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Thread: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?

  1. Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    Hi All,

    I am trying to find the solution of the problem:

    My laptop Equium A200 1V0 freezes up as soon as I plug in the AC power supply. I have already tried the new battery and new ac power adapter after reading some solutions from internet but so far no luck. It works fine without the ac plug'in but as soon as I join the power supply it freezes up and I have to force shutdown the machine which is not good.

    I would be very grateful to you if anyone can please give me the solution in detail to the above mentioned problem and also let me know the cause of this trouble as well?

    Thanks for reading this thread and for your effort.

    Regards,

    pat3l

  2. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    Hey,

    Do you use an original Toshiba AC/DC adapter? In my opinion the problem must be related to AC/DC adapter or mainboard itself…

    Important is that you use Toshiba parts only so test it with an original Toshiba AC/DC adapter. If it doesn’t work it seems that the mainboard is malfunctioning. Such serious hardware issues can only be fixed from an authorized service provider so you should contact the guys and ask for help. ;)

  3. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    Thanks for your reply, but there was nothing wrong with my old adapter, as I can still charge my laptop battery with my old adapter. I have used/ordered the original ac adapter from toshiba retailer with exact specification as it was on my old charger.

    Do I need to change the 'charging pin/lid' point situated inside the laptop? As I found that as soon as I insert my laptop's charging lid in to the pin point, within couple of seconds the laptop freezes up. Please advice!!

    thank you once again for your time

  4. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    > My laptop Equium A200 1V0 freezes up as soon as I plug in the AC power supply.
    Does it happen when OS is running?
    Start your notebook and enter BIOS settings. Connect AC adapter and confirm that the same will happen again.
    Please test it with safe mode too and post teh results.

    Fact is that Toshiba offers compatible AC adapters for each notebook model and if you use these adapters with the right part numbers they are OK. According notebook specification compatible AC adapter s 19V and if you have ordered new one with the same part number (for instance PA3468E-1AC3) it must works.

    Problem can also be power supply electronic placed on the mainboard. If these electronic components are responsible for this there is nothing you can do about it and you need professional help.
    > Do I need to change the 'charging pin/lid' point situated inside the laptop?
    This question is absolutely superfluous. Notebook owners must not and should not change anything (open the laptop). It can be done by authorized personal only.

    All you must do is to use compatible parts. Nothing more than that.

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    Gentlemen,

    Any news on this problem ? I had hear a lot of people having the same problem. Was it a new update that affected all users? Toshiba should review this problem once a lot of users and owners are having the same problem.

    Thanks and regards.

  6. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    Hi, I have the same problem on a Toshiba Equium laptop. Having read up on this problem it seems that a capacitor inside the the laptop is to blame, possibly used for smoothing out the incoming voltage, you should find out more by typing the following into Google, 'Toshiba locks up when power supply '

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    Here is the info many of you require regarding Toshiba Laptop Locking up when power supply is plugged in,

    go to this forum: http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8991

    read the post by Rainbow. dated 2 .1 . 2011. he has also posted some pictures showing how he resolved the problem. with Capacitors. I have yet to try this solution myself.

  8. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    Hi All,

    I am trying to find the solution of the problem:

    My laptop Equium A200 1V0 freezes up as soon as I plug in the AC power supply. I have already tried the new battery and new ac power adapter after reading some solutions from internet but so far no luck. It works fine without the ac plug'in but as soon as I join the power supply it freezes up and I have to force shutdown the machine which is not good. I install new windows as well but still same problem.

    I would be very grateful to you if anyone can please give me the solution in detail to the above mentioned problem and also let me know the cause of this trouble as well?

  9. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    > I install new windows as well but still same problem.
    Its definityl not software problem… and this means that it could be ONLY hardware related issue. You tested battery and AC adaptor and this did not help… fine… this means that your motherboard it the problem.

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    thanks for your reply.

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    hi there
    please help me. i want to install windows 8 in my Laptop. but i have problem. when i connect power code my Laptop totally freeze. so without power connect how can i install Windows 8. please any body tell me .

  12. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    I think you should solve this main problem with AC power supply at first.
    This old A200 was offered with Vista and later supported for Win7 and I can tell you that Win7 32bit runs perfectly on it.
    Win8 is newest OS and not supported on such old models so for me there is no sense to use it on this old machine.
    >how can i install Windows 8?
    Which OS do you use now? What do you want to do exactly? Win7 upgrade to Win8 or clean Win8 installation?
    Generally speaking OS installation should be done when notebook is connected to power supply only.

    You know the whole situation is a bit strange for me.

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    thanks for reply.

    I have TOSHIBA Equium A200-1VO 2GB RAM , and 120 HDD and windows 7. but before freezing problem i have windows 8. but i think freezing problem its software side problem so i format my laptop and install vista and after windows 7. But i am going to install 8 laptop said attach power supply.

    When i attach my power supply my laptop freeze.
    So i can not install windows 8.

    So how can i install win 8 because i think before same problem but windows 8 solve that .
    So i want to try win 8.

    please tell me how can i Install windows 8.

  14. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    > but i think freezing problem its software side problem
    and why do you think so?

    What happens if the notebook is in BIOS mode and the Ac adaptor would be connected?
    Does the unit freeze while the AC adaptor is connected and you power up the unit and go to BIOS?

    Sorry mate its no matter what system is installed on your notebook: it shoudl nto freeze using Win Xp, Vista or Win 7. and new Win 8 installation would not change this situation!

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    thanks Tom

    when my laptop switch off then i connected Ac adapter then laptop going on but when windows gone startup then freeze every thing.so that's why i think if i install windows 8 it would be fine. because when i connected Ac adaptor in windows mode within second its gone freeze. so anybody can help me please what should i do.
    Thanks again.

  16. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    > when my laptop switch off then i connected Ac adapter then laptop going on but when windows gone startup then freeze everything. so that's why i think if i install windows 8 it would be fine

    as I said above: its no matter what system is installed .
    And if it would be a software issue, it should not appear while system installation
    So you are wrong buddy…

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    thanks Tom
    sorry about that i am just guess ok its not software problem . but any chance to solve this freezing problem. please tell me .

    thanks again

  18. Re: Equium A200-1V0 - Freezes up after plug in the AC power supply?
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    I guess this issue can be solved only be replacing the affected part… sorry mate but I don’t know exactly what part might be affected… so you need an professional help to check what part is the troublemaker… I guess it could be something wrong with motherboard.

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    Thanks Tom

    you give me quick reply thank you very much.

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