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Old 08-10-2010, 02:08 AM
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Default Diagnostic "Blink" codes for Toshiba notebooks

Hopefully someone can help me here. Toshiba tech support is full of morons.

I am looking for the blink codes for a Toshiba satellite A105.

I am getting no power with 11 blinks. I think its going to turn out to be a bad motherboard but I just want to verify the error code first.

It gives this code regardless if its on battery power or AC battery in or out. And the DC jack had continuity.
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Default Diagnostic "Blink" codes for Toshiba notebooks

Maybe this will be of some help if not try link at bottom of this post:

POWER LIGHT SHOW TROUBLE CODE?? TECRA 8200
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When I try to power up laptop WITHOUT BATTERY:

Plug in power cord to computer: STEADY SINGLE GREEN LIGHT

When power button is pushed: NOTHING HAPPENS EXCEPT LIGHT GOES OFF THEN QUICKLY RETURNS BLINKING YELLOW.

Push power buton again: LIGHT BLINKS ONCE TO GREEN, THEN BACK TO BLINKING YELLOW


Does anybody know if this is a code?? Laptop has workd before, but was other party who put it back together so it could be internal..thought i would ask about a code with the power lights just to shorten my troubleshootin.



ANY AND ALL RESPONSES IS MUCH APPRECIATED.



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01-06-2009 08:23 AM

What happens when you power up with the computer without the battery?



Are you using the orginal AC adapter and have you tried different wall outlets, perferably in another location?



Also remove anything extra attached, including any extra memory that might have been installed at any point in time.



If all that fails to power on the computer, and combined with what you said so far, then it sounds like a hardware problem.
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01-06-2009 06:55 PM
reason i bypass battery so its not part of the problem...should power up without one with adapter....ty for reply
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01-07-2009 06:44 PM





6thCyclon

I misread your reply yesterday....ya i dont have the battery in just using the AC ADAPTER.

I do believe its an hardware issue, was hoping somebody would know, by the activity of the power light, if it was a trouble code directing the problem to something specific.





I am going to take her apart tonight, ill post my findings.



Thanks again for thereply 6thCylon .
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01-12-2009 01:46 PM

The blinking is a hex code for the problem.



I dredged this up from some old messages I had from the old forums. If you can understand it, feel free to use it. You have to convert the blinks to a hex code.



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DC IN LED

DC IN LED Power supply status

-Lights green DC power is being supplied from the AC adaptor.
-Blinks orange Power supply malfunction*2
-Doesn’t light Any condition other than those above.

*2 When the power supply controller detects a malfunction, the DC IN LED
blinks and an error code is displayed.

To check the power supply status, install a battery pack and connect an AC adaptor.

Check 1 If the DC IN LED blinks orange, go to Procedure 2.
Check 2 If the DC IN LED does not light, go to Procedure 3.
Check 3 If the battery LED does not light orange or green, go to Procedure 4.

Procedure 2 Error Code Check

If the power supply microprocessor detects a malfunction, the DC IN LED blinks orange.

The blink pattern indicates an error as shown below.

Start Off for 2 seconds
Error code (8 bit)
“1” On for one second
“0” On for half second

Interval between data bits Off for half second

The error code begins with the least significant digit.

Example: Error code 12h (Error codes are given in hexadecimal format.)
<----------Read
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Start Bit 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Order -------->


Check 1 Convert the DC IN LED blink pattern into the hexadecimal error code and
compare it to the tables below.

DC IN
Error code Meaning
10h AC Adaptor output voltage is over 16.5V.
11h 10/100 Network Port Replicator II or Enhanced Port Replicator II
output voltage is over 16.5V.
12h Current from the DC power supply is over the limit (6.16A).
13h Current from the DC power supply is over the limit (0.5A) when there is
no load.
14h Current sensing IC is not normal.

Main Battery
Error code Meaning
20h Main battery voltage is over 13.46V. (Not supported)
21h Main battery charge current is over 5.06A.
22h Main battery discharge current over 0.5A.
23h Main battery charge current is over 2.70A.
24h Current sensing IC is not normal.
25h Main battery charge current is over 0.3A when there is no charging.

Secondary Battery
Error code Meaning
30h Secondary battery voltage is over 13.46V.
31h Secondary battery charge current is over 5.06A .
32h Main battery discharge current over 0.5A.
33h Secondary battery charge current is over 2.70A.
34h Current sensing IC is not normal.
35h Secondary battery charge current is over 0.3A when there is no
charging.

S5V output
Error code Meaning
40h S3V voltage is under or equal to 3.14V.

EVER5V output
Error code Meaning
50h EVER5V voltage is over 6.0V.
51h EVER5V voltage is under or equal to 4.5V when the computer is
powered on.
52h EVER5V voltage is under or equal to 4.5V when the computer is
booting up.
53h EVER5V voltage is abnormal when the computer is suspended.

EVER3V output
Error code Meaning
60h EVER3V voltage is over 3.96V.
61h EVER3V voltage is under or equal to 2.81V when the computer is
powered on.
62h EVER3V voltage is under or equal to 2.81V when the computer is
booting up.
63h EVER3V voltage is abnormal when the computer is suspended.

PCOREV output
Error code Meaning
70h PCOREV voltage is over 2.04V.
71h PCOREV voltage is under or equal to 1.08V when the computer is
powered on.
72h PCOREV voltage is under or equal to 1.08V when the computer is
booting up.
73h PCOREV voltage is over or equal to 1.08V when the computer is
powered off.

PGTLV output
Error code Meaning
80h PGTLV voltage is over 1.725V.
81h PGTLV voltage is under or equal to 1.275V when the computer is
powered on.
82h PGTLV voltage is under or equal to 1.275V when the computer is
booting up.
83h PGTLV voltage is over or equal to 1.275V when the computer is
powered off.

B1R8V output
Error code Meaning
90h B1R8V voltage is over 2.16V when the computer is powered on.
91h B1R8V voltage is under or equal to 1.53V when the computer is
powered on.
92h B1R8V voltage is under or equal to 1.53V when the computer is
booting up.
93h B1R8V voltage is abnormal when the computer is suspended.

BVGAV output
Error code Meaning
A0h BVGAV voltage is over 2.28V when the computer is powered on.
A1h BVGAV voltage is under or equal to 1.53V when the computer is
powered on.
A2h BVGAV voltage is under or equal to 1.53V when the computer is
booting up.
A3h BVGAV voltage is abnormal when the computer is suspended or over
1.53V when the computer is powered off.

or you can try these forms
http://laptopforums.toshiba.com/
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On a Toshiba I think the lights blink this code, a long flash (on for a second) is a 1 and a short flash (on for a half a second) is a 0. Then you have to convert that into hexadecimal for the error code.


http://laptopforums.toshiba.com/t5/f...ge?q=led+codes

From the Toshiba laptop forum I copied an example of how the code is read:

The blink pattern indicates an error as shown below.
Start Off for 2 seconds
“1” On for one second
“0” On for a half second
Interval between data bits Off for a half second
The error code begins with the least significant digit.
Example: Error code = 12h (Error codes are given in hexadecimal format.)
12h = 18 in decimal, = 00010010 binary
Error code (8 bit)
Start: Off for two seconds
Flash for half a second '0' (then waits for half a second)
Flash for a full second '1' (then waits for half a second)
Flash for half a second '0' (then waits for half a second)
Flash for half a second '0' (then waits for half a second)
Flash for a full second '1' (then waits for half a second)
Flash for half a second '0' (then waits for half a second)
Flash for half a second '0' (then waits for half a second)
Flash for half a second '0' (then waits for half a second)
End: Off for two seconds, repeats
You then read this code back from the last flash, ie. 00010010
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This one just blinks 11 times consistently.

Sometimes it will do a half of a 12th blink.

I checked the output of the brick and its at 15.5v The brick is rated at 15v so I am sure that fine. I found some soda under the fan and on the heatsink but nothing on the board itself. I am sure its the board. I don't think she is going to have me fix it. I will likely just pull the drive and put it in an external for her.
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These laptops have a "power supply microprocessor" embedded on the motherboard that often fails. Usually it shows as a orange battery light or blinking depending on the model laptop. It looks like a motherboard overhaul or replace that chip. By any chance have you tried removing both memory sticks from the laptop replace with one good know working stick and try it as well.
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These laptops have a "power supply microprocessor" embedded on the motherboard that often fails. Usually it shows as a orange battery light or blinking depending on the model laptop. It looks like a motherboard overhaul or replace that chip. By any chance have you tried removing both memory sticks from the laptop replace with one good know working stick and try it as well.
Yeah I switched the ram. That was one of the first things I tried. I even tried booting it without ram and got the same results. Just 11 blinks.
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