AC adapter in Toshiba® Tecra R10
Guidelines for resolving AC adapter issues in Toshiba Tecra R10
Toshiba Tecra R10 is a slim laptop which delivers excellent performance. Battery backup of Toshiba Tecra R10 is great thanks to its battery management features and the Intel Centrino 2 processor. The laptop offers certain features like added security, hard drive protection, laptop optimization options, and a very smart PC Health Monitor to help keep your laptop running always.
The AC adapter is one of the most important components of the laptop. It is used to supply power to your laptop to charge the batteries. It is imperative that the correct adapters are used to charge the batteries. If an incorrect charger is used it could seriously damage the batteries. The adapters are susceptible to damage as there are certain stress points that could easily get damaged.
The common issues that could come in the AC adapter in Toshiba Tecra R10 and the tips to resolve the issues are as follows:
- Damaged cable
- Loose connections
- Burst capacitors
One of the most common problems that could come in the adapter is damaged adapter cables. Sometimes the wires inside the cable splits or break and connection is lost. There is no way to tell as the cable is well covered. To check if the problem is with the cable and not the box use a good cable and if the adapter works fine then the problem is with the cable. Try replacing the cable that should correct this problem.
Sometimes the adapter box might be damaged due to loose wire contacts inside the box. There are a number of stress points inside the adapter box and it is quite easy for any of these stress points to develop problems. Sometimes the rectifier filter connections might break and cause the adapter to stop working properly. In this case you will be required to solder the connections and repair the adapter.
Capacitors are an integral part of any adapter. They are an important component of the filter circuits. The capacitors store charge and release them when necessary. Even though they are very important they are very much susceptible to damage. In case of a power up surge, the capacitors would burst and protect all the other components. Such a burst capacitor would render the adapter useless and replacing the capacitors would correct this problem.