Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite 15" Flat Panel LCD Monitor ?

I have a Toshiba 1415 S173 laptop I'm working on for a friend. On AC power, plugged in light comes on, stays green. Battery light will glow amber/yellow while charging, and then glow green when it is charged. Light between plugged in light and battery light flashes amber/yellow when trying to power up the laptop. Fan will run, won't POST, or display anything on the monitor. Laptop *was* being powered with one of those "iGo" universal power adapters and the appropriate tip. Right now, I'm try


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I agree with micromend on the clone power supply. It sounds like perhaps the voltages aren't right or the wave form is messing up the power parts of the laptop.
I dont necessarily agree about the cmos battery but then Toshiba could be different then the ones I have used in the past. I havent tried it lately but you used to be able to run computers with no cmos battery at all. it just meant you had to redo the date and any custom bios changes at boot up. Please clarify this micromend. You cant boot a toshiba with no cmos battery?
I have a bad battery in one of my old compaqs and it still works. just have to set the date whenever I boot it up. (I been lazy to take it apart despite having piles of these batteries laying around lol)

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Once before I had a similar Toshiba come into the shop. Try turning the unit on without the battery installed and on the good Toshiba charger. The computer batteries have a minimal current level and once power has gone below this level they will cause all kinds of problems. If the Toshiba now works, you're home free - just replace the battery. If it doesn't work then it will have to see a reputable repair person who can troubleshoot chip issues. I've seen these clone power supplies do all kinds of things to computers.
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