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Toshiba A35-S159 power adapter problem!


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Paulina Hawkins

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ok, I have a couple of questions


My battery is drained and when i plug the power adapter into the laptop, nothing happens. The computer doesn't recognize being plugged and the led lights remain off. Is it the power adapter or something else??


I tried buying a new power adapter, but everywhere I go (bestbuy, circuitcity, compusa, etc) they say they don't have a compatible tip for my model (and most don't even have the 90W adapter). I found a power adapter on ebay, which was supposed to be for an A35-S159, but the tip didn't look the same and it didn't work either. If the problem is indeed the adapter, where could I find a new one??


Thanks for your help! I'm desperate! I've been without my laptop for 2 weeks now...

Edited by Paulina Hawkins, 30 January 2006 - 01:14 PM.

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Most power adapters in laptops have problems after a few years. I had a toshiba that would only charge if i pushed the connector to one side when it was plugged in. Ive had quite a few laptops given to me with these sort of problems. It may just be a completely dead battery also. I never buy used batterys. You might do a search at pricewatch.com to find the best deal on a new battery.

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My laptop is only 2 years old, and i'm sure it's not the battery. What else could it be if it's not the adapter?
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hi paulina, radio shack may have an adapter...that is about the only place I have had success however, they are pretty limited. You will probably find you have to get it from toshiba.
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ok, I have a couple of questions
My battery is drained and when i plug the power adapter into the laptop, nothing happens. The computer doesn't recognize being plugged and the led lights remain off. Is it the power adapter or something else??
I tried buying a new power adapter, but everywhere I go (bestbuy, circuitcity, compusa, etc) they say they don't have a compatible tip for my model (and most don't even have the 90W adapter). I found a power adapter on ebay, which was supposed to be for an A35-S159, but the tip didn't look the same and it didn't work either. If the problem is indeed the adapter, where could I find a new one??
Thanks for your help! I'm desperate! I've been without my laptop for 2 weeks now...

Hi Paulina,
The Toshiba part number for your AC adapter is: PA3165U-1ACA It is 19V~4.74A AC adapter.
You can find a new one on eBay, just search for PA3165U-1ACA or AC adapter Toshiba A35.
EBay has a lot of new adapter for your laptop, the price is ~$40-$50.
BTW, I wouldn't buy AC adapter in Radio Shack.

P.S. It's possible that you have a problem with the system board. It's hard to say without looking at it.

Edited by cj2600, 31 January 2006 - 12:03 AM.

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