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Toshiba laptop won't start from battery

By Terry Northup
Mar 15, 2016
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  1. Battery says it is full but computer won't start unless plugged in. What is the fix?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Replace the battery
     
  3. Terry Northup

    Terry Northup TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I unplugged the computer and pressed the on'/off button for 30 seconds. That seemed to solve the problem. Now operating as it is supposed to and cheaper than buying a battery. Why this worked I have no idea.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Probably an intermittent problem. If it returns, you may just remove the battery and run the laptop off the adapter...
     
  5. Terry Northup

    Terry Northup TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But that would eliminate the reason I bought a laptop rather than a desktop.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    How old is the laptop?
     
  7. Terry Northup

    Terry Northup TS Rookie Topic Starter

    5 months.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It should still be under warranty, have it checked
     
  9. Terry Northup

    Terry Northup TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Toshiba support sucks. Toshiba has a "1 year" warranty but after 90 days you can't get tech support online. Difficult to figure out how to get in touch with anyone. I would NEVER buy anything from them again.
     

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