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Power adapter pins

Q: Power adapter pins

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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This does not work. The pins round the long pin on the DVI side are missing, so how can an analog signal possibly get to the VGA side? The vendor sent me another set with the extra 4 pins and they work fine, but I'm interested to know why these ones were ever made like this!

Wikipedia article - see pins C1 to C4

A:DVI to VGA adapter - useless? - wrong pins?

Hello!

As a starting point, so we are on the same playing field, do you understand the difference between DVI-A, DVI-D, and DVI-I, all the difference between single link and duel link? You can read about them here: All About DVI

What you are showing in your picture is a DVI-D Dual Link to VGA adapter. This adapter will take in a digital DVI input, convert, and output it to VGA, and so will be only that way around.

What exactly were you trying to do? With a few conversion cables, and with some difficulty, it is possible to connect a VGA graphics card to a DVI monitor, although my understanding of this is that it cannot work.

Richard

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I think this is a fairly simple question. I got a small power supply for a replacement for a dvr (this is kind of rigged together project to replace some damaged parts) Anyway, I only need the power supply to power 1 hard drive, but I plugged in the power & it doesnt turn turn on, there is no toggle switch to turn it on. There is a 20 pin connector that would normally plug into a motherboard. Are there 2 pins in that connector that I can short so that the power will come on right away when plugged in? Ill attach an image of the connector.
 

A:Solved: power on pins on power connector

try Pins 13 and 14 I believe
 

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hi
I have a problem . I have the LG Flatron L2320a. the box is broken.
I was using it as TV. . the cable got vga 31 pins plug i need Adapter plug from 31 to 9 or 15 pins

what I can do now ? anyone got any suggestions
 

A:need Adapter plug from 31 to 9 or 15 pins L2320a. the box is broken

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How do you identify the power-up pins on the motherboard and what to do to short it? I have extracted some advice from the internet from someone who had the same computer problem as me and he fixed it with this method. Just wanted to ask some of the experts here how to do that since i'm not an electrician and are pretty much oblivious when it comes to these kind of tasks.

Here's the original paragraph from him which i didn't understand much of:

"Try this once..take the CPU out from the motherboard...then short the power-up pins on the motherboard(that is...the pins to which your power-on switch of CPU is connected) with the help of screwdriver.

I learned this just yesterday....my pc was giving trouble and then it stopped booting..nothing on the display...fans running.I took it to the vendor...and he did this procedure...and the pc started booting again.Told that the BIOS hangs due to which this problem happens.

So you can also try this and see i if it works for you....best of luck."
 

A:Power-up pins

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I recently purchased an MSI kn7420 Motherboard and have most of it hooked up. But there are only three pins on the mb for the power supply fan plug. The p/s plug has four pin holes in it. The colors on the plug are yellow/black/black/red. I did notice that my previous motherboard only had three pins also so one of the holes wasn't used (the board only last several months though, could that be why?) is there anyway of changing the wires around on the plug so it would work well with the board or could I just plug it in as it is bypassing one of the wires (if so which one don't I use) I didn't want to just try that and see what happens just incase it was damaging.

Thanks for any response
 

A:Too many pins on power supply

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Hey guys so i got a 780 GTX from my friend for cheap to give my computer a little bit of a performance boost from my older card which is a AMD Radeon HD6950.

Now my Radeon used 2 6pin PCI-E connects but the 780 power connector shapes comes look to be a 6 pin and a 8 pin connector. Looking at the cables that came with my power supply (silverstone strider 80 plus silver 850W (SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.INTRODUCTION?ST85F-P)) i am not 100% sure on what cables to use. I think where it says 2 x 8/6-Pin PCIE connector(550mm)in the connectors section refers to a 6+2 PCIE cable.

can anyone confirm what cable i need to use and include a relevant picture?

A:GPU's that have different connecting power pins (8 and 6)

Hi,
Yep that's it an 8 pin power plug is usually already split on one end so you can use just the 6 pin or the extra 2 to make an 8 pin.

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hi do any of you guys no where one would buy atx,p4,molex pins from as. i would like to make my own psu cables i have a modular psu already.but want to make the cables to how i want them and the length i want them.

A:power supply: pins/plugs

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I have read many times that when the Power button on a computer will not start the comp, take a screw driver and short across the Pwr pins on the Mobo. This is supposed to start the comp.
My question is how does that action make it happen? And, will the comp keep running after you remove the short? Is the power switch, then a momentary switch?
I have a computer that will not start either with the power switch or shorting the power pins. The psu is tested good. I believe that possibly the motherboard is bad.
Any thoughts?
 

A:Shorting across the Power Switch pins

will the comp keep running after you remove the short? Is the power switch, then a momentary switch?Click to expand...

Yes, and yes. Just make sure that you are shorting the proper pins.
 

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A friend built a computer nearly 2 years ago for me. It has recently started running hot, I was going to replace the stock H70 bans but I figured I would do a reseat and re apply thermal paste prior to doing so. Re applied the thermal paste, cleaned it off of the H70 and put it on the cpu, reseat it and put everything back together and it started power cycling. I realized after re doing everything that some pins are bent on the socket, I am not sure if he did it or I might have, I was EXTREMELY careful though.

So now I have power cycling, I have cleared my cmos and tried different ram, if I leave 1 stick of ram in, it makes it 5 seconds, if I put all 4 in it restarts instantly but if I remove them all it lasts 10-15 seconds and then beeps once fast and shuts off to do it all over again.

I have tried bending them back, still have the same issue. I am going to the store to get a bigger magnifying glass soon and going to remove the mobo completely so I can see better. How likely is it that this is not fixable?

I don't particularly want to buy another motherboard atm considering the new CPU comes out in 5 months and would need another than also.

My specs are

i7 2600k not OCed
8 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 1600
gigabyte ga-p67a-ud3p-b3

Not sure what else you will need but I will be checking this regularly.

Thanks!
April
 

A:Re seated CPU, bent pins, power cycling, HELP

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3 power pins have broken off hard disk when removing stiff connector.just spent a week sorting problems on disk + clean install !
tried another hd but,whilst computer recognises keyboards to enter bios, when it comes to "press any key to boot from disk" it doesn't work.
 

A:Solved: broken power pins on hard disk

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This is an attempt at understanding what makes a power supply wake up.

I believe that you have to short a couple pins in order to make this happen.
Anyone know what pins to short?
Or am I on the wrong track?
I have a Power Supply checker that causes the PS to come to life when it is plugged into the molex connector. However, i am curious if, in the absence of this tester, if I could check the PS with a multimeter.
 

A:What pins should I short to start power supply so I can test it?

http://www.ochardware.com/articles/psuvolt/psuvolt.html

http://modtown.co.uk/mt/article2.php?id=psumod
 

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Hi there...
I'm switching over to a different MOBO with a different power supply. I'm having trouble with powering the GPU.
The GPU I have has two, 6pin power ports. I only have one cable. The power supply that I have allows me to add additional cables to the Power supply. I bought a cable from newegg but the shapes of the pins (square or roundish) are different. I've done some digging and I cant find any literature on the set of pins I bought. All I can find literature on is for the one I need.
How important is it to follow the guides for these connections? I could mod the connection but would be off by one pin, putting one round in a square, on the power supply.

Cable from newegg:1ST PC CORP. CB-8F-68F 12" 8-pin PCIe Female to 6+2-pin PCIe Female cable.
GPU: XFX GX260NADF9 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply GeForce GTX 480 Certified

One last thing..... Does it matter if I use the black V1, red V3, OR blue V4 slot?
 

A:Power Supply Cable w/ different shaped pins.... weird

your "modular" power supply comes with all the cables needed.......... are u saying that u have lost some of the needed cables???
if so i would contact thermaltake and they might sell u a few of the cables (for that model psu) or maybe send u 1 or 2 free??
i would not go modding the psu cables...u r risking blowing your mobo
 

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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? TIA

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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?
 

A:Need power tips reference for Kensington laptop power adapter

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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?
 
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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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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

Hi SUSMI,
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.

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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

or

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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Hi.

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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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:

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Lost CardScan adapters.
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Call 617-492-4200 ext. 3 between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm EST Monday-Friday.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Have you called them yet?
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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
 

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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.

Raj

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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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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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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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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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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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A:Where can I purchase an A/C power adapter for a VT...

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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Hello,

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.

Thanks,

Matt
 

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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 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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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 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.

Thanks
A
 

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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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 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 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_ce

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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

This?
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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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Hello!

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!

Baxter
 

A:Solved: AC Power Adapter

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

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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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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?

thanks

mystmaiden
 

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.

http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/24-pin-to-20-pin-atx-converter.htm
 

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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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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 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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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 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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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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I have a compaq nx6325 lap top, which will not turn on at all. The power adapter
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A:Power adapter center pin

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 )
 

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 I recently bought a new HP laptop & was supplied with a cable suited for Europe not Australia. The message below came up after I plugged the cable in using a univeral power adapter. I contacted HP about getting a replacement cable which arrived today & once again the same message popped up.  Is this something to be ignored? Any help will be greatly appreciated.   

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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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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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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 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 NewEgg.com. Anything under $80 is going to be generic and cheap.
 

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

Details:
19v,3,42 A

Thanks,
Arun

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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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 am planning on making this project myself but first I have one question. Here is the project I will be making:
http://siliconrepublic.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/arduino-based-pc-ambient-lighting.html

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:
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-AC-Veh...1KZ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1297231222&sr=8-2

Or can I get something such as this:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DC-12V-1...?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item336678ae52
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?
 

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 :- 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.
 

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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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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.

Matt
 

A:Power adapter compatibility

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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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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?

Thanks.
 

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 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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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 have recently rescued a 15 inch viewsonic lcd monitor from being trashed at my work. I did not find the ac adapter for it and would like to use one of my old PSU's to run it. Since the power requirements for the monitor are 12.0V 3Amp, I assume I can just use the 12.0V rail on a standard PSU and attach a tip to it (which I have from a broken universal wall-wort). Will this work? Can't I use any power supply/ac adapter that is capable of supplying 3Amps or more of current as long as it is 12.0V? Thanks in advance.

BTW...I did try a duracell battery charger ac adapter that ran at 12.0V and 2.5A for a short period (as to not damage the ac adapter) and found that the monitor works fine (just has a little fraying on the VGA cable). So I know it is worth converting a supply for it.
 

A:Use a Comp Power Supply as an ac adapter?

A 12-volt supply capable of 3 amps or more is all you need. Just be sure the polarity is right.

I have a 12-port network switch in my shop that's been running off a 5-volt leg of an old computer power supply for several years. At the time, the manufacturer wanted as much for the power supply as I paid for the entire switch and power supply the year before. Old computer power supplies are plentiful around here.
 

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Hello,
I have a new Inspiron 3552 and all was well until prompted to install a new bios
now on boot up I get a message

Dell AC power adapter type cannot be determined” or "The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

I am using the adapter that came with laptop
anyone know how to fix
thanks

A:bios ac power adapter message

If new means less than 21 days from shipment, best would be to call Dell and have the system replaced under the 21-day satisfaction guarantee.
If it's more than 21 days since the system shipped, call Dell to start the warranty repair process.

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Hi all. I'm semi-reliably informed that my main board is dead.

If my HD survived whatever traumatic event caused the above, I'd like to attempt to salvage some of the data from it. It's a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB ATA/133, 3.5 series.

So far, Ive found this adapter which seems like what I'll need to connect the HD to a laptop via USB in order for it to show up as a removable drive from which I can pull files. Note: I don't want to open the laptop & connect directly vice the DVDRW as it's still under warranty.

So, my question is ... what's the power source on the adapter for? Is it in case you want the connected drive to function as a working drive as opposed to just a storage device?

(sorry, no doubt this is a really dumb one, hardware's just not my thing )

Any advice on this specifically, or any general comments on the likelihood of success of this operation, gratefully received. TIA,

bomb
 

A:Solved: USB > IDE adapter; Power Source is for what?

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The link to my motherboard: http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-h55itx-a-e-lga-1156-mini-itx-wifi-intel-motherboard.html

I was wondering what would be a good power adapter. By the way it must be a mini itx adapter if you haven't noticed yet.
 

A:What would be a good power adapter for my motherboard?

This would work:
ITX 220 Watt
 

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I am getting a new ThinkPad Yoga 260. I believe it comes stardard with a 45W ac adapter. Is there any advantage to upgrading to a larger ac adapter? 

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Can I use my B590 (model name 20208) mfg 14/06/19 in New Zealand without a power converter, and only need a wall socket/plug adaptor?
Thank you
Stick82
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 











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A:B590 - Power adapter, Use in New Zealand?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
According to the specifications listed on page #8 of your model's User Guide, your power adapter is a dual voltage adapter that will handle a voltage input of 100 to 240 Volts AC.  Since New Zealand's power standard is 230 volts,  all you will need is the plug adapter for the wall socket and you are good to go. 
 
Here is a link to the User Guide for your reference.......
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b490_b43xx_b590_ug_en.pdf
 
 

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I am planning to install a USB 3.0 PCI express card in my desktop that requires a 4 pin power supply connector.
The only spare connectors from the Dell XPS 9000 power supply are 2 six pin connectors and 1 two pin connector. (all female)
Is there any adapter that would convert one of the existing spares to the 4 pin male connector on the PCIe card??
http://home.comcast.net/~idreos/cc.jpg

A:power adapter to accomplish this...see picture

  
Quote: Originally Posted by provlima


I am planning to install a USB 3.0 PCI express card in my desktop that requires a 4 pin power supply connector.
The only spare connectors from the Dell XPS 9000 power supply are 2 six pin connectors and 1 two pin connector. (all female)
Is there any adapter that would convert one of the existing spares to the 4 pin male connector on the PCIe card??


http://home.comcast.net/~idreos/cc.jpg


The connector on the card looks like a 4 pin Molex (traditionally used on PATA drives).

If you have any Molex connectors, the normal way would be to use a Y adapter:

Amazon.com: Male 4-pin Molex Y Adapter to Two 4-pin Female Molex: Electronics

However, there are all kinds of adapters available, including SATA to Molex.

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Hi there forum,

I just bagged an Lcd monitor for nowt but have no power supply for it.
The rear panel says 12V 3.0A DC power supply, but I can't find any of this type, I've tried Maplin, play.com etc and all they suggest is 300mA, now I thought 3.0 A was 3000mA?

Do I need to go back to electronic school basics?
Thanks
 

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My internet setup is as follows:

Internet > wireless > 4G router > wireless > Main Router > PC (wired) and other devices (wireless)

As you can see the Main Router (which I connect all of my devices to, because it's faster in terms of internal network speeds and has a longer WI-FI range) connects to the 4G router (which is the access point to the Internet) wirelessly.

I want both routers to be wired. However, the 4G router has only a single Micro USB port which also acts as a power supply and the Main Router has no USB ports.

So what sort of (Micro) USB to Ethernet adapter should I buy (suggestions from experience welcome)?

Is it possible to transfer power from the Main Router through its Ethernet port?

If I use an adapter with a separate power supply, will it supply the 4G router through the Micro USB port?

Models:
Main Router: Tenda W308R
4G Router: Is an Infomark Biscuit Mini provided and customized by my ISP.
 

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Could you please provide instructions for adding the options related to the wireless adapter?

A:need wireless adapter power options

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.

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What are your thoughts on this little thingamahjig?






Quote:
Before officially launching its Intel 6 Series chipset-based motherboards, EVGA has decided to introduce the Power Boost, a little internal adapter that will provide more watts to your PCI-Express bus and thus improve overall system stability.


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A:EVGA adapter provides more power to your PCIe bus

I'm not sure. I had thought that was what the power connectors on the PCI-E devices (ex: graphics card) were for.

I can also see someone possibly frying their motherboard if this adapter was connected incorrectly in the PCI-E slot.

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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.

A:What is the power adapter for Aspire One Cloudbook...

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.

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I made a service call today to set up a new Dell workstation. It had no PATA drives, only SATA, and no 4-pin molex connectors on the power supply. We need to connect his 500-Gigabyte PATA (aka old IDE) disk. I have already installed an IDE (PATA) controller.

I cannot find a power adapter that will take me from the new SATA power supply to a 4-pin molex.

Anyone know where I might find one?
 

A:Need power adapter from SATA to 4-pin molex

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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
thanks

A:Internal HD power adapter for external use.

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?

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I have the 5110nr, I believe. It's got the GTX960m. I am a tech with over 35 yrs. exp in building and overclocking. I realized that the stock charger seems underpowered, at least the one I received with this unit, which I bought used "like new" on Amazon for $850. I was somewhat let down initially upon testing the system for performance, then I found it would double it's performance when on battery power. This indicated to me that the unit was able to draw more current from the battery than when plugged in. Having an understanding of power requirements and electronics, I realized the unit may benefit from using a higher wattage power supply. I bought this baby intending to run "Project C.A.R.S." which is purportedly the most advanced racing sim ever made, with awesome graphics blowing away all current Xbox/PS4 etc. platforms. I found I could run it reasonably well on battery power with the system dialed in using Intel Extreme and PrecisionX for pushing the CPU & GPU to their comfortable limits. Also something I've learned over the years is it's generally best to use the true HP drivers for GPU, manufacturers tend to custom tweak a given driver for their specififc model giving it the best performance even though the revision is never near the most current. Now, the big reveal... I decided t take a chance and buy a used 230watt HP power supply for $38 amazon, then splice the cord so the power adapter would fit this model. I went from not being able to charge while plug... Read more

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Need a power adapter for the MacBook Air 2010 with the "T" style connecter on the end.... the factory supplied charger with the "L" connecter if turned away from blocking ports doesn't charge the laptop and if I turn it to block the USB and Headphone jack it charge perfect.... does it on EVERY SINGLE CHARGER I try so it can't be the adapter but the Laptop being picky on which way the charger is turnedI know higher watt chargers will work and can be suggested (confirmed to work by Apple).....

A:Power Adapter for MacBook Air 2010

I'd check to see if there is a dirty connection. Clean with rubbing alcohol and q-tip if there is any gunk on contacts. If the connection in the MacBook is damaged then it should probably be serviced if even worth investing money into a 5 year old MacBook.As for the power cords, lots of complaints about them as junk. http://www.apple.com/shop/reviews/MC747LL/A/apple-45w-magsafe-power-adapter-for-macbook-air

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Hi -

First post for me - but what a helpful site!

I have a Linksys WRT54GX, ver. 2, wireless G router to which I have lost the ac power adapter. The manual lists it as a 12 volt DC 1 amp (12VDC 1 A).

I have been to Radio Shack, Best Buy, and numerous electronic outlets, as well as exhaustive searches on the net, as well as contacting Linksys directly (they will not sell one separate! Imagine that for tech support!).

You guessed it - I cannot find one. I even went to my pack rat brother who probably has beat Noah and has collected at least one, if not two of everything on Earth - just in case, as he says!

Anyone have any idea where I can get one of these things?

The ones I have found are 12VDC but .5a, 1.something amps, but none are 1 amp.

Anything anyone can chime in on would be appreciated.

(No there is no USB connection on the router to draw power from the CPU, either! Darn!)

Thanks

Noel in Northern NY!
 

A:Linksys Router Power Adapter

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I was wondering what would be a good, quiet, 250-300w ac power supply for the mini itx form factor?
 

A:What's a good mini ITX power adapter?

This might be one

newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148044

(copy and paste it, sorry it won't let me post links yet)

It's a mini itx, and got good reviews, and it's 250 watts. Also newegg is a great company i use them all the time for electronics.
 

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Can anyone advice me as to what the part number for the AC Power Adapter for Docking Station 575324-002? Also where can I get one from in the Uk please?

A:Ac Power Adapter - Docking Station

Hi, Double post. Please use:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Ac-Power-Docking-Station-575324... Thanks.

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Hi!

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.

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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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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?

Thanks
 

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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:
http://www.amazon.com/ADAPTER-CHARGER-INSPIRON-LATITUDE-PA-1131-02D/dp/B000MPPB1Q
 

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Hi

My nootebook turns on only when I connect the power adapter, 30 seconds to turn off, do not see anything on the screen!. Tahnk you

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To be honest I didn't understand your posting very well.
Can you please tell us what happen exactly when you press power button?

What was your last action before you have noticed this problem?
Have you updated BIOS or maye some hardware component?

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Seeing as my PSU is limited in the cable department i had to purchase a 4 pin to 8 pin adapter to power my PC.

Do i have to connect both the 4 pin and molex cable's to it or is it ok just connecting the molex cable like i have done?.

StarTech 6 inch 4 Pin to 8 Pin EPS Power Adapter with LP4 - F/M: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

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>> Delete my response and defer to others below <<

Regards,
GEWB

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Hi

Am looking for an adapter that will fit a Sony pcv v1/g computer 18 pin motherboard PS connection to a 20 pin normal PS.

It seems difficult to find a replacement PS - Sony only supply registered repairers (any ideas?)

So I hope to use a normal PS, that could have an adapter from 20 pins down to 18 pins - would this work - or would I blow it up ?

Thanks

Mike
UK
 

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Hello, I live in Montreal, Canada and I am having problem with my mcbook. The power adapter does not seem to be working. i have come across a website for a company based in Montreal;  http://www.applerepairmtl.com/mac-pro/; can anyone tell me if its good ?

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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 more

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Hi,

I bought a Linksys WRT160n v3 wireless router sometime back. I had considerable trouble in just turning it on. There is an FAQ article by CISCO which says that you have to first plug in the adapter in a power outlet and ONLY afterwards plug the other end into the wireless router. I tried that; it works most of the time (>90%) but not always!! The wireless router turns on only by hit and trial in 10% of the cases.

Adding to my woes is that there was a power cut yesterday and after that I am unable to power on this wireless router at all. I have been fiddling with it for hours but with no luck. Is the wireless router dead? Is there anything that I can do to verify the adapter/ router's sanity?

Is anyone facing similar problem?
 

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Recently bought a SATA HD adapter to read an old 3.5" HD. for some reason it only shows 53 GB instead of 120 GB. Also cannot see any old files that i had on there previously. Any way i can retrieve all the data?
 

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