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Disassembled laptop, now it doesn't get power


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#1 Hopscotch88

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:12 AM

Hi there.

I have an old laptop (2008 Toshiba Satellite A300D) that was overheating a lot, so yesterday I opened it up and cleaned the fan. I put it back together and it worked fine.

Today I can't start it because it's not getting power from the charger -- I can get the leds on for a second if I move the connector around but they won't stay on. I opened it up again. When I connect the charger, an orange light starts blinking in the motherboard; sometimes it blinks for a couple times and then the green power led comes on, but when I disconnect the charger and try again it's back to the blinking orange light. Can someone help me fix it?

Thank you very much!

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:21 AM

I just realized something: if the battery's in when I plug the charger, the power and battery leds light up for a second and then turn off. Without the battery, the power led lights up and stays on but if I press the power button it shuts down immediately.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:03 PM

In the connector for the adapter and on the PCB it is mounted to, there is an intermittent connection.  The plug gets jammed most often, breaking things loose.  The connector may also have a small switch inside to sense when the adapter is plugged in.






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