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.
Hi there, I just happened to stumble upon this site (thanks to Google ). It seems that this problem with the DC adapter jack is quite common on these computers which puzzles me when I try to figure out why HP doesn't have the XC1000 cable no longer available. I have a zv5000 series notebook and although it's done it's work, it is still quite reliable for the kids. If I knew about the XC 1000 cable 2 years ago when the problem started, I would have bought one in a hurry. The problem initially wasn't a broken solder connection, it was due to the jack being 'tapered', so I made a 'paper thin' sleeve to go over the adapter end so it would prevent it from touching the plastic tip (at least it lasted for a while - 2 years).
Can anyone out there please let me know where I can obtain a XC1000 cable or dock for this computer?
Thanks in advance!
Try Ebay. The problem with laptops is the fact that the metal/plastic connector that is around the power input gets shaved, bent, or broken. Your situation seems to be the shaved. The contacts arent touching fully and is not able to provide the correct ammount of power to the laptop. This could be either INSIDE the jack, or INSIDE the power adapters port. If it is the port, you should be fine going to walmart and picking up a universal power adapter for about 20 dollars. If it is the Laptops port, then you need to go to a radioshack or possibly order it from the manufacturer to re-solder on. Let us know what you can observe.
my wifi adapter has vanished from my netork adapter list. Is there a simple way to get it back?Please help
Can we have your model number? Do you have any problem devices in the device manager?1 more replies
Many months ago I some changed something on my HP pavillion23 all-in-one desktop that now requires me to enter a POWER-ON PASSWORD KEY and I do know the passkey to turn on power. Can anyone help me, a computer illiterate person, turn on power to my PC.
What is the complete product name or number for your PC? "HP pavillion23 desktop all in one computer" covers quite a large model group. There are jumpers inside your desktop PC that will allow resetting the password. YOu will have to remove power and open the rear cover to access the jumpers2 more replies
My HP Pavillion has no power. Only life is 3 led light on front frame that blink then stop. I've been told by HP tech support my 2010 laptop is outdated and most likely will need to be replaced. Also told HP offers better price, warranty, etc. as opposed to purchase at Best Buy, Costco, SAMs etc. any feedback on what may be wrong and/or solution to repairing vs new purchase recommendation would be appreciated. Thanks.More replies
We've got an HP Pavillion 8290 (PII 400 w/96 MB Ram). We pulled out the mouse cord with the computer on. The computer went dead and now won't boot. No juice at all when you press the power on button. Confirmed socket and cord are functional. Occasionally, when you press the power button after unplugging and replugging the power cord, the two LEDs by the power button will flash once, but regardless, there is no fan, no light, no nothing.
Any help would of course be appreciated.
You make have a bad power cabel or power supply. First try another cabel and if that does not fix it take it to a shop.
Good luck. Dan-O
Hi, I have a problem with the boot up on my hp pavillion t760. I hope you can help.
This is what happens.
I press the power button on the front and the light comes on the screen then powers up with the blue "hp invent" background and the 3 options at the bottom, <Esc=Boot Menu><F1=Setup><F10=System Recovery>. The light on the pc then goes off, then flashes once then goes out. and the screen stays the same. Before this problem it used to do the same but when the light flashed once the screen went black and windows started.
I have tried to press Esc when loading to get the boot menu up so i can see if its booting up in the right sequence but nothing happens.
Can you help please
What about the F1 and F10 functions? Do they work?
Those are all Bios related functions that are offered before the handoff to the operating system, and if you cannot get them to work it may be a low CMOS battery problem. You could try replacing that.
I bought my 6190eu just under a year ago and the warranty's end is creeping up. My problem is that my ac adaptor is very sensitive and ony starts to charge my laptop when it is place in a certain way. I have read some other forums and some say that there are problems internally, however they do not say that the power adaptor is sensitive. Is there a problem internally or should i get a new power adaptor?
Yeah, well I would ask them to send you a new power charger.
The on/off power supply button for my PC would not push in. I could tell something was loose and when I opened the back of the unit, it appears something slipped out of place or it was intalled improperly. This is the first time I opened the back of the monitor so I know it's nothing I've done. I'm not technical and don't play with the PC. :-) Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Other than paying $300-$400 for repair. Is there a part that can be ordered? Or maybe someone would be willing to take a photo of their All In One so I can see how it is supposed to look? Thank you so much for any help you can provide.More replies
PC will not power up. I tried disconnecting the hard drive, CD drive and one of the fans. The PC power button flashes on and off. The fans spin and stop. Can let me know were I could get a trouble shooting guide for this problem? I have not done any changes to my PC and have not added any software. t222
Greetings, Check the light on your Power Supply. The LED should be solid green when the system is on or immediately after a shutdown. What do you see? Unplug the PC from AC outlet. Depress the power button for 5 to 10 seconds. Connect to AC. Try to power on the PC again. Check the power supply LED while you power the system on. By the way, have you experienced any hard shutdowns due to power outages or system instability (Blue Screens, freezing, or spontaneous reboots)? There are three potential causes: 1. Power Supply 2. Motherboard 3. Power switch or switch connections/wiring. Cheers!1 more replies
Four weeks ago, my HP Pavillion a336n started powering off randomly so I got to keep the ON button pressed to turn it off, then I was able to turn it on again . But since last week, when I push the ON button it enters in a ~ 1 second ON-OFF cycle. Using a voltmeter I confirmed all voltages from the PSU goes up and own to zero intermittently.
Any idea about what's going here?
If the voltages on the power supply are completely "dropping out" you need a new power supply.
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This morning when I attempted to start my HP Pavillion desktop, I pressed the power button as usual and here is what did and didn't happen:
1. The power button light did not come on (normally it glows blue).
2. The CPU fan did come on
3. There were some familiar clicks (perhaps the hard drive starting?) but then only the CPU fan appeared to be working.
4. Nothing appeared on the monitor.
5. No power to the keyboard (no caps lock or num lock LEDs)
6. CPU fan continued to operate.
I would appreciate any help you could give me.
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I have it plugged in but it won't power on?
On the back of tower is a small flickering green light
If that light is flickering, it is likely that the power supply has burned out, and must be replaced.
Right I'll cut to the chase. My brother, in all his wisdom, has superglued the power lead to the socket to stop it from 'jiggling' about. As I gather, all HP Pavillions have a power jack/dock problem, and supergluing it back hasn't solved the problem.
So my question to you is: is there a way to get rid of the super-glue and to remover the lead from the socket, without harming it further?
I have just read HP's warranty, and they do not cover/repair any damages 'self inflicted'. If there's a way to get rid of the glue then I can buy new parts and take it to a friends so he can rebuild it.
Thanks in advance for your help.
We had an electric outage, I was on an aux power supply so just did a normal shutdown.
computer turns on, fans all turning
connected 2 different monitors, screen stays black
When initially turned on keyboard flashes, but then no work, caps light doesn't light
mouse doesn't work
I have a roku connected to tv wirelessly, if the pc is working it starts a video server on startup, the server is not running
So it just isn't as video problem.
Before I replace the power supply I was hoping for a simple solution, ideas welcome.
I would try removing any pci addon cards then try, if no luck try ram, either swapping it with an extra from a different comp or swapping the sticks in different slots, if still no luck, i try disconnect and dvd drive from power, the hard drive, and if it is still going on try the psu, if it still going on its either your mobo or CPU got fried. This way you can rule out each component too. I have had PCs simply give a black screen and when i took out a wifi pci card it started. You never know.
ok so i have a dv9000 hp pavillion with win vista 32 home premium, actually the laptop is a 9500 series but that shouldnt matter to much, just for some of you to pinpoint the problem more accurately.
First of all thanks for reading and trying to diagnose this wierd problem.
Problem is as states:
i originally found a problem with my laptop shortly turning it off one day, the problem was that when i closed the lid on the laptop shortly after it would shut down, as in not sleep, but i could hear the hdd awkardly turn on, hear the fan, then it would kick off and i could hear the hdd loose power, like if you were to unplug a 2.5 from a usb connection.
passed it as a power issue and quickly went into the power settings to make sure that hybrid hybernation was turned off, that sleep was the only option for lid closings, and there were no timers on and everything is how it should have been and dismissed the problem once again.
shortly after noticing this problem it, the power issue when i close the lid, became more of an instant thing, like it would try to sleep only to have the computer go into a state loosing power all together as i shut the lid, or something to that effect.
so i thought that the lid option or some .sys driver may have failed, or became corrupt over several years of using my laptop, so i decided to venture into the old manual and box get the system restore disks and proceed, unfortuantely this didnt fix the problem either.
so i have elimenated ... Read more
Have you tried restoring the laptop to the original purchased state? Or even doing a Windows Restore to an earlier time?
When I press the power button, nothing happens. No lights are switched on, neither do they blink, even the power button does not lit. The screen is blank and there is no sound of fan. The light next to the AC adapter connection is red as it should be since it is charging.Generally the power button light is lit immediatelly along with the wifi(f12) button light (red if wifi is off and white if on). I have already tried hard reset option as suggested on this page: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/6529948/model/6867322/document...However it did not work. I don't know what to do next as there is nothing on that page which says what to do when even power button light is not lit. There was a problem in my laptop before which may be relevant here. Upon switching off, windows would shut down but the fan kept running and the power button wifi button light remained lit. I think the OS would shut down but the laptop hardware somehow remained on. I may have left my laptop in sleep state, when it compulsorily goes into sleep due to less than 10% power on battery. Unfortunately i don't remember.More replies
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
My daughter's laptop, hardly used, bought in December 2014, not used for a few weeks, won't turn on. Power light flashes 3 times. Removed battery, held power button for 15 seconds, plugged in with no battery, still the same. Any ideas?More replies
Hey. My old laptop will not let me boot up without entering a password (that I don't remember setting). It is an 8 character password, and when i run out of attemps it gives me a system disabled error message and code: 15829 any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!More replies
Hi i have a issue with my HP Pavilion g6-2231ec. I used it without battery because battery is dead, just power connector. Notebook works normaly but on a next day it won't turn on. It only blink one time near power plugin. When pressing the power button the button light doesn't even light.I tried to test it with friend power adapter but won't turn on. But we tried to get battery to it (without adapter), and everything works. I decided to change power DC Jack Power Cable and it doesn't help. It is the same. I don't understand what's wrong. Thanks for reply.More 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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?
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:
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...
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
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 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 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 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 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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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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
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?
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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 hope im posting in the right section....(apologies if not)
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.
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
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 )
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?
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.
Hi, I know the new Spectre x360 15 inch comes with the new smaller power adapter (similar size to a apple charger) and I wanted to know if the x360 13 inch model also comes with this new smaller adapter? All the photos and unboxing videos I've seen of the 13 inch have been the larger brick so can anyone tell me if they are still coming with the brick or the new smaller one? ThanksMore replies
So.. I see this problem has been posted about before, so I just wanna know what my options are.
This problem actually popped up on me a few months ago, but I was able to remove and insert the power cord a few times and the message would go away and I would be able to charge my battery. But as a month or two passed, it became more finicky, and I had to jiggle with it a little more, but still, I was able to charge my battery and use my laptop wire-free.
Now today, I've been trying all day, and cannot for the life of me get the battery to charge. I get the following message when I plug the wire in.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."
Also, I think its worth nothing that a lot of people mention that this error message comes up while they are booting their Laptops, mine only comes up once Vista is loaded and I attempt to reinsert the cord.
So, I have tried another Dell charger, a 90W one, and the same problem does occur (My original is a 65W). I am planning on getting a different battery tomorrow to see if it is the battery, as this ones usable life was getting quite low, down to barely a half hour per full charge. My warranty, although I'm not sure of the specifics, was not expired when this problem first came up, but is now expired by I would say 2 months at the most.
Oh, I have a M1330, and I have gotten... Read more
At a minimum, the power jack on the mainboard needs to be replaced - if that doesn't fix it or a competent repair shop tells you it won't, you'll need to replace the system board.
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!
I just bought a wireless highpower adapter since my room is so far away from my router/modem.
I used the software that came along with my adapter to scan the surrounding network, but it didn't pick up on my net work no matter how many time I scan it. But it does pick up a few of my neighbors' wifi signal.
But I could connect completely fine with my laptop itself.
OS: Window 8
adapter: Prolink PAN2001
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The section of my adapter has frayed near the point where it plugs in and I have to practically baby it to keep it charging. This is a huge problem, especially considering that I'm planning to go off to college soon. There's so many counterfeits on the market, and I'm afraid that I may get one that'll just give me grief. In middle of the school year I may not even have enough to buy a new cord, so this is a big deal for me. Yes, I have looked it up and what came up were forums about how to avoid counterfeits, which served to confuse me. While they recommend that buyers should avoid "marketplace" retailers like Amazon, Sears and Ebay, they don't exactly say where exactly to go. There's a bunch of shady websites besides these retailers and I'm not really finding anything too solid at a more legitmate distribution channel... Of course I'm willing to spend some money. It's just that the 40-70$ price tag I've been seeing for the cord on relatively trustworthy sites seems steep, especially considering that I got the laptop (power cord incl.) for 200$ a few years back. It hasn't given me any trouble, but it's hard to justify spending ~25% of its original value on a cord. I want to spend something from 20 to 30$. Thanks for the help!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
The power cable on my dv7, that plugs into my computer was loose from day 1. Thinking this may have been normal, I didn't report this to HP. Eight months later, it eventually burnt out the post that the cable plugs in to. I didn't notice the condition of the post inside until I went and bought a new power adapter and cable, which at the time cost $60 on sale at Best Buy. I still would not work, so I contacted HP, FEDEX'd the computer to them, just to have them say that this was not covered by warranty. I was always led to believe that any part that was defective due to the manufacturer, was under warranty. I was wondering if anyone else has had a problem with HP standing behind their warranty. If this is not just a remote situation, I don't see how HP could stay in business. I know that if HP refuses to make some type of adjustment on this part, I will never purchase anything else from them. Colt 38
I'm in a situation. I've had nothing but problems with my HP Pavilion DV5000, within a few days of purchasing it, it completely crashed. Best Buy replaced it, after having the new laptop for a few months I noticed it wasn't charging properly. About a month I got frustrated because my laptop was about dead so I unplugged the adapter from my computer only to find that the little pin from the ac adapter had broke off INSIDE my computer. I took it to Best Buy being assured it would be fixed since it was still under warranty and not cost me anything, a week later they call quoting me $200. I called HP and they said to send it to them and they'd fix it.. sent it to them and again after a week of having it they finally contacted me telling me that I am being charged $317 for the repairs and a new AC adapter and that the AC adapter is NOT covered under the limited warranty. I ask to talk to someone else and was told they can't give out any numbers, they'd have someone contact me. I received a call yesterday morning explaining it was my fault this happened.. and that they won't cover it and the cost was now $314. At that time I was also informed that my hard drive needed replacing but they'd cover that. I asked to speak to someone else and the guy told me he was the highest person to talk to (which was BS). I hung up and called back the numbers he gave me incase we got disconnected, a woman answered this time saying they ... Read more9 more replies
A client brought a laptop to me, saying his daughter had spilled a little bit of water on it, not a lot though. He said one of his dogs eat through the power supply cable and it is sellotaped up, but he said it does work on the charger. However, he came over with it, and I tried it with the charger plugged in, came on for about 10 seconds, no beeps or anything, could hear the hard drive and fan working, but then it went off again (worked on it in my conservatory). I took it in to my home office, tried it, didn't even start up! Not even the light saying it's charging! However, when I put the power cable in, sparks came off it. Because I am not very dexterous, my mate who normally helps me with these things is on holiday.
However, as he said it worked fine on the charger before, it's probably not the laptop. He also said that the laptop doesn't work without the charger plugged in.
Question now is: Should I get a new charger? (While transporting the laptop, a component in the psu might have gone)
It is a Logiq M76T, and it is less than a year old.
(I got told the PSU's made in China don't last long!)
Definitely start with the adapter. Once you rule that out as the culprit you can move on the the psu or motherboard.
I would like to buy an extra travel power adapter (US plugs) for my Cloudbook. Does anyone know the part number for the adapter? Also, I would like to use an external battery to charge the Cloudbook while travelling. The external battery has a regular USB 2.0 that's on most external battery chargers, and I would need a cord that goes to the power of the Cloudbook. Does anyone know of a solution? Thank you.
Hello, About the AC adapter, here are the Acer part numbers:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KP.04501.003AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WKP.0450H.001AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WKP.04501.003AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WKP.0450H.001AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WYou can request a quote and place an order from your Acer store by phone or bu chat.1 more replies
Can I use a HP 756413-002 power adapter to power my HP EliteBook 840G3 notebook? the output wattage is 65w but the OE adpater has an output wattage of 45w.
Hi, I can't find 756413-002 in Part store http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=756413-002 but the HP Elitebook 840 G3 accepts both 45W and 65W adapters as shown: Operating voltage and current: 19.5 V dc @ 2.31 A ? 45 W19.5 V dc @ 3.33 A ? 65 WI actually use few PSU's for my laptops. For travelling I use a lighter one (lower wattage) ...... Regards.1 more replies
I need to buy a NEW 19.5V 6.7A power adapter for my Dell XPS laptop. Lot's of USED ones out there but I want a new one. Anybody know somehwere reputable online that sells them?
This is your specs but you didn't give us the model of the laptop so please make sure it is the same as what is called for here:
Hi All, I am getting a very strange issue with my Lenovo SL 510. When i plug in charging while laptop is on it starts disconnecting power adapter every cople of seconds or some time is 5 second (no consistent behaviour).. i thought it could be my power adapter that is misbehaving. I removed battery and started laptop with ac adapter on. it worked fine no issues at all. if i turn off laptop and put it under charging it get's fully charged and battery also lasts for couple of hours. so no issue in charging while laptop is turned off.. so that rules out possibility of issues with adapter. The issue is only with laptop charging when it's turned on. it keeps disconnecting. it is really very annoying as get to hear beep sound Similar to hospital sound :-)More replies
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (circa 2003). I know my laptop battery has been drained for a while and I was almost solely relying on the AC adapter's juice to power my machine. Recently, I lost all power to the laptop. I thought perhaps my battery had finally had it so I bought a new battery. Well, then I couldn't charge my battery, so I bought a new AC adapter. I still have no juice. It looks like the AC adapter is working (the light is on it to show it's getting power) but it's not transferring that power to the machine.
I think it may be a bad connection between the adapter plug and the laptop. I don't know how involved of a fix this is.
Any suggestions on what type of fix might be needed? Is it better to just scrap this laptop and get a new one? Thanks for your help!
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I can't get the lap top to turn on but I know it's getting power Because the light on the lap top turns on for the actual adapter. Hard reset steps did not workMore replies
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
Awhile ago, I started getting this error message when I started up my computer (after the initial Dell screen). It stated:
The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance.
Strike the F3 key (before the F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see power warning messages again.
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the set up utility.
I ignored this problem for awhile by just hitting F1. However, within the last month, it has gotten worse. Instead of this error message coming up when I started my computer - after the initial Dell screen, nothing would come up except a little flashing line in the top left hand corner of the screen, and the computer would not start up passed that. I proceeded to fiddle with the plug that I plug into my laptop from adapter. I would push it harder into the laptop and/or twist it in after I hit the start up button, waiting to see if, after the initial Dell screen, I could get the error message to come up again so I could hit F1 so my computer would actually start up. I really don't know if any of that helped, but I figure if it was the adapter, then I should try something like that. I even blew it the plug and into the socket in the laptop tonight. However, tonight, I almost could not get the computer to start up all the way - I kept getting the screen with the little blinking line after the initial Dell screen and no error message. Eventually, after trying several times, I did get the error ... Read more
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I bought a Vostro 1540 laptop on EBay and it came with a Model LA90PS0-00, PA-10 family, DF266 power adapter. It powers the laptop o.k. but does not charge the battery. Is this the correct power supply for this laptop?
Thanks for writing to us.
DF266 is a 90 w adapter, but the vostro 1540 goes only with 65 w adapter.
Its an incorrect adapter.