Toshiba Satellite Pro - Battery Meter at 100% all the time

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Andrew Shaw, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Andrew Shaw

    Andrew Shaw Guest

    I have a brand new Toshiba Satellite A100/800 that came pre-loaded
    with Vista Home Premium. (I'm probably going to blow that away and put
    Business on, but that's another story).

    My battery issue is that the battery meter in the system tray reports
    that the battery is at 100%, for the entire time that its running on
    battery - and then after the power runs out, 2 hours or so - the
    machine just dies (understandably!)

    When I plug in the power the icon changes to charging and the battery
    charges fine and when I pull out the power it switches to battery mode
    and reports 100% power all the time again. So its charging OK and
    there doesn't seem to be a connection problem.

    I've found no drivers section on the Toshiba site, but maybe they are
    hidden away somewhere I haven't found.

    There are no problems in Device Manager either - everything accounted

    Has anyone come across this before?
    Andrew Shaw, Mar 5, 2007
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  2. Cari \(MS-MVP\), Mar 5, 2007
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  3. I've seen reports like this over in the Compuserve Laptop Forum, which
    handles a lot of Toshiba users.

    I get the impression that VISTA does not handle fan and power control
    very well.

    I checked the Toshiba website for updates but it does not show that
    model -- it's not a US model is it? Can you tell me what country it is
    from and confirm the full model number.

    I checked France and it's not there either.
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Mar 5, 2007
  4. Satellite Pros are UK models but they may appear elsewhere too. Don't have
    any problems with my Satellite P105.
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Mar 6, 2007
  5. << Toshiba Satellite A100/800 >> is not a Satellite Pro, it's a
    Satellite type ID and it does not appear in the US models.

    Hence my question.
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Mar 6, 2007
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