I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5068 laptop that started not charging the battery. Now, all of a sudden, the laptop will not get any power at all.
When I plug it in I get no lights at all. I had my power adapter checked with a multimeter and it checks out fine. I then replaced the DC jack figuring that was the culprit. Nope. Removed the main battery and tried to run with just the AC adapter plugged in, again nothing. Tried the "reset" trick with holding down the power button as well, to no avail. At this point I am fearing it is the motherboard, but had a few questions before spending the cash without being totally sure:
1) Is this a bypass laptop that should be able power up (or at least show power lights) without the battery attached?
2) If it is not a bypass laptop, could it be that the main battery is so dead that it will not allow the unit to power up?
3) Could a dead CMOS battery on the motherboard cause this?
Any other ideas? I appreciate the help!
I worked as a repair tech for a few years, and never once came across a unit that couldn't boot from AC power alone. So, I suppose this might have been the case once upon a time, but I'm not sure I ever came across anything like that recently.
I'd say a dead CMOS battery is unlikely, but at the same time, it's like $2 or so to get a new one and test. Might be worth a shot. However, I'd say it's almost certainly the motherboard based on what you said, and odds are it won't be cost effective to repair the unit if it's OOW.