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Tecra M5 - Power meter has stopped recognising the main battery

Q: Tecra M5 - Power meter has stopped recognising the main battery

The power meter has stopped recognising the main battery although it recognises and reports on the secondary battery (the one that replaces the CD Drive). The indicator light registers that the battery is present and if it is fully charged on not.

Any suggestions?

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A: Tecra M5 - Power meter has stopped recognising the main battery

Sorry mate but what notebook model you have exactly?

What system is running currently?

Did you install some updates which could affect the battery status?
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A:Battery meter stuck on AC power icon

Hi -I've seen dozens of Google references to this icon misbehaving in laptops and this is the only fix that has worked. If the driver files themselves are missing, There's a neat way of getting them back - See the post #5 from DogHair HERE -
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I have a TECRA S2 running XP SP3.
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I removed the battery and then tried again and then the power and battery LED's flash together but nothing else would happen.

Tried several times with the battery in and out with the same results.
I disconnecter the power supply before removing or installing battery.

Don't even get to BIOS or a display. I put the HDD in a caddy and it is accessable.

A:Tecra S2 - Power and battery LED's flashing - No boot

> All was well till I went to a mates place with it and plugged in the power supply
Did you use the right AC adaptor?

To be honest it looks like a motherboard malfunction? possibly power supply electronic issue.
the power indicator would start to flash amber if voltage of AC adaptor is abnormal or computer power supply malfunctions.
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this may sound silly , and my suggestion cant be good for the laptop (so is pouring coffee into it tho )
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You just might not be able to correct.

What battery meter are you referencing?

Use SIW | Hardware | Battery to get full info on your battery.

Link to SIW in my signature.
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this may just work

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I've seen this before. It's one of 3 possibilities.
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Hi dilmanous , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Previous power management would not be compatible to Windows 10 after upgrade .
Such apps was designed for think systems originally and that this article would apply ( Document ID: HT104070  Last Updated :01 Feb 2016 )
" There is no Power Manager for Windows 10.
ThinkPad systems with Windows 10 have dual-mode battery firmware. The firmware will help to recognize the battery health and automatically adjust the full charge capacity downwards to maintain maximum battery health.
Therefore, it does not require users to manually maximize battery health with Power Manager. " 
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As soon as express charging mode was set , synchonization of the app with the firmware may have caused it.
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Downloads(make sure to save these in a permanent location)
Cleanup!- Install it. You will use this later.

*NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temporary folders and does not make backups.

Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

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Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
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Click on the "Temporary Files" and uncheck the box for "Scan drives for file matching" if it?s checked.
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Click OK when prompted to clean files
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A:XPS 15 not recognising AC adaptor - not charging battery

Hi jbtaylor1103,
Please try releasing the residual charge from the system. Here are the steps:

Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the battery and AC Adapter.
Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
Reconnect the battery and the adapter. Check if you are facing issue with the system.

Check the system using alternate known good Ac Adapter with the system.
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Please check the status of AC adapter in BIOS.
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Sounds like the USB adapter has a hardware issue, or the USB drivers in Windows are scrambled.

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-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

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A:Tecra S10 -I cannot boot from the battery alone

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Maybe you should use a Toshiba original battery.
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I have tried using a different battery but the same thing occurred.

Thank you.

A:Tecra M5 - battery is not registering

In your posting I didn?t understood what happen when you use your Tecra on battery power supply only. When notebook runs and Windows is fully loaded what happen when you disconnect AC power supply?

Can you start notebook with battery power supply only?
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This PC works normally with the old battery.
Does anyone have an idea?


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It is really strange issue.
Have you bought original Toshiba battery with Toshiba logo on battery sticker?
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> Can this problem be repaired, and if so by whom
If you are 100% sure that this issue is not related to the faulty battery then this must be an notebook problem.
Who knows why the battery cannot charge? maybe there is something wrong with the motherboard or only some battery pins are not connected properly.

Does the battery LED lights up when you insert the battery into the machine and disconnect the AC adaptor?

If not then this would mean that the battery is not recognized and this would mean that there is something wrong with the notebook?
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The Toshiba ASP (authorized service partner) should be contacted?
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It it possible to setup the settings for the charching, to accelerate the charging?


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Usually you need some hours to charge the battery.
If the battery is new, the charging procedure would takes longer?

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Any idea?

Thank you

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> I bought a OEM battery for my tecra and now the laptop freezes during boot (the screen stays black with an underscore blinking) with the battery plugged in.

In most cases the blinking underscore is related to faulty HDD or RAM issue.
In my case the HDD was faulty and therefore I got similar notebook symptom.

I?m not quite sure where the connection between blinking underscore and the new battery is but the whole computer world is really strange sometimes and many strange things can happen? so maybe the new battery is faulty?

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> Laptop runs perfect with AC connected but tries to hibernate as soon as AC disconnects.
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Possibly the notebook does not charge the battery properly.
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Are you sure that the battery is empty? Normally you can charge the battery if you leave the AC/DC adaptor connected for a longer time, e. g. 24 hours. Normally in this time the battery can be fully charged.
Check this!!!

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And what happen when you restart your notebook?

Is red X over the battery icon shown all the time?
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A:Tecra A5 - battery charges only when computer is off

> Could the charger be faulty?

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A:Tecra S5 doesn't boot on new battery

> The symptoms are quite weired for me.
For me too. Settings to change? I really don?t know what kind of settings can make the whole thing better.
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Hi there,

I mean thats normal, you have a notebook which has some powersaving features. Just a question besides: had it the same behaviour before you exchanged the battery?? Or did you recently installed some new drivers/tools/software??

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On the picture an information is shown: ?consider replacing your battery?. This would mean that the battery is somehow faulty.

I guess you would need to replace the battery using, new original good tested one.

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Could this be the problem?

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A:Tecra A7 - battery light flashes amber many times


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A:Tecra 9000: Problems with 2nd Battery Pack in Slim SelectBay


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