Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A40-S161 Notebook ?

My toshiba satellite a40 isn't turning on it just show up with a abmer light, flashing in the power supply area. I checked the memory and the power supply, even perchased a new battery and power cord, could it be the motherboard.


Answers :

So you have the Battery Icon and the DC in icon (charger - power)

Are they flashing / blinking? which colors?

Battery icon - Lights orange - Quick charge
battery icon - Lights green - Battery is fully charged and ac adapter is connected.
battery icon - blinks orange (even intervals) - the battery level is low
battery icon - flashes orange - the power switch is pressed on when the battery level is too low.

Doesn't light - any other than above.


DC in icon
Lights green - DC power is being supplied from the ac adapter
blinks orange - Power supply malfunction
doesn't light - Any condition other than above.

If the DC icon blinks.

1. remove the battery and ac adapter to cut power supply to computer.

wait 5 minutes
2. reinstall the battery and ac adapter.

If the power supply microprocessor detects a malfunction the dc in icon blinks orange, the blink pattern indicates an error.

First off for 2 secnds
Error code 8 blinks

1 = light is on for one second
0 = on for half second
Interval between data bits - off for a half second.

if the problem remains write down exactly how it is blinking.



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