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Vincent White

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Help, when I using laptop if I lift it up say off my lap it completely dies and will not turn back on, after a while and after removing battery it sometimes does come back on.
I ask myself could it be the battery? Or might something be loose inside?
Any thoughts please.
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I use to have a toshiba 8000 laptop that acted similar. 2 things were causing my problems. one was a very loose connector on the power supply. Quite often i would have to jiggle the connection to get it to charge the battery. Second thing was i had a battery that was very weak. it would only run the laptop for about 15 minutes off the battery. Then the laptop would shut down and i would have to plug in the charger and make sure the battery light was on before i could restart the computer.

So, i thunk you have a weak or damaged charging system and also a poor connection of the laptop to the battery. Unfortunately with battery's costing in the $100 to $300 range, unless this is a new laptop, it might be a better idea to buy a new laptop instead of trying to repair yours. I have dozens of somewhat newer laptops, that i save for when i can find another similar laptop, so i may be able to replace the bad charging systems in them. If i don't then i just sell the parts on craig's list or Ebay.

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