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Judy Nicoll Mar 15, 2007, 02:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have Toshiba A65 running windows XP which has been working fine. The last thing I did that was out of the ordinary is to download the XP upgrade for daylight savings time change, but I am not sure if my issue truly coincides with that or not.

The power LED on the front of the laptop is on whenever the laptop is plugged in OR it has the battery installed. The only way to turn it off is to unplug AND remove battery. Everything seems to be working fine. The battery charges, etc. but that light shouldn't be on when the laptop is not plugged in.

Any suggestions?


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_MD_ Mar 15, 2007, 04:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba A65 Power light always on
So if you say everything is working fine... then why a little LED is bothering you? lol


p.s. your post is in the wrong section... it has nothing to do with site comments.

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Michael A. Mar 16, 2007, 12:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba A65 Power light always on
I'm not sure I understand your situation/problem.

Most laptops have two LEDs (not including any that might be present for hard disk usage, wireless, et cetera): one to indicate the power is on and one to indicate when the laptop is charging.

To complicate things further there's no ordinary configuration. On my friend's laptop, the charge light stays on solid when plugged into the wall and turns off when removed. On my laptop, the light flashes while charging (which is highly annoying, by the way :)) and flashes again to indicate low power.

If I'm understanding your question correctly, the power LED (most likely green) is constantly on. If so, this is completely normal.

If it's the charge light (maybe amber?) staying on and it didn't do this before, you might want to test your battery to see if its still holding a charge.

It could be something else as well. Laptop problems are often very difficult to diagnose.

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Judy Nicoll Mar 21, 2007, 09:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba A65 Power light always on
Thanks for your response.
Toshiba laptop has 5 lights on front panel: AC power light, on/off light, battery light, disk activity light, wireless indicator.
AC power light should be on when the laptop is plugged in to electric outlet. It is on all of the time now, unless I remove the battery. I have unplugged the cord from the wall, I have unplugged the cord from the laptop. If the battery is in, the light is on. The light is also on if the laptop is plugged in and the battery is out. The battery is charging without a problem. The only issue is that the AC power light is on when it shouldn't be. It is a very recent event.

Laptop Willie Mar 26, 2007, 04:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba A65 Power light always on
I read your post with intrest. You might want to check the power settings. They should be set to laptop. The power settings can be changed by jgoing to control panel and clicking on the power icon. Be sure to check all the setting in this area. The reason is your system may be going into suspend when you thinking powering down. Hopw this helps.

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