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lynnj

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After using my Toshiba M30X 129 (old I know) a few days ago, it went into hibernate mode on battery power, then the battery ran out. Now when I connect the power cable, nothing happens. No LEDs, no response whatsoever. The power cable is live, and I've tried removing the battery but nothing happens. All was fine before complete discharge of battery. Does anyone have any ideas ? (Given age of PC, I don't really want to fork out to try a new battery, only to find it's some other problem.) Thanks.
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phillpower2

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Hi lynnj :) sorry to hear you are having this issue

The power cable is live, and I've tried removing the battery but nothing happens

Does this mean you tried running the computer from the mains power whilst the battery was removed.

Try removing the battery and mains power cord and pressing the power on switch for 30 seconds, this
should dispel any overcharge that may have built up in your laptop, reconnect power & see if that
has made a difference.
If that doesn`t work remove the memory **stick/s and try placing it in the other slot, reconnect power
& see how it goes.

**This depends on how much memory you have in your laptop, spec says from 512mb to 2gb
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lynnj

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Yes, sorry. I tried connecting the power cable, without the battery in place, and that didn't work.

Have tried as you suggested, disconnecting completely and holding down the power button for 30s, but no difference.

Not sure how I go about removing the memory sticks. Laptop has 512mb, and I've added no extra.

Edited by lynnj, 06 July 2010 - 02:31 PM.

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phillpower2

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Here is a step by step guide for a Toshiba Satellite, hopefully it is very similar to your own;
http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_2.htm
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