I bought a refurbhsed Pavillion 17-G126DS. I charged the notebook upon delivery. The charging light on the computer by the AC adapter input was red when I first plugged it in, then turned white - assuming the battery is fully charged. I unplugged the AC adapter and turned the computer on. It worked fine for about an hour. Then, the computer turned off. Nothing. No light on the power on button, nothing. I plugged the AC adapter on, thinking the battery was old, tried to run the laptop off of AC power, and nothing happened. I have run the diagnostic on the battery (PASSED) and the adapter (PASSED). Just today, I tried it again. The battery has been charging, the white light is on, turned on the computer, and, when plugging in the adapter, the computer turned off and the battery light shows red. The computer will not turn on. Should I get a new AC adapter? Thanks! SusanMore replies
no power to laptop...either with battery or dc adapter......when you plug in the adapter, there is no indicator light ....have tried removing all power sources and holding down the power button ...for in excess of 2 minutes ...reconnect adapter only ...still nothing.....removed all hard drives and all but 1 stick of memory and tried again...nothing....could power cable be bad?....this happened suddenly....worked one minute...then nothing.....any thoughts and if power cable is the culprit ...how do i tell if it has dicrete or uma memory?......Help!!! pleaseMore replies
I am getting a messge at power up that my battery is not charging, and is no in fact showing as 0% charged. It can not determine if I have power? My power adapter is plugged in, but performance is bad. Do I need a new power adapter or a new battery? how do i know?
Hi Rich! I have the SAME problem and I'm wondering the SAME thing! can someone here at the dell community/modd or anyone with some info help us please? I'm not getting the " Invalid AC Adapter (Cannot Be Determined " could it still be the adapter? thanks guys... sorry I couldn't help Rich! lets hope someone here can help us out!
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (circa 2003). I know my laptop battery has been drained for a while and I was almost solely relying on the AC adapter's juice to power my machine. Recently, I lost all power to the laptop. I thought perhaps my battery had finally had it so I bought a new battery. Well, then I couldn't charge my battery, so I bought a new AC adapter. I still have no juice. It looks like the AC adapter is working (the light is on it to show it's getting power) but it's not transferring that power to the machine.
I think it may be a bad connection between the adapter plug and the laptop. I don't know how involved of a fix this is.
Any suggestions on what type of fix might be needed? Is it better to just scrap this laptop and get a new one? Thanks for your help!
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Just replaced the battery in my XPS 1340 and found out I have charging issues. When I plug in a charger, Windows sees it but won't charge the old total depleted battery, instead, runs off ac power. Tried a different charger and a new battery with 30% charge but same results. As a last chance effort, I replaced the male prong power adapter in the computer. Now Windows doesn't see the charger and will not run on ac.
Is there something in the Bios that needs to be done to fix this or am I to assume it's a motherboard issue and retire this little workhorse.
Dead batteries cannot be charged. Remove the dead battery and try using just the original dell adapter that came with the laptop alone. You cannot use other models adapters or batteries.1 more replies
Power cord tried through various AC outlets. Brick shows good power LED. Plugged into laptop, it doesn't recognize it being plugged in. Battery doesn't increase or decrease when plugged in but will decrease no plugged in. Have ran boot up hardware checks on battery and it is fine per the check. Is there anything else I can do short of buying another power cord (again).
Hallo @uhhello? Im 99% sure there is nothing wrong with the Power cord. this cable never breaks there is like 1% change of it to breake if receive any kind of damage. There for I would recommend to try run a BIOS update on your computer Link: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers use your P/N or full model name: Guide on how to find P/N.Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - you can usually get this by holding down the fn key and pressing esc, If that does not help.Does it charge when the computer is off? Best regards.
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I am having Inspiron-6400 (XP SP3) laptop. 2 years old. Suddenly I am getting the following message for the past two days:
"Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."
That error message comes when I plug in the AC adapter to go to AC from battery.
It results in Battery not charging. That is a big problem. The tray-icon just shows 'On AC Power' and the 'Charging' indication does not appear any more.
A related message is also seen when I reboot the laptop, at the start itself. That message adds a suggestion by saying 'Try to reseat the power adapter'. Reseating it does not help. Though, a couple of times it helped. So I am not sure what this mechanical / reseating thing has to do with this error.
Overall, it is frustrating. It will be great if someone can help me with the exact solution for this, other than going to Dell requesting for paid-service support.
I am having the same problem with my Studio 1735, 5 months old. I removed and reinserted the battery, which seemed to fix the issue (at least for now). Anyone else having the same problem, and if so, anything else that needs done to fix it? Thanks.38 more replies
When I plug my charger into my laptop, the laptop does not detect the charger, and the battery continues decreasing normally with use (not charging). I ran HP PC Hardware Diagnostics, and my battery passed the component test. However, my AC adapter showed an issue. This is the error message displayed. Test Name: HPAdvSysDiag_ACAdapterFailure ID: NULL I've only had this laptop and charger for a little less than 2 months, and the charger was working fine yesterday. This error just suddenly happened today. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.More replies
My laptop works fine only when ac adapter is connected and no battery inserted. However, when I inserted battery the ac adapter won't charge the battery. I downloaded HP UEFI tool for hardware diagnostic . I checked both battery and ac adapter. The results showed battery is o.k. but AC adapter was not o.k. as no ac adapter was detected and the test result was please connect the AC adapter you want to test. My question is do I need to replace the AC adapter ? or there is some problem with my charging jack / bios etc.More replies
First of all Im pretty tech savy so you can talk to me in technical terms. Ive repaired countless computers for many people and I never came across anything like this. This is the problem...
Sometimes when I move my laptop or even type there is a complete loss of power. Everything completely shuts off. It happens whether my laptop is plugged in the AC adapter or not. I bought a new battery just in case it was that and its still happening even with the new battery. Event Viewer System logs tell me nothing except that is recovered from an unexpected shutdown. I suspected that maybe there was something loose inside so I took the laptop completely apart and put it back together... still im getting the same loss of power.
Now here's a hint that can possible be causing this. When I get this loss of power I cant turn back on my computer unless I unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery for a few seconds and put it back in.
Any idea's guys? Ive searched the web and havent found much on this issue nor a resolution so if we do find a solution bleepingcomputer.com might be one of the first to figure it out. If need be give me a better suggestion for the title of this thread so it can be searched for easier. Thanks in advance guys, lets see if we can figure this out.
I have a Dell E1405 Inspiron laptop with a 100% battery charge. The issue is that the computer will not function without the adapter plugged in, rendering the battery as dead-weight. In the boot menu, the battery is showing as "Idle: 100% charged". However, Battery health is telling me "This battery can no longer provide sufficient power to your system and needs to be replaced'. So, I'm wondering, is my battery bad or is my PC not synchronized with the battery?
Could be a faulty battery or more likely it might be the jack thats gone faulty its quite a well known fault if the computer is getting on a bit, the contacts inside the jack tend to stick ....
Iv recently encountered the dreaded Plugged-In not charging Error
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?
I have an HP 530 laptop (1.6 dual core, 1gb memory, 250gb HDD (was 80gb), windows 7 ultimate 32-bit build 7600 (was vista home basic))
My PC runs like a dream. Recently it started giving me problems though. It dies when it wants to. There's no pattern to it.
Sometimes I'll run it on full battery and it'll hold on for 2 hours. Other times full battery keeps on going for 5 mins and then dies indefinitely. Okay sure, you'll say I should replace the battery, but that's not all.
If I run the PC on AC adapter it can sometimes keep on going without the battery for a while. Other times it'll die after 2 mins. Sometimes it charges the battery full and then keeps on going with the battery the whole day long, other times it discharges a full battery in 20mins and dies. If I unplug the AC adapter for a while and plug it back in it seems to solve all the problems for a short while.
If I delete the AHCPI battery manager in Device manager settings it also solves the problem for a short while. These problems only started when I installed Windows 7.
I have deducted that it could be that:
1. I need to replace the battery.
2. I need to replace the AC adapter.
3. I need to go back to Vista or XP
4. I need a BIOS flash.
5. I need a software fix or setting on Windows 7 of some kind.
Somebody please help!!!
It could be the AC cord or jack. You can easily check it out by moving the cord, usually close to jack. Look at the light, there you can see if power is connected.
Laptops works without battery too, so you can skip that part too.
Hope it's not too serious..
I have a laptop problem. My laptop (gateway 4530gz) will not work with a battery (I even got a new one)--whenever the battery is in, it freezes up as soon as it is moved (an inch)....Then for like 24 hours after the battery has been in, I have problems even getting the laptop to boot up. Any ideas would be great.
I have a Z400t Lenovo lap top I got from a friend. It will not power on, here is what I have tried so farTested the power cord It is GOODChecked the DC power jack from where It plugs in to the Motherboard. It checks GOODI have checked the battery at the plug- NO VOLTAGEI peeled the wrapper back on the battery and check directly to the end of the battery and got 11 volt DCI have tried to do a couple of the thing listed different websites the rest button on the sideI have tried to hold down a couple of key as listed in different websites'I know that according to several websites' there is some firmware and software setting I need to make if I can get it to power up and boot.Has anyone else had this problem and is there any other things to check?
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Unplug AC adapter (remove from notebook).
Remove main battery
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds (power drain)
Replace main battery
Replace AC adapter (plug into wall then notebook)
This should reset the BIOS to factory defaults.
Let us know how you get on.
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I own a Rocketfish 90W AC Adapter, which I purchased about two years ago. It's hard enough to begin with; I occasionally unplug the unit, so when the battery reaches 90 percent, the power light remains on even when the adapter is plugged back in.
Every time it has happened, the fix has been simple: Reboot my Dell Inspiron, unplug the adapter, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in.
That is, until last week. I traveled from suburban Los Angeles to Denver; when I arrived at my hotel room, I plugged the Rocketfish into one of the hotel's wall unit; when I did, I got this 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."
And since I've returned home, the message has persisted. My only conclusion is that the power supply the hotel uses is different than the one I have at home, causing the program to return an error message every time I attempt to charge the battery.If so, how do I reset the QuickSet utility and/or the adapter to make sure they work properly?
My Toshiba laptop was working fine with the AC adapter plugged in (the battery was on it's last breath and would not charge at all, so I always had to keep it plugged it). I had to move so I unplugged the laptop (did not shut down). After the move I tried turning it on and it would not.
The AC Led light is on, so it's not the adapter.
The Battery light is amber and flickering (it wasn't flickering before)
When I press the power button to power up the laptop - the Power and the CD/DVD Led lights go on, but not the HD light. And the screen stays blank.
I hear no sounds, seems the HD is completely dormant.
There are a few files on the HD that I absolutely have to have. I'm not too concerned with getting the laptop to be operational, I just need to get those files and the laptop can be recycled.
Any ideas? How to get it to power up at least once, so I could copy the files?
Try taking the battery out of the laptop and powering the laptop on (with the AC adapter plugged in obviously). Another option for recovering the files would be to get an adapter to connect the laptop drive to a usb port on another pc.
I just completed a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Dell XPS 17. For some reason, when the computer is on battery power and is idle, the screen will flicker. Basically if I am on battery power, the moment I stop typing or using the mouse, the screen will flicker after about a second. Then as soon as I resume using the computer, it will flicker again. It will also flash at random other times... Only when on battery power (so far).
As I mentioned, I just completed a fresh install of windows 7 after reformatting my drive because of virus issues. I did have some issues with getting drivers installed and still have have that are missing (see attached photo). I have not been able to get these drivers to install. One thought I had is that the screen issue may be a result of improperly installed graphics drivers? Just a thought. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 224093 MB, Free - 47988 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K4H3G
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
You should check your power settings at first and change them from what they are as a first step to troubleshooting. For example, if you computer goes to power saver automatically then turn it to high performance temporarily to see if the problem continues or turn it to power saver if it's on high performance (all while it's on battery of course).
If the issue is resolved by those steps then you should check out your drivers, or there is not enough current being provided by your battery for your GPU and you may need a new battery, especially if the issue is occurring when you are on high performance. A local computer store can check if that's the best option for you if you don't want to pay for a new battery right away as it may not be the issue entirely.
In terms of the drivers, you should first make sure your GPU drivers are working properly, following that check your other drivers and ensure that all the ones you are using are working properly and are up-to-date. Use the integrated Dell tool, or check the Dell website for your model for driver updates, ensure you've downloaded all the ones for your respective newly installed OS.
Since i bought a new laptop E7270, is it allowed to use my power adaptor my old Dell E6420 also for the new one? If so i can use one adaptor at home and another in office and dont need to carry the power adaptor always.
Will this impact the battery performance of the new laptop?
If the connector fits (it may not - the older systems use a much larger barrel connector than many of the new ones), AND the power (wattage) is equal or greater, yes.1 more replies
I have a strange issue. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop and I am experiencing problems with the power management/power guage.
It will often show the battery not installed (power gauge is a greyish-white color with dashed lines) or it shows a red X. It does not matter if I am on AC power or on Battery power, it will show the full range of power, battery level, not installed, or an error.
I have searched Lenovo's site and I seem to remember seeing an FAQ about this, but now that I need it, I cannot find it.
What can I check or do to stop this? While it is annoying, I am not sure if I am having a battery problem or not. I did check my battery on Lenovo's site to see if it was recalled and it is not.
I do appreciate any help that any one can give me.
So, my issue that ive looked everywhere for a solution to is this. I was about to give this laptop to someone and I reformatted the hard drive to clean it up before doing so. After this I went to dells site and loaded up the drivers for this machine. All is fine up till this point. Then I updated the bios to the newest version a12, and all went fine.
Well, later that day I needed to unplug the laptop and go to a different room and It just turned off after I unplugged it. It wouldnt turn on with battery power either. Plugged it back in and it loads fine but the battery is stuck on 36 percent charge and says not charging. Now im getting a message saying the battery needs to be replaced as well, which is *** because I know that the battery was working just fine before this day. Not only that why wont a battery with 36 percent charge turn on the laptop? Its got the flashing red battery symbol when powered on with the ac adapter but without the computer on, but still plugged in, the battery doesnt charge or have any lights.
I have already tried the uninstalling of the acpi trick, as well as the taking the battery out while its running, or taking it out purging the power and reseating. Ive tried all the common tricks to no avail. Not sure whats going on but I know this battery was good, and it still says 36 percent but wont charge and wont power the laptop on. Hope someone can help.
First check: make sure the BIOS (F2 at powerup) recognizes the AC adapter. If it does not, the battery will not charge.
If the AC adapter is not recognized, try another Dell OEM adapter. If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC jack:
And if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the mainboard.
If the AC adapter IS recognized, but the battery will not charge, unplug the system, remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec. Try again -- if the battery still won't charge, odds are the battery itself is bad.
If the battery is original to the system, it's about four years old - well past its expected lifespan.
After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
Shockingly none worked that I found.
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
Worked with an off brand battery also.
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
Hi, my girlfriend in Beijing has an Acer Aspire S3 latop. She bought a new battery for it a while back and told me it was no good. I was in Beijing recently messing around with it and found that actually the battery is fine (lasts for >4 hours) but when unplugged and running on battery power, the laptop often just cuts out suddenly (loss of power). I took the battery out and had a look and cleaned all the connections but they seem fine.
The next part is the strange part and which I hope might give someone a clue as to what's going on...
When it cuts out, it will never restart again unless the mains power cable is plugged back into the laptop. As soon as that's done and the power button is pressed, it starts up again and the cable can be taken out immediately (I mean immediately - you can plug the cable in, push the "power on" button and pull the cable back out in less than a second) and it will start up and run fine on battery again... until the next time it suddenly cuts out without warning.
Because any unsaved data is lost and because the laptop cannot restart without the power adaptor, this very portable and light laptop is now reduced to having to be kept at home all the time and plugged in, which is exactly the opposite of what she bought it for.
Anybody have any idea what the problem could be or suggest some tests that could be done to find out? She took it to a local computer shop but the guys there had no idea.
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Vista is retrieving me the error message that it is not able to retrieve the power parameters.
Do i need to install a softawre to allow me to access those parameters ?
Thanks for you feedback,
To be honest I have no idea what you are talking about.
The Vista power options are a part of the Vista OS and you don?t need to install anything.
But on Toshiba notebook the Vista power option would be extended by some Toshiba power options.
Are you speaking about this Power Saver options?
If yes, then I would recommend reinstalling the VAP (value added package) because these power options are a part of VAP.
This problem occurred with prior Win 7 Home O/S, so I upgraded to Windows 10. Heavens-to-Mergatroid! This laptop runs just fine when only battery is powering it. However, once I also plug in the power cord, the O/S does a hard crash within 1 to 3 minutes. How special! I can get about 2.5 to 3 hours when using the battery, but not if I also plug in the power cord. That means that when the battery gets low I must perform a standard shutdown and then insert the power cord which recharges the battery if I don't turn on computer. If I then start the computer with both connected, it crashes. I am not patient enough to live with a computer that has to be recharged every couple of hours. HELP! I suspected a heating issue, so I took the back panels off and thoroghly cleaned the fan vents and other cracks and crevices using canned air, but this did not fix the problem. Since in runs just fine on the battery, I deduce it is NOT a heating issue, neither dust or heat paste issues. (I also used a cooling mat to no avail) Im 70 years old living in God's waiting room, but parts of my body are 18 to 30. However, I do have "Essential Tremors" in both hands so I cannot do a full laptop disassembly even if I want to, which I don't. I cannot afford to pay a computer repair shop $100 or more to try a fix this vexing power issue. Other than hocking my car (it's too old also) to buy a new laptop, does an... Read moreMore replies
Recently I noticed that the amber LED on my HP Probook 650 G1 flashing constantly, even when the laptop is powered off. The System Tray battery indication is 100%, fully charged, when on AC power and 100% on battery power shortly after undocking. I find the Probook won't power up if AC power is not available (no response when pressing power button) but remains powered when I remove it from the docking station. Have the electronics that control this LED flashing and power up when not on AC gone bad? Is this an indication of other failure? thanksMore replies
Over the last few months I noticed that the battery meter on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop was blinking red to green and back... so having had this laptop for several years, I assumed that I would need a new battery soon. The adapter power cord was also beginning to lose some of its covering near the plug in site so I ordered both a new battery and power cord. (That was about 2 weeks ago).
Upon receiving my order, I was very pleased to see that when I installed the new battery and new cord, the battery already had some charge (I didn't note how much). I felt relieved to have my mind at ease that all was now well with my computer. (little did I know that I'd be needing help less than two weeks later!).
Important note... I very rarely use my laptop without the power cord... (past experience proved to be frustrating because I always needed more time than the battery provided.)
I've probably only used the laptop "on battery"... a few dozen times over the last 3 years!
Now... I am in a dilemma!
Yesterday, I took the laptop with me out of town when my husband and I did some real estate hunting.
Instead of using the laptop on battery... we had it plugged into a special power converter for use in the car. I noticed that whenever we stopped and turned off the ignition... the laptop would lose it's power immediately, and as we resumed our travel... I'd have to restart the computer... and there would be the "black & white" warning... Read more
Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02
First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.
O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.
I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.
Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02
O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.
I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...
I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?
I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."
Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.
i have tried to power it up with power ac plugged in and without. on/off power button flashes white.
battery is inside "sealed" and may be difficult to access.
ran fine yesterday, shut down with 20% battery life.
if the ac plug is unplugged then i can get the led to turn off but once pushed, it ony flashes. no results
warranty is expired.
unit manufactured april 23 2015
i currently have it plugged in but no flashing light as i have not pushed the power button. im hoping that it will take a charge or correct itself with time.
what do you suggest? thank you
Try the following...
1. Take out (or take it off) the charger.
2. Next take out the battery
3. Now hold down power button for 20 seconds and then rinsert battery.
4. Now put it on the charger again
NOTE: Make sure charger is plugged into the main power supply (not an extension cord, surge protector, etc.)
Sometimes, when the device is not plugged in directly, it doesn't get the power it needs. Holding the power button, while you restart it, clears out the temporary ram (no it won't delete anything you have saved) and will give the device access to the ram it needs.
Am new here but long-time Windows uses since Win95.
Currently have a DELL E6530 and it gave me a BSOD Event 41 Error while on batteries! Looking around Google and other forums, this transpires to be a PSU related problem, but it's a laptop, and was running on batteries at the time the BSOD happened. System was idling at the time. Running Win 7 Pro 64, as supplied by DELL.
Thanks in advance for any input...
Follow the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
Without dump files, nobody can help you as to the cause of your shutdown.
The kernel power event ID 41 error occurs when the computer is shut down, or it restarts unexpectedly.
Hello, this is my second post on this website; and I hope I'm posting in the correct category.
Here's the problem I'm having and I hope someone can help.
I've just repaired Windows XP and its now booting up great!, however, the battery icon (in the bottom left) has a symbol, the icon showing is a "plug" as if my laptop is plugged in and it never shows how much battery life I have, weather my laptop is plugged in or not. I know my battery isn't failing or is damaged because I checked it with another hard drive that has windows XP (and with Dell Diagnostics) and the battery icon shows up normally (i.e. showing me how much battery life I have left).
I've been reading up on this and I think Windows XP's "Power Manager" thinks or act as if I'm on a Desktop when I"m on a laptop. Please Help! lol
Hello -Did the battery Icon ever work when you were in "Malware Removal" forum with Elise ??Please list your Dell model -Thank You -9 more replies
The tips I got with this Kensington 33197 power adapter have numbers stenciled on them like N3, N5, N19, etc. The tips sold on their web site make no mention of the "N" numbers and have numbers like K20059, K20050, etc. and there is no cross reference.
You can also see a complete reference for "N" numbers to all the laptops they support at the above link. Again, no mention of the numbers Kensington uses on their site.
I need a cross reference for these kinds of numbers.
Kensington referred me to their telephone tech support; but, there is a language or cultural barrier that prevents their understanding what I need.
Does anyone know of such a reference?
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My laptop will no longer turn on. When the AC adapter is plugged in, the LED light is white indicating power is arriving at the laptop. However, nothing happens when I push the power button. Troubleshooting steps I have completed already include: Hard reset (several times including after each step below)Tried starting without the batteryRemoved all removable components and reseated themRemoved all removable components as well as bottom cover. Cleaned with compressed air. Put everything back.Nothing appears wrong and nothing happened between the last time it turned on and this time that I am aware of. The laptop is out of warranty, and I am pretty handy with computers. Is there anything that can be suggested short of a hardware replacement that would help get this resolved? TIAMore replies
Thanks for reading this. i have never posted anything in my life but i am stumped and need some help!
I got a dell inspiron 2200 and one day i was running it while it was pluged in and i unpluged it and the laptop just "Bloop" shut off......i tried turning it back on but nothing. just as if i had no battery in it at all. when i pluged it back in it fired up like normal i checked the battery meter and it said 97% full then charged up to 100% full but still it wont run off the battery. as soon as i unplug it it shuts right off.
Someone told me to run the battery calibration but my bios doesnt have an option for it. at least i cant find it. i know it has it somewere because when i first bought this laptop the screen was broke and when i bought a new one for it and booted it up it said i had to run the battery calibration befor it could start "not sure why" but i did...watched it drain and charge. so i know it's in here somewere. do you think this would even help?
Also i think i updated the bios so it might have had an older bios witch might have had the battery calibration and the new one i put on doesnt. It has verison A07 now. i tried "downgrading" to A05 and A06 but it doesnt let me, Says i have a newer verison and cannot install an older verison.
Stinks. this problem kinda takes the "Mobil" feature out of a laptop. Any help would be Awesome!
i'm afraid the battery calibration program is only used to initialize new Li-Ion batteries which need to be prepped with an initial charge-discharge cycle.
It sounds to me like you have a battery composed of 32 (probably AA sized) cells.
One of those cells has died and hence you see only 97% charge. Unfortunately losing a single cell prevents current from entering or leaving the battery so your battery will not discharge correctly therefore shutoff without discharge.
I think you need a new battery. Although it may be possible to replace the single bad cell, other cells may be degraded also - if one cell failed, why not others? unit could have been exposed to heat etc.
Although I was an engineer for Gould, I am not a battery expert!
Now the laptop DELL 9400 is saying I cannot defrag because the battery is too low. But I dont use the battery at all. I always use the ac adapter cord.
Is there a setting to address this issue, or is this a hardware problem?
Turn off the laptop, remove the battery and then start up again (with the AC power attached of course!). Do you still get the problem? Or does the laptop not turn on at all?
Hi. Im new on this forum, but I have a problem with my Inspiron 1545 laptop from Dell pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (although I did re-install several times with OEM OS restore disc). Money is tight for us now, so my AC power jack on the side of my laptop (or the end which connects to the jack) is damaged. I don't know what it is or how serious it is. Once for a while we had to protect the cord from slipping out using duct tape. The only thing I really know is that the coded white rim on that end of the cord, a very small part of it is chipped. And my battery needs replaced, do I need to still fork over an expensive sum for a brand new one?
Hi CSean and welcome to SF
As I understand it, it's not the Laptop-side of the connection that's broken right?
In that case you might find this link helpful:
Amazon.com: Replacement Plug for Dell Inspiron 1525 1526 1545 Laptop Ac Adapter: Computers & Accessories
Granted those aftermarket replacements are not necessarily in the same quality as the original parts.
You often trade off quality for price.
These seem to be original parts (for 3-6x the price as it seems):
Hope it helps you further
I would like to ask you if one can safely use P50 without battery, only with AC adapter plugged?Will removing the battery for some time increase its lifespan? The main reason to do this is the fact I'm sometimes not moving my laptop for longer than a week and I'm wondering if I could increase its battery lifespan by just removing it. Since removing the battery in P50 is very easy I decided to gather some informations and I've found this very informative thread: https://www.quora.com/Does-removing-the-battery-and-using-the-laptop-on-AC-power-having-the-charger-...This thread is more than two years old so maybe things have changed.All feedback is highly appreciated.More replies
This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter. PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061. It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330. Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative. It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance". So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts. If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.
Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.
Yesterday my laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) was on but I had the lid closed. I laid it aside and somehow the ac adapter was disconnected at the converter box and the battery ran out. When I turned on my laptop today, it was a really slow startup (normally it only takes 1 minute), the arrow/pointer was frozen, and the battery/plug icon had a red X on it with the battery showing empty. I restarted the computer and was able to hover over the icon before it froze up. It said battery was 1%, plugged in but not charging. I checked the battery, it was secure. I tried taking off the battery and putting it back on. It was then showing a green battery & plug, and 100% charged. But whenever I hover over the battery icon, the red X and empty battery icon comes back, but it'll still say 100% fully charged. The computer will function properly until I turn it off and restart. Then I have to do the same process of taking off battery & putting back on before the pointer/arrow will unfreeze and I'm able to use the laptop.
Any ideas what is going on?
Trying to get a replacement PSU for my Pavillon Laptop DV-4. It was given to me for doing some work and figured I'd use it as a media hub for watching movies and what not. Any Help is appreciated. I did find some on the HP parts page but they're way to expensive for a laptop that's so old. ThanksMore replies
Recently, when I plug the charger in I get the message "Your computer is designed to vary performance as needed when a smaller capacity Smart AC Adapter is connected. However your computer exceeds the power rating for the Smart AC Adapter connected. Please connect a higher capacity Smart AC Adapter." I am using the adapter provided when I got the computer, which is the only adapter I have ever used with it, and never had this problem until a couple of days ago (I have had the laptop since January 2015). Once that message appears the laptop will not charge, and will not show the charger as connected - if I run a battery check it will say the battery is fine but the AC is not connected. The light by the adapter will either be solid white or flashing white. However, the laptop will charge when it is turned off, and if the battery is removed will run fine on just the AC Adapter. If the laptop dies with the battery in, not recognising the adapter, it will begin to charge once off and will continue to charge if turned back on - a battery check now shows the battery is ok, and the light by the adapter is solid orange. Once I remove the charger the same problem occurs when I need to reconnect it. Where is this problem likely to be coming from, and how can I go about fixing it? The battery and charger seem to be working on their own, but something seems to be going wrong between them.
Seems like I got this message once and this made it go away: To get rid of this power adapter nag:Open task manager/startup and scroll down to HPMessage Services Right Click and Open File Location In the file manager you will see the HP start up files SmrtAdptr.exe is the culprit Rename it. ----- I used 0SmrtAdptr.exe----- Source: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/How-do-I-get-rid-of-the-quot-HP-... If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.1 more replies
The problem started around 2 days ago. When you plug the charger in, the screen goes brighter. As I was sat there on the Laptop, the screen went dim. So I thought the Charger must of come out the back, so I checked but it was still plugged in. I looked at the charger icon and it wasnt charging. I then unplugged it and plugged it back in and it started charging fine. Then last night it did the same, only this time it wouldnt start charging again and then the battery ran out all together. Now I cant get the laptop on.
Do I need a new charger or battery?
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The battery in my hp pavilion 4400 is drained. I plugged the computer into the AC adapter all night. In the morning, the battery is still drained and the computer will not turn on, even with the adapter plugged in. I'm thinking a bad AC adapter. Any thoughts? Also, if the adapter needs to be replaced, will an off brand less expensive adapter work, or should I stick with the hp brand?
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Just had to get one for my laptop...check for original WOW!!! went for off brand and works fine even if it only last a year I can still by 3 of them as opposed to the original.Just make sure you take your old one with you so you get one that is ok.
I have a laptop and to conserve the battery life, I tend to take the battery out and just plug only the adapter in. Is this bad for the computer or the adapter?
No harm done. The only thing to worry about is because you are taking the battery out you have a greater chance of bending the prongs for the battery connection. Another thing to watch out for is that if it gets unplugged...you are hosed (as this will cause it to immediately shut off). Other than that it's fine.
Some newer model laptops actually come with an option that when it is plugged in, you can disable battery charging. So the power just goes directly to the computer instead of through the battery then to the computer.
Hope that helps.
I have a mobile workstation HP elitebook 8440w with factory 9 cell battery and ac adapter+cord (US) type. I moved from US to India and had to use indian type power sockets. I used a Targus international power adapter (2 pin) which accomodates 3pin US power cord of ac adapter. It worked well for about 2 weeks without any problem. One day, I felt shock on my laptop. All over my laptop, including keyboard keys, palm rest, power button, back of monitor, and everywhere only when plugged in for charging (tested using tester). Not severe and not mild, its good enough to pull your fingers. Since I had no other internet options I had to use the laptop anyway...I wait for charging and unplug and use it. No shock if unplugged. But the battery doesnt get charge to 100%. It charges upto 75-76% and stop charging+when drains it switches off (not shut down) at 40-48% battery). First, I changed power cord to get an indian type pin (not the brick of ac adapter). It still does the same and I also noticed that the ac adapter brick gets heated before it stop charging. I feel it might be little too hot than usual (I dont have A/c only fan in my room)). A hp power assistant battery check shows battery is ok. I am able to use the system if it is charged above 50%. Is it a earth electricity issue? Or ac adapter issue? Please help.I have gone through other threads in this forum but couldnt fix it. Thanks.J.More replies
Hi, my laptop (HP ProBook 450 G0) won't turn on without the AC adapter although the battery is charged (97%). When the adapter isn't plugged in, the adapter/battery LED (on the left side of the laptop) is flashing really fast (like 20times per sec). When I press the power button, nothing happens. When the adapter is plugged in, I can turn the laptop on. The adapter/battery LED is off, Windows say "plugged in, not charging". I ran battery test and system hardware test and everything's OK. I tried hard reset (pressing power button 30 sec) and it didn't help. Any advice? Thanks in advanceMore replies
Hello guys, I recently purchased a Lenovo Y410P from eBay, and I have a problem with getting it to charge. The only way I can get the laptop to recognize the AC Adapter is this procedure: 1) Turn off laptop2) Take out battery and unplug charger3) Change the wall socket of the AC Adapter4) Plug the AC Adapter on laptop and press power button5) Re-insert battery in its place Even when I do this, if I take off the charging cable, and then put it back on the laptop, it will not recognize it and I will have to redo the whole process to make it charge again.What can I do? I am desperate because I need the laptop for professional work and I can't afford spending more money, since I am already in a very tight spot. Please help me. PS: Sorry for any mistakes in explaining, I am not a native speaker so I am not 100% sure I phrased things rightMore replies
I have an ASUS laptop and for some reason there is an orange flashing light where the light is usually not flashing. I bought a new charger for it because I thought that was it, but still not charging and light is still flashing. This has been going on
for well over a week.
I have an Acer Aspire 5740-5780 series laptop. There are two lights side by side on the laptop near the mouse touchpad. One indicates when the computer is plugged in, and one indicates the battery's status. If the battery is fully charged, and the laptop is plugged in, both will be blue. If the battery is charging, it will be orange.
Recently, the battery was dying; so I bought a replacement. It worked fine at first; but I noticed that, when I would charge the new battery, the battery indicator light would be orange for just a few seconds. Then it would go off completely, then turn blue very briefly, and then it would turn back to orange, and continue this process. The battery would eventually charge fully, but needless to say, this was really messing up the battery. Within a couple of weeks, the battery was dying, and Amazon gave me a replacement. Unfortunately, I realize now after this is happening again with the second replacement battery, that the problem must not be with the battery.
So here is my question. Do you think the problem is with the AC adapter or with the connection between the AC adapter and the laptop? A new adapter is not that expensive, and the laptop is over 3 years old; so I could see that being the problem, but I don't want to buy one if it's not going to do any good.
The reason I am confused is that the laptop works fine when plugged in without a battery even being in it. There is seemingly no loose connection at the port, and the cor... Read more
I have read quite a bit about people haveing to update the bios to fix it. I don't think it is your adapter. Did a quick search found this. http://www.solarum.com/2010/01/03/acer-aspire-battery-not-charging/
Is it okay to use my laptop with AC adapter plugged or will it kill the battery life due to overcharging? I have Dell 6-Cell Lithium battery.
It will not kill the battery. The way a Lithium Battery breaks down is one cell goes bad and that causes the whole battery to go bad.4 more replies
I went to use my thinkpad t23 the other day. It came on in battery mode even though I had it plugged in. The battery seemed to drain faster than usual. Could the ac adapter have gone bad?
That's what it sounds like. Any way to test it? Do you have a meter? Does it still get warm when plugged in or emit any hum?
Hi all. I have an 11 month old HP Compaq 6735s laptop which has up until now been a very reliable machine. It came with Vista but was upgraded to Win7 when it was released. Approximately 2 weeks ago I started getting the message when on AC power that the "smart AC adapter is not providing enough power" (something like that anyway!) And even though plugged in would switch to battery power only. Restarting the laptop always "fixed" this. Then about a week ago the laptop refused to work on AC power at all, only the battery. Of course the battery soon became totally discharged so I removed it, and found that the laptop works fine on AC power with the battery removed. I have tried another identical HP AC adapter to mine and the laptop behaves in the same way. So I'm kind of discounting the AC adapter. The guy at the computer store where I borrowed the AC adpter to test it claimed it was the power port on the laptop that was the culprit, but I doubt this as of course the thing runs just fine on AC without the battery... Strangely though the thing will run fine on AC power with the battery installed if you first remove the battery, then insert the battery once Windows is running, charging the battery also - that is until the message about the smart AC adapter not being powerful enough pops up (usually after an hour or two of use). I've run the battery test and it gets a clean bill of health. So I'm at a lo... Read more
Hi bob, Were you able to resolve this problem? I have same issue with my HP compaq 6715b laptop. Sujit3 more replies
My battery does not last too long. It does between 2 or 3 hours. I read if you freeze it can make it longer but this people says do it on your risk. I tried HP web from UK and they do not have a battery replacement. Where may I buy a genuine HP G71 340US notebook.My another issue is regarding my cable and adapter as they overheat (I have another HP minilaptop and it is cool per hours). I need to charge constantly my battery and the adapter is overheat. I bought my notebook in US in 2009 but as I live in UK I found it easily to buy a new cable and if I go to Spain I use a european plu cable. I AM AWARE ABOUT A LOT OF COMPLAINS ABOUT OVERHEAT and HP have a web for LS15 cord recall and apparently they are offering a replacement because of the OVERHEAT HAZARD but a return message states my adapter CT number is not affected but IT IS. As soon as I connect the adapter notebook and adapter overheats. When I am only on the battery doesn't happen.Does anybody know how to resolve the problem of the adapter cable and get a new replacement battery in United Kingdom? Thanks for your helpMore replies
My laptop was fine a few days ago but now when I plug it into the wall ac power the laptop will not turn on at all no noise. However when I plug the power cord in I do get a light for the battery charging,(yet to see if battery will take a full charge and come on) but so far nothing. Any ideas as to fixing this or why this could happen. can I get files from laptop harddrive to my pc? Remove laptop hard drive and connect to my pc? Thanks
Sounds like a major failure in the laptop.
You can buy adapters for laptop HDD to Desktop IDE drives, quite cheaply. That will allow you to access the files on the hard drive.
USB cases are also quite reasonable for laptop hard drives and give an easy way to access the drive.
Need to know which battery plug in adapter works for Real Tec Radio Model RTL8188EE.Its a HP laptop. Missing the plug in.More replies
I have a Satellite Pro U400-160.
I need to replace both the battery and the charger of my Toshiba, but I'm a little wary of compatibility issues.
Is any battery suited for Satellite Pro U400 suited for mine?
As I can't seem to find which batteries are specifically suited for my computer.
(For example: is this one: http://www.amazon.es/Bater%C3%ADa-Toshiba-Satellite-U400-11V-7800mAh/dp/B0051A9Y88/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1366885340&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=satellite+pro+u400 ?)
Is there a quick way to check if a battery / charger are compatible?
Every battery and AC adaptor that you get from Toshiba has specific part number. All you must do is to use this number and order identical part. You should be able to find it on internet.
You can also get compatible parts ordering it by authorized Toshiba service provider in your country.
By the way: All U400 models have the same construction and similar specification so all batteries specified for U400 can be used on your U400-160.
I am hoping someone has already done this and can help guide me towards a solution.
I was told by an individual at the UPS store where I returned my All-in-one home internet service router, that I could buy an adapter online to use this device as a mini UPS for my devices at home. The unit has a 5.5mm (male connector) plug that used to connect to the router.
I need to get a female connector that will allow me to hook up a surge protector to the unit.
Here is the link for the product: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Batter...d=1358545362&sr=1-2&keywords=BU3DC000+adapter
Any support is appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
To use it for a computer or any other type of device, it would need to have AC outlet. That unit appears to be a UPS/AC converter for the hardware that was attached to it.
This problem appear at all Dell models...from our experience specially after a dc power jack replacement the laptop doesn't recognize the batery or AC-DC adapter...we try reseting the bios by removing the CMOS batery, didn't fix it...the only fix we found so far it's a replacement ac adapter or battery...it worked in all cases...the place to buy it...the cheaper but not the safer...ebay...buy it on your risk...if further solution found pls reply back or place an inquire at www.nydatapc.com
power adapter lead gone off when pug in the laptop but the laptop wont turn on. dell d 610. what do i do pls.
I bought the laptop used. it appeared the battery wsdead. I bought a new battery. The battery would stay at 53 percent and when i would unplug the charger it would immediatly shut off. i troubleshooted in the device manager and reset the laptop. Nothing happened. I reset a second time and the battery was charging and the laptop would run off battery power. this soon stopped working. I continued to troubleshoot. i got it to charge again and run off battery power but now it will again not run off battery power. the battery is now at 74 percent so i know at some piont charging was happening. this is very frustrating. Iv built a gaming pc jst recently and i feel like i should be able to figure this out. Any help would be much appreciated.More replies
I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 which, for the last 4 days, will not start using the power adapter. It will start and works fine with a charged battery. However, my battery is now out of charge.
If I take the battery out and try and start the machine, all three lights go on at the front, but then immediately everything goes off.
I think with machine switched off and power supply plugged in, it is charging the battery, but the ac power adapter makes a wierd clicking/ticking noise, so I'm not keen to leave it on/charging too long.
My Dell Inspiron 1100's warranty ran out in 2004... Dell were very pleased to tell me this and tried to sell me an adapter for £85.00. However, I'm not sure that replacing the adapter will fix it. The green led is on and, as above, it appears to be charging the battery AND all lights light up for a split second at least, so some power is getting through.
I have read other posts with similar issues, but can't find exactly the same issue. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
It is possible that the motherboard has developed problems, but you must try another AC adapter first. An AC Adapter is much cheaper than a motherboard
sorry this doesn't belong in this forum, I moved it to the hardware forum...if a mod could delete this thread it'd be appreciated, thanks.
I have scoured the internet for a similar problem/solution but to no avail. It seems I am the first person in the universe with this problem.
A few months ago, on my ASUS g60 vx laptop, I would notice that while gaming and doing anything really, with the laptop plugged in, it would randomly shift, rapidly, between 'Battery Mode' and 'AC mode' as if I was rapidly plugging and unplugging the AC adapter. It seemed almost as if I shifted it around and made sure not to move it, I could get it to remain in 'Plugged in, charging' mode. So I did that for awhile.
Things got worse and I eventually got a message saying my battery was most likely dead. I got HWMonitor and sure enough, it said the battery was pretty much fried. So I took the battery out completely and just used my laptop plugged in for months with no real problems.
Then Christmas came along and I asked for a battery from my in-laws. They got the exact battery for my laptop, I'm 100% sure of it. I slid the battery into place, it fit perfectly. I turned on my computer and saw the batter had like 33% charge, which I'm assuming it shipped with. Problem is, it wasn't charging the battery. I was still just using the AC adapter power apparently.
For days and days it stayed at exactly 33%. Never would charge. Even if I shut down my computer and left the charging cable in, nothing. So I start my computer, and take OUT the ac adapter. What do you know, it starts draining ... Read more
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Problem I Have Happened Suddenly ,laptop workins perfect all the time ,but since yesterday when i plug in the ac adapter laptop will work for 10 seconds powerd off then and then will not turn on - only orange power cord icon blinks.
I Checked the ac adapter with my girlfriend protege r500 - she has exactly same model and its working perfect on the AC .... ,when i use her battery my laptop working again fine - any ideas
Can you start your Portege with AC power supply only (battery removed)?
If yes do it and when Windows is fully loaded put battery in place again.
What happen when you do this?
I'm trying to help my girlfriend make her computer run more smoothly, and I have no idea where to start. It's a Dell Inspiron 1521 running on Vista, and she has had it for about a year and a half now. However, soon after she got it, she has had trouble with it being extremely slow on startup and while running normally. CPU usage when doing absolutely nothing can range anywhere from 10-35%, and when actually doing stuff, it'll hit 100%. Currently, physical memory is 1917 MB total, 1150 MB cached, and 5 MB free. There are currently 61 processes running for all users, which strikes me as a bit high.
I read some forums a few months ago and thought that perhaps the McAfee that came pre-installed was the problem, so I uninstalled that and installed AVG Free edition instead - which I think helped slightly, but it still feels extremely slow. I downloaded HiJackThis and gave it a run after reading about it on some other sites, and so I'm attaching the log. I know there are some worms/Trojans among these, but I'm not sure exactly which ones I should remove and how I should go about removing it. I read the guide for HiJackThis, and it said to post on one of these forums if I had no clue I was doing, so here I am.
Also, I don't know if this is related or not, so I thought I'd post here, and you can redirect me to a different forum if that's the case. For the past few months, the battery on the laptop will not charge although it it plugged in corr... Read more
It's been a week since I posted, and I haven't heard anything, so I hope it's ok if I bump it.
Im having an issue charging my laptop battery, i have tried a the fix where you uninstall the drivers from the device manager and shut down the computer and boot back up but it wont do anything The computer will turn on with the AC adapter connected and the battery out.Computer will turn on with the Battery in and the AC adapter disconnected.Computer will turn on with the battery in. If the computer is turned off with the battery in and i plug in the AC adapter nothing happens it would not charge it.If the computer is off without the battery and I plug in the AC adapter the power light with the little lightning bolt will flash once and it would allow me to turn on the computer. So i dont know exactly whats going on. I tried to turn on the computer with the AC adapter only and windows shows it recognizes its connected, but if i plug in the battery it would automatically change from saying that is connected to disconnected and stars running with the battery juice only even when the AC is still connected. Some how i feel like the battery overrides the AC adapter and i dont know what to do... Please helpMore replies
I have a lenovo ideapad y510p and everything was fine until for I thought I'd do the battery reset in the lenovo energy management,at first the battery was dead and laptop wouldnt turn on,,I found one way around this which is that first I take the battery out and then insert the ac adapter,the laptop turns on then I put it in hibernate while I insert battery after which it seems to charge but only after I do these steps,but if I take the adapter out and insert it back in,it would stop charging.this is all because of the lenovo energy management software battery reset.I've uninstalled it but it doesnt work.any suggestions?I'm guessing one of the steps after full charge during the battery reset the battery gets drained where it says "plugged in and not charging" until it reaches zero is the problem.
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The other day my battery decided to go 50/50 on me. Half of the time it works, albeit charges insanely slowly, or it acts as if it's at a 0% charge and puts my laptop into sleep mode. To top this off, my wall charger doesn't seem to register with the laptop as plugged in anymore. It has a small light ring to show when it is plugged up or not, and it seems that the laptop won't charge even when it shows it is clearly connected to the adapter. Now, another symptom it goes through is the light on the adapter turning on when plugged into the laptop but then off when removed. It's somewhat old at this point but it has never done this before. Any ideas on what to do? I'm running Windows 7. (I apologize for the lack of formatting. Having to type this up on my phone while riding around isn't helping me any.)
Its either a power supply problem of some sort or the a/c adapter and battery might have to both be replaced and see if that helps any.i know on my dell computers when the batteries have problems they start blinking orange and blue constantly.which usually means they have had it.
Over the past year i have had a problem on and off with my alienware 17 laptop. While playing games with the power adapter attached i usually have a problem with the game freezing causing me to have to hard reboot my computer but when i play on my battery it works perfectly fine. Even when i run on battery mode while playing games and plug in the adapter the computer still seems to freeze up on me. The strange thing is that i can do school work and surf the web while the adapter is plugged in.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz
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I have a HP DV6275US, Pavillion DV6000 with Vista Home Premium on it and I am trying to go to XP. Dual booting is too much of a ruckus and I do not like it anyways, so I bought a Scorpio to install it on.
When I installed the Scorpio, it initially would not detect the drive, so I disabled SATA Auto. in the BIOS, and it then recognized it.
So, I start to install XP, formatted fine, copied sys. files fine, but when I got to the actual GUI install it asked me if I wanted to install a driver for my battery, which could possibly disrupt installation, so I choose yes and anyways and it proceeded fine for about a minute, then power failure. Tried again, and again, and same thing.
I put my Vista HDD back in, a Seagate 160GB, and things worked fine.
I have read something about having to manually load the drivers for the nVidia RAID chipset, as the ones XP Install loads do not suffice. I could not find any problems about the battery, so please, ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?
You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.64 more replies
I'm currently suffering from a random power shutdown issue. The PC boots up correctly and is totally useable and in working order.
However after different varied amounts of time. 20mins - 5 hours on occasion. The PC will just randomly power down as if the power cable has been removed.
I am getting the following error within Event Viewer 'Event 41, Kernel-Power' - "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."
I have checked all power settings and have currently set to High Performance Mode, with Hard disks 'Never' to turn off etc.
After suggestions and help as to what may be causing this issue.
Thanks in advance,
If this were a desktop machine my first question would be "How old is your power supply?"
If this is the Compaq laptop shown in your specs, I am wondering if the connection to your battery is not as good as it should be. I'd double-check the contacts or connections. There may be a loose or broken wire, or even a failing connection inside the battery itself if it's old.
Hi Again All -
For reference here I would ask that you please look at my post yesterday , the 6th at 9:52 pm, which has a sad smiley in front of the title. I finally got my computer in order and it did not turn on and off repeatedly while attemptng to load (thanks to all the helpful advice posted). However, I am in the habit of setting it at night to go to either stand by or hibernate. Last night I learned that I no longer had those options available, so I turned the system off. Probably 5 or 6 times during the night I faintly heard Bono and U2 singing away (yes, I'm delusional). Actually, it was my screensaver and apparently my computer was turning itself on. After the obligatory 20 mins. the screensaver would come on. The system must have shut down and the whole processes started again repeatedly throughout the night. This is too bizarre. I turned off the computer with the Start button and the button on the machine. I guess I have to crawl under the desk and unplug the thing, but I shouldn't have to. Can anyone think of what is going on here?
If you change the power settings in the BIOS, the machine won't come back on when power is lost and restored, which is the setting I always use.
I've got a computer that's turned off. I press the power switch, and nothing happens. Now, I unplug the network cable and the computer turns on.
Why does having a network cable connected prevent the computer's power switch from functioning? And why does unplugging the network cable cause it to power up?
The computer has worked fine for a year, but was recently moved to the other side of the room, and a new switch replaced the old network hub at the same time.
I swapped network cables and the problem still persists.
Hi there, I have a toshiba A75 laptop that does not boot when on ac power without a battery beyond bios. It shows the splash screen but then dies on normal boot.
When I have the battery in and the unit is powered off It does charge the battery.
When the battery is fully charged, it will run and boot into windows but does not recognize the ac power at all. It just drains the battery, then when the battery is at 0 it shuts off and this is while connected to AC power and the LED see's the AC power.
When on AC power I can boot into bios and it will sit there for days without a battery, but when I try to get to the OS it just shuts down. I have replaced the mobo twice. I have replaced the hard drive as well. The odd part is that with the hard drive out of the laptop, I can get the laptop to run with out any power failures. It just recycles the media device failure message but does not crash.
I have tested the power supply on other laptops and it seems to work just fine.
Any one have any ideas?
Since you have replaced the system board twice, this probably does not apply to you... but we have seen a number of Toshibas with the same or similar motherboard where the power jack on the board became loose or disconnected. A new jack had to be obtained and soldered back into position.
If you bought used boards or refurbished boards, this difficult jack problem could have been the cause. It requires a special cold solder technique and is awkward to access, but when done properly by an experienced tech, it can save a laptop.
There are several Dell Inspirons and Sony laptops with the similar problem.
We have seen costs in a shop as high as $160 for this repair... but the part is only $6.00 so I don't know how they justify the high cost.
I'd like to run my P50 without my battery in it since I usually use it in the same place with the AC adapter plugged in.
I've so far been in the habit of having Airplane mode auto-detection enabled so the battery gets 'exercised' and when it gets low I turn it off to power the battery again.
But I'd rather just not have the battery in. So I took the battery out and the P50 loaded up fine, for a sec. After loggin in Windows it did a hard shutdown. I tried to power on again and what happens is the keyboard lights up for a split sec then nothing. So it's like it's trying to power up but can't. I looked for a BIOS setting and found one about an AC feature but that didn't make a difference. This seems like odd behavior to me, but still feel like there's a Lenovo specific bios feature somewhere, or at least I'm hoping so.
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Thank you for sharing your experience that when the battery is removed from your P50 ThinkPad and set in airplane mode, the system is unable to run the system on AC power.
The reason this setup does not work is because when Airplane mode is enabled, the 135W AC adapter acts as a 65W AC Adapter by design. Since the P50 requires more power than 65W, and expects to make up for that in Airplane Mode from the missing battery, the system will fail to power on.
Here is a Lenovo Service TIP that discusses Airplane Mode: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht100574
Using WIndows 7. Never experienced this before. I always operate the pc on electric, never on the battery if I can help it. Last night I had a big blip that showed up on the screen telling me that to lengthen the life of the battery, I needed to change my power. It gave me 2 choices - one was Dell recommended. No explanation so I chose the "recommended" setting. Once I did, I discovered that even though I was still plugged in, my taskbar showed me operating on battery. When I opened the pc today, it was still on battery even though it was plugged in. Later in the day, it automatically switched over electricity. I'm assuming this is the way it's supposed to work but I've done searches on Power Settings etc. and if I wanted to revert back to the way I was using the battery I can't find it. I even did a "restore" and it didn't change. Where do I find the setting that refers to this selection?
My name is Krishna and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. It appears that the power plan has been changed to "Balanced" or "Power saver". Try changing it to "High performance" and see if it that works.
For this, open Power Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type power options, and then click Power Options. Under Select a power plan, click Show additional plans, and then click High performance.
I have a compaq presario laptop model 714 NR vista os, Battery is fully charged but the computer will only run on AC when i unplug the ac power cord pc shuts off instintly, i tried removing the battery and doing a hard boot says battery is 100% also tried another new battery . pc just wont start or run on the battery runs just fine on the ac adaptor
I'd like to run my P50 without my battery in it since I usually use it in the same place with the AC adapter plugged in.I've so far been in the habit of having Airplane mode auto-detection enabled so the battery gets 'exercised' and when it gets low I turn it off to power the battery again. But I'd rather just not have the battery in. So I took the battery out and the P50 loaded up fine, for a sec. After loggin in Windows it did a hard shutdown. I tried to power on again and what happens is the keyboard lights up for a split sec then nothing. So it's like it's trying to power up but can't. I looked for a BIOS setting and found one about an AC feature but that didn't make a difference. This seems like odd behavior to me, but still feel like there's a Lenovo specific bios feature somewhere, or at least I'm hoping so.More replies
I have an acer 4730z, with windos xp program. My problem is that when i plug in the power cord it does not charge the laptop battery, both the battery and power cord are
replacements for the original part. Also green light on front of laptop blink when power cord in plugin. I am not that computer savvy
this question pertains to preserving the life of the battery. my old laptop was 6 years old or so, we have been running off the charger for the past 3 years or so rather than replacing the battery, but the new laptop i do not want to run it off the charger. normally it will be booted early morning and shutdown at the end of the day, my question is when we are not actually using it during the day should it be placed in sleep mode, hibernation or just fold the screen down. (this is the only windows forum i'm on that's why i am asking here)
You're fine to be asking windows 8 and hardware-related questions here
I wouldn't worry about it too much. By the time your battery goes out, it will likely be time to upgrade.
Consider shutting down whenever you leave it for an extended time, such as longer than a day. I think hibernate is the preferred laptop method of low power states because it drains far less than sleep. So you could perhaps keep the computer plugged in while in hibernate, and unplugged while shut down, unless going on a trip or something.
I think HP had a power plan on their laptops that would keep the battery from charging fully to 100% (it would go instead to 50%), which wore it out less than the normal full charge. That may be hard to emulate without a program on your computer for such a plan as that.
Battery not charging in my Inspiron 5748 - Intel [email protected] / 8GB RAM / 1TB disk / two years old. I've replaced charger and battery but problem persists. I've seen posts about other laptops and wonder if this could be a problem with the connector/socket (between adapter and laptop), and if I could replace that? Also, the problem seems to have started when we upgraded from Win8.1 to Win10; could that be an issue?More replies
Can I use 45 Watt adapter for dell inspiron 15 5559?? I got the adapter along with the laptop when I bought it. But a warning is displayed on screen prompting me to use 65 Watt adapter... If so why 65 Watt adapter wasn't given with the laptop instead of 45 Watt?
The system is designed to support both 45W and 65W adapters - see the specifications here - http://dell.to/2fhPLIf
When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.
I bought a Dynex USB 2.0 4-Port Hub last week and have decided to add an external power supply to power the hub. The short and terse User Manual notes on the final page that a 5Volt / 2.5 Amp Power Adapter may be connected. I called their customer support number and talked to a lady, but her best advice was return to the store and ask there. My experience with this store over the years has been fat chance for this kind of request. Has anyone got a suggestion as to where I can purchase such a USB Power Adapter?
Radio Shack would be a good place to start although you might have to get one of their adjustable models. A Google search should also turn up something. Actually I just replaced my D-Link powered USB1 hub with a USB2 model. The old one is just sitting around and it has a 5V 2.4A adapter. If you want it so you can use the adapter just PM me and I'll send it to you.
This is probley not the place to ask but, I have a cardscan and I lost the 4.5V power adapter. The end is very small and I haven't had any luck finding one. I even went to their web site and nothing. I also e-mailed them with no response. Can anyone help?
From their website:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Contact our Customer Service department for the following types of inquires:
Lost CardScan adapters.
Call 617-492-4200 ext. 3 between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm EST Monday-Friday.
Have you called them yet?
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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
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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?
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.
So since recently my laptop shuts off randomly. The battery is also getting old and with battery, my laptop runs only for about an hour. Sometimes it runs just fine, and other times it shuts off suddenly, usually when I turn it back on right away, it shuts off again while booting. And also, since that started to happen, my games run with extreme lag.
I hope/think its just a power issue that makes it suddenly turn off. The reason I think this is the problem is because there is a Mic, webcam, hdmi screen, speakers and sometimes Phones, connected to it, only the screen and speakers are self powered.
Before i buy new battry and adapter, first I want to make sure what you guys think it might be?what to do to find out more?
Does it do it if it's on charge? It could be over heating2 more replies