1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

Battery latch broke, does this affect my battery?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by sabby, Oct 16, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sabby

    sabby Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    I've just had my Toshiba Satellite for about a year now (the warranty just expired last week which does not help me.) In a year, I noticed that I lost about an hour and a half charge of the battery, so I went to take it out to see the model number (to get a new battery) and a little black piece fell out with it. It was the right side latch that had broken off at some point, so only the left side locks. I realized a while ago I had about 2 hours of charge, but now I only have barely an hour of charge under the same circumstances (wireless off and such). Could the broken latch have caused the reduction in charge, or did it just even out. Can I fix the latch myself? I don't think gluing it will do any good obviously, I can't even get into there but I don't know if I have to purchase just a part for the latch or a whole new bottom.
     
  2. nizzy1115

    nizzy1115 Notebook Prophet

    Reputations:
    2,557
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    Messages:
    6,682
    its normal for battries to lose full charge, only fix is a new one. the latch you can repair them yourself, although they are a bit tricky...
     
  3. allan_huang

    allan_huang Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    25
    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,030
    No, it won't, as long as the connectors are touching, it will be fine.
     
Similar Threads: Battery latch
Forum Title Date
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Using laptop on desk, want to remove battery, but not removable? Feb 7, 2015
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Upcoming battery technology Jan 21, 2015
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades UX31E replacement battery issue Jan 15, 2015
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades Bios battery bad? Jan 14, 2015
Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades HDD in optical bay spins down too fast on battery Jan 8, 2015

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page