New Toshiba Laptop Battery - Still not charging

  matt-few 12:58 27 Sep 2008

I recently replaced my Toshiba laptop battery as it was not recognised by the laptop (power meters and % of battery remaining etc), so I bought a replacement Toshiba battery thinking the first one had died of old age and worn out!!!

However, my new Toshiba battery is not working either, so I guess something is wrong with my laptop. I've reinistalled Windows XP from disc provided but this has not fixed the problem. So I think it's a hardware fault I need to fix.

Does anyone know how I can fit the problem inside the laptop.

It's a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70.

Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:39 27 Sep 2008

Laptop Battery not showing Charging
1. Turn off the computer,
2. Take the battery out
3. Take out the power supply
4. Push the power button down for 30 seconds.
5. Reconnect power supply
6. Then the battery.
Should now show 100% charged. This is because sometimes the mother board gets static and this clears it and the reason it showed not charging was beacuse it was fully charged.

Also try cleaning the battery contact areas on the laptop.

  matt-few 16:05 27 Sep 2008

Thanks Fruit Bat

I've done what you suggested, but laptop still saying no battery present. I've also cleaned the contacts. Any other ideas? The laptop is out of any warranty now so happy to take the back off if there is anything else I can do.

Many thanks

  j.woody 16:13 27 Sep 2008

check were the batteries go into.their might be a loose connection or something. if it isnt that then it is probably your motherboard.

  matt-few 16:31 27 Sep 2008

The battery just slides into the back of the laptop and clicks into place. Could it be a loose connection between the motherboard and the battery connector?

May seems a stupid question to ask, but will I need to remove all of the casing and screws from the bottom of the laptop so I can access all areas?

Many thanks

  matt-few 17:02 27 Sep 2008

Problem fixed!! New battery now recognised and charging!
I updated the BIOS from Toshiba's support page and hey presto it's fixed the problem.

Thanks to all for you help.


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