.
 

OverTallman

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You need to get a new power cord/adapter. Copper wires exposed - not good.
On the other hand if you're adventurous you can try fixing the cord, there are many approaches:
  1. Replace the whole cord
  2. Use heat shrink tube to cover exposed wires
  3. Cut away and re-solder the cables
I went with the last approach when I fixed a Dell power adapter as the damage is near the brick.
 

DeskRoll

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Do I get it that it boots up okay when the battery is in? And when there's no battery, it gets stuck at Toshiba screen, right?
 

plodr

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If there is no display ever then the video chip has died. Since the chip can't be replaced in a laptop, you have 3 choices:
1. buy another laptop
2. buy a new motherboard with a working video chip that is the exact match for your laptop and replace the current motherboard
3. Send the laptop away to have the video chip desoldered and a new chip soldered in its place.

Option 1 is probably the cheapest. You could sell the broken video laptop and someone might buy it for parts like: RAM, keyboard, hard drive, optical drive and screen.
 
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I have a dell inspiron n4110 now..the isue its have a display but only a color blue display but not a blue screen error..when i turn on the unit..automatic blue display,,,but not have any imge at all,,even i try to acces in bios mode...cannot access.what can i do,,,help me for this....
 

plodr

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ronjvamine, you really need to start your own thread.

This thread deals with a Toshiba that powers off when unplugged.. You jump in with a dell Inspiron with screen issues! That is not related to the original post.
 
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