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Computer question
« on: July 04, 2024, 05:00:23 AM »
I picked up a used Toshiba Satellite notebook computer for playing around. The seller said the battery holds some charge, but the run time isn't very good on battery.

The power brick isn't Toshiba, it's an IBM power adapter and it's 16 volts. Toshibas are 19 volts. Could the lower voltage perhaps explain why the battery run time is less than optimal?
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Re: Computer question
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2024, 05:32:50 AM »
yes! Buy the PROPER brick online, they are cheap. I got mine for <$20 for my HP.
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Re: Computer question
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2024, 06:25:26 AM »
I picked up a used Toshiba Satellite notebook computer for playing around. The seller said the battery holds some charge, but the run time isn't very good on battery.

The power brick isn't Toshiba, it's an IBM power adapter and it's 16 volts. Toshibas are 19 volts. Could the lower voltage perhaps explain why the battery run time is less than optimal?

15v and 19v were the more common voltages found with Toshibas
I used to do Toshiba warranty laptop repairs.
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Re: Computer question
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2024, 07:45:00 PM »
I picked up a used Toshiba Satellite notebook computer for playing around. The seller said the battery holds some charge, but the run time isn't very good on battery.

The power brick isn't Toshiba, it's an IBM power adapter and it's 16 volts. Toshibas are 19 volts. Could the lower voltage perhaps explain why the battery run time is less than optimal?

Could be.  Get a Toshiba adapter.
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Re: Computer question
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2024, 07:50:49 PM »
How old is it? Could just need a new battery. If it's one of the 15v Tos a 16v IBM adapter if the plug fits and has enough amperage may not be the problem. Anything over 3 years is suspect as far as batteries go.

Look on the bottom tag, it should state the power requirements for both voltage and amps and the date of manufacture is usually encoded in the S/N
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Re: Computer question
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2024, 09:52:37 PM »
It's a 19-volt computer.
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Re: Computer question
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2024, 10:24:25 PM »
It's a 19-volt computer.

Then 16v is a problem
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