(This is my first time posting to this forum, so hopefully this is in the right place...)
I can't post the computer's specs just yet, since getting it to stay on long enough is a huge struggle at this point. Will update when I can.
After turning on the laptop, it will stay on for maybe a few second before shutting down. The power and battery lights will start flashing orange, and won't stop unless you unplug it. I stopped using a battery and have just been running it on the charger, because it originally seemed like it could have been a bad battery.
Went to a replacement shop and got another battery, but it only works occasionally. Charging only seems to really happen when the computer is shut completely down, and the battery depletion doesn't seem accurate on the task bar.
I've had the same thing happen to another toshiba satellite laptop, and the odd thing is they both seem to run a bit better in safe mode.
So far I've tried:
- Removing the disk drive.
- Dusting it out (full disassemble)
- Holding down the power button without the battery/charger in
- Fairly confident it's not the power button problem, since I have to press the button pretty hard to get it to make contact.
I think it could possibly be the port, especially since it's not soldered in the way it's supposed to be, but I'm not sure and would like some more experienced feedback. I'm not exactly a newbie, but nowhere near competent enough to figure this out completely.
Could it be the motherboard? This computer doesn't seem to have any heating issues, though I do remember it running on the warmer side - my other toshiba did too, though it lasted five years and this one has only lasted one.
If it is the port, could you guys direct me to a good website to order it from? The only one I see is from amazon, with shipping taking 21 days to a month, and I'd rather not wait that long.