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Thread: How to take apart Toshiba A215?
02-09-09, 01:56 PM #1
How to take apart Toshiba A215?
I have the Toshiba A215 and now when I plug the wall adapter in the unit does not recognize it. After a process of elimination I've determineed the connection point inside the laptop is broken lose. I want to to take the machine apart to see if I can reconnect it. Any idea how to do so or where to find a step-step process or how to do it?"90% of my salary I'll spend on good times, women and Irish whiskey; the other 10% I'll probably waste." - Tug McGraw
02-09-09, 02:37 PM #2
well managed to tear it all down and found nothing wrong on the inside that was noticeable. Maybe it's the charger."90% of my salary I'll spend on good times, women and Irish whiskey; the other 10% I'll probably waste." - Tug McGraw
02-09-09, 05:44 PM #3
how do you know the power charger is working, and if it's the correct voltage?i5 3570K @ 4.5GHz
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02-11-09, 01:07 PM #4
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Would've saved you alot of trouble to have a volt meter and just checked the adapter to start with =/
02-21-09, 09:04 PM #5
I don't have those items available to me. I had used it just a few hours earlier so for it to all the sudden not work, esp with no moving parts, I found it hard to believe it wasn't the machine."90% of my salary I'll spend on good times, women and Irish whiskey; the other 10% I'll probably waste." - Tug McGraw
02-22-09, 11:46 AM #6
if you have the motherboard out check around the power jack for looseness and see if it has a tight connection on the board. #1 failer of most laptops is a bad power jack
edit: you NEED a volt metter to diagnose electrical problems, go to radio shack and pick up a $12 volt metter
your post times are first post at 10:56 AM to 11:37 AM at the time you said you had it apart, a 1/2 hour tear down scares me as toshiba laptops are a pain to take apart, did you tear it down all the way or just part way?
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02-22-09, 12:47 PM #7
I just tore it down to the motherboard so that I could see everything. It was a pain but I had already started. I'm a pilot for an airline and was stuck in a hotel room with limited tools. I'll go check the power adapter today.