Issues regarding AC Adapter in Toshiba® Satellite T100
What are the issues that might come up with AC adapters in Toshiba Satellite T100 systems?
Toshiba has come up with a new line of slim laptops, the Satellite T100 series with Intel ultra-low-voltage processors. Like any other modern Toshiba laptop, they have the useful sleep-and-charge feature, which would let you to use a USB port to charge iPods and several other devices, even when the system is off. Toshiba Satellite T135 is powered by Intel Pentium SU4100 processor or Intel Pentium SU2700 processor with DDR3 RAM, upgradeable to 8GB and has 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100 Ethernet. Toshiba Satellite T115 is powered with Intel Pentium processor SU4100 or Intel Celeron processor 7435 and has 802.11b/g/n wireless8 10/100 Ethernet.
Here are the common issues that could come in AC adapter in Toshiba Satellite T100 and some tips to resolve these issues:
- Eliminate the common issues
- Test your AC adapter
- Treat your AC adapter gently
Eliminate the common issues
It is always better to eliminate the most obvious reasons before really starting to troubleshoot. Make sure that the outlet is proper by plugging in another device such as a lamp. Next thing to do is to check that the plug is secure in the wall and that the input is steadily in the jack on your computer's end. You should also verify that the prongs on the plug end are not broken off inside the plastic and have come loose, which might harm the current connection.
Test your AC adapter
Sometimes your laptop goes dead and you don't understand why because it is plugged in. The important thing you should look for is the status LEDs. The transformer brick or power adapter typically has a status led on it to show that it is plugged into a good outlet and is functioning properly. If the laptop power adapter LED is not lit and the chord is firmly seated in both the transformer and the wall outlet, then your AC adapter is probably faulty.
One of the most important reasons for AC adapters to fail is due to the damage that could happen to the power brick. You could extend the life of your adapter by handling your AC adapter gently by not pulling the chord to take out the plug from the wall and never pinching the chord in drawers, under furniture legs or in some other places. You should also try to keep your AC adapter in a cool position.