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toshiba laptop power woes

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Gman233, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. Gman233

    Gman233 Guest

    I own a Toshiba satellite P10 which has developed some very wierd power
    issues in the past few months. It only seems to charge the battery when
    hibernating or when it is turned off. Also the computer switches from
    AC power mode to battery power all the time, usually shortly after
    being turned on, or awaking from hibernating.

    All this means is that I can only run the computer on battery power
    until the battery runs out, then I have to hibernate it and wait for
    the battery to charge. You can imagine what an inconvenience this is.
    If I try just running it on AC power it will turn off unexpectedly. I
    have tried buying a new power supply thinking this was the problem.
    After realizing this solved nothing I tried replacing the power jack.
    Still the same problems persist. Ive also ordered a new battery on ebay
    hoping that this may be the solution, but I'm skeptical that will
    change much. I'm running out of ideas here... please help!
  2. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    Is there an option in BIOS to disable ACPI ? Not saying this will solve
    your problems but rather I'm just curious as if the computer will act any
    different and maybe help narrow your search to some ACPI comliant issues.
  3. Gman233

    Gman233 Guest

    thanks for the reply, I ran a bios update from the toshiba website and
    it has been working better of late. Today once it switched to battery
    mode while in standby but otherwise has been ok.
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