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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 10, 2005 8:15:42 AM

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I have a Toshiba SP6000 laptop that not functioning. It is saying the
following to me using the Orange DC in led:
dot-dash-dot-dot-dot-dash-dash-dot.

I have found some instructions for decoding this for a Tecra 8100 which
*might* be relevant but I'm hopeless at binary to hex conversion and
don't know how to convert 01000110 into the appropriate error code.

Following are the instructions. Can anyone figure out what the
diagnosis should be?

Many thanks
Etienne

--Instructions---
If the power supply microprocessor detects a malfunction, the DC IN
icon
blinks orange. The blink pattern indicates an error as shown below.

Start Off for 2 seconds

Error code (8 bit)
"1" On for one second
"0" On for half second
Interval between data bits Off for half second
The error code begins with the least significant digit.

Convert the DC IN icon blink pattern into the hexadecimal error code
and compare it to the tables below.

DC IN
Error code Meaning
01h AC Adapter output voltage is over 16.5V (15V+10%).
02h Enhanced Port Replicator III output voltage is over 16.5V
(15V+10%).
04h AC adapter output current is over 3.96A (3.6A+10%).

Battery pack
Error code Meaning
10h Main battery voltage is over 13.86V (12.6V+10%) or
BATOV1 signal is detected.
11h Main battery charge current is over 3.96A (3.6A+10%).
12h Current flows from the main battery when the AC adapter is
connected.
13h Current flows toward the main battery when the AC adapter
is not connected.
14h Second battery voltage is over 13.86V (12.6V+10%) or
BATOV2 signal is detected.
15h Second battery charge current is over 3.96A (3.6A+10%).
16h Current flows from the second battery when the AC adapter
is connected.
17h Current flows toward the second battery when the AC
adapter is not connected.

B5V output
Error code Meaning
20h B5V voltage is over 5.5V (5V+10%).
21h B5V voltage is under 4.5V (5V-10%) when the computer is
powered on.
24h B5V voltage is under 4.5V (5V-10%) when the computer is
suspended.

B3V output
Error code Meaning
30h B3V voltage is over 3.63V (3.3V+10%).
31h B3V voltage is under 2.97V (3.3V-10%) when the computer
is powered on.
34h B3V voltage is under 2.97V (3.3V-10%) when the computer
is suspended.

B12V output
Error code Meaning
40h B12V voltage is over 13.2V (12V+10%).
41h B12V voltage is under 10.8V (12V-10%).

CPUV2 output
Error code Meaning
60h CPUV2 voltage is over 2.75V (2.5V+10%).
61h CPUV2 voltage is 2.25V (2.5V-10%) when the computer is
powered on.

Environmental condition
Error code Meaning
80h CPU temperature is over 125øC or below -20øC.
81h Temperature near the HDD is over 125øC or below -20øC.
82h Temperature near the PC card slot is over 125øC or below
-20øC.
88h CPU temperature is over 90øC, so the system enters
resume mode and automatically shuts down.
89h Temperature near the HDD is over 90øC, so the system
enters resume mode and automatically shuts down.
8Ah Temperature near the PC card slot is over 90øC, so the
system enters resume mode and automatically shuts down.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 10, 2005 7:21:18 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

80n80n@gmail.com wrote:
> I have a Toshiba SP6000 laptop that not functioning. It is saying the
> following to me using the Orange DC in led:
> dot-dash-dot-dot-dot-dash-dash-dot.
>
> I have found some instructions for decoding this for a Tecra 8100
> which *might* be relevant but I'm hopeless at binary to hex
> conversion and don't know how to convert 01000110 into the
> appropriate error code.
>
> Following are the instructions. Can anyone figure out what the
> diagnosis should be?
>
> Many thanks
> Etienne
>
> --Instructions---
> If the power supply microprocessor detects a malfunction, the DC IN
> icon
> blinks orange. The blink pattern indicates an error as shown below.
>
> Start Off for 2 seconds
>
> Error code (8 bit)
> "1" On for one second
> "0" On for half second
> Interval between data bits Off for half second
> The error code begins with the least significant digit.
>
> Convert the DC IN icon blink pattern into the hexadecimal error code
> and compare it to the tables below.
>
> DC IN
> Error code Meaning
> 01h AC Adapter output voltage is over 16.5V (15V+10%).
> 02h Enhanced Port Replicator III output voltage is over 16.5V
> (15V+10%).
> 04h AC adapter output current is over 3.96A (3.6A+10%).
>
> Battery pack
> Error code Meaning
> 10h Main battery voltage is over 13.86V (12.6V+10%) or
> BATOV1 signal is detected.
> 11h Main battery charge current is over 3.96A (3.6A+10%).
> 12h Current flows from the main battery when the AC adapter is
> connected.
> 13h Current flows toward the main battery when the AC adapter
> is not connected.
> 14h Second battery voltage is over 13.86V (12.6V+10%) or
> BATOV2 signal is detected.
> 15h Second battery charge current is over 3.96A (3.6A+10%).
> 16h Current flows from the second battery when the AC adapter
> is connected.
> 17h Current flows toward the second battery when the AC
> adapter is not connected.
>
> B5V output
> Error code Meaning
> 20h B5V voltage is over 5.5V (5V+10%).
> 21h B5V voltage is under 4.5V (5V-10%) when the computer is
> powered on.
> 24h B5V voltage is under 4.5V (5V-10%) when the computer is
> suspended.
>
> B3V output
> Error code Meaning
> 30h B3V voltage is over 3.63V (3.3V+10%).
> 31h B3V voltage is under 2.97V (3.3V-10%) when the computer
> is powered on.
> 34h B3V voltage is under 2.97V (3.3V-10%) when the computer
> is suspended.
>
> B12V output
> Error code Meaning
> 40h B12V voltage is over 13.2V (12V+10%).
> 41h B12V voltage is under 10.8V (12V-10%).
>
> CPUV2 output
> Error code Meaning
> 60h CPUV2 voltage is over 2.75V (2.5V+10%).
> 61h CPUV2 voltage is 2.25V (2.5V-10%) when the computer is
> powered on.
>
> Environmental condition
> Error code Meaning
> 80h CPU temperature is over 125øC or below -20øC.
> 81h Temperature near the HDD is over 125øC or below -20øC.
> 82h Temperature near the PC card slot is over 125øC or below
> -20øC.
> 88h CPU temperature is over 90øC, so the system enters
> resume mode and automatically shuts down.
> 89h Temperature near the HDD is over 90øC, so the system
> enters resume mode and automatically shuts down.
> 8Ah Temperature near the PC card slot is over 90øC, so the
> system enters resume mode and automatically shuts down.


It's 70 decimal. Bookmark this helpful link:
http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~gurwitz/core5/nav2to...

01000110: each binary digit, from right to left:
0 * 2^0 (two to the zero power) = 0 [the zeroeth power of any number is
1 (one)]
1 * 2^1 = 2 [the first power of any number is the number itself]
1 * 2^2 = 4
0 * 2^3 = 0
0 * 2^4 = 0
0 * 2^5 = 0
1 * 2^6 = 64
_________
2+4+64 = 70

Q
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 12, 2005 1:08:01 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

But it says "the error code begins with the least signficant digit", so
wouldn't that make it:
01100010:
0*2^0 = 0
1*2^1 = 2
0*2^2 = 0
0*2^3 = 0
0*2^4 = 0
1*2^5 = 32
1*2^6 = 64

64+32+2=98=62h

But neither 62h nor 46h (70 decimal) are in the table, so I'm guessing
that Tecra 8100 codes are not applicable to the Satellite pro range.

Etienne
!