Toshiba Satellite A-200

By rhiw2001 ยท 6 replies
Jan 16, 2010
  1. Hi

    My Satallite A-200-1HU will not start... The DC-IN symbol flashes contstantly when i put the power cable in....

    Can anybody tell me what is likely to be wrong?? - I have read somewhere that something may be fried??

    Please let me know if you need more info.


    Rhys (
  2. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    It may be a problem with the battery which may be wrongly place or fried as you say. Remove it and check it.
  3. rhiw2001

    rhiw2001 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do i check if the battery is ok??

    It was flashing before ... then i unplugged my laptop and restarted it and worked off the battery! Got a new power cable as i thought that was the problem but it wont start or do anything now!!


  4. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    With that laptop, you can remove the battery and run it from the power supply alone.
    I've seen/dealt with this problem before and your DC jack has come loose
    from the motherboard-a connection or 2 may have disconnected from plugging/unplugging the power supply. Be very careful because 1 wrong move with the jack can fry your computer.
  5. rhiw2001

    rhiw2001 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    That at least sounds positive... I have just handed over my laptop to my friend who works in PC World and he suggested the same...

    Thanks for your reply i will let him know!


    Rhys :)
  6. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    I hope you let us know just the same. :)
  7. rhiw2001

    rhiw2001 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    My mate has returned the laptop and he says that the guys in work think the motherboard is fried!! ?? AHhh..

    Not sure what to do now!! Do i open it up and have a look or claim?

    Your advice would be appriciated

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