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mcaso
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Satellite A205-S5831 battery plugged in, but not charging

I've followed all of the trouble shooting tips for the battery being plugged in, but not charging. As soon as I take the power cord out of the computer, it shuts off.

 

Any suggestions?

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MadRN
Posts: 241

Re: Satellite A205-S5831 battery plugged in, but not charging

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Leave it plugged into AC and take the battery out then reinstall it while the laptop is still plugged in.   I got that from thread:

http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Batteries-and-Power/quot-Plugged-in-battery-not-charging-quot/m-p/22384...

 

 

If that doesn't work, try an aftermarket battery.   Or, before that, I suppose you could go to Staples or Office Depot and see if their universal charger will actually charge the battery that's in there.

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ajones1882
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Re: Satellite A205-S5831 battery plugged in, but not charging

Don't recommend purchasing a universal charger.  Thought the same thing and purchase one and it lasted for about four months then it quit working and charging my battery.  Tech rep at Staples informed me that universal chargers are only a temp fix to get you by until you get a factory adapter replacement.