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Toshiba a200 freeze when plug

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
September 7, 2011 10:09:24 AM

The type of laptop is Toshiba satellite A205-s5800
The computer works fine when unplugged and running on battery alone, but once plugged in while on, after a 1minutes the pc freezes and powering off with the power button is the only thing that works.(in essence, if charged before turning on it works well. Initially i thought maybe it was the operating system, so i upgraded from windows vista to windows 7 but the problem still exists.
a b D Laptop
September 7, 2011 4:57:47 PM


well, this could be several hardware issues:

faulty DC adapter
faulty motherboard

have you tried updating the BIOS?

were you able to find similar issues on the internet? if not, you could contact toshiba and ask them if they've had similar issues. It could be something as simple as replacing the DC adapter. Do you have any friends with the same laptop? Could you borrow theirs to try? Or go to a local repair shop and ask them to try with another DC adapter if your computer would work fine?
September 8, 2011 9:31:12 AM

I have change to DC Adapter, Alot of people complain on Internet but no solution is provided that have not try. I have update BIOS and the problem still remain.
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a b D Laptop
September 8, 2011 12:36:50 PM

so you've replaced the adapter and it's working fine now?
September 15, 2011 9:53:20 AM

a b D Laptop
September 15, 2011 3:39:53 PM

have you contacted toshiba support about the issue?
September 27, 2011 11:27:38 AM

i had the same problem i took it to my repair man it cost me 120$ to fix (chip level repair) then it worked perfectly :) 
March 26, 2012 10:59:27 PM

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