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#1 Pawn3d

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 05:38 AM

My Toshiba Satellite 205 has no power and wont start up. One guy said it was the jack, and another guy said it was the battery... But if I hold my power supply up to my ear, I can hear it beeping about as fast as a heartbeat. Is that why it wont start up, or unrelated?


Unless somebody tells me otherwise, I'm going to replace it with this generic one.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:18 AM

Have you tried the laptop with just the battery on its own and then just the power cabe on its own? this might isolate the problem, also try and borrow another power cable or them universal adaptors that are available.

Would be my first checks. - Members will need more info to go on aswell.

Any damage to the laptop or cable? what happened just before the laptop stop powering up ? changes, dropped, power surge etc
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:29 PM

Is there a local repair shop nearby or do you know anyone with a voltmeter who can check the power supply? That would be the most definite way to check. I've never heard of an audible alarm on a power supply, but who knows?
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:52 PM

Is there a local repair shop nearby or do you know anyone with a voltmeter who can check the power supply? That would be the most definite way to check. I've never heard of an audible alarm on a power supply, but who knows?

i have an ohmmeter, how do i check it?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:33 PM

Set the dial to read DC volts. I don't know what you have, the range should be between from 12 to 50vdc or so. Plug in the adapter and put one lead inside the middle of the plug and touch the inner surface and the other probe on the outer metal surface
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