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#1 ruphus

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 02:57 PM

I am trying to help out friend with an older lap top (Toshiba Satellite 1415 S173).

I reformatted it with XP SP3,and therefore lost the original drivers.
Laptop runs fine but doesn't seem to take a charge (new battery), and there is no battery indicator for me to check the status of battery or to see if it actually charging. I tried to install drivers from Toshiba but they are not compatible with SP3 (SP2 only).

My questions are:

1. Could the missing drivers be an issue with charging.
2. Would the A/C not charge the battery even though it is powering up the laptop?

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#2 Swordie

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:56 PM

Depending on the age of the laptop, his battery might actually be dead. Some laptops can operate without a battery but run on straight AC current. Did you say this battery was new, or was it the original one?
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#3 ruphus

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:39 AM

New Battery

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:11 AM

personally speaking, it would be the second possibility

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:34 PM

We have had a problem with 2 separate laptop AC cables where the wire responsible for charging the bettery broke right at the flexible part where it connects to the laptop. I removed the insulation, soldered and spliced the 2 wires inside, and it solved the problem.

I would suggest just replacing the cable if possible, rather than committing surgery on it. :thumbsup:

Good luck!
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:09 AM

I would try a new battery and a new power supply.. if found one at impactcomputers
http://www.impactcomputers.com/pa3107u-1brs-gn-rb.html

and one on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Notebook-Battery-T...8#ht_3554wt_995

to bad you have to buy to try




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