T1000LE – Testing, testing and more testing

After my post yesterday I did some further testing on both machines.My suspicions were confirmed by desoldering and testing Q502, it was shorted out on both machines. Stranger things As this 2SJ182┬áis a Power MOSFET capable of handling -600V drain-to-source, 15V gate-to-source and around 1 amp of peak current (as shown in the datasheet) something […]

Toshiba T1000LE – These things just don’t want to work

As anyone familiar with these older battery-powered Toshiba laptops knows, these things are finicky at best when it comes to their power supplies. Especially electrolytic capacitors and, apparently, MOSFETS are a problem. The good A year-and-a-half ago I posted about my T1000LE and that it was back to life.That, as it turns out, was a […]