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Luciano M. Nov 09, 2005, 10:34am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi guys ! I was about 1 year (until now Nov/2005) waiting on forums and searching for a table with errors codes (power led flashing) of Toshiba's Laptops.

I FOUND THEM (all manuals) on "toshiba.com" site through google search engine, filling up some advanced fields like the following (look that I show the hierarchical location of the fields on the advanced search screen of "http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en" separating the levels with "->"):

"Find results -> with all of the words": Put here your laptop model code, like that "6100".
"Find results -> with the exact phrase": Put here a text indicating a manual's standard inside content, like that "maintenance manual".
"Domain -> [Only] return results from the site or domain": Put here "toshiba.com".

READY ! You will get links for the Maintenance Manual of your Toshiba Laptop. That Manuals have all information needed by computer repair, including pictures showing laptop parts, its screews, error codes, and so on

REMEMBER: Some manuals doesn't have links between its pages, so you ll need to change the URL, changing the chapter number, to another number, like: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/maintenance...03/ch3.htm to http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/maintenance...03/ch0.htm

Following some links to "Power supply trobleshotting" for some toshiba laptop models:
6100: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/maintenance...wer_Supply
5200: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/maintenance...h2.htm#2.3
1700: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/maintenance...S/ch2.html
7100: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/maintenance...%20Process
7202, 7230, and 7231 Error Messages: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/manuals/maintenance...dd002.html

ENJOY !


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Michael S. Mar 07, 2007, 01:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Laptop Error codes (Power flashing led) and Manuals
Hi Luciano, great discovery. Too bad that now Toshiba has denied access to those manuals, however those pages are still in Google's cache as today. Who knows how longer will they be? For those who will need this after us, I may say that I learned that if DC power led is flashing an error code, it means that there is a problem with the power supply. Now what problem? That will tell the code, but anyway most likely you are facing a dead motherboard.

take a look:

Power Status Check
The following LEDs indicate the power supply status:
q Battery LED
q DC IN LED
The power supply controller displays the power supply status through the Battery and the DC IN LEDs as listed in the tables below.
Table 2-1 Battery LED
Battery LED
Power supply status
Lights orange
Quick charge.
Lights green
Battery is fully charged and AC adaptor is connected
Blinks orange
(even intervals)
The battery level becomes low while operating the computer on battery power.*1
Flashes orange
The power switch is pressed on when the battery level is low.*2
Doesn't light
Any condition other than those above.
*1
Low Battery Hibernation will be executed soon.
*2
Low Battery Hibernation has already been executed.
Table 2-2 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*3

Doesn't light
Any condition other than those above.
*3
When the power supply controller detects a malfunction, the DC IN LED blinks and an error code is displayed.

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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.
q
Start
Off for 2 seconds
q
Error code (8 bit)


"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.)

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

q DC IN
Error code
Meaning
10h
AC Adaptor output voltage is more than 16.5 V.
12h
Current from the DC power supply is more than the limit (6.05 A).
13h
Current from the DC power supply is more than the limit (0.5 A) when there is no load.
14h
Current sensing IC is not normal.

q Main Battery
Error code
Meaning
21h
Main battery charge current is more than 6.05 A.
22h
Main battery discharge current is more than 0.5 A when there is no load.
23h
Main battery charge current is more than 3.1A when DC IN direct charge is off.
24h
Current sensing IC is not normal.
25h
Main battery charge current is more than 0.3A when the battery isn't being charged.

q S3V output
Error code
Meaning
40h
S3V voltage is not more than 3.14V when the computer is powered on or off.
45h
S3V voltage is not more than 3.14V when the computer is supports CV and is booting up.

q C5V output
Error code
Meaning
50h
C5V voltage is more than 6.00 V when the computer is powered on or off.
51h
C5V voltage is not more than 4.50 V when the computer is powered on.
52h
C5V voltage is not more than 4.50 V when the computer is booting up.
53h
C5V voltage is not normal when the computer is suspended.
54h
C5V voltage is not normal when the computer supports CV and is suspended.
55h
C5V voltage is not more than 4.50V when the computer supports CV and is booting up.

q C3V output
Error code
Meaning
60h
C3V voltage is more than 3.96 V.
61h
C3V voltage is not more than 2.81 V when the computer is powered on.
62h
C3V voltage is not more than 2.81 V when the computer is booting up.
63h
C3V voltage is not normal when the computer is suspended.
64h
C3V voltage is not normal when the computer supports CV and is shut down.
65h
C3V voltage is not more than 2.81V when the computer supports CV and is booting up.

q PPV output (PCU core voltage)
Error code
Meaning
70h
PPV voltage is more than 1.56V when the computer is powered on or off.
71h
PPV voltage is not more than 0.68V when the computer is powered on.
72h
PPV voltage is not more than 0.68V when the computer is booting up.
73h
PPV voltage is not less than 0.68V when the computer is powered off.

q BGVSNS output
Error code
Meaning
80h
BGVSNS voltage is not more than 1.62V when the computer is on or off.
81h
BGVSNS voltage is not more than 1.02V when the computer is powered on.
82h
BGVSNS voltage is not more than 1.02V when the computer is booting up.
83h
BGVSNS voltage is not less than 1.02V when the computer is powered off.
84h
BGVSNS voltage is not more than 1.62V when the computer is suspended.

q 1R5-E1V output
Error code
Meaning
90h
1R5-E1V voltage is more than 1.80V when the computer is powered on or off.
91h
1R5-E1V voltage is not more than 1.275V when the computer is powered on.
92h
1R5-E1V voltage is not more than 1.275V when the computer is booting up.
93h
1R5-E1V voltage is not less than 1.275V when the computer is powered off.
94h
1R5-E1V voltage is not more than 1.275V when the computer is suspended.

q 1R8-E1V output
Error code
Meaning
A0h
1R8-E1V voltage is more than 2.16V when the computer is powered on or off.
A1h
1R8-E1V voltage is not more than 1.53V when the computer is powered on.
A2h
1R8-E1V voltage is not more than 1.53V when the computer is booting up.
A3h
1R8-E1V voltage is not less than 1.53V when the computer is powered off.
A4h
1R8-E1V voltage is not more than 1.53V when the computer is suspended.

q 2R5-SNS output
Error code
Meaning
B0h
2R5-SNS voltage is more than 3.00V when the computer is powered on or off.
B1h
2R5-SNS voltage is not more than 2.125V when the computer is powered on.
B2h
2R5-SNS voltage is not more than 2.125V when the computer is booting up.
B3h
2R5-SNS voltage is not less than 2.125V when the computer is powered off.
B4h
2R5-SNS voltage is not more than 2.125V when the computer is suspended.

q 1R25-E1V output
Error code
Meaning
C0h
1R25-E1V voltage is more than 1.50V when the computer is powered on or off.
C1h
1R25-E1V voltage is not more than 1.063V when the computer is powered on.
C2h
1R25-E1V voltage is not more than 1.063V when the computer is booting up.
C3h
1R25-E1V voltage is not less than 1.063V when the computer is powered off.
C4h
1R25-E1V voltage is not more than 1.063V when the computer is suspended.

q 2R5-E1V output
Error code
Meaning
D0h
2R5-E1V voltage is more than 3.00V when the computer is powered on or off.
D1h
2R5-E1V voltage is not more than 2.125V when the computer is powered on.
D2h
2R5-E1V voltage is not more than 2.125V when the computer is booting up.
D3h
2R5-E1V voltage is not less than 2.125V when the computer is powered off.
D4h
2R5-E1V voltage is not more than 2.125V when the computer is suspended.

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In the case of error code 10h or 12h:

Make sure the AC adaptor cord and AC power cord are firmly plugged into the DC IN 15 V socket and wall outlet. If the cables are connected correctly, connect a new AC adaptor and/or AC power cord, if necessary.

In the case of error code 2Xh:

Make sure the battery pack is correctly installed in the computer. If the battery pack is correctly installed, replace the battery pack with a new one.

If the error still exists, the system board or the battery board may be disconnected or damaged. Disassemble the computer and check the connection between the AC adaptor and the system board and connection between the system board and the battery board (if there is one, in my case it was integrated to ths system board).

After checking the connection, perform the following:
Check 1
Replace the AC adaptor with a new one. If the AC adaptor is still not functioning properly, perform Check 2.
Check 2
Use a multimeter to make sure that the F8800 fuse on the System board is not blown. If the fuse is not blown, go to Check 3. If the fuse is blown, go to Check 6.
Check 3
Use a multimeter to make sure that the F1000 fuse on the Battery board is not blown. If the fuse is not blown, go to Check 4. If the fuse is blown, replace the Battery board with a new one following the instructions in Chapter 4.
Check 4
Make sure that the Battery board cables are firmly connected to PJ8820 and PJ8821 on the System board and to PJ1000 and PJ1001 on the battery board. If they are connected firmly, go to Check 5.
Check 5
The Battery board or System board may be damaged. Replace it with a new one following the instructions in Chapter 4.


I hope this helps many people with the troubleshooting. Details may vary as models vary, but most if it is the same for every Toshiba. ;)

Michael

sharon gorev Aug 13, 2007, 05:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thank you Michael !!!

On my M15-s405 i get "D0h" code
what is the meanning of :
"2R5-E1V voltage is more than 3.00V when the computer is powered on or off. "

Thank you!
Sharon

Kevin J. Sep 05, 2007, 07:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi All,

Michael says: "Details may vary as models vary, but most if it is the same for every Toshiba."

With that being said I would like to revive this thread to get some more detailed info regarding the error code that I think my Toshi Satellite A45-S151 is telling me.

I was working on it today when it just up and shut off on its own - I think the error code was flashing right after it did its thing, but didn't know it was telling me anything at that time. After doing some online research, here's what I am experiencing right now:

I disconnected the 'DC In' connector and R&R'd the battery pack. Reconnecting the 'DC In' conn gave me a green external power LED and an amber/orange battery LED. After approx. 5 mins. the battery LED changes to green.

I let the battery charge for another 30 mins. and then tried to start the machine - the battery LED goes out, and the external power LED starts blinking orange/amber. Based on Michael's online info that I found, here is what I 'think' the error code is telling me:

External power LED off for 2 seconds;
LED on for .5 second;
LED off for .5 sec.;
LED on for 1 second;
LED off for .5 sec.;
LED on for .5 second;
LED off for .5 sec.;
LED on for .5 second;
LED off for .5 sec.;
LED on for .5 second;
LED off for .5 sec.;
LED on for .5 second;
LED off for .5 sec.;
LED on for .5 second;
LED off for .5 sec.;
LED on for 1 second.

I have seen this posted elsewhere as: 1S-1L-5S-1L (01000001 in binary?) It will flash that sequence until I disco the external power in connector, and pull the battery pack again to make it stop.

Now, I am no computer code techie, and the "The error code begins with the least significant digit" statement left me scratching my head till my hair was bleeding while I attempted to make sure I was reading/converting it correctly.

If I am reading the error code right, what is the correct hex code conversion for it?

I would like to be sure that I am interpreting the flashing external power LED correctly before I tear into this thing or take it to the local Toshiba Service Center and have them give me an estimate on repairs.

That, and the exact error code chart provided might be in question for my specific machine.

Any assistance that any of you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

KJ

tiger handle Oct 10, 2007, 12:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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KJ,
if I'm doing my conversions correctly, your error code is 82h (82 in hex = 130 in decimal = 0100 0001 in binary... i think) and if that is the case that means that
BGVSNS voltage is not more than 1.02V when the computer is booting up.

I found this thread because my Toshiba A10-S127 just started giving me an orange blinking error code of 0100 1110 which is apparently a 72h code, which means
PPV voltage is not more than 0.68V when the computer is booting up.

I'm glad to now know this, however I'm afraid I still don't know how exactly to fix my laptop. I'm afraid the entire motherboard will have to be replaced, and considering this is a 4 year old laptop I'm not sure I can justify the expense to repair it.

Thanks to everyone in this thread for posting this information, Toshibas website has been less than helpful.

john albrich Oct 10, 2007, 01:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Some similar info if other resources are unavailable, also appears to be available at these locations. So you might keep your eye on them as well for insights that may not appear here.

http://www.notebookforums.com/archive/index.php/t-112339.html
richk 10-14-2005, 03:34 PM

And someone is pursuing help for a similar issue at (this showed up as page "20" on my system)
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/01/02/toshiba-tecra...t-problem/
191
BINU THOMAS September 6th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

Kevin J. Oct 10, 2007, 01:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for the feedback tiger handle.

I ended up taking my laptop to the local Toshiba Authorized Repair Center, and spent the $80 to make a determination on what was wrong. I don't recall their exact interpretation of the error code was (the work order is at home), but it was power supply related, and they said it needed a new mobo. Their quote was $499 installed - $399 for the mobo and $100 for the labor. I decided that $499 would go a long way towards a new laptop since mine was several years old.

I ended up buying a known good mobo off of eBay for $88 shipped to my door, and got an anti-static mat from Radio Shack for $25. A couple hours of work, a reset of the clock in the BIOS, and I was up and running again. Will see how long it keeps running!

Regards,

KJ

Death Seaker Oct 14, 2007, 05:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Glad to hear you fixed your problem... I have a Toshiba laptop also giving an error code... It appears to be 8 short (0.5 second) blinks. I'm trying to figure out what on earth that translates to in hex... Any help? thanks!

john albrich Oct 14, 2007, 08:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Death Seaker said:
Glad to hear you fixed your problem... I have a Toshiba laptop also giving an error code... It appears to be 8 short (0.5 second) blinks. I'm trying to figure out what on earth that translates to in hex... Any help? thanks!

From my earlier post, try here. Depending on your model, it may have something that can help. You have to scroll down to the Toshiba section.
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/category/laptop-service-manual/

Death Seaker Oct 14, 2007, 11:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks I'm checking it out. I guess my main question was if the error code is 8 short 0.5s blinks what does that mean in hex?
00h?

thanks

Death Seaker Oct 15, 2007, 04:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Okay I'm going to follow-up in case anyone out there is googling this for future reference. 8 short 0.5s blinks doesn't really translate from binary to hex into any of the error codes...

A new power adapter fixed the problem... thanks for you help!

karmele g Oct 18, 2007, 10:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi, I have similar problem to the ones Iīm reading. My led sequence is as follows:
LSLSSSLS or 10100010. I donīt exactly know how to translate into hex. Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks.

Death Seaker Oct 18, 2007, 10:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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In hex that error code is:
A2h
Assuming you have the same model there's a description of the different error codes further up this page... Hope that helps

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karmele g said:
...My led sequence is as follows: LSLSSSLS or 10100010. I donīt exactly know how to translate into hex...


An easy way to convert hex to decimal (or other base conversions) is to use Google. Here are some examples. In the Google search field, you type in the expressions as shown. ONLY type in the highlighted stuff enclosed in the ( ) parentheses below. Don't type the ( or )

to convert your "10100010" in binary2hexadecimal
(0b10100010 in hex)

to convert "1C" hexadecimal2decimal
(0x1c in decimal)

to convert "1F" hexadecimal2octal
(0x1f in octal)

to convert "37" octal2decimal
0o37 in decimal)

to convert "39" decimal2hexadecimal
(39 in hex)

to convert "1010" decimal2hexadecimal
(1010 in hex)

and so on. Like in my last example above, non-prefixed (e.g. no "0x", "0b", "0o", etc) numbers Google assumes base10.


edit- add bold text to make examples easier to interpret
edit to add-Google chose to use either the "in" or "to" operator, so you can also type in
0b10100010 to hex for example (I think had earlier ruled out using "to" when I mis-typed an entry when I tested these examples)

sharon gorev Oct 19, 2007, 03:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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On my M15-s405 i get "D0h" code
what is the meanning of :
"2R5-E1V voltage is more than 3.00V when the computer is powered on or off. "
is it power adapter ? mother board?

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Thanks to those taht answered my question. I tried but, I still donīt get it. Who among you guys can tell me what my sequence does mean? LSLSSSLS. My laptop es a Toshiba Satellite 1415 S-173.Thanks again.

sharon gorev Oct 19, 2007, 08:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Regarding the M15-s405
The sequence I am getting is : SSSSLSLL
I think I translated the code correctly to "D0h"

Any way what is the meaning of :
"2R5-E1V voltage is more than 3.00V when the computer is powered on or off. "

Thank you!
Sharon.g

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Edited: Oct 26, 2007, 03:33pm EDT

 
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Hello.
I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Tecra, same blinking led light when you press the power on button.

If i have wrote it down right it is SLSSSSLL or 01000011

I put it in google and came up with 0xc2h, is this right and what, where is the problem so i can maybe fix it.

Thank's
Simon

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I have Toshiba Satellite A10 which LED blinking.. SSLSLSLS can some one tell me what is the problem. I know in the motherboard somewher but not sure what part and how to check it.


regads

Richi

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The links are not working anymore. Does anyone know where I can find error codes for the LED's on the Toshiba 6100????


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