On the front of a Toshiba Satellite laptop are three Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that indicate the functionality of the system. On the left is the green LED, which indicates the presence of alternating current (AC). The middle one is a blue LED, which indicates the system is on.
When the battery is installed, the orange battery indicator will blink steadily. The laptop starts on AC power when the battery is removed.
Wait until the battery charged indicator light on the front of your Toshiba laptop turns solid green. When this light comes on, your battery is fully charged. Depending on the capacity of your battery, this can take between one and three hours.
The computer’s main battery gauge shows you the current charge status of the main battery. If the AC Power LED is flashing amber while charging, a battery pack is either working or not receiving a proper input signal from the AC adapter. Disconnect the power cord/cable and remove the battery.
Red light means it needs to be charged. Blue light means it’s charged and ready to charge your devices.
A flashing red light indicates that the battery is low and the laptop will not start. Does the battery charge light come on when you plug the power adapter into a working outlet?
Remove the battery
If your laptop is actually plugged in and still not charging, the battery could be the culprit. If so, find out about its integrity. If it’s detachable, take it out and press (and hold) the power button for about 15 seconds. This drains the remaining power from your laptop.
To check the voltage at the output, you’ll need a multimeter, so simply plug its red probe onto the inner pin of the charger and the negative or rear probe onto the outside of the charger pin. If it supplies the required voltage, the charger is in good condition, otherwise it needs to be replaced.
Common culprits include a faulty motherboard, damaged charging circuitry, and malfunctioning battery sensors. Your particular laptop make and model will likely have its own unique issues, and an experienced tech support representative will have seen them all.
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Unplug the power cord and remove the battery (if detachable). Reinstall the battery and reconnect the power cord. Simultaneously press the Shift, F8, and Power keys on your keyboard. Wait for your laptop to boot up.
Blue light is needed for good health: it increases alertness, supports memory and cognitive function, and elevates mood. It regulates the circadian rhythm – the body’s natural wake and sleep cycle. Exposure to blue light during daylight hours helps maintain a healthy circadian rhythm.
Press and hold the computer’s power button for ten seconds. On relatively new Toshiba notebooks, this turns off the computer. Make sure the “On” light goes off, wait five seconds, and then turn on the computer – by pressing and holding the power button for about a second.