My Satellite A105-S4001 can no longer read the power level of the battery connected to it; the battery always reads as "Critical," with Total battery power remaining = Unknown. Computer takes a 10.8V battery; when shopping for a new battery, I mistakenly bought a 14.4V battery with the same form factor as my original and connected it while the computer was on. The computer wouldn't recognize the new battery; I removed it, saw it was the wrong voltage, and reconnected my original battery. After that, the computer always reads the battery level as critical/unknown, the battery LED isn't lit when the battery is connected, the computer will only run on battery power for about a minute, and it won't turn on when using only the battery (i.e., no AC adaptor). I then bought a new 10.8V (the correct model) battery, and get the same response as with the original battery.
Is there any way to restore the computer's ability to read and use a battery correctly? Help!
there is an update for the toshiba model that you have. just go to support.toshiba.com & enter your laptop model & it will give you a support bulletin that will address the issue that you have. this is downloading the latest bios update under downloads. hope this helps! Ü
I already have the latest BIOS. I downloaded and tried to install the latest BIOS on this site, ACPI Flash BIOS version 6.00. During the install process, I got a message that "The current system BIOS is the same version (or newer) than the version you are trying to flash, so the BIOS will not be changed."