Hope you can help me. I did a little searching here, but didn't find any info that seemed to fit exactly what I have going on ...
I have a Toshiba Satellite M35-S320 (yeah, it's old, about 4-5 years old, but I love it.) I am on a long motorcycle trip and plugged it in the other night, but it indicated that the battery was 'critical',despite being plugged in the entire night before and turned off all day long. Worked perfectly otherwise, however...was able to get on the internet briefly, etc. I plugged it in, like usual, but it did not recognize that I'd done so. Still telling me the battery was low. huh? So I check my plugs, try a couple of sockets, still with the same result. I shut down the computer and noted that the charger itself now rattled in a way it didn't used to rattle. So, I think, I shook my charger to death in the saddlebag whle on the bike. No biggie.
Over the weekend, I get another one (a universal one that had a tip
specifically for my make/model of laptop)and plug 'er in. Still no go. The charger lights up and blinks away, but no juice at all. Battery was still 'critical', even after I leave it plugged in for hours. The only difference is now the light indicating that the laptop is plugged in is blinking occasionally. Not regularly, just occasionally. Usually, when it is plugged in, the indicator light stays on steady. Never saw it blink before in the past.
So, folks, any ideas on what's wrong? My hunch is perhaps the battery died a sudden death itself, somehow, especially given that the battery is about 4 y/o. But even then wouldn't it work when plugged in and running from A/C? Or not? I just don't know.
thanks in advance,