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I have a toshiba notebook (5205-5705) at work that the employees use however somone used another toshiba notebook power cord that just so happened to be 19 volts instead of the 15 volts that it is supose to use. I guess what I am getting at is I think the power supply blew from plugging the wrong cord into it. I was wondering if know if thats what might have happened because it won't power on now even with the right cord. If it is that is it easy to replace and if so where can I get a power supply for that notebook? I would really appreciate the advice. Thanks in advance.
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The power supply unit isn't inside the laptop. It's actually the small "brick-shaped" block you plug into the mains - that's the power supply.

Any damage done to the laptop by having too many volts pumped into it will either have blown an internal overload fuse (simple fix in a repair shop) or if no fuse is fitted it could have blown one or more vital` components (not a simple fix).
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The power supply unit isn't inside the laptop. It's actually the small "brick-shaped" block you plug into the mains - that's the power supply.

Any damage done to the laptop by having too many volts pumped into it will either have blown an internal overload fuse (simple fix in a repair shop) or if no fuse is fitted it could have blown one or more vital` components (not a simple fix).



How do I figure out if its the overload fuse or another vital componet? Is there away to check that? I would like to just do it myself if I can. Thanks for the help.
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I was hoping someone might be able to help me out with this please. I haven't heard back from the person that was helping. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on this issue. Its been while since I have heard from anyone about it so I thought i would try again. I would really appreciate it. Thanks
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If you do have a fuse and its burnt then you may be ok
you might find it right where you plug the main power cord(supply) in
if it has a fuse and you see it then remove it
look on fuse for ratings and amperes
go to a repair shop or radio shack :get a new one put it back in laptop
then try to power it back up

On the other hand if it doesnt have a fuse then your better off having a electronics specialist look at it
chances are something is beyond repairs from anyone who doesnt know
what he will do is use a probe
place one probe and use the other probe to determine what been damaged
if its a transistor and its near where power comes in also if that particular part is made available
then it can be repaired

TO DO ALL OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED YOUR LAPTOP NEEDS TOBE OPENED
I STRONGLY ADVISED TO LET A ELECTRONICS SPECIALIST DO THIS WORK


but for your best interest you should have the hard drive removed and put in a test computer to save your data and important files

if you choose to have it fixed and it can be done

1- get three quotes(for the repairs)
2-make sure its a well known repair shop
3-explain what caused the damage
4-get some guarrantee on there work

or send to manufacturer nearest you

hope this helps

Edited by rushin1nd, 07 February 2007 - 12:43 PM.

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