I have this old laptop I would wish to sell to buy a new mobo + cpu + gpu for my desktop, but the problem is that it's FUBAR. And by FUBAR I mean I don't know what in the world is wrong with it.
- Toshiba Satellite L300 - PSLB0E
- Intel Celeron M 2.13GHz
- 160GB HDD
- Intel X3100
Ok, here's the story: After two years of use, the battery has lost a staggering 90% of its charge capacity. I could no longer use it without plugging it in. No problem, since I only use it at home.
The problem is, whenever it's plugged in, and then I'd boot it, it would attempt to power on, and then shut back down and then back on, then shut down again. Repeat until infinity. Nothing in the screen or anywhere since I couldn't even see the bios.
Weird part: It would boot just fine when on battery (which I could use for only 5~ minutes). After it got a bit hot, I plug it in and I could continue using it. When I try to plug it in while powered on and not hot enough, it would abruptly power down (like a blackout).
Things I'm quite sure of: AC adapter / charger is perfectly fine, since I can charge. It's not because of Window's powersaving features and stuff, since I couldn't even get past the BIOS at times. And that I'm running ArchLinux.
What could be wrong? A relative of mine is looking for a super cheap pc and this could just be the one. WIN = WIN situation.
And oh, things I've tried: Completely remove battery and AC only, "drain power" by removing all power source including AC and holding down the power button for 30secs, checking the hard drive, removing and replacing a bit of my ram. Nothing.