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- can a spare battery cause HD issues?
December 15, 2004, 6:41 pm
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recently unpgraded his Hard Drive (gave him a larger one - used ghost
to clone the laptop over). Everything worked great when I shipped him
the laptop. Now, when he uses the second battery, he gets 1 of the
following messages: HDD password required -or- Insert system disc in
drive, hit any key to continue. It's as if the laptop does not properly
see the HD if the second battery is used - EVEN if his is plugged in to
the wall at the time. Any input is greatly appreciated.
- William P.N. Smith
December 16, 2004, 3:40 pm
Re: can a spare battery cause HD issues?
Is the battery from Toshiba or an aftermarket one? Does he get this
message when he tries to boot, or when he plugs the battery into an
It's certainly possible for a battery to draw so much current that the
power supply can't keep up, and these symptops could be the result of
low supply voltage, but they point to some serious engineering
deficiencies in the laptop, it's power supply, _and_ the battery.
What do you get with a different (Toshiba brand) battery?