where can i get a car power adapter or charger for Yoga 13?
Hello,You can to use a converter 12V/220V or 110 V.It's not more expensive than an other charger, and you can to charge all devices.3 more replies
Hi I'm using an Advent 7111 Laptop using Windows XP Media Centre SP2.
I have an Orange Livebox wireless router (formerly Wanandoo I believe) and I can connect wirelessly on my laptop just fine when it is running on just the battery. As soon as I plug in the power adaptor/charger, the wireless connection disconnects. When I hover the cursor over the wireless connection logo in the bottom right corner (system tray i think it's called) it says the connection strength is excellent!? But even when it says it is excellent strength I still can't sign to Windows Live Messenger or surf the web! Please reply ASAP please!!!
I did that to myself once when I carelessly put the power supply too near the wireless adapter.
If your power supply is not within inches of the adapter, and not in the direct path between router and adapter's antenna I'd guess you have a serious problem with the power supply or with the overall wiring in your house. Try plugging into the same outlet as the router.
When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts button white light blinking my laptop model inspiron n5010
I tried all the steps like removing the battery and unplugged the charger and holds the power button for 30 second and reconnect no change.
Hi ZMR 1986,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
* Are you able to boot into windows normally?
* Please try to boot into BIOS <F2> and check what is the status of the battery / adapter listed.
* Please update the BIOS to the latest available version from our Dell Support Site.
* Can we check with an alternate adapter?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell
My Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't recognize charger any more. And unfortunately my warranty expired 2 month ago.It was plugged in and working in the morning, but then in the afternoon I noticed that it was running on the battery only. It wont start without battery (just charger plugged in).
1. So here what I have done to debug. Me and my brother, we have purchased the same Dell laptops at the same time a year and a bit ago. This is why for a debugging purposes it was good.I took my charger and plugged in to his computer. And it works. Definitely not the charger issue I guess. And when I plug charger in to my computer, green light is still on the charger. And I have the original charger that came with the laptop.
2. Now, laptop works on the battery only, so this means that motherboard is working. I guess.
3. Next thing I did was unplugged charger and removed the battery from the laptop. Then I pushed and hold "Power" button for 45 seconds to discharge a flea charge. Plugged charger back in but laptop wont start.
4. Next I started laptop on the battery, went to BIOS and checked if the charger is recognized in the BIOS. No, it doesn't recognize charger. So, if it is not a charger then what else can it be?
5. Laptop doesn't have any strange smells so I'm not sure if anything happened with the motherboard, but I would assume mother board is ok because it works of the battery.
6. I was thinking updating the BIOS, but I can't, because it wont update whi... Read more
Thanks for reaching out with your query. You pretty much figured out all points of failure. Good job.
If the adapter is not detected in BIOS, it most likely is an issue with the mother board. In the BIOS set up, AC adapter should show up as 65w or 90w. If the adapter status is 'None' or 'Unknown Device Installed', it indicates that the mother board is not detecting the adapter for which the battery is not getting charged. Once the battery charge drains, I'm sure the adapter will not charge it again. Replacing the system board should resolve this issue.
Adapter/Charger of my notebook g50-30 stopped working and part replacement under warranty is very troublesome. Service Order was raised and it was closed later without the delivery of the part. And, contacting back to lenovo is troublesome, no proper response. what are the other options I have now apart from buying a new one by myselfMore replies
Hi, I am on vacation and forgot the adapter for my Latitude. My husband has his adapter for his Thinkpad. But, the connector is too big. Is it possible to buy and adapter to put on his charger so that I can charge my laptop?
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I purchased my laptop from Dell in November of 2007. In September of this year, the AC Adapter/Charger stopped working. (I would plug it in and the green light would not come on - on the adapter/charger). I got a replacement from Dell (after them sending me the wrong replacement twice!) and now it's not working!
Does this sound like a laptop issue or an adapter/charger issue? Dell keeps trying to tell me it's a laptop issue and my warranty expired last week.
Any help or ideas out there?
Get the PSU tested with a volt meter, if its outputting a voltage then the Mobo is faulty, as Dell failed to send you a replacement within the guarantee period you could argue its their fault and that had they sent you the correct PSU inside the warranty period then you would have know it was a Mobo issue and as such it would still have been covered by warranty, however as they delayed sending the correct part out your warranty expired....
sorry this doesn't belong in this forum, I moved it to the hardware forum...if a mod could delete this thread it'd be appreciated, thanks.
Good day, Replaced the DC jack adapter on the laptop. Computer won't power on. DC light is white and flashes amber (organge) constently. I get the same result with the AC adapter and battery in, AC adapter alone and battery alone. Tryed many thingsHard resetBios different batteryDifferent adapterDocking statioThank you for your help,MMore replies
The HP Chromebook 13 G1 comes packaged with a 45W charger. Would there be any negative consequences if I used a 60W charger to charge up the HP Chromebook 13 G1?
@himynameistim? If the 60w adaptor is SMART like your 45w is then there would be no problem. The 60w would be fine. REO1 more replies
I have about fifty power cords with different rated wattages. None of them are the same.
Is there any way to find a comparable cord and charger? For example I have one made by Nokia that is 120 volt, 60 Hz, 50 mA. What is the range of acceptable alternatives.?
I said "Power/Battery/Charger" because I am not sure exactly which one of those is messed up.
Heres the thing. A little before February 20th I began experiencing problems with my computer. I would have my computer plugged in to a socket at home, and the charger wasn't recognized. I also had an old battery (it gave me the, "consider replacing your battery" message). Eventually, it just stopped reading the charger entirely.
I got a new battery and a new charger and it worked perfectly for a few days. Now, I am starting to see the same problem, only to a lesser extent. My battery works perfectly, but my charger still requires moving or altering its position to get it to start charging my computer.
This is a brand new official charger, and it is very disheartening to see this happen. What do you think could be the problem? Bad luck and getting a faulty new charger? Is is my port?
The fact that you can start getting a charge with manoeuvering the cable around makes me think it's the port. Do you have a local PC shop around you? Shouldn't be that much to test and replace if it's faulty.5 more replies
There's a lot of discussion about the various different wattage power adapters for the P50. The 170 watt obviously works. What I'd like to know here are the following: For the 135 watt, the 90 watt, and for other wattage power adapters: - Does it work completely?- Does it work in a limited sense? If so, how limited?- Does it work with modifications? If so, what modifications?- Does it work with a particular BIOS update recently released? Please do not let this thread turn into bikeshedding or let it fill with useless complaints. Results only. Facts only. No nonsense. If you have actual hard data to contribute, post it here. Otherwise, don't waste our time; put that in a different thread. Please only post here if you've attempted this yourself and have first-hand results.
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My Acer Aspire 7730 has no power (no lights at all).
Originally I had a problem with my power socket. I then re-soldered it and it worked fine for 6 months. Then one day it stopped working. First I tried a new plug. I didn't want to re-solder again so I ordered a new mother-board from ebay. I installed it but still no lights came on, the seller said the m/board was fully tested but accepted a return. I have now installed a second fully tested m/board and have the same problem. I have tried removing the ram and hard drive. But still no lights when plugged in. I could understand if it wouldn't power up because that might be a hardware fail but its the fact theres no charge that confuses me. Oh and I'ver tried the 'hold the power button 30secs' trick too.
Well, if you've tried two motherboards, then you could try with a different power socket/power adapter?
How can I match (via CT number) a laptop power charger to its original laptop? I am asking this because recently a couple of power chargers got exchanged instantly with the same model laptops, now I don't know which charger belongs to which laptop. Laptop model- elitebook 9480m
It would be appreciated if yuou would make the following sentence a bit more understandable. "I am asking this because recently a couple of power chargers got exchanged instantly with the same model laptops, now I don't know which charger belongs to which laptop." If it is the identical model and product number, it does not make any difference. Check the voltage and power specs on the label of the powret adapter. Use the HP PartSurfer to find the HP part number for the power adapter that belongs to the notebook. http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?IsmobileDevice=Y1 more replies
Hi guys,I brought the above laptop on Friday 12th August from Argos, I used it for the first time and noticed that the power cable / charger wasn't working, I tried it on several different power points through out the the house. i went on Argos live chat who advised me to take it back to store, so I did - expecting no fuss and for them to simply swap it over. Instead, they advised me to contact HP helpline or even buy a new charger!! I was extremely annoyed so walked out. I have been in touch with HP and received the following message: 'This product is no longer serviced by HP' ..Really helpful!! Any advice?ThanksMore replies
I got the exact same problem below stated by someone else before which is still unsolved. "Every time I plug in my charger to my Y50 it doesnt recognize the charger is in. Then, after say, 30 seconds it recognizes it and charges, but then after 1 minute of charging it says on my desktop the performance might be affected if the adapeter cant provide enough charge. Which is crazy according to the fact that my adapter is the one that came with my Y50. Whenever it says "Performance will be ...blah blah..." it stops charging and the power button, power LED indicator light, and battery LED indicator light start blinking in sync with each other. I have tried restarting, shutting down, unlug adapter replug adapter turn back on, but the same problem ensues. Any ideas?? This problem makes it very hard to play games and charge my laptop. " Besides that there is an error at the same time called: "Adaptor has limited support" Any help will be appreciated, please help me...
Hi sefaltay,Welcome to Lenovo Community Please provide the following information to narrow down the issue: 1- Your machine MTM (Machine Type and Model) you can find it at the lable back of your machine 2- The power adapter voltage (90w 65w ???) Regards,7 more replies
I recently misplaced my AC charger for my IBM Thinkpad T20 TYPE 2647(PentiumIII 700mhz 128mb ram 60g hd XP Home svc pack 2). After pricing new ones I looked to Ebay and found MANY with different specs than what is on my machine. The ID sticker shows the power requirements as 16v 3.36a. I viewed a few chargers advertising 16v 4.5a and assume they would not fry my power supply but am not sure. Any advice you can provide would be appreciated.
They should work fine. As long as the supply is capable of providing the rated current for your machine, any excess will simply not be used. The supply will only provide the power you require, up to it's maximum capacity.
I just put my hands on a HP ML370 G2 500 WATT POWER SUPPLY (part #216068-002). I read in a R/C forum that it was possible to use these to power chargers (which require a lot of amps).
While searching on the Internet, I stumbled on this post where a user actually used the same PS to do exactly what I'm looking for. I'd like to have some details about how he connected the wires, but I can't seem to be able to send him a PM, so I'll post this publicly and hope for an answer!
Details of the post:
So short out these pins and it will power up, and supply the voltages without any load:
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I see no one can really answer the question except the user I was referencing in my post.
I still can't send a private message (I get the "Sorry, but you're not yet able to send PMs. Please try again later." error). I looked in the "instructions" of this forum, but I don't see any guidelines about when a user can start sending private messages. Anyone has an answer for this question?
anyone know how to do this? when plugging in to AC adapter, the system switches to a different power plan?
In what way,
There are already different settings for plugged in and battery usage
Power Plan Settings - Change
I press the power button and the light will blink on for a second and then go right back off. The monitor is unresponsive. When I plug in the charger the indicator light is lit orange and remains orange.More replies
Whenever i am playing any certain PC game ,my power plan is set on "High Performance".While playing,if i plug out my charger,the power plan shifts to either "Balanced" or to "Power Saver".This sometimes cause a crash in games if i switch from Game to windows.Moreover,when the power plan is switched,it overheats my Laptop.So,is their a way to set the power plan never to switch....?
1.Right click on battery icon
2.Click power options
3.Click "Change advanced power settings"
4.Select "high performance" from the drop down menu
5.Then go to Graphics Power Settings ( should be in last )
6.Click Powerplay Settings
7.Select "Maximize Performance" on battery column
8.Apply and OK !
I got a new Asus laptop, G551JX DM036H. It was running fine for few weeks until recently. The problem is that when i don't use my laptop charger a BSOD error occurs stating driver power state failure and restarts the system. it doesn't occur in specific time just randomly like sometimes seconds after laptop starts and sometimes half an hour later. i checked online videos and checked all the devices for the yellow mark but there isn't one and this post is my last resort to handle it myself. Can someone please help me out its my project semester and i don't want my laptop to switch off while I am presenting the project in exam.
Welcome to the 8forums.
As you have a new laptop, do you have all the software that comes with a preinstalled laptop?
The tips I got with this Kensington 33197 power adapter have numbers stenciled on them like N3, N5, N19, etc. The tips sold on their web site make no mention of the "N" numbers and have numbers like K20059, K20050, etc. and there is no cross reference.
You can also see a complete reference for "N" numbers to all the laptops they support at the above link. Again, no mention of the numbers Kensington uses on their site.
I need a cross reference for these kinds of numbers.
Kensington referred me to their telephone tech support; but, there is a language or cultural barrier that prevents their understanding what I need.
Does anyone know of such a reference?
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My laptop will no longer turn on. When the AC adapter is plugged in, the LED light is white indicating power is arriving at the laptop. However, nothing happens when I push the power button. Troubleshooting steps I have completed already include: Hard reset (several times including after each step below)Tried starting without the batteryRemoved all removable components and reseated themRemoved all removable components as well as bottom cover. Cleaned with compressed air. Put everything back.Nothing appears wrong and nothing happened between the last time it turned on and this time that I am aware of. The laptop is out of warranty, and I am pretty handy with computers. Is there anything that can be suggested short of a hardware replacement that would help get this resolved? TIAMore replies
This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter. PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061. It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330. Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative. It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance". So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts. If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.
Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.
Recently I bought a charger for my HP G61-110SA which was just a replacement adapter. Now yesterday it did something weird. Basically, there are two pictures of the two indicators there are to show whether it is charging, one is on the front and one is next to the port on the side. Basicaally the charger wasnt changing the indicator on the side or the one on screen but the one on the front was working when I turned it on. By default the laptop chages brightness when plgged in but now it sort of brightens a bit (not to the full level as should do) and then goes back to normal. Today the laptop is still doing the same but the front light now only turns on for a few seconds before turning off! I dont know whether it is charging. Is this the laptop or the charger. Any help would be useful, I have attatached the side indicator and the front one
UPDATE: I found a website which said you could turn it off and start without battery but with charger and then turn off and use both. However, I turned it off and removed the battery and it wouldnt charge. Then I put the battery in and it started charging-weird. Also the light on the front doesnt last very long so I am stuck. ANY HELP?
it could be that your battery is not working properly. how old is the laptop ?
I have read in places on the interwebs about people resetting their batteries by putting them in the freezer overnight.
I don't use my computer for maybe a whole year.
Now, I wanted to use it but it's not working. My battery is addicted, basically, if I don't have a charger I won't be able to turn on the computer.
So when I plugged the charger on the wall, the light on the box charger was solid (it didn't blink); However when I plugged it in the computer the light blinked.
I don't know what's the problem and I would like to fix it, if possible.
Hi and welcome to TSG.
What happens if the battery is removed and you only use the charger ?
What make and model laptop is it ?
Hi,My laptop won't hold a charge. I have replaced the battery and charger. The only time it works is when the charger is inserted into the laptop but even though it's plugged in it won't charge and will shut down immediately after the charger is removed. Please help.More replies
I am trying to find the correct charger for my Pavilion 17 Notebook, there are no stickers on it anymore, and I'm not sure what I am looking for on the charger itself. Any help would be appreciatedMore replies
For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?
You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.64 more replies
Can I use 45 Watt adapter for dell inspiron 15 5559?? I got the adapter along with the laptop when I bought it. But a warning is displayed on screen prompting me to use 65 Watt adapter... If so why 65 Watt adapter wasn't given with the laptop instead of 45 Watt?
The system is designed to support both 45W and 65W adapters - see the specifications here - http://dell.to/2fhPLIf
When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.
This is probley not the place to ask but, I have a cardscan and I lost the 4.5V power adapter. The end is very small and I haven't had any luck finding one. I even went to their web site and nothing. I also e-mailed them with no response. Can anyone help?
From their website:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Contact our Customer Service department for the following types of inquires:
Lost CardScan adapters.
Call 617-492-4200 ext. 3 between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm EST Monday-Friday.
Have you called them yet?
Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
I recently bought a replacement power adapter for my dell e1505. The computer works but it won't charge the battery and tells me that since the computer does not recognize the charger, I need to reseat the power adapter... What does that mean?
Reseat the power adapter just means make sure the power adapter is plugged in good on the laptop and the wall outlet. I would try powering off the laptop, unplug the power cord, take the new battery out. Reinstall the new battery only and try to power on the computer. If that does not work plug in the power cord and power up with the new battery installed.
I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D that needs a replacement ac power adapter, when I look it up it says I need:
Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 75 Watts, 3.95 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector
Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 65 Watts, 3.42 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector
Someone gave me a new, in the box AC Adapter with USB port, made by Insignia.
The documentation says "converts 120v AC to 3-12v with 1300mA max output."
I realize this is a question not exactly hardware related, but I'm hoping someone knows the answer....I'm afraid to plug it in and fry my laptop
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I bought a Dynex USB 2.0 4-Port Hub last week and have decided to add an external power supply to power the hub. The short and terse User Manual notes on the final page that a 5Volt / 2.5 Amp Power Adapter may be connected. I called their customer support number and talked to a lady, but her best advice was return to the store and ask there. My experience with this store over the years has been fat chance for this kind of request. Has anyone got a suggestion as to where I can purchase such a USB Power Adapter?
Radio Shack would be a good place to start although you might have to get one of their adjustable models. A Google search should also turn up something. Actually I just replaced my D-Link powered USB1 hub with a USB2 model. The old one is just sitting around and it has a 5V 2.4A adapter. If you want it so you can use the adapter just PM me and I'll send it to you.
The Yoga 3 Pro power adapter looks like a normal USB brick, and the cord looks like USB, except with a kink in the connector at the Yoga 3 Pro end. Can I charge my phone or tablet with it?
Yes the Yoga 3 Pro power adapter is a USB charger too!
How does it work?
The special "fool proof" charging cord has two extra pins on the AC adapter end and two extra pins on the Yoga 3 Pro end. The extra pins only make a connection when the fool proof cord is plugged in to the Lenovo charger and the Yoga 3 Pro. When a regular USB cord is plugged into either the charger or the Yoga 3 Pro, it makes a regular USB connection.
Can I charge the Yoga 3 Pro with any USB charger?
No. The Yoga 3 Pro requires 2A at 20V, which is what the provided 40W Lenovo AC adapter supplies.
Can I charge a USB device with the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter?
Absolutely. In addition to 2A at 20, the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter supplies 2A at 5.2V (10.4W), enough to charge a phone or tablet. Works for iPad.
Where can I buy spare AC adapters and cords?
AC adapters with cords are sold in the accessories section of the Lenovo store.
Where do I find the part numbers for the AC adapter and cord?
Look for AC Adapters In the PDF Yoga 3 Pro Hardware Maintenance Manual.
What are the USB specs of the Yoga 3 charging port?
It's a USB 2.0 port. It provides enough power to charge an iPhone, but not enough to charge an iPad. If you want to charge an iPad, try the USB 3.0 port on the right of the Yoga 3 Pro.
The Yoga 3 Pro power cable connectors compared with a regular USB connector:
Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.(I guess you own a Veriton 1000).1 more replies
I have an Acer 3690 laptop. Recently the original power adapter went bad. I went to a local computer company and had them order me a new one. The day I got it home and plugged it in the adapter smoked and the plastic split showing bare wires. We returned the adapter and they exchanged it for another one. The day we took the new one home it did the same thing. Any ideas what could be the problem???
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I recently bought a new HP laptop & was supplied with a cable suited for Europe not Australia. The message below came up after I plugged the cable in using a univeral power adapter. I contacted HP about getting a replacement cable which arrived today & once again the same message popped up. Is this something to be ignored? Any help will be greatly appreciated.More replies
I am planning on making this project myself but first I have one question. Here is the project I will be making:
It says I need a 12V DC supply for powering the breadboard. When searching up for 12V DC supplies, I only get power supply's that plug into the wrong wall socket (I live in Australia).
Do I need to get something like the article suggests:
Or can I get something such as this:
If the first option is the only possibility, how do I get the plug to go into my wall socket?
Also, how do I get the other end plugged into the breadboard when the product just has a single plug on the end?
You can use the Ebay adaptor, the easiest way to get 2 wires is to get a socket that fits the plug, like this one :- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-5-x-2-...05?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item4167b5b34d and solder 2 wires to that socket.
The circuit at your link uses a 2 wire plug into the breadboard, you would have to get a similar plug OR you could push bare wires into the breadboard.
OR you could cut the plug off to reveal the 2 wires but they will probably be quite thin and may not connect well if pushed into the breadboard holes.
Recently I purchased a VX1945WM monitor and I was not given a power adapter to run the different integrated features that the monitor offers such as powered speakers and iPod dock among others. I tried contacting Viewsonic, but that was to no avail. If anyone knows the model number or distributor, please let me know.
I have a Inspiron 15 3541 touch screen and "misplaced" my power cord and adapter. I'm using a Dell adapter from a different computer, but when I turned on my laptop, I get a message requiring a system or admin password even before it boots up. Is this because of the different adapter? How many pins did my adapter have? What problems does a different adapter create?
The password that is showing up before your computer boots sounds like there is a BIOS password set on the computer. Unfortunately if you don't remember that password then you are probably stuck. You can probably go online and search and see if there is a way to reset BIOS on the laptop and get it to default and remove the password that is set on it. If there is a hard drive password though then the only way to remove that if you forgot it is to install a new hard drive as the password will follow the drive, not the computer.
Your power supply should have only 1 pin. Dell used the same adapter for their computers for a while, they come in different wattage though and if you use an adapter that is too low then it may not be able to charge the battery while you use it or at all. If the plug fits and it is a Dell charger you should be okay to at least get the computer up and running. If it is a low wattage charger and the setting is set in BIOS (usually is by default) you'll get a message from your computer telling you that the charger isn't powerful enough to charge the battery while in use.
Hi, I need to buy a new adapter for my laptop. The input requirement is 100~220V, 1.7A. I found this adapter with input 100~220v, 1.64A, both output specs are the same. Is this adapter compatible giving the input Amp is lower? thanks.
You will not have a problem using that adapter.
RESOLVED PLEASE...ANY IDEAS I am in a hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota. I plugged my laptop into the power adapter and then plugged the power cord into an outlet on the side of a work desk( ). After a frantic day of post Thanksgiving shopping I came back to the hotel, plugged my laptop into the female end of adapter and....BANG ...sparks started to fly from the end of power adapter. Sent attachment. Please tell me what my options are as I need the LT for 3 more days.... Any suggestions. Can this be repaired, I am in Grand Forks.. where should I go
Scatteredminds. pps only 10% battery life le f ttttttt.
Found a geat repair shop who spliced and soldered...just temporary until I get back to winnipeg
I had a drink spilt on the power adapter where the power plug connects into the laptop. I need to get a replacement since, I use the laptop fairly regular and can't seem to find any that are HP
Does it have to be HP specifically?Plenty around on the web, these are just examples:60 Watt HP G6 G7 power adapter $8.98 on Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-G6-Adapter-Charger/dp/B0080E2G6EOr newer model 90 Watt faster charger $11.99https://www.amazon.com/Warranty-Faster-Charger-Aluminium-Cooling/dp/B00MGAA80E/ref=dp_ob_title_ce2 more replies
I have this mode laptop: toshiba satelite p305d-s8900 And am going to have to replace the power adapter pretty soon. It cuts out all the time and the cord is so flimsy it will probably break pretty soon. Any idea where I can get a new one for under $50.00? I'd prefer to have an actual duplicate, not another brand thats just generic and cheap. On Toshiba's website the replacement is $89.00.
You can try NewEgg.com. Anything under $80 is going to be generic and cheap.
I have a 90w power adapter from an older notebook that will work with my HP DV5-1015nr. I transport my notebook between home and office. I'd like to utilize the older power brick, so that I won't need to transport a power brick back and forth. The tips on both adapters, of course, are of a different diameter. My multi-tester identifies that the tip is hot for both adapters. The problem I have is that the older power brick has two wires: core wire (+) and shield (-), and the newer power adapter has three wires: shield that is connected to the core of tip (+), black that is connected to outer part of cylindrical shaft that must be the ground, and white connected to inner part of cylindrical shaft (also negative?). So do the black and white wires on the newer adapter need to be soldered to the shield on the older one?
Just a guess, since it is 90watt, they may have run the extra wire to carry the load, shield is always much larger than center tip wire. Did you measure voltage and ploarity of all three connections with the brick plugged in? Tip is always + and ouside is always - on a HP, not sure what the third is, see if there is any voltage on it, It could also be some sort of sensor wire for the charging system on the mobo. Better to buy another adapter than smoke the motherboard on the lappy taking a chance. If you want to chance it just connect the two wires that are on the center and outside. Leave the 3rd odd one unconnected. probably can be found used for cheap.8 more replies
I was hoping someone could help me out finding a power adapter for an old set of Harman Kardon speakers I have. On the back of the speakers it says ac 15v 1.1A so I assume I need an adapter that matches those settings.
Can someone plz help me out finding one that will work and is as cheap as possible.
Thx a bunch.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4807. I need a new power adapter. (there appears to be a loose connection in it somewhere. It only works when I king the wire a certain way.
This adapter from Targus says that it is compatible but it is only 70W where the original was 120W.
Would the differnce in wattage present a problem in trying to use this adapter?
Thanks very much for your help.
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I have a Precision 7510 updated with the latest Bios and drivers. Today my TB15 arrived. I haven't tested connecting a monitor to it yet only a network cable and USB 3.0 stick - this worked fine.
I also tried starting the laptop from the button on the TB15 which also works fine.
However on startup I receive an error message:
"Alert! You have attached an undersized 130W power adapter to you system, which is less than the recommended 180W power adapter" ... message carries on a bit.
Now the thing is both the TB15 power adapter and 7510 power adapter are the same (identical part number) and are shown to be 180W output.
What's the problem here and what do I need to do ?
Any one any idea on this error ? Message appears at Bios post stage... i.e. early on just after switching on.
@Mod - I mistakenly posted multiple times - please feel free to delete duplicates.
I received the following message when I am booting up my Dell ATG Laptop. Does this mean I need a new power cord? If so, is there anywhere recommended to purchase or do I just go to the dell website?
The AC Power Adapter Wattage and Type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance. To resolve this issue, try to reset the power adapter. Strike the F3 key (before F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see the power warning again.
Strike the F1 to to continue. F2 to run the setup utility, Pree F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Thank you so much for the assistance!
It may be the AC Adapter, or the internal battery has died.
My neighbour was given a second-hand computer and asked for my help setting it up.
It is a Dell Optiplex 755 running Win7.
Currently installed graphics is NVidia Quadro FX 3500.
I looked up the service tag and this is not the original card (Original was ATI HD2400XT).
The issue I have is that the FX3500 is an 80W card, with the PCI-E slot having a max of 75W. On booting I get low power warnings from the NVidia card.
The card has a 6 pin PCI-E connection available for the additional power, but the PSU has no PCI-E power cable.
The only free power cables from the PSU are a couple of 15pin SATA cables. I have seen adapter cables for 15pin SATA to 6 pin PCI-E. Are these any good for my situation?
If not, what are the alternatives? New PSU? Different GFX card?
Based on what you just told us, one of those adapter cables should work just fine.5 more replies
I have an hp pavillion dv 6000 that I lost the power adapter to. My friend has an adapter for an hp pavillion dv9000 that he does not need anymore and he wants to sell it to me. I want to know if it will work with my computer. The adapter puts out 19volts 4.74 amps 90 wants max. The replacement adapters for my model (dv6000) list the power output as 18.5 volts 3.5 amps 65 watts.
Will an adapter that was higher voltage amps and wattage work for my laptop that requires less??? This is assuming that the connector is the same which I'm not sure of.
Higher Amperage and Wattage yes, Voltage? NO
What is a good, affordable universal power adapter for a laptop. My dad's power adapter for his Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop went out and I need an affordable replacement as I can't pay for a direct replacement right now. The output for the dead power adapter is 19.5V and I believe it is a 65 watt power adapter.
Amazon is great for items like this.
Laptop AC Adapter/Power Supply/Charger+US Power Cord for Dell Inspiron 1318 1545 pp25l by SIB $8.98
Do check the Seller Rating. I also look for closest shipper (I want what I want when I want it). You should see all the details in the Ad for what you need, if details are not there, you can move on to the next, or contact the Seller. Either way, they have a very fast return policy if what you ordered does not suit your needs.
when i start my computer with the power adapter in i get a message saying can not determoin the power output of power adapter try reseting adapter. How do you reset a power adapter iv googled it and nothing. please help thanks sorry for bad spelling.
i don't think you can reset a power adapter - i don't know of one - it will have the correct voltage on the plug or not
whats the make and model of the PC
are you able to use and have a mulitmeter?
Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.(I guess you own a Veriton 1000).1 more replies
This is a recent problem - a previous adapter broke and now subsequent adapters use 100% CPU and sloooow my laptop.
It's an hp 6720s 13 months old, XP Home, HP 65W power adapter.
Laptop running fine on battery only. Laptop runs fine when battery removed and power adapter is connected. Laptop does not run fine when battery and power adapter connected - 100% CPU.
Also, the charge indicator light no longer works and the power icon does not show that the battery is charging, although it is.
I've updated the BIOS, restored factory power settings and tested the power adapter during startup and have the same prob with the CPU usage.
What could cause the power adapter to use 100% CPU? Please let me know if you need more info, cheers.
Is this an Adapter obtained from HP as a direct replacement for the proper adapter as shipped from HP with the laptop?
I have a laptop, Toshiba Satellite A75-S209.
I want to be able to run it in my truck using Microsoft Streets with GPS. Which is better, DC Adapter or DC power Inverter? How much wattage do I need? Will it drain my truck battery?
Thanks for your help, Dee
I can't imagine a laptop would need any more than 150 watts...
I had the power cord replaced last year. But now I find the power box cord is not working. My battery died completely and even with the power cord plugged in, my laptop will not work. The box, even after replacing the power cord, still got extremely hot. Now I can't use my laptop at all! What do I do andhow much is it going to cost? Why is this not on a recall?
Hey, contact hp hp and check if there is any recall, if there is the repair will b done, else they hey will give you the exact cost for the repair. #hpexpertday
Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.
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The power adapter/charger for my toshiba laptop failed recently.
Im looking for a replacement and have see several different options.
The original toshiba part (part no: PA3290E-3AC3) is available for about 50 pounds
however ive seem lots online which are the same spec, and described as replacments for the above part. the thing is these cost less than half the price of the original
Although these are not the genuine part it says they will work.
i was a bit worried that it may damage my laptop if i dont use the exact part.
could anyone advise me on this please and the best thig to do.
I have a Toshiba that I am using an adapter made by Lite-On. I have been using it for about 2 years and no ill effects. It was about 1/3 the cost of the Toshiba adapter.
I recently purchased a Del Latitude 7202 Toughbook.
At same time purchased 12V power adapter.
The adapter was shipped separately. SKU 469-4546. The power plug did not fit computer.
It is too fat. Spent 4 hours with tech support and they told me the wrong part was shipped.
They said they would send a replacement. 10 days later I get a package with an HDMI cable in it.
Call support back, was told they would just issue me a credit and I can purchase one online.
I was told I needed part. 450-AAYR. Web page for that part lists the 7202 as compatible.
It arrived yesterday. Still doesn't fit. I am returning it as well.
What is required to get the correct part?
does my acer v5-571P-33224g50Mass with Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 able to take the 90w power adapter Part Number: TP.PWCAB.21-A05-AS?
Hello, All Aspire V5-571P models are shipped with an adapter of 65W. Why do you want to buy one of 90W?2 more replies
I know that this is not really entirely related to a Windows 7 computer and especially to these forums, but I really need some advice on this and it would be great if anyone who has experience in voltage, amps and safety for laptop power adapters would be perfect.
My friend has just traveled down to my house for a week but has foolishly forgot his plug for the power socket on his power adapter. He uses this for his computer. Again unrelated becuase it is an Apple 45W MagSafe2 adapter.
So I was wondering if he could simply use a cord like this one below to plug into the adapter?
The black cord is 2.5A 250V~
The adapter is 100-240V~ 1A
These are both for input.
Any help would be greatly appreciated .
That white 'thing' appears to be for an Apple Macintosh MacBook/MacBook Pro [I have a MacBook Pro] and you might not be able use the black cord due to fit, the V-shaped notch in the black plug would have to let it be inserted. But it probably won't hurt to try as it's still a 110/120Volt source.
The MacBook power adapter also came with a piece that replaced that cord and has the prongs to plug directly into a wall socket/extension cord, maybe it's in his Notebook bag.
can AC power adapter be used for a Toshiba DC notebook?
Your question is pretty confusing.
Can you please post exact notebook model name and model?
Do you need new AC adapter or what?
I have a compaq nx6325 lap top, which will not turn on at all. The power adapter
shows 18V between the inner and outer ring and appears ok, led on etc.But what's the tiny center connector for in the plug? Should there be a voltage on it to earth, or to the ring connectors?Finally,should I be able to power-up the lap-top with the power adapter plugged in, and the battery out?
Sounds like the Centre pin has broken away and lodged itself in the plug. I cannot tell you which is positive and which is negative with regards to the rings on the plug. Because different Manufacturers use different combinations and with that different Voltages too. Generally speaking the outside piece is the male end and the receiving plug is the female -go figure-
Hope this link works http://www.niteflux.com/BuyCables.aspx you can see what I am mentioning, obviously this is not your cable but for the example of male to female ends the description matches the pictures ( not the 'Y' cord on the link )
The power adapter on my HP Zbook 15u G3 is not recognized. I tried an alternate power adapter, but that is not recognized either. The charge on the battery is almost empty. I've been waiting on hold for 30 minutes with HP tech support. The notebook is only 4 months old.
Support was able to fix the issue. Holding down the power button & mute button for 30 seconds fixed the problem. Thank you1 more replies
Can anybody answer the following questions about a laptop power adapter?
Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.
Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?
Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.Click to expand...
There is no particular reason for this, either side of the power supply could be lengthened or shortened.
Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?Click to expand...
I'm not positive but thats what I have always thought it was.
I have a 20 pin motherboard but the power supply I have available has a 24 pin connector. I've read that you can simply plug them together by offsetting the 24 pin one but so far I don't see that working at all (and 'never the twain shall meet', so to speak). I've found adapters but they all say something akin to
'allows you to connect your existing 20 pin power supply to your new 24-pin compatible motherboard'
You can use it the other way around, correct?
Some mainboard connectors are 20+4 pins where the 4 pins unsnap from the 20 pins for use with boards with a 20 pin connector. If your power supply doesn't have that feature you would use an adapter such as this.
Though I had posted this previously, but cannot find it anywhere!
Got an Altec Lansing Multimedia Computer Speaker System ACS41. Apparently they were used on a Gateway 2000 PC.
However, the power adapter was lost.
The speakers do not have any electrical specs on them regarding voltage, amps, and polarity.
Anyone have a similar set of speakers, or,
know of any way this type of info can be found out, in order to get the right power adapter for them. Do not care to fry them with an overkill. The speakers probably came with PCs running Windows 98SE, or Windows Millennium.
Prefer not to go to Radio Shack, they normally are rather expensive, and the people who own this do not want to go that route.
Thanks for the help.
We had a system crash here and some posts were lost. There was an answer, but I forget what it was. It may be as cheap to buy a new pair of speakers as to buy a power adapter.
I was hoping someone could help me out finding a power adapter for an old set of Harman Kardon speakers I have. On the back of the speakers it says ac 15v 1.1A so I assume I need an adapter that matches those settings.
Can someone plz help me out finding one that will work and is as cheap as possible.
Thx a bunch.
my power cord and power adapter for a 110-414 PC was ruined in the so La. flooding. I've tried to order a new set, the power adapter was wrong. Support doesn't seem able to understand the plug on the ac aapter i recieved is a sigle plug like fits a laptop. The AC reciever of the rear of my computer appears to be round barrel plug with a small pin in the center a four slots on the outside. Where can I find this power adapter?More replies
Hello everyone, I purchased Lenovo Yoga 900 Ideapad and I am currently using it in India. The power adapter seems to have gone bad and I wasn't able to charge the laptop with the given adapter. Since the laptop is under warranty, I contacted the warranty help line only to know that I need to take the laptop to the service center. At a service center, no one really knew how the USB 3.0 charging port works and couldn't check whether the cable was short or the adapter had gone bad. Anyhow, they decided to replace it under warranty but again, they weren't sure when and if the replacement would arrive (as it depends on the inventory levels with Lenovo India). An exclusive Lenovo shop then offered me an original Lenovo power adapter with USB 3.0 charging at USD 70 but only when it got delivered, I see that it is 40W and not 65W like the original one I had. 65W adapter - the USB 3.0 connecter (one which connects the laptop) is orange. The wall adapter doesn't heat up while laptop is charging.40W adapter - the USB 3.0 connecter is yellow. The wall adapter heats up quite a lot while the laptop is charging. The Lenovo store representative has assured me that this is the right adapter but somehow I am not convinced. Can the community throw some light on this:- Is it safe to use a 40W adapter for a 65W specification?- Is there any way I can get the adapter replaced by Lenovo US (I can ship the faulty adapter to US)?- I... Read moreMore replies
What are your thoughts on this little thingamahjig?
Before officially launching its Intel 6 Series chipset-based motherboards, EVGA has decided to introduce the Power Boost, a little internal adapter that will provide more watts to your PCI-Express bus and thus improve overall system stability.
more at source
I'm not sure. I had thought that was what the power connectors on the PCI-E devices (ex: graphics card) were for.
I can also see someone possibly frying their motherboard if this adapter was connected incorrectly in the PCI-E slot.
I bought a Linksys WRT160n v3 wireless router sometime back. I had considerable trouble in just turning it on. There is an FAQ article by CISCO which says that you have to first plug in the adapter in a power outlet and ONLY afterwards plug the other end into the wireless router. I tried that; it works most of the time (>90%) but not always!! The wireless router turns on only by hit and trial in 10% of the cases.
Adding to my woes is that there was a power cut yesterday and after that I am unable to power on this wireless router at all. I have been fiddling with it for hours but with no luck. Is the wireless router dead? Is there anything that I can do to verify the adapter/ router's sanity?
Is anyone facing similar problem?
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I am getting a messge at power up that my battery is not charging, and is no in fact showing as 0% charged. It can not determine if I have power? My power adapter is plugged in, but performance is bad. Do I need a new power adapter or a new battery? how do i know?
Hi Rich! I have the SAME problem and I'm wondering the SAME thing! can someone here at the dell community/modd or anyone with some info help us please? I'm not getting the " Invalid AC Adapter (Cannot Be Determined " could it still be the adapter? thanks guys... sorry I couldn't help Rich! lets hope someone here can help us out!
My nootebook turns on only when I connect the power adapter, 30 seconds to turn off, do not see anything on the screen!. Tahnk you
To be honest I didn't understand your posting very well.
Can you please tell us what happen exactly when you press power button?
What was your last action before you have noticed this problem?
Have you updated BIOS or maye some hardware component?
Could you please provide instructions for adding the options related to the wireless adapter?
Hello beatcal, and welcome to Eight Forums.
I write up a tutorial for this later tonight, and will post back with a link to it when ready.
I bought a refurbhsed Pavillion 17-G126DS. I charged the notebook upon delivery. The charging light on the computer by the AC adapter input was red when I first plugged it in, then turned white - assuming the battery is fully charged. I unplugged the AC adapter and turned the computer on. It worked fine for about an hour. Then, the computer turned off. Nothing. No light on the power on button, nothing. I plugged the AC adapter on, thinking the battery was old, tried to run the laptop off of AC power, and nothing happened. I have run the diagnostic on the battery (PASSED) and the adapter (PASSED). Just today, I tried it again. The battery has been charging, the white light is on, turned on the computer, and, when plugging in the adapter, the computer turned off and the battery light shows red. The computer will not turn on. Should I get a new AC adapter? Thanks! SusanMore replies
I have a new Inspiron 3552 and all was well until prompted to install a new bios
now on boot up I get a message
Dell AC power adapter type cannot be determined” or "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined
I am using the adapter that came with laptop
anyone know how to fix
If new means less than 21 days from shipment, best would be to call Dell and have the system replaced under the 21-day satisfaction guarantee.
If it's more than 21 days since the system shipped, call Dell to start the warranty repair process.
Years back, being cheaper than external drives I had bought an internal drive as a backup. I also bought an USB to IDE/SATA kit in order to make the backup with. Well the kit seemed to be problematic and so I scrapped it and bought another one only to find the same problem.
it then occurred to me that perhaps the problem is that though the kit has a power supply the HD did not have power going to it--it only attached to the 2 SATA parts.
So I was wondering, how do I get power to it? What is the adapter for such a thing called and does it exist?
See attached photo to see my HD. The pins are not those fat ones but small ones
The two connectors on the right are power, far right , SATA, center.
The connector you have marked power is not power.
On some drives a connector for jumpers is in that position.
What model drive are you using?
I have a Dell Inspiron 9100. I have checked the adapter/charger and it is putting out he correct 19V.
However, the LED lights on the battery do not indicate anything. After charging for 10 hours, I push the power button and nothing happens....no screen activity, whirling, noise, etc.
I have tried starting with adapter connected and not connnected.
Could a battery be so dead that the computer will not turn on?
Or is it the MB or bios?
Try removing the battery and starting the laptop using only the AC adapter. If you still get nothing, the motherboard is most likely bad