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Battery in laptop won't charge

by Shepbob / February 23, 2014 8:50 AM PST

I have a Toshiba Satallite Lap Top a105 -s4002
It won't charge the battery. Neither the old or a new one. Is there any way to repair this type condition?

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The charger is all of a few pieces.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 9:18 AM PST

1. Battery (natch)
2. Charger.
3. Circuits on mainboad.

We don't need to turn on the laptop to charge so we need to know more about age and story.

PS. 2+ year old batteries are not to be trusted.

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The charger is all of a few pieces
by Shepbob / February 23, 2014 9:29 AM PST

Really don't know much about the story. It was given to me. I was told he put a new battery in but I cant tell it he left it o=in or put the old one back in. There is no HD installed yet but it boots u[ to CMOS with the poser cord fine.
I plan to install HD next week with a copy of XP PRO( I know it is going out in a few weeks but I read issues about installing win 7 on this model and want to sort that out first.

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Look for dates on the batteries.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 10:14 AM PST

If over 2 years old, don't use those. Can burn out the charging circuit yet let the laptop turn on.

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by Shepbob / February 24, 2014 1:22 AM PST

Thanks Bob
The date code is J6034
From what I can determine, doing a google search, this battery may have been mfg in 2004 or 2006.
The Google search answers wer some what confusing.
will check on a new one.

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That's ancient.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2014 1:27 AM PST
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Even our car batteries out here in a mild weather state rarely last that long. Please don't put these into the laptop as it could fry something.

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