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Toshiba Laptop Power Issue


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IndiGenus

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Hi Guys,

Usually fix these with a new power jack and move on....not this time.

My wife's laptop, a Toshiba L305D would not power up any more. Noticed that the power jack on the laptop was broken and pushed into the laptop. Opened up and cheap plastic clip to hold it in place is broken off the case. So to test I just simply moved it outside the laptop to connect to power and still not working. Thought maybe jack was bad so order a new one, same problem.

The battery LED indicator flashes 6 times when pressing power button (anyone know what these flash codes mean as I cannot find definite info. on them?). I'm thinking it indicates battery is dead as it was probably drained. Trying to run from AC adapter gives nothing. Voltage from the AC adapter to MOBO looks good.

I'm unfortunately thinking it's the MOBO. Any other thoughts or ideas?

Thanks,
Dave
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phillpower2

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I seem to remember reading somewhere that the flashing led means there
is a short circuit in the MB (I may be mistaken).
Have you tried removing the battery & power cord & then depressing the
power on button for 30 seconds then attach the ac adapter & try to power
up, then try the same with the battery replaced, if that doesn`t help try
removing the ram sticks also, if the MB is still outside the case do the
above tests without the CD/DVD & HDD attached first.
Hope this helps & best of luck.
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Thanks for the response and tips. I've tried those things without success. I agree on it being the motherboard. Just like to know exactly what the code meant. Seems Toshiba doesn't like sharing those details. I also couldn't find a service manual online anywhere. Haven't worked on many Toshiba's before.
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Yes I would agree about the lack of info available but I did manage to
find your user manual http://www.csd.toshi...2211891|PSLC0U#
it is under user guides, I hope it helps resolve the issue for you.

Edited by phillpower2, 31 July 2010 - 02:54 PM.

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