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My HP pavilion laptop's charger won't stay connected long enough to charge. The light

Q: My HP pavilion laptop's charger won't stay connected long enough to charge. The light

My HP pavilion dv7 laptop charger won't stay connected long enough to charge. The light flickers on and off like their is a loose connection within the charger port. The charger is fairly new so I don't think that is the problem.

Any advice on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated

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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.

A:When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts blinking

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

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Hello, I bought this laptop last year. Within a month i had a plethora of problems, the most recent being  my laptop will not stay on unless its connected to the charger. the battery icon says 70% but when i unplug, the computer turns off. what is wrong with this laptop this time????

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Hi there,

I am new here and have following problem;

Four Months after buying the PC (Satellite Z930-103) I had a bettery problem. Suddenly the orange led was flashing and the notebook couldn't be started anymore. Toshiba service replaced the battery and everything worked well for about two months. Then the same thing happened again. Because I was working in China I opened the notebook and disconnected the battery and could use it with the charger connected.

The PC was sent to a service point when I came home, where they again stated a battery problem and proposed to change the battery. Because the guarantee was expired I had to pay for it. I refused, because the price they were asking was 300 Euro.

Than the big surprise..when I received it back from the service point, they reconnected the battery and the service report stated "no defects found, computer is working well"........

Since than, I started my fight with Toshiba support and tried to find a solution myself. The problem however was not solved until today and still I have to disconnect the battery and reconnect it after waiting a day whenever I forget to disconnect the charger when shutting down or when it goes in sleepmode) I became a real expert in opening and closing the notebook....

Anyway, maybe someone has the same problem and found a solution, I guess it can only be a software problem but Toshiba hasn't solved it until today.

To describe the problem again:

The orange (power) led starts flashing... Read more

A:Orange light flashing after shutdown with charger connected.

Satellite Z930 is very nice machine designed for mobile usage and I’m really sorry to hear that you have such problems. I presume you didn’t find some identical thread on this forum so I hope it is not some “general problem” with this machine.

I’m not a technician but I cannot imagine that described problem has something to do with software settings. In BIOS you cannot change much and in Windows there are standard Windows power settings and several advanced Toshiba settings.
Power supply electronic placed in the mainboard has some “standard” functions and switch automatically between battery and AC power supply.

I cannot say for sure but I presume there must be the problem with power supply electronic. It is not easy to say what is wrong there and I’m really wondering that Toshiba service provider was not able to identify the reason why all this happen.

Let’s see what the other forum members think about described issue.

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Hello,The spark that you saw probably means bad news for your laptop.  Is there a pattern to the blinking lights?  If so, please take a look at this document to see if you can fix anything :

-ChrisI work for HP.Support Forums are now on your mobile phone:

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I read that the voltage difference should not cause a problem but using a lower Amp capacity charger than the original might. Will this small difference matter or can I still use the charger?


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Hi. I have a Toshiba Satellite L40. It's kinda old, but I've always been able to get it to work. It's battery is shot, so I've been using it plugged in all the time (which is okay, since I don't move it around that much). It's originally charger went bad a while ago, so I bought a new one from Toshiba (it's a better one, in my opinion since it has an LED indicator).

It's been fine for roughly a year, but suddenly went crazy an hour ago. It stopped providing power (the power supply light on the laptop is off), and the LED on the charger is blinking rapidly. When it's plugged in to the outlet, but not to the laptop, the LED on the charger is a steady, bright green.

But the moment I plug the tip in to the back of the laptop, it starts blinking. Since the battery is shot, I quickly lost power and now my laptop is completely drained and inoperable. I've tried removing the battery and plugging it in, but the same thing happens. Also, when I unplug it from the socket, the charger retains enough power to stay on for a maybe 20 seconds (and it's the same thing: steady if it's unplugged on both ends, blinking if it's still plugged into the laptop, even if it's unplugged from the socket).

Has my charger or laptop gone bad? Or is there just something to fix? I've tried unplugging everything for 45 minutes to let it discharge and cooldown, but no luck. Should I wait some more? Thanks.

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The charger also provides AC power so doubtful that's the problem. It could be the battery or the charging circuit on the motherboard. Former is usually less than $100 to replace but the latter is much more.

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A:laptop charger wont charge laptop

It could be the charger has died.this can be checked with a voltmeter.
You can probably pick one up on Ebay for about 20

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I ran a check on the battery and it tested good.

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A:HP Laptop won't run off battery/charge light not coming on

Hi kannmoore and welcome to TSG.

It looks like there's a problem inside the laptop. To check try charging a known working battery overnight.

If the above doesn't work can you power the laptop directly without using the Docking Station ? If you can try that as well to see if it makes any difference.

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(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
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I own only a PC, no laptop, so am not very familiar with Wi-Fi connections. I have been helping a non-computer-literate couple set up a Wi-Fi connection for a new Toshiba laptop they just bought (OS is Vista Home Premium). They have Verizon DSL and Verizon provided the router.

The problem is not that we can't get a connection. I set it up using the router number and everything seemed to work perfectly. But the connection is frequently dropped for no apparent reason. It can be connected for an hour (seldom more than that) with no problems, then the connection suddenly goes down. When you try to reconnect from the Systray icon, and pick "Diagnose connection problem" from the pop-up box, it says there's no signal from the router. Only way we've been able to restore the connection is to regen the router (turn off for 15-20 sec., then turn back on). Afterwards the connection again lasts for a while, then drops off.

We have tried moving the computer right next to the router to ensure no interfering structures, but is still randomly drops the connection. When it's connected, it always says it's a 5-bar (max strength) signal.

The evidence suggests that the culprit is the router, not the computer. But not being knowledgeable about Wi-Fi, I wanted some input from those who are re some setting in the computer that we don't have right.

A:Solved: Laptop will not stay connected

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I'm currently on my friends computer because my laptop won't stay connected for more than a few seconds. Once it disconnects I then attempt to troubleshoot it, half the time it resets and works for 30 seconds or so and the other half I restart the computer which sometimes temporarily fixes it. I've been searching for answers online and have tried updateing the drivers and a few other things that didn't work. I even did a system restore. Unfortunately, this problem has been going on for a while, just getting worse and worse. At first it only disconnected me briefly about once a week. I shoulda tried to do something about it then. I run Windows 7 Pro 64 on a HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC with Intel® Core™ i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz 2.40 GHz. Help!

A:My laptop won't stay connected to the internet!? Help?

Hi Gobo707,
Let me see if I can help you.
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:

Click Go and note the saved Result.txt on your desktop, to copy into your reply

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Hi all.
Until yesterday my internet was working fine. I have a laptop upstairs and a computer downstairs. The computer is directly connected to my Comcast internet and has a Linksys WRT54G router connected to it.

Now, my internet on the laptop has stopped working. It will briefly connect to my router and the internet will work but then it will just disconnect. It says (connected or not) that the signal strength is excellent. However, when it disconnects randomly, and then searches for available networks, it doesn't always find my router. And when it does, it won't connect or it'll take like 5 minutes, connect, work briefly, and then disconnect. And this whole time the internet on my main computer works perfectly well.

Can anyone help me figure out a solution to this? Thanks and if you need any additional info let me know.

A:Laptop Won't Stay Connected to Router Help!

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Every time I try to connect my phone by USB it will make the noise like it connected but then disconnect and continue to make the noise. Though the phone is charging but not showing up in File Browser under devices. The same thing happens to my GPS when I am trying to connect it in order to update it. This is getting very frustrating. The only thing that shows up is my Flash Drive. It didn't always do this but now I can't plug in any devices to try and update them or add things to them. Please help!

A:Devices won't stay connected to laptop

Hi Freakstormer3
Thanks for writing to  us. 
When did the issue start? Have you made any hardware or software changes lately?
Please update the USB drivers from tag#-submit-drivers and downloads--chose the operating system and install the chipset drivers. 
Does it happens with all USB port?
Let us know how it goes. 
If all the devices are disconnecting randomly still , please format the machine post backing up the data. If  still the same, then its a hardware failure.

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6636nr notebook that I got a year ago. Recently, it has started randomly not staying connected to the wireless internet. My desktop is connecting and staying connected just fine, and they both have the same programs on them as far as Zone Alarm and such. The only difference is that the laptop has Windows Vista and the desktop has XP, but I have no idea if that would make a difference here.

I can reboot or start up the laptop and it's connected just fine. I can browse pages for a couple of hours. If I leave it alone for several hours, that's where the problem starts. I go to open a website, and I get the whole "page cannot be displayed" thing. I tried uploading a photo while it was doing this via FTP to my webspace, and it uploaded, but when I view it, it's totally garbled, due to a messed connection, I assume? If I upload from my desktop, it's fine.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't really "get" the whole wireless internet settings thing (my boyfriend does all that, but he hasn't been able to find a reason why this is happening).

Should I post a Hijack This log?

A:Laptop Won't Stay Connected to the Internet

Some things you can try here.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.
Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

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i bought a new toshiba laptop satellite c660/c660d its very slow and i cant connect to my wireless network iv tryed changeing the wireless channels my network provider is eircom i really dont know wat to do now it works when i plug it in but not wirelessly pls help !

A:new laptop wont stay connected to wireless

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I'm having trouble getting my laptop to stay connected to my wireless internet. This problem only occurs with my laptop. Other laptops in the house are able to connect no problem. It stays connected for about 5 minutes at a time, then loses connection. I have to disconnect and then reconnect all the time just to get online. I've had the router about 2 years with no problems. This just started happening only to my laptop yesterday. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


A:Laptop won't stay connected to wireless internet

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We recently got a Verizon Mifi 4510L (previously had an AT&T USB Connect 881). We had a problem with the mifi constantly "rebooting" itself (dropping off and then restarting). Verizon replaced the Sim card on the Mifi, and that seems to have resolved that problem. However, my laptop loses the wifi connection (red X on wifi symbol in bottom right corner) approximately 10 times per day. It won't reconnect; I have to reboot the computer (very time-consuming to save what I'm doing, shut all the programs, reboot, restart the programs, etc.). My SysInfo is pasted below. The laptop is a Dell Latitude D620. I have installed the Windows updates and updated the firmware for the Mifi. I might add that our iPad and my husband's Acer netbook (with Windows XP) have no problem staying connected. And my laptop had no problem staying connected to the AT&T air card we had prior to this. I'm wondering if there is some setting that is conflicting or if my internal laptop wifi card is going bad (except I think that would be an all-or-nothing situation; in other words, it would work or it wouldn't and it wouldn't be an intermittent thing). Please help me if you can because I do medical transcription, and it's getting very frustrating having to reboot my computer all the time.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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A:Laptop won't stay connected to Verizon mifi

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I have a dell inspiron laptop that is about 5 years old. It runs Windows XP and works great. Lately though it will not stay connected to my network (Linksys Router). It will connect and disconnect several times per hour and this evening it connected/disconnected and would not connect again. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve this problem?

I appreciate your help and will provide any additional information that you may need.

Thank you,


A:Laptop will not stay connected to my wireless network..

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i have a brand new dell inspiron 600m with an internal wireless card and i have an existing wireless network from my old computer/
when i try to connect wirelessly it will connect breifly and then the browser will start to slow down and i ultimately lose my connection to the internet all together

im running windows xp home edition
i haven't messed with any of the settings yet, but i've had this computer for like 2 weeks now and haven't been able to use it all :[[[[[[[[[

A:why wont my laptop stay connected wirelessly???????????

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I'm having trouble getting my laptop to stay connected to my wireless internet. This problem only occurs with my laptop (other laptops in the house are able to connect no problem) and with this particular wireless box (my laptop has no problems connecting and staying connected to other wireless networks, wi-fi, etc.).

I am able to connect to the wireless but it lasts only for a few minutes before connection is lost, so I basically have to connect to the internet through a ether cable (?) plugged into the wireless box.

I can't work out where the problem could be as the wireless works for other computers, and my computer works with other wireless networks!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't know if it matters but I am using a Toshiba satellite running on Windows 7. Thanks!

A:My laptop won't stay connected to my home wireless

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The computer: HP lap top. Opperateing system Windows Vista Home Premium Bought 2 days ago from Best Buy. Internet provider: ComCast. Modem: Motorola SB5100. Router: Linksys wireless g 2.4 GHz

My new laptop will not stay connected to the router. I have been through network, then network system, and it says strong signal and have confirmed my password is right. I have recycled the power on the modem and router in order from wall to computer giveing 5 minutes before powering up next item. Every time i do a complete recycle the laptop will work for 2-5 web pages then will say can not display web page. Will click diagnose problem and says No problem was found with your internet connection.

I called Geek Squad and they checked two things and said it was the modem or my router. I asked how can that be as my other two computers have no problems and he instantly went into high tech tecno bable.

Anyone have ideas? I think its the computer because its the only new peice of the puzzle. Geek Squad says its my router and modem. Please help me out.

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I just bought a brand new Dell laptop (Inspiron 3520) with Windows 8 and it won't stay connected to the internet. It will be fine, but then after a while it will stop connecting and I have to reconnect. When it does this, sometimes it will say "limited connectivity" but usually it appears normal, even when I go in and disconnect and reconnect; usually the only reason I know there's a problem is because nothing will load. After I reconnect, everything resumes as normal until it disconnects again.

I know it isn't an issue with the modem or provider because it has done this on multiple connections in multiple places.

A:New Dell laptop won't stay connected to internet

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I feel as if I have 2 separate wireless problems.

Since about 2-3 days ago, my laptop wouldn't stay connected to wireless once I put the laptop on standby. I have to connect to it each time I open my laptop. This has never happened before so I feel like something went wrong.

My wireless won't connect to any other connections other than my home. I went on a ski trip recently, and while my wireless worked on my iphone and ipad, my laptop wasn't able to connect to it. I feel like this laptop has a lot of weird configuration problems. It also won't connect to my home network unless SSID is disabled. So this brings up the question, will my laptop never be able to connect to any network that has SSID enabled? This is really weird and frustrating because my laptop used to be able to connect to my home router fine while its SSID was enabled. I don't get what happened to it. This is troublesome because that means that I will never be able to use wireless anywhere else other than my home.

Can someone help me if there is anything wrong with my settings regarding wireless? Does anything seem abnormal?

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Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Justin-Thinkpad
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:Laptop cannot stay connected to wireless after a standby

Reinstalling the driver for the Intel 6300AGN would be my first option.

Other than that I would suspect that which ever Anti Virus software is installed may be causing this problem.

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I have a HP Compaq Presario that is about 2 years old with Windows XP.
My LINKSYS router G will not stay connected wirelessly. I have used my laptop at my old apt. with the same router and it stays connected continuously.
It says I am not connected all the time. But I will be connected for about 3-4 min at a time, then it will kick me off. I press refresh network & it works again for another 3-4 min. It's a vicious cycle.
Please help! I know next to nothing about this stuff.

A:LINKSYS wireless will not stay connected to my Laptop!

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

On any problem computer, I'd also like to see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I already posted this in the 'General Help' forum but I wasn't sure if it belonged here.

I know it's an issue with my laptop because every other device works fine on the network. When it does manage to stay connected (for a short time) my speeds are terrible. I get about 4 down and 5 up. My other wifi devices get between 12-20 upload and 15-25 download. When I connect via ethernet I get about 100-130 down and 15 up.

This is beyond frustrating, especially when you're trying to research a paper or do online homework.

I sense there is something going on between my wireless driver and the router but I don't know what to do.

EDIT: Here are the errors:

1) "The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the internet is broken."
2) "The default gateway is not available"

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I received a replacement laptop via warranty (a refurb Asus) with Windows 8 and I keep loosing my internet connection via wifi (home wireless network) when my iPad and two iPhones stay connected to the same wifi network. It will at first tell me access is restricted then I have lost connection completely and must click and re far it's been 4 times in the last hour while other days I stay connected no problem.

A:Asus laptop won't stay connected to internet (via wifi)

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
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Hello everyone, I'm really frustrated with the connectivity of my laptop here at home. It works perfectly everywhere else I go but here at home it won't stay connected to my wireless network and when I DO connect it rarely works. I tried a few things that I have read in some other threads but they didn't work so I changed it all back to the way it was and thought it would be best to start over. Thanks in advance for the help.

HP Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
64 bit system

I'm using a Belikn Router

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-6B-60-EC-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ec7b:5788:257d:d260%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 20, 2010 1:43:25 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, March 18, 2019 7:58:25 PM
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I have had my new laptop for about three weeks and everything has been running perfectly on it. I downloaded 1/20th of what I had on my old HP laptop. All of a sudden, we came home from the cottage one day and my laptop would no longer stay connected to the wifi. I have turned my laptop on and off multiple times and nothing is fixing the issue. Thinking it was the wifi connection, I deleted it only to have it not even be able to connect to that connection anymore. This laptop is brand new and I would hate to have to send it back because I got such a great deal on it, and everything I wanted came with this laptop.  If I can't find the solution, I am going to be forced to send it back and get a different brand computer.  Is there anyone who is having the same issues as me?? Thank you, Jill

A:Brand new HP 15t laptop wont connect or stay connected to Wi...

Hello @Jillybean124, Welcome to the HP Forums! I read your post that your HP 15t notebook is having wireless connection issues and wanted to reach out to you. Here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity. First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here: Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2... Read more

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I need help with my dell inspiron 1011. It's the Nickelodeon edition.

These are screenshots of the connections. I'm sorry, I'm not good at explaining what exactly I mean.
And I messed up, I didn't click, I just hovered over it. Sorry, got my words mixed up.

It's saying it's connected. And I AM for maybe 20 seconds then it stops. I know it's not the router because my friend/neighbor connected to it without a problem and my laptop worked on it perfectly 2 or so months ago. I've checked to make sure everything is up to date on it, and it is. It even says that the wireless card is working properly. We have a Belkin N 150 Wireless Router. But we used wired connections for everything except our laptop and the neighbors(by the way, she only just connected to it last night because we wanted to see if it was indeed the laptop or router and since hers worked, we think it's the laptop.) If you need any more information please let me know because I'm not sure what else to give you.

A:Solved: Dell laptop won't stay connected to wireless

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My wife's laptop. She occasionally does something that causes her hard drive to slip out of its connector and I have to open the case and re-seat it. i have done this 4 times now. Is there a spacer made of rubber or an insulated material that will not cause a short or fire?

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I bought a Dell Laptop Inspiron 3520 with Windows 8. It will connect to the internet but after about 5 mins. It wont be connected even though everything shows that it is. Can someone Please help me with this issue before I give it to my 5 yr. old for a toy

A:My new Dell Laptop wont stay connected to the internet

What are the settings for Sleep and hibernation?

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dell xps m2010 wont start up ,blue power light and bluetooth light stay on,i have been searching posts in other forums as well as this one and i thought i`d narrowed it down to the graphics card,i was right to an effect,my approach was to take the xps apart following dells website documents,while i had the top (dvd drive) off ,i noticed that the graphics card screws were really loose (this was my first job)...i tightened these.The top(dvd drive ) i re-connected ,but propped it up at an angle so i could still see motherboard and parts,(warning!be carefull!!)electric!! ...attached power cable and pressed power button after half a dozen times pressing this it came to life.I noticed my fans were working and thought this might not be my motherboard after all ,no overheating happening...then it froze on windows xp ??it was a start !another 6 to ten times pressing power button it worked again this time not freezing.went into bluetooth with usb mouse and paired keyboard ,made system restore point and restarted .It took maybe 4 times with it being glitchy(freezing ..not powering up) ,but when it does load xp without freezing try restarting windows xp and then it eventually finds its feet!!!my xps 2010 is running ok now.jimb

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I will turn it on and after a minute or two the monitor goes to power save mode and the hard disk light goes from off/blinking to solid on and the power light stays on.

I have reinstalled the operating system and i thought that fixed it. I had SP 1 i installed all of my updates and SP2 and it starting to do it again (it will do it in SP1 but not nearly as often or when i run a flash heavy program: PSP Video or even the Scion website).

It will not do it at all in BIOS as i did every test on the diagnostics page for my hard drive (all pass) though if it turns off it usually turns on and runs dskchk and it wont stay on for that

In safe mode it is also fine it will not turn off once

I dont know what i did last as it was fine then i was gone for a month and I had it unplugged etc., came back hooked it up and it started doing it after a little while

I have taken a can of air to every inch, switched the Flat cord going to the HDD from the Motherboard.

All fans run fine

Thats all i can think of right now ask me anything else you need to know

I'll give this forum a couple of days/a week maybe then i'll take it to a local shop to diagnose it

Much thanks to anyone who has any idea's

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ok so lets start this off i have a lenovo IdeaPad Z570...ive had it for 6 months now everything was good until a certain girl touched it and started using it and now its messed up...

anyway my router is a TRENDnet TEW-432BRP.

THE PROBLEM: ok when ever i try to connect to my wireless it will connect to the internet for about 5 minutes(if i dont do anything) then it will disconnect and when you look at the wireless list of possible connections it does not even show my wireless anymore. for me to make my wireless appear again i have to go into wireless profiles and delete the profile and it will show up again. If it is connected and i try to do anything, open a chrome, start wow, anything that requires internet will instantly disconnect.

i like to think i am pretty good with computers but this is one problem ive tried to fix for week and im tired and run out of ideas...

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Eric-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : TRENDnet

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-DE-F1-C8-6B-64
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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HI all, I have a lenovo laptop that is almost exactly a year old and it WILL NOT stay connected to the internet neither by wifi nor LAN. It will connect sometimes for 10 mins, sometimes for ten seconds. I can turn the computer off, restart it, close all other programs, diagnose connection, disable and restart adapters, nothing works for very long. I dont believe it is the internet as my Xbox, my desktop and my phone all connect fine through both wireless and wired connections. There are also two other laptops on the house that connect just fine (not windows 7 machines tho) my desktop is also windows 7 and sporadically has this problem as well. I have tried going to barnes and noble and starbucks to try different internet and still the same thing happens. Very Frustrating, please help if you can

A:Lenovo laptop REFUSES to stay connected to internet(wifi AND lan)

Hello and welcome heavy mate have you checked the driver for the adaptor in Device Manager?

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I hope someone can help me with this. I work from home (office is 70 miles away), and my Lenovo T420 Win7 will not stay connected via WiFi to my Verizon MI424WR ver I router. I had this problem with my old router (MI242WR rev E), and I was able to fix it by turning off the Power Management option to "power off to save power" My Lenovo is using Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wifi chip. It reads as "working properly".

It seem obvious that there is an issue between the Lenovo and the new MI424. I have 10 other devices connecting to the MI424 without a problem. I have shut down devices to ensure that their is not an over burdening the AP issue.

Specifically, the Lenovo successfully pairs with the MI424, tries to establish an Internet connection, fails, and drops the connection (or the router does - I assume it is the laptop.) It's worked great for about 4 hours this am, then it quit working. I:

- shutdown the laptop, pulled power and battery
- shut off the network, pulled the plug and let it sit for a while
- restarted everything and the issue will not go away

It works fine @ work with a Cisco Network.

My company uses some McAfee SW for laptop security. Since I was blissfully working for hours and this just started up, I do not think that has anything to do with it. But who knows? Any ideas?

A:Work Lenovo Laptop will not stay connected on my Home Network

OK, I just thought of something. The problem started at the same time I powered up my wife's new iPad4. So, after turning off the iPad 4, I was able to log on. Since I completely bounced the network (unplugged and left unplugged the MI242WR), I would think that would release all the IP addresses in the router. I am back to work, and afraid to turn the iPad back on.

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Hi I got this notebook new in November  and in January it died, it was sent to HP and it took them til the end of April to fix it, it was the mother board. The bloody thing has just died again. My oh noticed the battery was low earlie so plugged the charger in but didn't notice it wasn't charging until the battery completely ran out. He plugged said charger in again but nothing, the notebook will not turn on nor does the charger seem to work, we changed the fuse and still nothing. If you press the on button there is a rapid flashing light on the left hand side of the notebook which seems to be the charging light but the notebook remains unresponsive. Any ideas please? Thanks

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The LCD on Pavilion DV4-1131TX is not working light is too dim to read the content. I understand from my research that the most likely cause of death is either an inverter failure or a backlight failure. The possible soluiton I got over the internet is LCD inverter is not working, now the question is how would I know the part number or if I go to HP care center how much approx they will charge me.Some of the symptoms:The image is displayed on an external monitor.I can see the image on the laptop LCD when I point a flashlight at it.Other components in the display lid (the logo LED, the wireless antennas) are working.The backlight sometimes lights up for some milliseconds when It boots first time.The backlight lights up for some milliseconds while I open or close the lid (when the lid is opened at 20?30 degrees).There were no signs of a display failure prior to it going black.By the way, I'm running Windows 10 32-bit i.e. running from past 7+ months.Thanks,

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I am having an issue with my G7-1075dx. Power light comes on, amber light of WiFi glows, fan starts up and runs, and that's it: Blank screen and no further boot. I've done all the 'hard boot' and hardware investigations that I can think of: replacing hard drive, removing and resetting RAM modules, etc. No help. I have seen possible solutions listed for a device running Windows 7. My laptop runs Windows 8. Has there been any solutions given for this problem? I see by perusing the internet that this is not entirely uncommon, and up to this point this has been a great computer to work with. Help!!!


Are there any beeping sounds? Ram cards are correctly inserted?

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Power light goes from white to orange than gets really faint won't turn on bought new charger no difference it seems if I leave it alone for awhile the light gets stronger for a bet but won't power up please help need to use ASAP

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I've had this new laptop for about two weeks now and I originally was able to connect to my wifi and stay connected. With no changes to the router or laptop (it's still in default factory settings), my wireless connection has been disconnecting for about three days and I am unable to connect back. I get Microsoft's default "Can't connect to this network" message. When I connect my laptop to the router via an ethernet cable, I am able to access the internet.

In order to connect back to the internet wirelessly, I have to reset my router and my laptop will connect, only to disconnect half an hour to an hour later.

All my other wifi devices connect fine, including an older model Asus laptop. I've tried connecting to wifi at other people's houses and public wifi hotspots and they all work fine. As soon as I come home though, connection is out again.

Laptop : ASUS X550JK ; Windows 8.1 x64 ; Broadcom 802.11n network adapter (with latest drivers)
Laptop AV : Bitdefender Total Security 2015
Router : Belkin N750 DB

Here is my ipconfig / all :
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MH
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hnet

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:New Asus laptop can't connect/stay wirelessly connected to Belkin N750 DB Router

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The other day when I went to use my laptop there was a pop that came from the charge socket, then the laptop would shutdown if the charger was plugged in. Then the next day the laptop said it was charging when plugged in but the battery continued to drain until it won't turn on anymore. I checked that the fuse hadn't blown in the charger and also opened up the laptop and couldn't see any burns near the charge socket.

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Hi All My Elitebook 850 battery recently stopped holding charge.  I took the battery out, and the AC Charger still provided power so was able to use without battery.  I then purchased a new battery.  Now, the AC charger won't show charging on the new battery, but when I take the battery out, I can use the laptop without the battery. When the new battery is installed, it doesn't say anything like "plugged in, not charging," it just says nothing at all.  But obviously the charger works as it powers without the battery in. Have tried uninstalling the drivers in Windows through Device Manager > Batteries > Uninstall Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Battery Method + Uninstall AC Adaptor, with no result.  Turned the computer off, took the battery out, then powered up without battery, uninstalled the drivers, powered back off, reinstalled the battery, powered back up off residual charge in the new battery, with drivers reinstalled, still no luck. Anyone have any thoughts?  Please and thank you. Mike 

A:AC Charger won't charge old or new battery

Hi, Kindly follow the steps here and check if this will work on your case. Just give it a try.

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My notebook is not charging. I don't know if it's the charger that's not working or could it be the charging port on the notebook itself. I have been charging it for the past few days and it's doing pretty well until I plugged it on a socket and didn't charge anymore. Tried checking the charger, it smelled a little burnt on the blue end with the pin and also on the charging port. When I plugged it, there was no popping sound whatsoever that could lead to me assuming it had a short circuit. Checked the socket, it was compatible with the charger. What am I to do?

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My friends year old HP Pavilion laptop is taking an extremely long time to finish booting. It seems to boot fine until you select a user account and log on. The desktop and start-up apps seem to load in a timely fashion as well.

However, if you try to launch any app (taskmgr, IE, Windows explorer, etc.) during the first 5-10 mins of operation, the entire computer stops responding for 5 min or so. The app will eventualy start, yet any other input will cause the computer to stop responding again.

After 10 mins or so, everything starts to function normally.

When I have managed to get taskmgr open, the only activity seem to come from svchost, csrss and occasionally some of the Symantec and Spysweeper processes.

She has run Norton Anti-virus and Spysweeper scans and found nothing. I have also scanned it with Trend Micros house call. Nothing looks amiss in the event viewer either.

A couple months back her registry became corrupt and the computer would not boot period. I managed to manually restore the registry hives using the recovery console, and the computer had functioned perfectly until 2 weeks ago.

Here is the hijachthis log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:27:03 PM, on 4/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
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A:Inordinately long boot time - HP Pavilion laptop

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I don't think this is a security problem. The only thing I see is Java out of date.

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.
Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.

Updating Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Check for Microsoft updates as well.

I'm going to move your post to the XP forum.

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Recently I have updated my Microsoft lumia 540 to window 10 os. after that I am finding that the charger which came with the handset is not supported , it is charging very slowly . apart from that whenever I am using the new App Maps (came with windwos 10 update ) it usually fails to navigate stating No GPS , also sometimes it shows incorrect location .

A:why is navigator and charger came with the handset does not charge fast

It's working faster than ever with my 540

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Hi, Recently the main fan on my notebook failed. Thus, I found a new cooling assembly part on ebay, ordered it, and installed it. The installation process required the complete disassembly of the notebook. I followed a video guide for this. I am well aware that disassembly voids any kind of warranty, this machine was already well out of warranty. After re-assembling the notebook, it doesn't boot or show any signs of life. I have tried all combinations of powering on with and without battery, with and without AC adapter, and with and without the hard drive. The computer's charging light doesn't light up when the adapter is plugged in, but right after I insert the plug to the computer, I hear a very faint clicking once or twice where it plugs in. I am curious if possibly during the disassembly/reassembly process I broke a power component to the computer or possibly shorted out something on the motherboard. I didn't use an antistatic wristband during the process however in hindsight I definitely should have. I'm curious as to which part could possibly need replacing according to the symptoms described above. I double checked that all plugs were properly inserted as well. Hopefully someone can point me towards whether the problem is with the DC-in power component within the computer or perhaps the entire motherboard. If it's just the little DC component, could that be easily replaced? Thanks,Matt

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I'm trying to find a portable charger that has enough juice to power up my Surface Book. I've noticed all portable chargers that are branded for surface book usually don't have enough, and only have enough for the Surface Pro series. Price isn't an issue, but the size/weight I would like to be on the lower side. Thank you!

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This started almost a week ago. I would plug in my charger and it would blink orange but if I took out the charger and re-plugged it in it would charge normally. Currently my PC completely died and every time I try to plug in the charger the light simply blinks a few times and nothing happens. HELP!'

A:Charger blinking orange but computer won't charge

Blink orange is an indication of : The battery has reached a low battery level, a critical battery level , or there is a battery error. Try the following steps Shut down the system and disconnect all the external devices connected to the PC.Disconnect the AC power from the wall outlet. Remove the battery from its compartment.Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds continuously.Now put back the battery & reconnect it to the AC power wall outlet. If the notebook it coming on try performing battery test using F2 diagnosis?s. Turn off you unit ? restart ? keep tapping esc at startup Press F2 from the status up list and perform a battery test. Depending on the results we may suggest you. Please click on the below link to view the steps.

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My laptop take at least 10 minutes to start. please help me to solve this issue. I have tried reinstalling the operating system but the problem is again there. It gives error in Device manager>View>show hidden devices. A snapshot of it is given

A:My HP Pavilion Laptop Sleek Book takes too long to start.

ShezhadAhmed1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!According to the product page for your PC, it did NOT come with Win10 preinstalled; instead it came with Win8.1 at the latest.  That makes this laptop how old -- 2 years? 5 years? Very slow performance like this is generally a sign of a failing hard drive.  I have two HP laptops, both about 5 years old, and I've had to replace the hard drives in BOTH of them. Please follow the instructions in this link to test the drive: that is not possible, as is the case where the BIOS is too old to offer that function, then do the following:1) When rebooting the PC, keep pressing F2 repeatedly. That should eventually bring up a Diagnostics menu.2) Select the option to test the hard drive.If the diagnostics fail, your drive has failed and will need to be replaced.Please post back with the results.Good Luck

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Recently, I disconnected the AC power supply to be able to work elsewhere in the house.  When I reconnected the AC power supply and left the computer on the computer had gone into a hybernate mode.  It did awaken and I could continue until the task was finished.  Again I left the computer on.  When I returned the screen was dark and I assumed that it had reverted to the hybernate mode.  However it would not resume.  I checked the socket on the computer for the light which would indicate that power is being fed to the computer.  It was DARK.  Since the power supply is plugged into a power strip, I checked to make sure the strip was on.  The indicator light remained DARK.  I plugged to power supply into a known live outlet.  The indicator light remained DARK.  Using a volt meter, I found that the AC outlet was good and the output at the DC end of the power supply showed 19.88 volts DC.  At this point I assumed that the Power Jack Cable Harness had broken somehow. Searching the internet, HP support, and HP forum pages revealed no clear solution.  I left a message on "HP Support Forum Home>Notebooks>Hardware>Re: Charging Pin and Power Connector Broken"on 6-20-16 but have had no reply at this time except to offer a phone conversation. Since then, I needed to have access to the information on the hard drive.  Removing the hard drive meant that the top of the computer had to be removed. &nb... Read more

A:Sudden computer failure - won't charge but AC Charger output...

Well, assuming the AC adapter is good (which appears to be the case) then it is either the power jack harness or the motherboard itself. I am a bit confused how the light on the AC adapter brick stays dark when the output is testing OK. I assume you have removed the battery and tried to hold down the "on" button 30 seconds. There are lots of power-related daughterboards like the power button board and it is so hard to test them. Do you have the Manual: Service Manual  

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I recently bought a wireless 3G USB modem / hot spot. Although i use it primarily by plugging in my PC USB port, It just occurred to me that my smartphone charger also has a USB port. So i was wondering if i can use the modem by using the charger USB port or not. That way i will not have to keep my PC powered on all the time. My charger has a output rating of 5V and 830mA. I reckon there shouldn't be a problem but want to be sure lest i damage the modem.

EDIT: The title should read 'Power' instead of 'Charge'. Apologies for any confusion caused !!

A:Solved: Can i charge my USB hot spot by plugging it in the cell phone charger?

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My Samsung laptop charger has the light coming on however it is not charging, the charger is heating up so is this the charger or the laptop? have ordered another charger from as they had universal one's and i rang a couple of local computer shops but these wanted 65 to even look at it so advice would be welcome incase this does not work?

A:Charger Light On, Not Charging?


first off dont use anything but an official charger, the cheap ones can and will damage your motherboard due to them being unregulated and supplying to much current.

If the charger has the light on but wont charge then the internal cable is broken and may be shorting out inside the sleeving.

check the cable by eye for severe kinks or bends in the cable.

Should you find one, cut the section just before and after the kink and then strip the cable back and join the wires and test it, if it works then you can either solder the wires and use heat shrink plastic to join them or buy a new one.

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