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AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

Q: AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

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 a lot of use out of this laptop, and I was hoping to use this for school beginning in mid January. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions about what I should do? As I said I am a student, so the more cost-friendly the better. Thanks a lot

Rajat Varma

A: AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

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.

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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

A:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined.

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 HDD damaged without any warning last week and cannot be repaired, so i had to replace it with another HDD. Everything works fine after that except that when i plugged in my AC adapter, the power warning message “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" will appear, and my battery will not charge.

Previously this power warning message will occur only when i didn't plug in properly and it worked fine after i replug the adapter. Since i changed my HDD, this warning message appears everytime i turn on my laptop. I tried updating the BIOS but it doesn't help, the problem is still there. I suspect that my AC adapter is damaged but when i tried it with another Inspiron 6400, it worked fine without the warning message appearing, that shows that there isn't any problem with my AC adapter..

Any solutions for this? I hope i don't have to change the motherboard or whatsoever, because my laptop is out of warranty. Is it something to do with the configuration? - since i formatted my computer and reinstalled everything..

thanks heaps for any comments!

A:Power adapter type cannot be determined after replacing new HDD

You may have a damaged DC jack in the laptop if the adapter works on another laptop, which would go with you replugging the power adapter to clear the error in the past. Its not uncommon for the jacks to break from the motherboard and require re-soldering, in some cases the jacks crack or break and need to replaced. To get at the jack you will need to have the laptop completely disassembled.

P.S. 'spoiled' isn't not the correct term to use with failed electronics.

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Hi! I don't know what's the cause of my problem and will be appreciated for any info.
Suddenly, I started getting this message, when I turn my laptop on. It won't recognize my AC adapter, and won't charge the battery.
I have Dell Inspiron 6400/1505, windows XP.
I tried to flash BIOS, took out and put back in the battery. Check the plug, it looks ok. Battery's LED lights show it works fine.
I saw that so many people have this problem, but did not find any ways to solve it. Or any reasons why it happened. If anybody knows what to do, please share with us regular PC users.

A:The AC power adapter type can not be determined. Inspiron 6400

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Hello, from few days a have problem with my AC power adapter.My system says: "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined... lalalala" when my Windows says Plugged in, not charging. CPU performance does not exceed 0,78GHz.I tried to uninstall the drivers - nothing.
I tried update my BIOS - nothing.
Replace AC - nothing
Exclude malfunctioning AC adapter.
Sometimes after a few connections begins to charge my battery, and it is a day where you do not try to charge.
But I found a solution, which is always charge my battery.
when i turn off the system, and then pulled out the battery. I push the button 'power on' for 10 seconds. And then I put back the battery and plug the charger. I turn on the system and everything works.
But once again, disconnect and plug the charger that stops charging

Where is the problem?

A:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Inspiron 15 3542

Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system?
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. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
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.
Since you have replaced the adapter, if the battery has good health, then then next part to be replaced would be the dc port - you would need this part -
If nothing works, the motherboard might be at fault. 
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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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.

A:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

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.

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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?

A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

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.

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I had to replace the power cord (from the outlet to the box) on my AC adapter. It worked fine for awhile; but now I'm getting this message on boot up. "Warning. The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance. Please check AC adapter is connected properly. Remove AC adapter and plug it in again." I tried plugging it in again several times to no avail. Then my virus program (Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14) popped up a window to start in Safe Mode to fix the problem. I know how to start in Safe Mode but don't know what to do once I'm in there. Any help will be appreciated.

A:AC adapter type cannot be determined

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Dell Battery Charging Problem Complicated
Could be one of those “Mother Board” Fixes but how can we get to the bottom of this?
The question is what allows the computer to determine the adapter wattage and type?
What part can I buy and rework on the board? Honestly the computer works fine minus this part.
Something is telling the computer to not charge the battery. Regardless if HDD is in the computer. Its something hardware related.
Warranty just expired last week =(
Latitude E6530
Other working units used to  test and swap components with is E6520 and E6540
NOTE** All batteries used and cables used are factory and known to work with other latitude computers. Using extended battery + dell 130W and 90W power supply with original batteries over 78% health on dell diagnostics.
Dell diagnostics shows 100% but the current in the battery is 0. Meaning it isnt charging. Downgraded to the lowest firmware too from the highest and it didnt fix the issue.
When the PC is shut off with battery inside, inserting a power cable will turn on the battery charging indicator symbol light. After 1 second it will turn off. Same thing while the computer is running.
Upon Boot :
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
While running windows: Plugged in not charging.
Steps Tried:
Running windows 10 all current drivers
BIOS Update to 17 = No help
Blowing on the DC IN jack, tap... Read more

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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:

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A:What type of power adapter do I need?

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 :- 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.

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Hi there forum,

I just bagged an Lcd monitor for nowt but have no power supply for it.
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Do I need to go back to electronic school basics?

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Iv recently encountered the dreaded Plugged-In not charging Error
Upon Boot
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. 
Iv come to the conclusion its the module that determines the adapter and wattage type.
As iv tested it with known working chargers and batteries.
Can anyone *** me with this knowledge or allow me to get a schematic for the mother board?

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Is it the set of options that were in place for the last person who logged out? Or...???
Thank you.

A:When logged OUT, how are power options determined?

The last set of options selected when a user was logged in are used when no one is logged in (remember, power settings are per machine, not per user - if a user sets power options, those are the options per machine until changed).

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A:adapter type

Hello Dydiee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please fill out your system specs using the tutorial below to help so we can see what hardware you have.

System Info - See Your System Specs

This depends on what type of graphics card or chip on the motherboard for what option you have.

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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.

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A:Need power tips reference for Kensington laptop power adapter

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A:Adapter for X1 Carbon (Type 3444-CUU) M.2 SSD

Hello and welcome,
Something like this?  I have no experience with this.  Just found via The Google

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A:how do i find out what type of graphics adapter i have?

look here

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A:Changing a video card adapter type help.

Assuming HP didn't hide the option in the bios (and I wouldn't put it past them), have a good look around likely in the Advanced section under Chipset. If it is don't disable it quite yet, first boot back to Windows and uninstall the AMD driver through Programs and Features using the Catalyst Install Manager. Then restart and go into the bios and disable, and re-install the AMD driver using the latest,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

unless that is the one you already have.

P.S. What you're seeing shouldn't happen, but with the way HP likes to hide/disable/monkey around in general with bios settings I'm not really surprised that it did. When it works properly (the AMD onboard video with an AMD video card) you can actually use both at the same time for running up to 4 (or 5 depending on video card) monitors at a time.

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A:What type of power supply do I need?

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A:Solved: New type of desktop power cord?

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A:Windows 10 determined to install

Get the GWX Control Panel: Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

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you could try using PCWizard:
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

you can download it for free..
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A:Various determined problems/infections

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In the Mode menu click "Advanced mode" if not already selected.
Choose "Yes" at the Warning prompt.
Expand the "Tools" menu.
Click "Resident".
Uncheck the "Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of overall system settings) active." box.
If TeaTimer gives you a warning that changes were made, click the "Allow Change" box when prompted.
In the File menu click "Exit" to exit Spybot Search & Destroy.

Download ResetTeaTimerand Save it to your Desktop.
Double-click ResetTeaTimer.bat and click Run to remove all entries set by TeaTimer.
A DOS window will open and close again, this is nor... Read more

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Hi All,
Install of Tivoli client fails with error 1607: Unable to install InstallShield

Tried to Install ISScript1050 -> Error - The windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This error can occur if you are running windows in safe mode or if the windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact support personnel for assistance.

A look at the detail log shows: Failed to connect to server Error: 0x80070005 Main Engine Thread is returning 1601

Ran wmidebug and it says that the problem is not with wmi but with a security setting.

Any ideas?


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First of all, thanks to everyone who helps out on this forum. I'll forwarn you that these logs will not be pretty.

Rootkit has been persistent for 2 weeks. Infected my old laptop to the point where I finally agreed to have my boyfriend buy me a new one as an early bday present. My router transmitted the rootkit to my new laptop. : ( (there's no other explanation - no flash drives/externals/etc).

I am a freelance writer and this is now seriously impacting my job. Sounds dumb, but. I wiped using Kill Disk. Reformatted. Took to a repair shop where the guy didn't believe me apparently, he wiped the disk and reformatted and assured me it was gone. It wasn't.

It adapts. Gmer/Combofix/Runhooker all catch it. Everything else - Malwarebytes & all the big AV's - don't. Bit Defender caught one trojan in an online scan.

I've investigated this stupid thing for long enough to learn a few things. A, it actually boots from "\device\multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows". Guessing that's a virtual drive which is why nothing detects it.

Another interesting fact - the cmd.exe prompt, located in the windows\system32 folder, actually routes to a WinNT (that's part of the trojan, the hidden WinNt logins) command line. When I type in "bootcfg /?" it specifically lists commands, one of which references whistler. Heh. (It has the WinNt command strings vs the XP command strings I get in recovery console.... Read more

A:Determined Whistler Bootkit Won't Die

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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I've got one on the bench now that was loaded with crap that I pretty much have taken care of EXCEPT... Altnet.exe. Spybot finds it but cannot remove it because it's in memory. I allow it to run on the next boot, it finds it again but still can't get rid of it. SO,... then I try booting up in safe mode hoping it won't find it's way into memory but, of course, it does. I also ran SuperAntiSpyware and it still remains. When I do reboot, I get this cryptic message that a registry key or something had to be recovered and the recovery was successful. I'm sure that means "you tried to get rid of me but here I am...". Anyone out there have any sure-fire methods of getting rid of this pest? Thanks!

A:ALTnet: a determined little bugger...

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Like I said...What type of power switch does Intel VC820 motherboard use? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And does anyone know where i can get one that works with this motherboard thanks

A:Solved: What type of power switch does Intel VC820 motherboard use? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Should be a regular ATX switch that any case or computer store would have.

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I have a copy of a Windows 7 setup disk here. Is there a way to determine whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit by examining some of the files on the setup disk?

If so, how?

A:Solved: 32-bit - 64-bot - can it be determined by looking at files on the Setup DVD

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I was looking at some graphic cards and I came across these.

My card:

Chipset:GeForce 6600 GT
Memory: 128MB
DX Version:9.0c
Core Speed:500MHz
Memory Speed:1000MHz
Bus Width: 128bit
Pixel Pipelines/TMU:8x1

And here's the other:

Chipset:GeForce 6800GT
Memory: 256MB
DX Version:9.0c
Core Speed:350MHz
Memory Speed:1000MHz
Bus Width:256bit
Pixel Pipelines/TMU:16x1

Now just by looking at the 6800GT with its memory, bus width, and pipelines, it's obviously a better card. But I noticed that the 6600GT has a faster Core speed. Is that better than the 6800GTs? And could you help explain a little to me? Thanks.

A:How GREAT graphic cards are determined..

The 6600's core is a simpler chip so can run at a higher clock speed, the 6800 is still faster, the 6600 would have to run at 700MHz to equal it.

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Does anyone know how MS determines the status of an update? I have a patch deployment appliance which uses Lumension to analyze patches, but there is a disconnect between what they see and what MS sees. Windows updates has patches such as KB2533552 or KB2868116 that show up as Important updates, but Lumension says they are just recommended. I assume that it is because there are no bulletins posted for those patches (search for them here Microsoft Security Bulletins ? Updates & News), but I don't know if that is true. Does anyone know about this?

A:How is criticality of Windows updates determined?

Note that there is a difference between Security ratings and non-security ratings.

Note the following articles apply to the two patches above..
Updates are available that improve the content in warning messages that you receive when you run local executable files in Windows
An update that prevents a "0xC0000034" error message when you try to install Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 is available

Neither are Security patches

I suspect that Lumension may be applying their own system, and perhaps downgrading based on their own evaluation.
The KB2533552 patch is one which really only applies to RTM - any machine produced since SP1 released would have had that installed already. It's really only application in limited circumstances, but MS pushed it out to everyone to reduce further support problems.
The KB286116 is really only a cosmetic thing - but it can make troubleshooting a lot easier.

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There seems to be almost no correlation to performance - 5 bars could be a 100+ Mbps connection, or it could be < 5 Mbps... On the other hand, 4, 3, 2, and 1 bars all mean that the connection is going to be flaky and unstable

A:How are the wifi connectivity bars determined?

I may be wrong but I think the bars are for the signal strength and not the speed of the connection.


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Hi there,

My site has been attacked constantly in my shared server 1and1 and despite me cleaning the scripts from some files in the server, strong passwording all my accounts (including email ones) and spending all day yesterday hunting the cause (online antivirus scanners, running full scans from Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials and System Protect from Advanced System Optimizer), I keep getting the following message from Malwarebytes: Successfully blocked access to a potentially malicious website: (it?s a russian IP and it varies a bit, of course) type: outgoing, port:49690 (this also varies) and process: iexplore.exe or firefox.exe (depending on what browser I use). I run Windows 7 Ultimate x64, so GMER log came blank.

Please, DO help me find the problem inside my computer, PLEASE!!!!!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Clarita Maia at 10:43:51 on 2011-06-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.55.1033.18.4096.2111 [GMT -3:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k ... Read more

A:HELP! Outgoing threat not determined by Malwarebyte´s

I am sorry but I unknowngly posted in other forum for the same problem. I got an answer yesterday ( I guess this disqualifies me from your help, which I most looked forward to. He has not answered my answer to his post since yesterday....if I get no answers from him at Malwarebytes forum, may I count on you? Thank you so much for your great and generous work and again I´m very sorry for not having thought well before posting at different forums. And of course this is a necessary bump.

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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?

A:Power adapter?

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

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I got a USB Hub here and I need to get a power adapter for it. On the hub, it says 5V. I currently have a 6V power adapter. Would this be safe to use?

A:Power Adapter for USB Hub

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I bought a Dynex USB 2.0 4-Port Hub last week and have decided to add an external power supply to power the hub. The short and terse User Manual notes on the final page that a 5Volt / 2.5 Amp Power Adapter may be connected. I called their customer support number and talked to a lady, but her best advice was return to the store and ask there. My experience with this store over the years has been fat chance for this kind of request. Has anyone got a suggestion as to where I can purchase such a USB Power Adapter?

A:USB Hub 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.

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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


A:ac power adapter...

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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?

A:Power Adapter

Hello aaronbaron,

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.


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I have noreen indicator dont lighttebook Dell Inspiron 5558. Today something happend with my AC Adapter and my notebook cant charge. Green indicator doesnt light Where i can buy the  same AC Adapter?

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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?

A:Power adapter

The system is designed to support both 45W and 65W adapters - see the specifications here -
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.

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I have notebook Dell Inspiron 5558. Today something happend with my AC Adapter and my notebook cant charge. Where i can buy the  same AC Adapter?

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So I have been using iTunes for years (hate it with a passion though). Few weeks back this laptop had a bad case of malware/viruses. Eventually got rid of all that, now the laptop refuses to allow any method of fixing my iPod problem. Which goes a little like this...

The iPod won't show in My Computer...until I disconnect it and then the iPod symbol appears as a drive for about a second. I have tried every method on the Apple website, but it always leads to a dead end because when I get a screen with a progress bar updating driver etc, the progress bar just goes on forever, until I unplug the ipod! Then obviously the device disappears from Device Manager so I can't change the bloody driver!

The iPod appears as a USB mass storage device, and also sometimes as a Portable Device.

It's not an issue with iTunes, it's definitely a Vista driver/file issue somewhere.

Any ideas? I'll happily supply an extra info.

What is infuruiating is how the iPod appears in device manager but won't let me change the Microsoft driver to an Apple one (as this would certainly fix the issue).

I think the problem is changing the iPod from a USB Mass Storage Device to what it actually is, an Apple Ipod.


A:Argh! Laptop is determined to not work with my ipod!

nickyboy29 said:

Few weeks back this laptop had a bad case of malware/viruses. Eventually got rid of all that, now the laptop refuses to allow any method of fixing my iPod problem.
Click to expand...

This part of your comments says a lot.

If the infection was that bad, it's probably damaged the operating system.

You might want to consider a repair or reinstall of Vista.


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I recently installed win 8 on new clean 1Tb hdd but forgot to firstly disconnect the second 250Gb hdd disk #0, so the OS ended up on disk #1. I then disconnected the 250Gb drive and reinstalled Win 8 on the 1Tb drive. I then checked Disk Management and found, as I thought, that the 1Tb drive was now disk #0.
However, when I reconnected the 250Gb drive and then checked Disk Management again I found that the 1Tb drive had reverted to disk #1 and the 250Gb to disk #0. I would prefer that my 1Tb C:\ drive be disk #0. Could I achieve this by swapping the SATA connections on the HDDs or on the motherboard?
Help appreciated.

A:Is HDD disk# determined by mobo sata socket?

Hello Pedro,

Yes, that would be correct. Whatever the SATA port number the disk is connected to will be the disk #.

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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?

A:Power adapter cable for PCI-E

Based on what you just told us, one of those adapter cables should work just fine.

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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.

A:universal 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.

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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

A:HP Pavilion g6 Power Adapter

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 Amazon newer model 90 Watt faster charger $11.99

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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?

A:Power adapter for HP Pavillion g7

Hey, contact hp hp and check if there is any recall, if there is the repair will b done, else they hey will give you the exact cost for the repair. #hpexpertday

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Hi everyone.

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 .

A:Power Adapter Problem

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.

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I have a Precision 7510 updated with the latest Bios and drivers. Today my TB15 arrived. I haven't tested connecting a monitor to it yet only a network cable and USB 3.0 stick - this worked fine.
I also tried starting the laptop from the button on the TB15 which also works fine.
However on startup I receive an error message:
"Alert! You have attached an undersized 130W power adapter to you system, which is less than the recommended 180W power adapter" ... message carries on a bit.
Now the thing is both the TB15 power adapter and 7510 power adapter are the same (identical part number) and  are shown to be 180W output.
What's the problem here and what do I need to do ?

A:Undersized power adapter

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.

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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?

A:90W power adapter with V5-571P?

Hello, All Aspire V5-571P models are shipped with an adapter of 65W. Why do you want to buy one of 90W?

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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.

A:Power adapter not recognized

Support was able to fix the issue. Holding down the power button & mute button for 30 seconds fixed the problem. Thank you 

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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).

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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?

A:What's with the Yoga 3 Pro power adapter - it's a ...

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:

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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.

A:Power Adapter for Speaker Set

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.

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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).

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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?   

A:Wiring for Power adapter?

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.

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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
seriously desperate,

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

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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

A:?? DC Adapter or DC power Inverter ???

I can't imagine a laptop would need any more than 150 watts...

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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?

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Hi there As I read, 135W adapter is very heavy for traveling and I want something lightweight.What you can suggest for T460p? I dont want lost performance while charging.Also prefferable is a AC plug for EU countries

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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.

A:Laptop power adapter uses 100% CPU

Is this an Adapter obtained from HP as a direct replacement for the proper adapter as shipped from HP with the laptop?

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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.

A:Power Adapter question

Higher Amperage and Wattage yes, Voltage? NO

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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.


A:Power adapter compatibility

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Hi all,

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.


A:power adapter does not work

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.

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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.

A:Laptop power adapter

You will not have a problem using that adapter.

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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.

A:Toshiba - new a/c power adapter - where can I get a new one?

You can try Anything under $80 is going to be generic and cheap.

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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?

A:Power adapter pins

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.

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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.

A:need to reset power adapter

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?

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Hi Guys,

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.

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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?


A:Power adapter modifications

kraftzion said:

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.

kraftzion said:

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.

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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?



A:20 to 24 pin power supply adapter

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.

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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?

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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???

A:Power Adapter Problem

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where can i get a car power adapter or charger for  Yoga 13?

A:where can i get a car power adapter or charger for...

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.

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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!


A:Solved: AC Power Adapter

It may be the AC Adapter, or the internal battery has died.

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can AC power adapter be used for a Toshiba DC notebook?

19v,3,42 A


A:Can AC power adapter be used for a Satellite Pro M70

Your question is pretty confusing.
Can you please post exact notebook model name and model?

Do you need new AC adapter or what?

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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.



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Hi Guys,

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.

A:Power adapter needed

Robot Check

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