Yesterday I picked up a Toshiba M35X laptop that is experiencing a failed power connector on the motherboard. Unfortunately this is not the first time I have seen this.
It seems this is a very common issue, and from the site I have found about this issue people have found all kinds of ways to fix this. For more info on this issue see the links below.
I also found when researching this issue that many of the Toshiba Satellite A70, A75, M30X and M35X have an automatically extended warranty due to a ESD issue. This warranty went into affect on November 7 2006 and will last for 12 months. The settlement site has more info on the issue, but even if you are not experiencing the ESD issue your laptop is already covered by the extended warranty.
If you are in the Colorado Springs area and have an issue with your Toshiba Satellite laptop charging or shutting down randomly, give us a call and we will get you up back and running.