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Laptop Completely Dead


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#1 Briareus

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:07 PM

I own a Toshiba Satellite p105, and have never really had too much of an issue with it before now. However, suddenly the laptop won't charge at all, and the power light won't even turn on to show the adapter is plugged in. I've checked to make sure the plug ins and all that are good, they are. I've also got a volotmeter and I've checked the adapter for voltage, and it is dead on. I've even gone so far as to plug it in, remove the battery, and check the voltage of the battery plug-in area, and it is receiving power.

Still, the light won't even turn on. I know that the battery is likely near the end of its life, but I've tried running it without it (which is possible, right?) and still nothing. I'm not sure what else to do, so any help at all would be appreciated.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:01 AM

The DC power jack that the power adapter plugs into could be loose or bad-Most probable
Highly unlikely but possible could be the lid switch
I just finished working on a Dell laptop. Nothing indicated a bad CMOS battery, but once I replaced it, everything worked
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#3 Briareus

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:56 PM

So do I need to buy a new adapter, then? Or, you mean the piece that is actually in the laptop, that you plug the adapter into? It does wiggle some, and I wondered if that could be the problem or not. Are they typically hard to replace or find?

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:53 PM

you mean the piece that is actually in the laptop, that you plug the adapter into?


Yes, Easy and cheap enough to find. A real bear to install unless you're highly skilled at soldering and have the proper tools
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 10:29 PM

Thanks a lot for the help, I'll be trying that soon. :thumbsup:




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