I know I'm 3 years too late, but just wondering if you bought a new adapter online and if it worked out for you? I'm currently facing the prospect of spending £30+ on a new adapter through Toshiba just 1.5 years after buying my laptop (Satellite C855).
My second toshiba laptop has the same trouble as the first - the power adapter is broken and only charges if the cord is arranged just right.
I'm buying a new power adapter, but the price on the Toshiba website is ridiculous. I have a Toshiba Satellite L505 S5966, and on the Toshiba website it only lists one adapter for the entire L505 series.
I'm looking at buying this power adapter on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003D88VKM/ref=s9_simh_se_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=auto-no-results-center-1&pf_rd_r=1NNZHHGK227Q5NB0D353&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=1263465782&pf_rd_i=PWT%2B
It says it will work for L505 - do you know if it actually will? It appears to be an actual Toshiba charger.