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Toshiba satellite a205-S5853 shuts down automatically at random times

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#1 shashman


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

This laptop is running windows 7.  It shuts down randomly , sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes a couple of hours.  I thought it was overheating, but then I can turn it on right after it shuts down so its probably not overheating.  Turns out whenever the power adapter is plugged in this happens, and when I run it only on batttery it runs fine.  So why does it act like this with the power adapter plugged in?  I did use another power adapter earlier like about two months ago that was for a different brae 

nd of laptop.  The voltage rating on that adapter was the same as what is listd on this laptop but the current rating was lower, could that havdone some damage?


And how can I fix this



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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:44 AM



This is a well known issue of some of the old Toshiba laptops including your model. This issue is caused by NEC/TOKIN OE128 ​chip capacitor used to filter the CPU core voltage. I suggest you to approach a laptop chip level repair firm to fix the issue. Here is a couple of links which is explaining the issue. Don't try to fix it yourself unless you know SMD electronics very well.





Edited by Anshad Edavana, 14 May 2013 - 04:44 AM.

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