Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 Notebook ?

Toshiba a135 laptop screen goes blank during battery use. only way to recover is to put the laptop to sleep blinking orange, and then restart. This action keeps the screen on. Could this be a bios problem? After recovery the power cord is plugged in and the situation never repeats during that session of running. This happens somewhat regularly.


Answers :

You indicated that this ONLY happens when the battery is being used and does not happen if the power supply is being used. This indicates that battery may very well be the problem.

More clarification ok? Do the following for me:
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  1. Go into the Control Panel, and then Power Options
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  3. For POWER SCHEMES, select never for each one
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  5. For HIBERNATION, turn off hibernation
Charge up the battery some and then go ahead and remove the power cable and operate the laptop by battery alone and tell me if it is still going blank and after how many seconds or minutes.

If it is NOT, then I want you to go back into the POWER SCHEMES, and for TURN OFF MONITOR, go ahead and select after 5 min. THEN do the following two things for me:
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  1. Wait for 5 min and see if it will turn off the display after 5 min or not.(note that this is after 5min of inactivity)
  2. \015\012
  3. After testing that, use the laptop as u normally do and tell me if it is still shutting off and tell me how long before it does
Please note:
These are two different tasks. The first one is testing to see if the software is working as u told it to work. The other test is to see if the laptop will still shut off even if there is no inactivity.

Let me know the answers to these things... so we can take it further from there...

cah




Hi

Thank you for your query

This looks like a power profile issue

Please try the following

1) Click Start>Control Panel>Power options

In there you will see that you can adjsut the time the screen, hard drive etc stay on when on plug and on battery

I think you will see the screen and hard drive are set to low values, please adjust these appropriatley and then retry

I hope this has been useful
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