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Re: No beep when low battery on Satellite A200-1CR

Question: Re: No beep when low battery on Satellite A200-1CR

Hi,
my Satellite A200-1CR(PSAE0) I did format with my vista cd, not recovery cd.
The reason was that toshiba had too many things -drivers,programmes- that my pc needed 3 min to open and 3 to close. After the clean installation is really fine, I've never seen it so fast, most drivers were recognised by vista so I installed only 1 or two. I don?t need anything else but I have one serious problem:


There is no beep in low battery so laptop closes suddenly bios setting and windows setting is ok. Does anybody know which driver I should install so this is fixed???



thank you in advance.....

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Answer: Re: No beep when low battery on Satellite A200-1CR

Thats not really a problem. If you had installed the Toshiba Powersaver then this issue wouldn?t appear. So, please visit the Toshiba Drivers & Download site and download the latest available version of the powersaver.

The powersaver enhances your powersaving features and should enable your "beep".

Greetings

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Hello,

sometimes my Sattelite makes some loud beeps at Bios boot time for about half a minute.
After that, it starts booting the OS (Vista) without any problems.
But something must be wrong (because of the beeps).

What could this be?

Thanks a lot.

Gerd

Answer:Satellite A200-1O5 - Beep at Boot

Maybe there is a key stuck on the keyboard, which can happen if there was liquid ingress or foreign objects entering the keys.

You may need to send the notebook to a Toshiba Service Center for a keyboard replacement.

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Hi Everyone,

Just recently has my laptop started malfuntioning.
Yesterday, after startup (or when you take it out of sleep mode) it started beeping -

Beeping is 10 short in a row, fast.

I run a stock standard Satellite A200, using Windows Vista.
I do not know what to do, and during the beeping (which lasts about 10 - 15 minutes) I cannot do anything - the CPU (i think) simply cannot handle any processes. The beeping comes from the right side of the laptop, and is feint, but definately a sign of a problem.

I believe it has something to do with the motherboard, but I don't know how to diagnose this problem, and after hours of searching I have not found anyone with a similar problem to mine.

I am sorry if I have posted this in the wrong forum, as the boards are confusing and I cannot find a technical support one.

Please Help,
Victor11

Answer:Re: Satellite A200 - Beep Noise after Startup

Hi

As I understand your problem, it seems that you are not able to get into the BIOS and you are not able to boot the Window OS.
You cannot see the Toshiba Splash screen as well? Is it right?

Hmm? it seems that this beeping sound is related to a hardware malfunction?
So possibly the POST (power on self test) cannot be passed properly and therefore you get this alert beep sound?

What to say; in most cases it?s motherboard related but it?s hard to say what could be exactly wrong?

Maybe you could try this;
Remove battery and disconnect the AC adaptor for some hours?
Wait and after some time connect both parts again?
Then try to power up the unit again?

If this will not work, then I would recommend asking an ASP technician for a help?

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I have a Satellite Pro A200. All was fine until early this morning when a constant beep started. The laptop beeps once every 30 seconds. Everything seems to be working fine. It restarted without difficulty and I am using it to write this message. The only problem is the constant beep. Any suggestions as to the problem and what to do would be very helpful. Thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 Constant beep every 30 seconds

I recommend you to contact nearest service provider. Such behavior is definitely not normal and it should not happen.

Have you done something with your notebook last days? Maybe some hardware upgrade?

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hey guys,

Got an A200 m01 (i think) from around 2008, which just last night decided to not boot. It makes it past the BIOS screen, but then when about to boot Windows the screen turns off and it makes a continuous (and infinite) beeping (sort of pulsating). Now, I cant find anything on Insyde BIOS, but the common continuous beeping sound is a RAM error. I was hoping this would be the case (although I realise POSTing is completed before the BIOS splash screen appears and thus I am at a loss as to what it ACATUALLY is), but upon removing the one RAM module the system doesnt even give me a BIOS beep code! What the hell!

And no amount of googling has gotten me any closer to solving this. I'm a poor student so I cant afford to take it to a computer repairer for them to charge me $80 to say its dead, so if anyone has any information I will be very grateful!

Thanks

Taylor

Answer:Satellite A200 - Unknown beep code

Hi Taylor,

I think the problem is that only an authorized service provider knows the exact beep codes and their reasons so you can?t find much in the Internet.

Of course such a problem is a little bit annoying but you?re right, theoretically it could be a problem of RAM. As I understand you correctly just one RAM module is installed in your computer, right?
Have you already tested the module in another RAM slot? Theoretically the memory slot could be also faulty.

Furthermore you can test the RAM module itself using a special test software like Memtest86. It?s freeware tools that you can find with Google. Just create a bootable disk and boot from it. The test will start but it can take up to 1 hour or more until it?s finished.

Maybe Memtest86 will find something but let?s wait what happens so some feedback would be great. :)

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Hello,

This is Varun from India. Could anyone please help me fix a problem which has been haunting me from the last two days. This problem is currently occuring in my satellilte Pro A200. Actually the problem is that there is a continuous beep sound from an internal speaker during start-up that is when the name TOSHIBA appers at the time of starting and moreover it freezes there right on that screen. But , I somehow kept using my system by pressing F5 or F9 and then letting it start manually in NORMAL MODE.

But, i can't keep doing this all the time. And moreover, this beep sound blows continuously only while starting the system and it goes on hanged up in the same screen until i press either F5 or F9. I kept restoring my system but to no use. Could any one please help me out in this.

Sincerely waiting for the reply.....

Varun.......

Answer:Satellite Pro A200: A continuous beep sound during start up and freezing

Hello

To be honest it is very strange issue. Is some external device connected to your notebook?
Have you tried to update BIOS to latest version?

Sorry but I believe in such case there is no much you can do. Maybe BIOS update, clean OS installation. That?s all.
Maybe you should contact nearest service and ask what it can be.

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I put a new battery in my Toshiba Satellite A200 and now it is showing no battery detected and no lights showing battery is charging.
Can anyone help please?

Answer:Satellite A200 - replaced battery and now system saying "No Battery detecte

Hi

For me it sounds like you have used not compatible, not supported or wrong battery.
But you could try to remove the battery and should fit it again in order to check if there are some loose contacts or something like that?

If this is not the case then get in contact with an local Toshiba ASP and order the battery which is recommended by Toshiba.

Greets

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Hello.

I'm going to buy a new battery for a Satellite A200-1TG, but it seems hard to get on-line a battery that has this specific model in its compatibility list. For example, this one:

http://www.ravpower.com/ravpower-ts6a-rb-battery.html

is written to be compatible with more than 50 subtypes of A200, but the A200-1TG model is missing from the list.

Has the A200-1TG got a battery different from all the other A200's, or I can buy the one mentioned above with the certainty that it will work in the A200-1TG?

Thank you very much and best regards.
John

Answer:Is the battery the same for Satellite A200-1TG, -1TB, -1HU, ecc.?

You can see it on other way.
Here is the list of all compatible batteries for A200 series:
PA3191U-5BAS/5BRS
PA3285U-3BAS/3BRS
PA3522U-1BAS/1BRS
PA3534U-1BRS/1BAS
PA3536U-1BRS/1BAS
PA3594U-1BRS/1BAS
PA3612U-1BAS/BRS
PA3615U-1BRM/1BAM

You can use every of them. The difference is in capacity but all of them are 100% compatible with each A200 model. Compare specifications and buy the best one that you can order.

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I have looked for a battery compatilbe with my laptop but I cannot find it...

I need a new battery because my battery lasts 6 minutes :@

Could anyone help me?

Answer:Re: I need a battery for Satellite A200-1FL. Where can I get one?

Hi

Remove the battery from the ntoebook?s battery bay.
At the battery bottom side you can find an label with all the details; part number, etc?
Search in the internet using this part number for a compatible battery and I?m sure you will find some online offers?

Otherwise get in contact with an local ASP (authorized service partner) and ask for a compatible battery.

This should help you ;)

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Hello, I bought this laptop in UK,2008. Now, I was back to my home place INDIA. I was facing problems regarding battery charge. When I was charging the laptop, I used to check the status of battery. It shows that "57% available (plugged in,not charging)". Since I was using the ORIGINAL TOSHIBA CHARGER,it was decreasing day by day. Could you help me in getting my problem solved?

Awaiting ur reply.

Regards
Madhusudhan

Answer:Satellite A200 - How to increase the battery?

Hi,

>I bought this laptop in UK,2008

You bought it 2 years ago, it's pretty good time for battery to operate. It looks like you need to replace it.

> since I was using the ORIGINAL TOSHIBA CHARGER,it was decreasing day by day

I don't think it's a reason of the battery degradation.

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Hi, I am using a 2-year-old A200-1CC. Last week it stopped to inlight the blue Battery-LED. System would not start any more or would break down within 10 seconds. I bought a new battery, assuming that it had passed away. New battery - same problem. With battery in place the yellow-battery-LED appears for 5-10 seconds and than disappears again. System is only running properly without battery in place.

Any idea what the error might be?

Regards

Answer:Satellite A200-1CC - Battery does not charge

Hi

I think the best way is you go to a local authorized service provider. I mean you have already tried another battery but it doesn?t work.
The technicians can check your notebook and exchange parts if it necessary.

For me it sounds like a mainboard issue but the ASP will know that better.

Good luck!

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Hi there everybody,

I hope that you're all good, I kindly need to know what is the best way by which we can prolong our PC's battery, I got a friend who apparently frustrated because her laptop's battery is almost dead while PC unplugged to electricity; it gives her only five minutes and the beeping starts.

I think she's always used her laptop plugged to electricity, no frequent discharging / charging to the battery yet, I do really appreciate it if you guys out there (be blessed) could help me to maintain my and her's (she bought a new battery lol) batteries.

Note: My Satellite A200-1M5 gives me 2.45 minutes after 4 months and I'm glad with that, I turn on my laptop unplugged to power (discharges) often but I feel like I cannot explain or help others to precisely look after their laptop's battery longevity.
Thanks a million in advance

Why cannot we find such information regarded to maintenance in the Toshiba site?
Maybe we didn't search!

Answer:Satellite A200-1M5: what is the best way to prolong our battery

Hi

I think you are right? You didn?t search on the Toshiba page long enough ;)

I have visited the Toshiba European support page and selected from the category ?Troubleshooting? the option -> Solutions to common issues.

There I have found the category ?Battery? and then I have found this article:

*+How to setup my computer for optimum battery usage?+*
http://www.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD5400Z60005R01.htm

It looks like an older FAQ document? anyway fact is that all batteries lose the own performance after several times? Several years ago it was advisable to remove the battery from the notebook to prolong the battery life time. This is not necessary with the new battery and notebooks generation.

However, many people remove the battery if the notebook is running on the mains (AC adaptor connected) this prevents the battery from permanent charging and discharging.

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Hi,

my question is simple. When I use my laptop and I use the battery energy, the battery icon shows me after 10mins that the battery is just on 10% from 100%. Does it mean that my battery is "dieing"? Should I buy the new one?

Thanks for help.

Tomas Fric, Czech Republic

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-14E - After 10 minutes the battery is just on 10% from 100%

Hey Tomas,

Yes, I think it seems that your battery is faulty and need to replace. I think some cells in battery don?t work anymore and so the battery should be replaced.

You can buy a new battery from an authorized service provider. They sells all original Toshiba spare parts.
Alternative you can search on the Toshiba Accessories homepage for compatible batteries (part number). Then enter this part number on Google to find a shop where you can order it online.

Good luck!

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Hi to all.

I have Satellite A200-PSAE6E, and I bought universal external battery. But external battery can't produce enough current for my laptop when internal battery is not full. When internal battery is full, external keeps it full and run laptop, but when internal battery isn't full and I plug in external battery, in a few seconds laptop shows that it is plugged in, and battery is charging, but after that few seconds, it shows only that laptop is plugged in, and battery doesn't charging.


Problem is that when laptop is plugged in and battery doesn't charging it use internal battery (like when it isn't plugged in), and when it empty internal battery it turn off, and there still shows that it is plugged in. Can I set that when laptop is plugged in, but doesn't charging it will use external power?
I am sure that is only software solution.

Answer:Satellite A200 won't use external battery

does anybody have any useful idea?

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My Satellite A200 is just over one year and the battery has stopped charging.

Whilst looking over laptop have seen fan not working either, although no effect on performance when plugged in at home.

Are two probs related can fan only be hardware failure?

And is it connected to batt failure?

Answer:Satellite A200 - battery and fan failure

For me it is not easy to say that both issues are somehow related. You can check fan functionality if the notebook runs on AC power supply only. Remove the battery and check it out.

Try also to change power profile and cooling method to see if there is any influence on fan functionality.
What to say about battery? If the battery has stopped charging it can be because of battery itself or maybe power supply electronic on mainboard but if you want to have exact answer to this the notebook must be checked by authorized service provider?

Is the warranty still valid?

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Hello everybody!

I apologize for my English; it is not the primary language.
Somehow I could catch my Satellite A200 and assembly are not properly paved the cable (do not know what the cable, apparently the power to the screen), he was laid between the keyboard and top panel, but I forgot about it and put it between the motherboard and the top panel and ... when all assembled and included that most cable burnt ... precisely burnt winding ... cord, I immediately pulled out but the battery remained in it ... in general not very well turned out;)))

As a result of what it led to: first is sometimes not visible when you switch the keyboard and touchpad ... to eliminate the need to restart the car ... secondly, in principle, sometimes a laptop is not included, i.e. tanning lamp power and all ... in this case to pull out the power cable ... and last, the most unpleasant, the battery no longer charged ... i.e. after all this, I discharge the battery and now the laptop works only on the power cable.


Question: is the problem in the battery or the motherboard?

Answer:Satellite A200 is not charging the battery

Your English is hard to understand but it seems that you have disassembled the notebook and connected some cables in wrong manner.
Then something burned through and now you?ve got some problems with the battery, etc?

I think there is a hardware problem? who knows what you did in the past?
Fact is that you have made something wrong... this is always an risk if someone without an technician experience disassembles the notebook.

In your case I recommend contacting someone who knows how to check the notebooks hardware? you need an professional help?

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Hi,

I wonder if there is a way to watch _time_ which is remaining not, % of the battery charging.
Thanks again.

Answer:Satellite A200 battery question

Hello

I use Toshiba notebooks for years now and I can say for sure that something like this is not known to me. There is no way to make a choice between ?time? and ?%? information.

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G'day, I have an A200 series laptop that is about 2-2.5 years old, the original battery has died. I bought a new battery- a bigger and better one ( that is, it was supposed to last longer than the original one). The new battery isn't fully charged after charging for 6+ hours while the machine is shut down and only lasts 2-2.5 hours on battery power. The power settings are set to balanced and I mainly only work with word doc's and sometimes have media player in background.
The original (smaller capacity) battery used to last 2-3 hours on thes settings.
The manufacturer has said tht it may be a driver issue of some kind.

Has anyone had a similar dilema and does anyone out there know how I might remedy this issue aside from returning the battery to the manufacturer?

Regards
Rgtom

Answer:Battery run time on Satellite A200

2,5 hours battery run time on Satellite A200 is OK for me and it is the same as on my Satellite A300.
I think 2,5 hours runtime is fair average for this notebook model.

Can you please tell us which battery you bought exactly?
Can you send us exact Toshiba part number?

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Hello,

I have a simple question about the batteries on these laptops.
I'm searching to buy a 12 cell battery for this model.

Toshiba BG(Bulgaria) told me that there are no 12 cell batteries for Satellite model laptops...
Somehow I don't believe them.

Could anyone tell me where can i buy a battery?
Give me a link from an onlien store?
:)

Answer:Satellite A200-1AX Where to get 12 cell battery

Hi!

On the Toshiba website you can search for new batteries:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Peripherals & Services => PC Options & Accessories => PC Options & Accessories Home Page

There you can search for compatible batteries and where to buy it.
But if the ASP says there are no 12 cell batteries available for this model I think it is to. The ASP will know it better as we users here. ;)

Bye

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Greetings,

Since I have installed the sound card driver to my notebook, it always starts to beep when it reaches 10% battery in every 10 seconds. Its not a Windows voice, but i tried to search the sound controls and even the BIOS to turn this thing off. It can be usable in certain cases, but I really want to get rid of it or make it use only if the screen is off and I dont see the battery charge level.

All in all, the question again is, how can I turn off or control the beeping sound after 10% battery level without uninstalling the Realtek sound driver?

Yours Sincerely,

Quante

Answer:Satellite L500-14Z starts to beep when it reaches 10% battery

Hi

You can disable it in:
Start >> Control Panel >> Sound

There click on Sounds tab in Sound properties

Choose Critical Battery Alarm and in small window called sound choose ?no sound?.

Apply the changes and reboot the notebook.

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Hello, I woke my computer from sleep mode and found a popup stating I had a battery error.

I was wondering if this is a common thing or if its a Windows 7 error?

Answer:Satellite A200-X01 - Battery Error on Windows 7

Hi DocWinters,

What happens if you restart the notebook? Does the error still occur?

I doubt it?s a common issue. In my opinion it sounds like that the battery needs replacing because its consumables and can only be charged/recharged 500 times I think.

You can get a new battery from an authorized service provider! :)

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My notebook SATELLITE A 200-BJ runs exactly 2 hours when I take plane "save energy" - then I must to charge it. It's normal?

i have bouhgt it 1 mounth ago and I don't konow what to do :(
Please help me, thx

Answer:Satellite A200 - empty battery after 2 hours

Hi

Why should it not be normal? I presume that you now very well that Vista uses much more resources as WXP and it is logic that power consumption is also higher than on WXP.

To be honest 2 hours is OK for this notebook model. I have Satellite A200-1CR and battery also runs about 2 hours. Sometimes less than 2 hours but it depends on notebook usage.

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Has anyone got a spares bios (RTC) battery for this motherboard. I just spoken to Toshiba - who told me to talk to Topaz, who told me

'it is part of the motherboard, and we cannot get hold of the components for the motherboard. A new motherboard will cost ?160. That is the best we can do'

The battery would cost no more than ?3.
Anyone got one please???

Answer:Satellite A200-1SI - Need BIOS (RTC) Battery this time

Hi

Maybe it?s enough if you load the RTC battery?!
You can charge the battery by power ON the machine for several hours.

Here is an interesting document about this:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6301FE000DR01.htm

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Hello again......

you've helped me many times, and i believe once more.... i made a search but for batteries there is a mess......

I 'd like to know if toshiba recomments a way to fill and empty the battery so it holds the same time, with the years passing......
In the first battery i was filling and emptying it full, 5-6 times a week and laptop was on ac adapter the rest time.....
But is there a way to use battery and power adapter armonically without destroying time that battery holds.....

What should i do????
Keep it always on the power adapter?
Full the battery and emptying it continuesly?

What i sure now is that i must not put it in a closet..... then i should throw it....
What is your opinion????

Sorry for my english.....

Answer:Battery usage question on Satellite A200-1CR

Hi

First of all you have to know that all batteries are covered by warranty for 12 month (one year) and sooner all later all batteries must be replaced because after a long time of usage every battery will lose the performance.

Well, you want to know how to handle the battery?
To be honest I?ve got 3 notebooks and I never removed the battery if the AC adaptor has been plugged in.
But if you want you can use the notebook without the battery if the AC adaptor is connected but there is a risk that the notebook would power off if you disconnect the cable accidentally.

However, the new battery generation is more stable as the early notebook batteries and usually it?s not necessary to remove it when AC has been plugged in.
In my opinion it should not affect the battery performance.

Cheers

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I have a relatively old Satellite A200, yet nearly all the insides are new except the battery. The battery has a very short life, but thats becasue its old. Recently the computer has started to suddenly lose the battery, so the charging light stays on, the battery light switches off, and the battery icon says 'plugged in, not charging'. However, the computer will still be running on battery. If I see this in time then by repeatedly removing and replacing the charger I can start it charging again, but if I dont it switches off with no warning. Since the battery life is now under a minute that happens often.

I dont think the problem is with the charger as it always shows the charger is connected, and when the computer is off the battery light is always on when plugged in. I had a problem with the power connector, but had the motherboard replaced recently so I dont think thats it either.

If anyone could help it would save me a lot of frustration, Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200 - Loses battery, switches off

Hello

At first I must say that you should not be frustrated. Problems with consumers products are ?normal? and everyone of us has some problems with notebooks, TVs or any other electronic product.

Let?s see what you can do about it.
Your description is OK but what I would like to know is follow:
When you remove the battery can you work on your notebook without any problems (start, work, switch off)?

I also think that battery is too old and I presume it is ?troublemaker? in the whole story. It is not easy to explain this blinking behaviour if you have ?defective? or old hardware part inside.

Maybe you should buy battery replacement and check notebook and battery functionality, just to see if everything will be OK again. If you will be faced with the same problem again then we can discuss what the problem can be.
In my opinion only reason for this could be power supply electronic.

What do you think?

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I have Toshiba Satellite A200 and recently I have had some software problems with charging it :(

When the battery is on 99-96% it doesn't start charging when i plug the cable (and says that the battery is on 100%).
If it is below 96% it starts charging, but it stays too long on 99% than before :(

Is anyone familiar what I should do in order to start charging even if it is on 97% ( for instance :) )?

Answer:Satellite A200: Battery charging issue

Haven't observed this charging behaviour, but I can tell too, that the percentage is longer on 99 then on others. Why, I don't know.
And I have not watched if it is charging from 96, above, or below.

I think this is normal and would not call this an issue.

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Hello, I have a Satellite A200-23k from june
3 days ago the battery stops charging at 65%
I let the battery discharge to 0 ( to recalibrate it ) but surprize, this time stops at 45%
I put the battery on a second laptop ( same model ) but it work in the same way

Any help will be apprechiated
thx

Answer:Satellite A200 battery charge problem

Hi

Looks like a battery malfunction. What do you think?

If the battery issue appears also on the second notebook using the same battery then I would try a new battery.

It could be really a battery malfunction?
It?s worth a try

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Hi,

I'm after a replacement RTC battery for my A200-244

I've got my machine open and located the battery but it has no model number on it.

I have read post saying that the battery is part of the board and the whole board will need replacing but if i had a model number for the battery i could quite easily desolder old and replace with new

Any help would be great!
Regards
Steve

Answer:Re: Replacement CMOS / RTC Battery for Satellite A200-244

Hi

What?s wrong with the RTC battery? Is it empty?
The RTC battery can be charged by the adapter or main battery, while the computer is powered on. You have to charge the battery 24hours long.

Furthermore it seems that the A200 series uses the 3.0V (14mAH ? 17maH) RTC battery?
I found some which support these values.

RTC battery (Maxell ML1220T10)
RTC battery (Maxell ML1220HT10)
RTC battery (Sanyo ML1220T28)
RTC battery (Panasonic ML1220/B)

But to be honest you could damage the whole motherboard while trying to remove such battery?as mentioned in other threads?its soldered so I could be really tricky?

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hallo again.....i want to ask about bying a new battery for my A200-1cr

I found 2 batteries.....with different charecteristics...

a. 6 cells and 10,8v x 4000maH
b. 9 cells and 10,8 x 6000maH

and the second one costss 35$ more than the first one....

I'd like to know if the second one costs its money....will i see a difference??
For example if with the fisrt one my laptop works for two hours, can it with the second one work for three hours(doing the same things)

I just want to know the differences in their perfomances....

Answer:Difference between 6 and 9 cell battery for Satellite A200-1CR

The 9 cell battery is about 1/3 stronger than the 6 cell battery and therefore it should lasts 1/3 longer as the 6 cell battery.

It?s you decision if you want to spend 35$ more for such battery

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Hi,

Could someone advise me please?
I have a Satellite A200 which does not seem to hold its battery charge for more than half an hour - even if it has been left for 2 days shutdown charging on AC.

It is driving me +CRAZY+ please help :)

Cheers - Bee

Answer:Satellite A200 not holding battery charge

Hello

Just one question: What answer do you expect now? I mean the case is clear or what do you think about this?

The battery should be replaced if the charge doesn?t hold more than half an hour. Therefore you should contact an authorized service provider. They can sell all original Toshiba spare parts and so you will get the right battery for your notebook:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Greets

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Hi there,

I bought a new Toshiba Sattelite A200-1H2 2-3 weeks ago. Its got a T5440 Core3Duo, 2 GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600GT 256 dedicated (up to 1025 with turbomemory).
I am aware that i got myself a pretty good CPU and GPU and that they cost power.

But is it normal when on POWER SAFE mode my battery drains completely in just over 1 hour??

Elwin

Answer:Satellite A200-1H2 - Battery drains in 1 hour

Hi

The battery working time depends on the notebook usage!
But as far as I know the A200 runs about 1.15h on battery power

Furthermore the notebook was delivered with a standard battery.
If you need more battery power you should buy stronger Battery Pack with 6000mAh or higher.

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Hi,

I've had an on/off issue with my battery/charger for a while in that sometimes it would charge while plugged in and others it wouldn't, so if I removed the charger to move the laptop it was a 50-50 gamble as to whether it would instantly turn off or not.

This hasn't been too much of a problem as the laptop isn't moved too often, but I recently returned home to find my charger was no longer working at all and the laptop was off.

I've managed to get hold of a replacement charger just to test it out and I've found that when plugged in, the blue light that is usually solid that shows the charger is plugged in is blinking, and the times it has stayed solid and allowed me to boot up the laptop has lasted around a minute at best before shutting off completely, not even allowing me enough time to transfer important documents I have on there.

Is buying a new battery going to solve this problem, or is the issue more likely to be something inside the laptop that needs replacing?

Answer:Satellite A200-28P Battery/Charger problem

Hi

I doubt that buying a new battery would solve your problem.
Why?
Because the notebook should also work properly using only the AC adaptor.
So even if the battery would be faulty or dead, it should be possible to use the notebook connected to mains.

The notebook has a number of other power resources including an intelligent power supply and real time clock battery and these resources are interrelated and any one could affect apparent power problems.

If the DC IN is blue, then this means that AC adaptor is connected properly and the power is being supplied correctly. If this is not the case, the AC adaptor might be faulty or there is a big problem with the power supply electronic on the motherboard.

So in such case the AC adaptor should be tested? if you are 100% sure that AC adaptor is working properly, then there must be a problem with motherboard.

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hello all!

I just purchased a Satelite A200 laptop. Could somebody tell me how to maximize my battery lifetime?
I already had my initial charging about 2 hours after a complete battery drain, however, my battery cannot manage to sustain another couple of hours of work.
I am doing basic work like browsing and using the media player from saved files and I am not using my dvd drives yet and can't sustain its operations.
Please advice.

Thanks!

Answer:How to maximize battery lifetime on Satellite A200

Hi

What to say dude? the battery working time depends on the notebook usage and on the battery performance.
I don?t know what exactly battery was delivered with this notebook but as far as I know it?s a common standard battery. If you want to use the notebook much longer I recommend buying the stronger battery; for example with 6000-8000mAh.

By the way; you can configure the battery power usage in the Vista power options.
If you want you can create a new power plant configuration to get the best battery performance.

Check this!

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Hi,
i have new NB Toshiba Sattlite A200-14. I am reinstall Windows Vista Home premium at Windows XP Professional. How long hold battery (6-cell) at the A200-14D??? Me hold 1 Hour 50 Minute by chat at internet. I think that it little stay. Meseems, that cooler blow much how at Windows Vista. Why?

THX

P.S: Sorry behind my "English", teach herself.

THX

Hezo

Message was edited by: hezo

Answer:Question about Battery & Cooler at Satellite A200-14D

Hi

> How long hold battery (6-cell) at the A200-14D???

It depends on the notebook usage and battery type? if you will run any applications which need CPU and graphic performance or will watch DVD movies then the battery working time would be much shorter.
But 1h 50min is not bad?

I found a compatible Battery Pack PA3535U-1BRS for this unit. It?s a Li-Ion, 9 Cell, 6000mAh battery and the performance should be better.

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I have a Satellite A 200 1 BJ with 4GB RAM, 300GB HDD SATA @4200RPM (with 2 MB L2 Cache???) The warranty period is over. Is it possible to have an internal hard disk of 300 GB @7200 RPM with 8 MB L2 Cache? Any idea about the cost?

Also is it possible to get a 9 cell battery for my laptop?

Answer:Satellite A200 - HDD Compatibility and more power with 9 cell battery

Hi

I think it shouldn?t be a problem to upgrade the HDD to 300GB. It should work.
I don?t know exactly how much it could be but it always depends on the HDD manufacture and the dealer ;) google simply for some offers.

Regarding the battery question;
Well, you can check it yourself. The Toshiba Option & Accessories website provides all compatible options for you notebook;

+http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ -> Peripherals & Services -> Option & Accessories+

Greets

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I am really tierd from pepole telling me that i must unpluge the charger after the battery coming full coz if i stay plug in the charger the battery will be loss after while time.

I need from the Expert pepole here to tell me is the Toshiba A200 Satellite is automaticly stop charrging the battery after it come full or i must unplug the charger to save the batter|?

I hope i have answer for this question

thanks
wait ur reply

Answer:Does Satellite A200 automatically stop charging the battery?

Can any one help me please and tell about my Q

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Can anyone help me?

I need the program that shows to me the status of the laptop's battery
My laptop model is Satellite A200-23N.
Please I need help !!

Answer:Re: Satellite A200-23N - I need the program that shows the status of battery

Hello

Which operating system do you use?
Usually in the task bar there is power symbol and if the notebook runs on battery power supply place the mouse pointer on this symbol and info about battery power will be shown. You wil see how may percent of power the battery has.

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Hello,

I have a Satellite A200 running under Vista and also under XP and I am NOT able to see the estimated battery time remaining. I only can see the percentage left.

For instance, I am using my notebook unplugged for more than 1 hour (my guest) and I only can see the percentage left (45%) but I cannot see the time remaining.

I have this problem with Vista or XP.

Is this natural? What can I do to see the time remaining?

Thank you,

Diego Alvares
Brazil

Answer:Satellite A200 - I can't see battery time remaining only percentage

Sorry but I would like to know why you think it is a problem. Where you have found info that there must be shown ?battery time remaining??

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My laptop doesn't show remaining battery life, only remaining %s.
Is there any solution? I didn't find nothing on the forum...

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A200-20J not showing battery life time

This is not a problem but fact!!!

Fact is that Vista shows the rest of battery power in percent!

I?ve got a A210 with Vista OS and the battery lifetime appears is percent when I move the cursor over the battery icon in task bar.


Cheers

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Hi

I got A200 1UQ and my battery charger doesnt work.
Btw Im from Turkiye.

Can I find the original one, if I cant can I use universal battery charger?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A200-1UQ - Battery charger doesn't work

On the Toshiba website you can search for a compatible charger and the part number:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Peripherals & Services => PC Options & Accessories => PC Options & Accessories Home Page

If you have the part number you can search with Google for this number. If you can?t find something you should contact an authorized service provider. They can order all Toshiba parts.

I hope I could help you a little bit.

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Hello

I just bought new Toshiba A200-1AE with Windows Vista and I have one question can I find how long I can work on battery power? Becouse I can't find it. Only a percent of battery.
Please help.

Answer:Satellite A200: How long I can work on battery power

Hi

It?s not easy to say how long you will be able to work with battery power.
The battery working time depends on the notebook usage. If you run high performance applications like games, video software, etc? the notebook battery power goes down much faster!
Why? Because all the notebook parts like CPU, GPU, HDD, cooling modules have to run with full performance. All these parts waste and need the battery power!!!

Do you use the XP or Vista? Vista needs much more resources as other Microsoft operating systems. It wastes more battery performance. That means that the notebook will run much longer with installed XP as with Vista OS using the battery.

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Hi All,

My Satellite Pro A200 laptop is just over 1.5 years old (or young :P) and I have a huge problem with the battery - it only lasts for a total of _26 minutes_ under "high performace" mode in Vista - other power modes increase the time by only 5-7 minutes.

I have tweated the system setup to:
- run as few programs at startup;
- to use as little memory in relation to graphics (as in diabled vista themes, and "fancy" operations such as show contents of window whilst dragging).
- remain on the lowest brightness level.

The programs that do run on startup are my anti virus (F-Secure), and ATI catalyst control.

I have also cleaned the registry of any conflicts and regularly virus scan.

I have used Ubuntu on this laptop as well and the battery life is not that much better, which brings me to the conclusion that the battery is nearing its end.

I was wondering if this battery life time (26 minutes max on high performace) is normal for a laptop after only 1.5 years?* (I don't remember how long it lasted when I first bought it).

Also, I have a laptop from other manufacturer of 2 years and the charge of its battery lasts a minimum of 4 hours (on Windows XP).
Both notebooks batteries are 6 cell.

Any suggestions of how to improve my battery life?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite Pro A200 - Is 26 minutes of battery life normal?

>Satellite Pro A200 laptop is just over 1.5 years old and I have a huge problem with the battery - it only lasts for a total of 26 minutes under "high performace" mode in Vista

The battery working time depends on different factors:

If different hardware parts like CPU, GPU, HDD, ODD, display are running with highest performance then your battery working time will decrease dramatically?
Additionally if you would lose an stronger battery (9 cell or 12 cell) then you should be abele run the notebook much longer using battery power.
Furthermore the battery loses the own performance systematically and after a long time of usage you will have to replace the battery.

However, if you want you could check the Vista Power Options in order to increase the battery working time:
Here is a nice article:

How to handle the power management features of Windows Vista
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD84026Q0000R01.htm

But in worst case you will need a new, stronger battery?

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Hi all,

I have a problem with my battery.

1. Computer is turned off
2. The battery is LOW
3. I plug in the power cable and the LED is Orange and the battery is charging.
I know the battery is charging because when I turn on the computer after a while there is for example 44% charged.
4. When I look now at the battery status there is "44% available, battery plugged in, not charging
5. at this time the battery is not charging anymore and the power goes down 40%.....35%....32%....ex...
6. When I now turn of the computer the LED is back orange and the battery is charging again.

7. one more thing : when the battery is 100% charged with computer off and I then turn the computer on
the battery stays at 100% because the computer is running on power cable.

My conclusion is that the battery only charges when the computer is turned off ?
ones the battery is 100% the computer works on power cable.
if the battery is not charged for 100% and I turn on the computer, the computer is not working on power cable ( the power cable is plugged in ) and the battery power lowers again.
What can I do about that.

HELP

Answer:Satellite A200-1G2 battery only charges when Windows is shut down?

Hi mate,

First of all I must agree you that battery charging should also work if the notebook is turned on. I mean on my notebooks it works always properly and I have only founded this on the Toshiba website: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ35007K001ZR01.htm

But to be honest I think there is a hardware problem with your notebook because there is no software option that must enable/disable to charge battery in Windows.
Another question: If you go into BIOS, will the battery be charged?

If not I would contact the nearest authorized service provider for help. They should check your notebook and maybe it?s a mainboard problem or something else. On the Toshiba website you can search for nearest ASP:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

If you have more questions, please let us know and give us a feedback if the problem is solved. It?s always interesting to read this and I think for other users too. ;)

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Hi

Please I need help... I have got Toshiba Satellite A200-1m8.
Operating system: Windows XP Pro SP3.

I noticed that the Wireless connection, running the laptop on battery power, drops and sometimes doesn't connect but plugging the power back to Normal power it easily does

I searched for similar issues and found that Intel for wireless devices does this to save battery power. I followed the instructions I found, and Wi-Fi worked well by increasing the power management in the Wi-Fi device settings ,but the main problem here is when I increase power management ,running the laptop on batteries, the computer seemingly to lose battery power quickly.

Should I change the deficient part by the manufacturer or what to do .......??


Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A200-1M8 - battery loose power quickly

Hello

As you know the power consumption depends on notebook usage and also on power settings. I don?t know what you do exactly when your notebook runs with battery power supply but it will be interesting to know how long you can use it with battery only.

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My Toshiba Satellite A200 laptop after allmost 4 years of usage at shutdown remained with the

"Power on led" lit on the systray and refused to boot when I hold pressed the Power Button.

When the Batttery was removed and I tried to boot with AC Power Adapter Cable it started up as usually

without any problem.

The model is A200-1M4

Model No: PSAEOE - 04E029GE

DC19V 3.4 A

Made in China CE.

Up to now my battery was recharging efficiently

and was holding the charge when unused for at least 5 days . When I

was pluging in the AC/DC Adapter the led was turning blue within a few

minutes, anyway it was never flashing amber.

Until recently with the AC/DC Adapter cable unplugged with my recharged

battery I could keep up working for at least one and a half hours.

Can I check the Battery condition before I replace it??

Should I be looking for some other defect to repair or does my battery needs replacement.

Can someone try to assist.

Thanks.
.

Answer:Had to remove my battery in order to boot my Satellite A200

Finally I took the initiative to place again the old Battery into its nest and then power my laptop
with the AC/DC Adapter Power cable plugged in.
Then both the Battery and Power leds were lit in Blue color on the systray and when I pressed the Power
button rebooted and started as usually without any problem.

Still I dont know what caused this irregularity at shut down that blocked my system and obliged me
to work around in order to restore, luckily without having to replace with a new Battery, as mine is still
running strong with Battery icon on the systray indicating "fully charged".

Please consider this case closed and resolved.
Thanks a lot.
altkon

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I bought notebook A200-10w. The problem is battery because when I surf on internet or use word the battery endurance is 1 hour. I switch off win aero but there are no changes. What can I do ?

Thanks, Marko

Answer:Satellite A200-10W - I can work only 1 hour on battery power supply

> What can I do?
Buying a stronger battery ;)

Well, fact is that Vista notebooks need more battery performance as the XP notebooks..
I found some tests in the computer professional magazine and this is a Vista issue.

You could try to set the different settings in the Vista ?power plant?.
Try to set also the display brightness to a lower level. This you increase the battery performance but don?t except to much

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Hello,

I have been running an A200 machine for the last 2 months, bought as a desktop replacement in order to fit in my small flat. I realise now that I have never ued it running on the battery - it is always powered on mains power. Since this is unlikely to change, should I remove the battery? Is the battery deing degraded by staying in the machine while it is continusouly mains powered, or does it not matter?

Many thanks in advance for your advice/opinion,

gw.

Answer:Satellite A200: Should I remove the battery when working on mains power

Hi,

no it doesn?t matter if the battery is in the machine or not. The charging electronics in your machine check constantly the stat of your battery and if the battery is full, the machine gives your battery a "keep-alive" charge which is just a small amount of charge to have a full battery but to take care of it.

If I were you, I would let the battery go (in the machine :) ) and just work with the system. Thats all. ;)

Greets

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Hello,
My A200 with the preinstalled Vista displays only the remaining battery time in percentage % but not he remaining battery time in hh:mm:ss. My previous notebooks could display the remaining battery time on XP, and a friend of mine uses another notebook with Vista Business and the remaining battery time is available there too.

I updated my BIOS to 2.4 but it still does not work. How can I make it work?

Regards,
GH

Answer:Satellite A200-23O: Vista Home Premium How to set battery time

Good question. Wanted to have this be displayed on my notebook too. But all I found after hours of search with google was, that this feature is hardware depending.
I have a Toshiba notebook and another machine, one with XP and the other with Vista Ultimate. None of them displays the battery time, just percentage.

I've read you can install some 3rd party applications to get this to work, but not sure if there are programs for Vista too or even if some of those tools are installed, it will work.

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Hi.

I have just bought an A200-1FL and I'm testing it these days. I have noticed that the cooler starts and stops every minute aprox when I'm using it only with the battery.

Unplugged from the power, even if I'm not doing too much, just browsing Internet. Is this normal?

If I work with the power plugged in, the cooler doesn't make any sound.

Thanks.

David

Answer:Satellite A200-1FL: cooler starts and stops every minute only with battery

Hallo David

Have you also tested it with different profiles in power options (balanced, power saver, high performance)?

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Today I restored my Satellite A200 to factory settings.
This is about the 4th time I've done this in the last 2 years.

Now my battery life is screwed up.

100% charged with about 10 minutes remaining (image: http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3548/100g.png)

85% charged with 8 minutes remaining (image: http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/723/46880270.png)

What's going on?

I'm afraid if I restore to factory settings again to 'fix' the problem it will only make it worse and end up being 2 minutes remaining at fully charged.

Answer:Satellite A200 short battery life time - it discharges very quickly

Hi

Looks like the battery is dead?
In such case you have to buy a new one?

I can use my old battery for about 2min? it?s fully charged but after 2min if usage it?s empty?
But I use my notebook like a desktop PC? it?s connected always to the AC adaptor so I don?t need a new battery?

Cheers

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Hi
I am having a problem with my Satellite A200. I have no problems when I charge the battery and just run off the battery, however, as soon as i plug the adaptor back in I have problems.

The machine seems to freeze and the screen has differnt colours on it in lines and blocks.
I have purchased a new adaptor but same problem persists.

Answer:Satellite A200 works fine on battery but freezes when power adaptor added.

I think this issue is definitely for professionals and I recommend you to contact nearest authorized Toshiba service provider.
Explain the situation and let them check your notebook.

This A200 is older notebook model and I cannot imagine you have been faced with described issue from the first day so I?m afraid there must be some hardware related problem and to fix this you need professional help.

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Hi?

I have a satellite A200-1GB, but the graphic card don't run, however I could get another iskaa ls 3481p, but not exactly the same, because i have a m76 with 256 mb ati radeon, and the new card is a m72 with 256 mb ati radeon from A200-2C5.

Would it be possible?

Excuse me for possible writting mistakes.

Greetings and thanks

Answer:Information about compatibilty of graphic card Satellite A200-1GB Satellite A200-2C5

Do you want to exchange the whole mainboards or just the GPU?

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I have ThinkPad T500, 2241, CTO. Every time laptop boots, there is an annoying beep. It is not a beep sound that one might have when power status changes. Beep is off both in Power Manager and turned off in BIOS section of power management. Moreover, in device manager in non-plug and play list i disabled the BEEP. Still this annoying sound is there. BIOS is updated. However, there is no other section in BIOS where I can turn off the beep. Please help!Message Edited by Gordik on 03-22-2009 09:31 PM













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T500 annoying beep!!! (cause is not battery power management and not BEEP in device manager)

Look through the bios again, there is a separate entry for beeps afaik. Did you look in the section where you can also set power mode beeps, keyboard beeps etc? I think its there, not 100% sure though.





Thinkpad T400 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

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Hi,
My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?

Thanks!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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Hi
I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out
Regards
Ganny

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hy guys....

I have a toshiba Satellite A200-1cr model, with a motherboard model k000051290 which doesn't work any more...
So i must buy another one...

The problem is that I can't find another one with the same model, in a decent price...because...400 euro for a new MB...
I better buy another laptop...

So... I found on Ebay a MB TOSHIBA SAT A200 A205 Motherboard ISKAE LA34 TESTED, model K000054260, refurbished...on 150 dollars...

Now I ask you...
I saw the picture with this MB and it's identically with my MB... now...will I have some problems with my laptop if I buy this MB?
What do you recomend?

Answer:Motherboard for Satellite A200-1CR fits with other A200 models?

Hi

In my opinion the other board should be ok. It should fit with you Satellite A200 model.
The motherboard measure is the same.

Cheers

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A colleague spilt water over an Equium A200 and as a result it beeps continuously at startup. Actually you get a beep, followed immediately by another. However, if you press F1 it boots up OK and all is well. I have run diagnostics and have found nothing wrong.
The only problem is that one or two of the keys don't work so well if you touch them lightly.

Anyone have any ideas about resetting the beep, or what else I might do? Thanks.

Andy

Answer:Equium A200- Continuous beep at boot

Hey,

I think it?s not easy to say why this happens but maybe the water has damaged the keyboard and so always a will be pressed? I don?t know it exactly.

I think it will not be so useful for you if we discuss about this here without testing it and we don?t have real facts so your notebook should be checked from a notebook technician. The guys can make a detailed diagnostic and order spare parts.

On the Toshiba website you can find a list of authorized service providers? Good luck!
:)

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I saw community released versions of just the Y550 and Y550P for this BEEP problem. I have Lenovo Y430 2781 89U and these patches are not work on my laptop. I really don't want to hear this beep sound anymore. I am using Windows 7 x 32 Bit. Please help me.  Thanks!

Answer:Low battery beep problem when plug in AC Adaptor and Battery Getting Low on my Y430

you need a bios update which is not available right now for windows 7. i'll try to contact admin.

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I understand that this means there is a system board error.  I have a very good reason to believe that the BIOS had an issue (when I checked it before this happened, it had 75 boot options listed and said the volitale memory was almost full). Question: can I somehow force the BIOS to reset itself?  Is there a pin short I can use for this? Of course I am 2 weeks out of warranty :/  I assume if I sent it in they would just charge for a boarsd swap... likely $500-$600 dollars. Thanks for any help!

Answer:X230 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep, no screen: can I reset the BIOS?

1-3-3-1 means no memory. If you have 2 DIMMs, try with just one, then just the other. When you try with just one DIMM, it needs to go into slot-0. When you have the machine sitting lid-down and the battery compartment away from you, slot-0 is the one on the right.

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Hi,

I was thinking of buying one of the models, but the images differents sites use to advertise varies on other sites, some have silver keypad, and others black keypad, im awae the main diff is the gfx card but what image is the correct one.

Please help, hope this makes sense lol

Duncan

Answer:Differences between Satellite A200-1YO & Satellite A200-244

Hi Duncan,

you cannot always rely on images on websites to dictate your shopping experience, as these websites may not have updated their pages in a while.

My suggestion would be to visit a retail store selling the computer model you are after and view the computers there (After making a note of the computer model number you wish to purchase).

However, for your purposes, A200 (last year's model) had a silver keyboard and the newer models (A300) have a glossy black keyboard.

I hope this helps.

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My X230 gets very little use since I bought it in 2012... sometimes no use at all for weeks at a time. Yet the system board failed, as did a replacement, and now the third board seems to have failed. On startup I get 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep and a blank screen. I tried the existing RAM stick in both slots: no startI bought and tried a NEW stick of RAM from Crucial in both slots: no startI tried both sticks in the slots at the same time: no start Other than another bad system board, what could it be? Where can I get a system board that might last? By the way, at the same time I bought the X230 I also bought a T530 that gets gallons of heavy use almost every day and never had a problem that I didn't cause myself. 

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Hi folks!

I notice that my LED with "Satellite" word on the front panel doesn't shine.

Do you have any assumptions about causes?

Answer:Satellite A200-1N1: "Satellite" LED on the front panel is not shining

Hi Maresha,

The front 'logo' LED is enabled or disabled using a BIOS option 'Display Front Logo' which can be set to ON or OFF as you require. Access your BIOS settings (F2 during boot up) and check that this setting is set to 'ON'.

regards,

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I just purchased a lenovo Y550 and the only problem I have with it is that there is an annoying beep like one form a fire alarm whenever the battery is running low. There doesn't seem to be an option to disable it in the bios except the beep for removing the power cord. I also tried muting PC beep sound from the control panel. I even tried disabling low battery notification in the advanced power settings for all profiles and it keeps beeping.Any solutions?

Answer:Annoying beep low battery

I had the same problem.  After I upgraded to Windows 7RC, I was able to make the beeping stop just my pressing the mute button on the side of the keyboard.

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Hi ! I have a Lenovo g530 4446 u36... When i plug de battery charger my notebook  output a Loud BEEP sound! Its freaking me out... Any one knows how to put end to this BEEP ? Its Normal ??  Thanks!

Answer:BEEP BATTERY CHARGER

Depends on your system. Lenovo told me that you can disable it on Vista but not XP, too bad for me, I'm running XP =(





My Computer: G530-4446-38U XP Pro

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I just bought a HP ENVY m6 laptop.  It is running Windows 8.  I want to know how to disable the low battery beep.  It hasn't been a problem until last night when my battery started beeping before I went to bed.  I just closed the lid and the beeping stopped so I went to sleep.  Then at 4:am it started beeping again.  I don't know if my computer turned itself on to do an update but whatever the reason, I would have prefered for the battery to die instead of waking me up in the middle of the night.It's also just a really LOUD beep that scares my youngest child whenever it starts.  It's like a race to find the power cord to get it to stop.  I would rather just have a prompt come on my screen and tell me that I have 10% battery life left. Thanks in advance.











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Answer:How do I disable the low battery beep?

When you click on the link from my previous post, the download should begin automatically.  Google Chrome users will see it drop immediately into the Downloads bar at the bottom of their screen upon clicking. Internet Explorer users will see the 'Do you want to run or save...' box at the bottom of their screen upon clicking.Mozilla Firefox users will get a 'Would you like to save this file' box.  If for some reason that doesn't come up, you can also get it from this page. This page has only one product number listed and I know everyone doesn't have the 1184ca but it is the same BIOS version. All product numbers' Driver Pages will have it. Click here to go to the Support and Drivers Page  Find your product number by pressing FN +ESCEnter it in the 'Find by Product' field and Click GoClick on your model in the results (1 match found)Select Windows 8 and Click NextExpand BIOSClick on HP Notebook System BIOS Update Version F.34Click the Orange Download buttonRun the file. IMPORTANT: Your notebook will restart on its own during the installation. Allow it to restart and return to the Start screenWhen it's convenient for you, let your battery run down and let me know if you experience the beep.   Thanks everyone!  

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Hi, Whenever my Y550P's battery drops to 10%, an obnoxiously loud beep goes off every ten seconds until I either plug it in, or turn off the computer. I understand that this happens to notify that your battery is low, but Windows does a good enough job at that. I use my laptop in class and I don't want to have to worry about a loud beep going off. So, I listened to it closely, and it seems like the beep comes from the battery itself. Is there any way I could open up the battery and disable it physically if it is coming from the battery? All unique features should have the option to be disabled; especially when there is no mention of a beep in the product description.













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Answer:Y550P Low Battery Beep

Hi Guys, Im going insane. I recently Bought a Y550P Ideapad Laptop and whenever the battery Reaches 10 percent the laptop makes this ANNOYING Loud Beep, IT Sounds like a BIOS BEEP. IV DISABLED ALL ALERTS IN WINDOWS 7 AND!!!!!!!!!! I MUTED THE SOUND. AND IT WONT TURN OFF. ITS A SETTING IN THE BIOS I THINK AND I NEED HELP ON HOW TI FIX THIS. I COULDNT FIND ANY OPTIONS IN THE BIOS TO FIX THIS. HOW DO I DISABLE THIS BEEP AND TURN IT OFF?? ITS GETTING SO ANNOYING. and i dont think its a setting in windows because i have Disabled all Alerts in windows, Hell i even mute the sound and it still does it. This is getting annoying and if i cant fix this then i will be returning this laptop tommorow.

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Hi All

When my battery level reaches 10%, my NB200 makes a short beep; approximately once every 20 seconds or so.

As the battery life is so good on the NB200, (which means I have about an hour left of use at 10%), I'm having to listen to the beeping sound for quite some time.

Is there anyway to switch this off? I've looked in the Windows sound settings and in the BIOS, but I cannot seem to find any option to turn the sound off.

Hopefully someone else will have experienced this and found the solution.

Many thanks.

Mark.

Answer:NB200 beep on low battery

Hello Mark

You can change this value in ?Advanced power settings?.

Control Panel > Power options > Change Plan (on profile you use with battery power supply) > Change advanced power settings > Battery > Low battery level.

I hope this helps.

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Hi, Ive got my old computer out to give to my son, but it has a black screen and beeps at startup. one three then one beep.Nothing comes up on the screen.I cant find anything on the mobo to identify it.It is an OLD computer. It used to work well. I was just curious if it would go.Ive since changed the drive probably WIN95, and 4 gig.Ive tried other drives, changed the screen to another, taken out the battery to reset the bios removed the cables to the CD and floppy, but always the same start up beeps.I looked at the beep codes here http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm. and here CH000304.Well Im confused ...How would I go about getiing this going please?

Answer:beep, beep beep beep, beep. Black screen?

I don't think that is the right document....Exactly what are the beeps?

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I usually use my U450 with sound muted and have not faced the issue before. There is no low battery beep in this case. (when battery charge is below 10%)When the sound is not muted there is a low battery beep. Changing windows sound scheme does not help.BIOS has an option only on power adapter plugging beep. MTM:   000000000059028762 I hope the issue will be resolved in the next bios version as well as switchable graphics problem.

Answer:Low battery beep on Ideapad U450

there's a available bios update right now, have you tried that? ( for xp )

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Hey there support team Please provide a BIOS update to disable that annoying batterie warn beep when it drops below 10%. Thanks alot.

Answer:System Beep - Low battery - U510

Dear Savagecase
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Kindly be informed that there is no BIOS update for such models
Only certain BIOS update will be released for Idea products.These BIOS update are to fix certain issues.So If there is no BIOS update available for your machine, this means that the current BIOS installed in your machine is functioning well. Hence, no BIOS update is required.
 
Please press on F2 once you power on the machine to log into the BIOS
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi, I have an E320 and am in general quite happy.However: This beep that goes on everytime the akku reaches the critical level (10% by default) is really too loud and too often. Is there a way to turn it off??Now I always fear it goes on if I have it in a meeting or so. At least there should be an OPTION to turn it off! tried everything, mute, all Win7 sounds off but it always beeps! And loud!!! Got woken up at 4am, strange looks in a meeting, so it really is annoying!!! I read in other boards that bios updates fixed or unfixed this issue but as for the E320 EDGE series havent seen anything. Anyone else got this problem or found a solution????? Thanks!













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Answer:E320 - how to disable the "low battery" beep?????

Hi playagiron, Please setup in BIOS -> Config -> Beep and Alarm -> Low Battery Alarm to "Disabled"Fred





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I recently bought a 2nd hand, but 99% new, Targa Visionary laptop. After having used the laptop quite extensively for a few days, at times for 12 hours at a stretch, with the AC adapter I suddenly got the battery warning beep today. Since then I have switched off the system but as it is still connected to the mains the LED graphic symbol indicates a blinking red light (showing that the battery is being cahrged). Now my question would be how long do I have to wait for the battery to charge up fully? And is this quite a normal phenomenon?

Answer:Laptop-battery warning beep!

My Sony Laptop battery recharges from dead to full in approx 3 hours. I would imagine yours would be similar. A look in The documentation should provide the answer, or a visit to the Targa Website

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Essentially this the same issue listed in the Y550 thread (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Y550P-Low-Battery-Beep/m-p/200159#M18937)  After it reaches 10% remaining, the battery begins beeping every ~10 seconds until you plug an AC adapter in.A BIOS release to shut off the beep would be appreciated. As my laptop starts beeping when I'm in class and thats no good. Thanks,Bryant













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Answer:Annoying Beep when battery is at 10% Y650

stay connected to the this link, currently there's no available bios update for y650 right now.

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Hi folks,
my girlfriends computer was loosing time and the date kept returning to 2006 so I replaced the CMOS battery which solved the problem.However I have noticed that the computer no longer beeps when booting up although there are no visible problems and everything seems fine?Even when there was no battery in it it was still beeping the once when booting but not since replacing the battery?Any ideas why?

Answer:No beep after changing CMOS battery

Knocked the small speaker button from its position perhaps. Looks something like this. Speaker. And usually connects to the motherboard with the front case wiring. Cannot tell you exactly where as I do not know what mobo you have.

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Has there been a fix for the IdeaPad U510 system beep sound when the battery reaches 10%? This is a pretty serious fault IMO.

Answer:IdeaPad U510 Low Battery Beep

hi j2014,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try pulling up Device Manager / 
    Click View on top of Device Manager Window and click on Show Hidden devices,
        Open Non Plug and Play Devices and rightclick on beep option and select Disable.
 
also Open Power Option and Advanced Power Option of your preferred Power Plan,
     Look for Battery and open it.
           set all parameters to  (0/zero) - do nothing.
Saved all changes and Restart See if it will make the beep still on Lowbattery.
 
Regards
SOlid Cruver
 
 





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Can you release a version of just the Y550, since this patch only works for Y550P.
Thanks!

moderator note: messages merged inot a new thread for Y550 model w/o p only.













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Answer:Low battery beep also occurs on my Y550

Yes, the annoying low battery beep also occurs on my Y550 laptop. It also seems to beep every 10 seconds whenever the battery is at 10%.Here's my specs:Machine type model: Y550Bios version : 15CN32WW(V2.05)Power Management version: Version 4.4.1.3OS: Windows 7, 64 bitThank you.

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Hi all, just acquired an old hp compaq nx 9020 from a friend who's been upgraded by his employer. It seems to beep periodically but only when it's plugged into the mains. Its a BIOS kind of beep, not windows based. It's 3 or 4 quick beeps rising in pitch.

I'm not sure why but I have a hunch it's something to do with a full battery notice since I can't find anything wrong with the machine. I also think it only happens when the machine is idle, not whilst I'm using it. Could it be a "hey, I'm plugged into the mains and switched on" reminder?

I've fiddled with power settings for mains mode with no effect and there's no BIOS options relating to it, hardly any BIOS options at all in fact. I'd like to stop the beep because I often leave the machine running as a jukebox and keep having tunes spoiled by this random beep.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Do laptops have a 'battery full' beep?

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Hi everyone

Dos anyone know what CMOS battery I need for my Equium A200-1v0 ?

I know it is not the standard CR20332

Thanks, Nescient

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T500 2081CTO - Is there any way to disable the long and extremely LOUD system beep when booting the T500 with a completely drained Ultrabay battery installed?  Disabling the alarms in the BIOS (1.19) does not effect this for me.  It's one thing to come through the speakers but if I have my headphones on and forget it destroys my ears. I had posted this in Accessories however there were no replies.





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Answer:Annoying long loud beep with Ultrabay Battery

Anybody?  Am I the only one?





T500 - P8600 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, Modded - 4GB Patriot DDR3 and 320GB Caviar Black 7200rpm drive with Ati HD3650 and Catalyst 9.6 modded drivers - Vista Business 32bit stripped down to bare bones with VM's from Ubuntu to Win7RC1 64-bit.

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Hi there, i have an problem on my Lenovo Thinkpad E530, when it is inserted into the notebook battery power emits continuous beep and the screen is black.
 
Turning off the power button on the notebook and turn on the problem goes away again. Sometimes you have to turn it off / turn it on again.
 
I noticed that, by disconnecting the battery from the notebook the problem no longer occurs.
The battery works fine with an autonomy of 3 hours, seems to have no problems ...
What can I do to fix it?
I thought an update of bios, my current version of bios is: H0ET30WW (1.12) it is necessary to update it?How can I run alternatively a battery diagnosis?
link with the video of the problem:
 
Click here to view Video Problem
 
Thanks to all in advance for the support.
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi everyone, I recently bought a Lenovo 3000 N500 4233-78G laptop and I was quite pleased with it...for the most part. One "feature" of this laptop which is extremely infuriating is that it makes a loud beep every 10 seconds (or so) when the battery is low or when its external power supply is connected or disconnected. I have two operating systems on the laptop (Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP) and the problem occurs in both of them. Now, I know that there were many discussions concerning this problem in this laptop and in many other laptops of Lenovo, but still I hope that someone can offer some solution, as I have practically tried everything so far. For example, I tried deleting certain drivers of the operating system so that it can't communicate with the Laptop's speaker, but it didn't help. It seems that there is some sensor embedeed in the hardware which signals the speaker to make these loud beeps when battery level gets low. The BIOS doesn't seem to have an option for disabling the speaker either. Honestly, I'm quite desperate. My main usage of the laptop is in various lectures, conferences and conventions, which means that I often need to use it without any external power supply available. Thus this problem makes the laptop almost useless to me. Therefore, I must instist on getting some sort of solution, even if this solution means extracting the on-board speaker in the laptop manually.

Answer:Annoying beep sound when battery level is low on N500

Found something to try on the web: "- open the "sound" settings in control panel- in the "Playback" tab select the playback device (Conexant high def...) then click the properties box at the bottom- go to the "Levels" tab and there you will see 2 volume bars- Mute the "Pc speaker" Post if it works or not.EDIT:And, sorry if you have already tried this! And, Welcome.

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Hello!

Anybody know which bateries works properly with Toshiba A200?
I found only these two:
Battery Pack (Li-Ion, 6 Cell, 4000mAh) PA3534U-1BRS
Battery Pack (Li-Ion, 9 Cell, 6000mAh) PA3535U-1BRS

Anyone know if bateries for A100 will work with A200 ?
I would like to buy 8000-9000mAh, 12 cells battery but not see for this model ;/

EG.:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/jsp/individualOptions.do?service=EU&selCategory=4703&o ldCategory=4703&OPTION_ID=101071&toshibaShop=false

Can anybody help?

Answer:Compatible battery packs for Toshiba A200?

Hello

I have found exact the same info as you. Googling around all PC stores offer Battery Pack (Li-Ion, 9 Cell, 6000mAh) PA3535U-1BRS for Satellite A200. If all of them offer the same one I do not see any reason why you should buy this one.

If you are not satisfied you can send it back.

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I have just bought this new Equium A200 laptop and the battery runs out really quick - in under 1 hr. I have to permanently keep it plugged into the mains to keep its performance.

I have the battery set to power save, but is there an additional battery that I can buy to upgrade and make this better? Or is there anything else I can do with settings to make this run more efficiently? I need to take it out a lot and at the moment it would not last very long and defeas the object of having a laptop.

Answer:Equium A200 : Battery Life Question

I noticed the same problem with my Equium A200. The battery itself does not appear to hold a large enough charge for general use beyond 1Hr. Mine in fact lasts around 45 - 50 minutes!

However, I have noticed that installing Windows Vista SP1 (RC) does improve things by about 25%. I now get slightly over 1hr battery use without any change to the way I normally use the computer.

Additionally, when I am on the battery, I use the relevant function keys to reduce the brightness of the screen which also appears to improve things by about 5 - 10 minutes.

I am aware that you can buy a battery that can hold a higher charge than what has been supplied by Toshiba for this model. I currently forget were I cam e across that information but it's someplace somewhere on the Toshiba site. Hopefully some other colleague will come back on this and advise.

Finally, it is a bad idea to run your computer _all_ the time on the AC Power. The way computer batteries are made, running the computer in this way can cause your battery to deteriorate over time...and therefore hold less charge. I learnt that experience with another brand of computer.

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I bought a new Equium VO1 and I want to know the average battery life for this laptop's battery.
I am just able to use it for 1.15 until it stops and I am not sure if this is the case with only my pc or this is what u get from toshiba????

Thanks
Owez...

Answer:Re: battery life of equium A200-VO1 laptop

There are three settings for your battery life extension 1) Balance 2) Power save 3) high performance the lower numbers give you a longer battery life with the same performance just double click on your battery icon bottom right of screen and it should tell you what the power setting are and you can change the settings from thereas well, power saver setting should extend your battery life by about 20mins but that is the limit of the equium A200.

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Hi,

I have a Equium A200-15I laptop and its original battery was lost. I want to buy a new one but I need to know the original battery's part number.

Does any body know what the original battery's part number is?

Thanks a lot

Answer:Equium A200-15I - need battery part number

Toshiba offers several different 6 cell batteries for this old Equium and they have capacity between 4000mAh and 5800mAh.

Here is the list:

4000mAh - PA3534U-1BRS/1BAS
4000mAh - PA3522U-1BAS/1BRS
4400mAh - PA3285U-3BAS/3BRS
4700mAh - PA3191U-5BAS/5BRS
5200mAh - PA3594U-1BRS/1BAS
5800mAh - PA3612U-1BAS/BRS

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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Hi, I have been using the Y480 for almost 2 years. However, when I boot up this morning, it just beep beep beep continously. and the screen just have a cursor blinking. But after I reboot again and press F2 to enter bios, and then quit bios settings, the notebook can be boot up successfully. I have backup everything I need What should I do to fix the error? Is my harddisk gonna be failed? I have lost all the purchase receipts but I have registered 2 years ago. Thanks!Peter

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

Beeps are error messages from the Motherboard. Either the MOBO is failing or you have a problem with your RAM, I dont think it is related to your HDD, but you should create a backup. Also, if you don't have, please create recovery disks immediately. You may want to do more research depending on the BIOS manufacturer and the beep codes. You can google these terms and you should find information on the procedure to validate this. You can also try to re-seat the RAM, maybe it got a bit unsettled, if you moved the laptop. All in all, if you took the externded warranty and you are still under it, you may want to send the laptop to Lenovo for repairs.

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Hi there, I have an ibm thinkpad lenovo which was working fine till yesterday and suddenly today have stoped working. It do not display anything on start button press. It looks the processors are started as fan kind of noises are there, then it give 1 beep then 4 short beeps and the 1 beep and then another 1 ie. 1, 4, 1, 1 and nothing happens. Please sugggest what has happened to it. I dont want to be fooled by the service repair guys. regards,Sidsmart

Answer:R61: blank screen, 1 beep, 4 short beep the 2 more beep.

1-1-4-1 - Cache Error (level 2). You have a problem with the bios, which may require the replacement of the entire motherboard.

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Accidentally knocked something over and ripped an hdmi cable out of the video card. When I reinserted it, it would'nt recognize the monitor it was attached to. When I restarted, it wouldn't recognize any monitor. Did what every site told me on how to reset bios and reseated the xmas battery. Now it won't boot at all. Just posts, gives 2 beeps and sits there with the fan running until I hit the power. The motherboard is a p8z77-v LX. Having found the Manuel on the Asus website, there is only a small beep code table listing a long beep followed by 1 to 5 short ones. Nothing about 2 short, though I recall hearing somewhere that 2 beeps is generally a cmos error./wits.

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Hello there, is there a way to disable the beeping sound that comes on when you plug in the  battery charger? thanks. 

Answer:ideapad y710 battery charger beep sound plug in

Start -> Control Panel -> Sound -> Playback there you must see PC Beeper level - just lower it or disable at all.





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Nice laptop, but I think it has a serious problem - whenever battery runs low, it starts making a hideously loud beep - the laptop cannot be used in meetings when its running low, so its effectively useless. The Windows Power Scheme options dont affect it - [It appears to be a system/ BIOS thing]The BIOS screen doesn't show an option for it : ( How do I get this to stop? Is there a workaround?

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N200 Laptop - annoying 'Battery Low' Beep

you mean the critical battery alarm, that do sound very loud.

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Help! Screen goes blank when running on battery. I have Toshiba Equium A200 1HS PSAE2E, BIOS is upgraded (1.80), so is the Intel screen drivers (at least Windows (Windows Vista SP 2, 32-bit, Home Premium) says so).

This happens when running on battery only. It can happen any time (including when I am using the computer), screen is set to turn off after 5 minutes, so it is not that. The backlight is still on, but screen is blank (usually black (or dark grey?), but other colours also happens some times). It appears the computer is still running. To fix it, I put the lid down and let it go to sleep mode (not hibernate) and open again and it works.

While running on battery, the screen also flickers (with lines?) every few minutes or so, when the screen is "working" (this does not happen when screen goes blank, I think)

How do I fix it?

Answer:Equium A200-1HS - Blank screen when running on battery

Hi

Just one question: Did you notice the same problem on an external monitor?
Can you check this please?

It?s really hard to say what the reason is for this but with an external monitor you can determine if it?s a problem of the mainboard (graphic card) or internal display.

I?m not sure but for me it sounds like an internal display issue?

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