I have an Toshiba L305-S5883 Laptop running Windows 7 which has a problem where it restarts within a few minutes of the power adapter being plugged into the unit. When the laptop is unplugged, it has no problems and will continue on until the battery is drained, but I would prefer to be able to use the laptop plugged in as well.
Here are a couple of things I've noticed:
- When the power adapter is plugged in, there is a noticeable clicking noise, almost once every second if not slightly faster.
- When it is plugged in and on for a while, the laptop gets pretty darned hot
- The little itty-bitty fan is spinning whether the power adapter is plugged in or not
- The power adapter doesn't seem to be faulty. We have another toshiba laptop that uses the same plug type and doesn't seem to have the same issue and charges well.
- Laptop seems to have had this problem for a while, for almost a year. Then again, it hasn't been used for a year as well (It's my folk's laptop. My parents tend to ignore issues and buy new laptops... which might be the more elegant solution, but I got the itch to fix!)
I've looked online for a solution, but the closest I've seen to similar problems seem to be for the 'A' series laptops. This post over here: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/threa... discusses the crappy stock cpu capacitor and need for replacement. Before I try anything as drastic as that, I'd like to know if it even has the same type of capacitor, or whether anyone else as experienced issues like this before.
I'm going to try to get a different power adapter from the store to see if that's the issue, but please, let me know if you guys have any input.