- the only way to really test this issue is to obtain a known good battery (from a reliable source). I have seen issues where battery goes bad and causes theMessage 1 of 2 , Jul 30, 2009View Source
the only way to really test this issue is to obtain a known good battery (from a reliable source). I have seen issues where battery goes bad and causes the machine not to work well. If th e machine works well with ac power, spend a few bucks on the battery OR don't and live tethered to the power cord.
--- On Thu, 7/30/09, Vincent <vincentsyahoogroups@...> wrote:
From: Vincent <vincentsyahoogroups@...>
Subject: [Laptop_Repair] Power or battery issue with Toshiba Portege 3500 Tablet PC
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009, 7:01 PM
When I pop in the battery, the power light blinks amber. The laptop will not power up on battery alone. After plugging an AC adapter, the laptop will still fail to power up even with that battery still inserted.
When I extract the battery and use the AC adapter, the laptop behaves as expected - it will power up and pass the BIOS POST. When I pop in the battery, it will receive a charge and still behave as expected. I'm not sure about the state of the CMOS battery.
I'm trying to find someone with another 3500/3505 battery so I can futher examine the condition. The issue could point to the battery AND the motherboard (as the laptop was liquid damaged).
I'd love to hear other thoughts, too.
Thanks for reading.