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toshiba satellite A15 problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wrestler521, Oct 24, 2005.

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  1. wrestler521

    wrestler521 Thread Starter

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    I recently bought a Toshiba A15 Satelite notebook. It was working fine for the first two hours, and then it completely shut down. The only activity I could get out of it was a blinking AC adapter light. It only works again after a long period without being plugged it, but then it randomly shuts down again. can some1 please help me??? this laptop has crucial files that i need. thanks!

    -AE-
     
  2. Flrman1

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    Hi wrestler521

    Welcome to TSG! :)

    I have moved your thread to the Hardware forum.
     
  3. bonk

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    Make sure the power supply is getting power from the wall plug....check that the connecter is seated correctly.....is the battery charged and if so will it run from that.
     
  4. wrestler521

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    yes the ac adapter is plugged in and the plug is well into the wall. But, the battery actualyl does not work. It stopped working awhile ago. If im lucky enough to even turn it on,. it is with the ac adapter plugged in
     
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    I would say that maybe a problem with power supply but as you say you just bought it then it still has a warranty the take it back....as there is something wrong with it.
     
  6. ~Candy~

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    Is it overheating?

    And as mentioned above, if you just bought it, return it.
     
  7. wrestler521

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    bought it used hahaha
     
  8. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy folks...

    wrestler521...

    So if I'm reading this right, it will work after a while of being un plugged ?

    And the battery doesn't work ?

    Hmmm...

    If it were mine I'd try it without the battery connected ( remove it ) and try it only on the AC adapter, the battery may be over heating...

    JMO...
     
  9. wrestler521

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    thanks yes iver tried that. So today i found someone with the same model type as mine, and his batter worked on my laptop. So i gave him my battery to chrage up. Any new ideas? thanks for ure help
     
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    If, when he charges your battery, and it still won't work in either computer, it's time to replace the battery. They don't last forever...sometimes they die sooner.....than later.....
     
  11. wrestler521

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    ya i know. I think i might need to change the internal power supply for the laptop if it works with the battery in and the ac adapter messes it up what do you guys think
     
  12. ~Candy~

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    In any event, get your crucial files off while you have a chance ;)
     
  13. wrestler521

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    yup im in the process as soon as that guy gives me bak my battery tomorow
     
  14. Jedi_Master

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    So how is it working with the other battery ???

    Don't know how to explain this properly, but laptops don't have an "internal power supply" per say, the adapter is the power supply, the laptop has a more or less, a power distribution board/circuit that cuts the voltage to the +12, -12, +5, -5, voltage needs for the motherboard...
     
  15. Jedi_Master

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    Man...I must have had a brain fart ( or it could mean I'm getting senile here after all I'm 42 ), if I miss my guess the blinking AC adapter light is a bad adapter ( I know for a fact it is this way on a Dell adapter )...
     
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