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#1 tas562

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 11:01 PM

OKay, i have a serious issue. Last week I bought a new battery to see if this will solve the problem, but it didn't.
 
When i plugin the charger (when it's off) it'll CHARGE WHEN IT'S OFF,
 
But when it's plugged in and when i turn it on (the computer) the laptop stops charger once i get into the account (into the desktop mode)
 
I don't know why it'll do that..?
 
Before this problem has occurred, I was using the laptop for a good whole week, and all of a sudden, this happened.
I don't know what caused this...and i bought a new battery hoping it'll solve it.
 
I doubt it'll be the charger because why would the laptop work for a good week, but stop?
 
the laptop is old, it's about 4-5 years old.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:09 AM

When i plugin the charger (when it's off) it'll CHARGE WHEN IT'S OFF,

 

But when it's plugged in and when i turn it on (the computer) the laptop stops charger once i get into the account (into the desktop mode)

 

What you have posted doesn't make sense.  The laptop is charging when the power supply isn't  plugged in?  But doesn't charge when the power supply is plugged in?

 

What is the make and model of this laptop?

 

What is the make and model of the battery?


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:03 PM

 

When i plugin the charger (when it's off) it'll CHARGE WHEN IT'S OFF,

 

But when it's plugged in and when i turn it on (the computer) the laptop stops charger once i get into the account (into the desktop mode)

 

What you have posted doesn't make sense.  The laptop is charging when the power supply isn't  plugged in?  But doesn't charge when the power supply is plugged in?

 

What is the make and model of this laptop?

 

What is the make and model of the battery?

 

When the computer is off, it'll charge no problem, but when i turn it on, it doesn't charge. So i don't know why it'll do that. But before this happened, i was using the computer for a good week and this happened. So i figured it was the battery because it is old, so i bought one and that didn't solve the issue. 

 

Laptop is:

 

toshiba

 

satellite p205- s6347

 

 

 

battery

 

replacement ac adapter

 

mode: ST-C-707-19000342CT



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

So you bought a new battery and new  voltage adapter.

 

What is the make and model of the battery.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:55 AM

I had a problem with my Vista laptop the power icon said not charging. I have a car charger and that was the same so bother chargers couldn't have stopped working.

 

I Googled this and found that if you go into Device Manager and click on the Batteres + you will see Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. Just select it and press the Delete key to uninstall it. Then click on Scan for hardware changes and it will find it again and my laptop started charging again, this is a glitch of Vista.

 

I have posted this before on here.


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

I've tried that, but i rebooted the machine. Btw, sorry that i'm lagging to provide you the info dc3. I'll reply with the info in a bit.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:30 PM

Update: battery info:

 

rechargeable battery

type: PA3536U-1BRS/PA3537U-1BAS

FOR: P200/P205-X200-203-L350-L350D SERIES

RATING: 10.8V    4400MAH (48WHR)



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

That adater is not listed as being compatible with your Toshiba, you can check the list at the bottom of the page here.  The correct adapter is rated at 4.74A, the one you purchased is rated at 3.42A. This could be enough of a difference to pose problems like what you are experiencing. 


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:38 PM

hm, ok, but why would the charger work for a good week and stop?



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

hm, ok, but why would the charger work for a good week and stop?

 

Maybe it made its time and decided to stop working now.

 

How can you be sure when something will stop working.

 

You can use something hardcore and still works afterwards or you may simply use it a few times and it breaks :/

 

At least this is my opinion - you cannot always explain why something stopped working.

 

Also as you said its 4-5 years old



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

hm, ok, but why would the charger work for a good week and stop?

 

 

The reason that it worked for that period of time is because it took that long for the lack of sufficient current to cause it to fail.  One of the byproducts of insufficient current is overheating.  It can generate enough heat to melt the power cord.  This could even damage the voltage regulatory circuitry inside the laptop.

 

Current is expressed in Amperes, or more commonly amps.  The sysbol for Amperes is A, hence the 4.74A current rating.  You can't use a power adapter which doesn't meet the suggested current rating, but you can use one which exceeds the suggested current rating.

 

The power adapter you purchased isn't listed in the link I provided you with previously.  You need to make sure that it is compatible with your laptop.

 

 

 

 

 
 


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:25 PM

 

hm, ok, but why would the charger work for a good week and stop?

 

 

The reason that it worked for that period of time is because it took that long for the lack of sufficient current to cause it to fail.  One of the byproducts of insufficient current is overheating.  It can generate enough heat to melt the power cord.  This could even damage the voltage regulatory circuitry inside the laptop.

 

Current is expressed in Amperes, or more commonly amps.  The sysbol for Amperes is A, hence the 4.74A current rating.  You can't use a power adapter which doesn't meet the suggested current rating, but you can use one which exceeds the suggested current rating.

 

The power adapter you purchased isn't listed in the link I provided you with previously.  You need to make sure that it is compatible with your laptop.

 

 

 

 

 
Thanks, I'll buy one asap.

 



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

For what its worth I would never use anything but the manufacturers AC adapter and Batteries in a laptop.

I've seen problems form cheapo generic low priced versions.

Problems such as not charging to damaging the Laptop or battery. I've also seen problems caused by cheap batteries.

There is a reason the makers parts cost more.

 

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