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Old 11-02-2006, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a new Toshiba laptop around 14 months ago, all was working well until last week.

The battery now wont hold a charge, one day it was workng perfectly the next it wouldn't work at all. The light comes on to say its charging but it isn't.

I am thinking that usually a battery should gradually run down not suddenly give out like this, which makes me think maybe its not the battery.

Can anybody offer any advice? It works fine plugged in.

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Old 11-02-2006, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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still have any warranty on it? laptops drive me insane they all seem to mess up when indicated battery life.

Could try replacing it could just be faulty.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no the 12 month warranty just expired, i dont want to spend $200 on a new battery if the old one is fine.
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could take it a pc repair shop they`ll charge about $20 to test it maybe more. If it is the battery not much you can do.

the only think i can recommend for the actual laptop is update all the drivers.
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Not much you can do here other than get that test done. I've never hear of such a test before so I wouldn't know exactly where to recommend you go.
Replacement batteries generally run $150-200 retail, sometimes they're cheaper online. Check pricegrabber and ebay for your model number and it's battery
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i was told there is a program on the toshiba website that you can download and run that might "kickstart" the old battery, but i cant find it on the site, any ideas what that might be?
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