Panasonic CF-54 not coming on, no lights when charger is connected please help!!!

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  1. Tawho

    Tawho Newbie

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    Got a problem which goes like this....
    Got home my tough book battery was dead, plugged in the charger ( universal with voltage auto detect) orange battery light came on, in a few seconds went on to power on the toughbook green light came on, got up poured myself some coffee whilist waiting for it to boot up, after a minute went back to where the laptop was to my suprise it was off and all lights gone?? Could it be fried?? Tested charger on a Toshiba i have (same socket and all) and its charging fine. Please help i'm so stressed
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Universal charger most likely puts out 19v.
    Toughbooks take 15.6v.
    Fried is a very good possibility.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    this is proper volts and amps.

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  4. Tawho

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    So meaning they lied to me that it auto detects the right voltage required for the machine? Anyway so what would be the best way to deal with the issue at hand, can it be fixed once fried like this?
     
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    Possibly can be repaired. Toughbooks do have fuses inside. These fuses are tiny and soldered on. A good repair shop might be able to replace them if that is the problem.

    Best choice is send it back to Panasonic and let them repair it. In USA it is Heartlands.
    Phone Inquiries:
    1-913-685-8855
    Mon - Fri: 7:30AM - 5:30PM CST
     
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  6. SHEEPMAN!

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    Try power pull reset first. It probably won't work in this case but it's worth a try.

    Instructions in my signature line below. (Thanks to whomever suggested this (the siggy line)

    For additional info on power pull reset use the search box.

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    Autosensing is related to the input voltage (110v /230v) so that the charger can be used worldwide...
     
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    Well it has no place to select which output you want but its written that it charges from 14.5 v to 19v. They said it will automatically know what voltage your machine needs

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    The label may say that the output is auto sensing, but I KNOW from experience that those "universal" chargers will NOT work on a Toughbook.
    At best they won't power the Toughbook enough to start. At worst they WILL burn out fuses. Other people have tried them and have had major problems.

    Buy the proper charger!

    Previous post of someone using a universal charger.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/is-19v-to-hot-for-a-29.541655/
     
  10. Tawho

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    I understand and unfortunately i should have asked before using it, for now i was asking for a solution to the problem already at hand. After i manage to get it working most definitely i will never use the universal charger again. I have made a very costly mistake

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