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Power adapter not recognized

Q: Power adapter not recognized

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 Dell Latitude 800 laptop. I need to dock it (because of a broken power adapter connector) but when I boot up I just get the message "your computer is docked but power adapter type not recognized. Press F1 to shut down" There is no other option but to shut down.

I am using a genuine Dell power adapter (PA-10) will full wattage (90W). I also just purchased a new adapter because the old one might have been damaged. There is no change in the message and I cannot boot the computer or charge the battery. Any way to get around this message--again I am using all genuine Dell equipment but the computer is not recognizing this.


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What AC Adapter can I use 130W 150W 240W or 330W ac adapter with this laptop?

I have:
90W ac adapter - this one is recognized as 90W
and new genuine 330W ac adapter - this one is recognized as 74W...

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have this USB 2.0 Hi-Speed IDE Adapter that was working really great for the first couple of HDD that I would check, but now it's not being recognized by either my laptop or 3 other computers that I have tried it on... I tried to update the driver for it but because it's not recognized by the computer I am not sure how to update the driver or even if this is the problem... I have a Flash drive that works great and other USB devices work just not this one.... I'm sorry that there isnt' much information to give you but this is all that I have...

I have checked the CD to see how to update the driver but that doesn't give me any information either...

Any help would be appreciated... Thanks in advance

A:IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter is not being recognized

No drivers are required for USB mass storage for 2K/XP, so updating the driver isn't the solution.

The fact that multiple computers don't recognize this unit suggests it's dead. I presume you have tried a new USB cable?

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I have Windows 8 computer-Cable Wifi. When i first boot up the TP-Link adapter is not recognized and when i pull the plug out of it and reinsert i get connection. Sometimes this happens on restart but mostly on boot up first thing in the morning.
I expect that connection would be made straight away. Any clues please?

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I've had this issue for a couple weeks now and haven't been able to fix it. I don't think it could be the battery considering I just bought my Dell Inspiron a couple months ago, I think it's caused by water damage to the charger but am not 100% sure and before going to get another charger I figured I'd come on here to look on how to fix it. I saw that some people have used the BIOS Update and it fixed it, so I went to try to do that but I cannot since it says the AC Adapter needs to be plugged in. Anyone have any tips that can help? 

A:AC Adapter Not Recognized??

In order, the troubleshooting/replacement process:
1.  Try a new OEM Dell AC adapter.  If that doesn't solve the problem,
2.  If the system has a replaceable DC jack (most newer systems do), that's next.  If the DC  jack isn't replaceable, or replacing it doesn't solve the problem,
3.  The mainboard is bad.  
If you need more specific information, we'll need to know what system model you have (i.e., Inspiron N5110, 5523, etc.)

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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?

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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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So, XP 32bit sp3 isn't detecting / showing a HD attached via a USB connector.

Device Manager shows the 'device status' as "This device is working properly."
Safely Remove Hardware shows the brand name/etc under a USB Mass Storage entry.

I tried removing UpperFilters and LowerFilters as per:

Because I couldn't find:

I restarted, and got told that windows had found my ****, but needed to restart, so it automatically restarted me a second time.

That didn't help me display a drive.


Eventually I found out how to do this:

My Computer -> right click -> Manage -> Storage / Disk Management

Which started up a wizard, which allowed me to partition and format the new drive. Cool. Looked like I could use my drive, as the partitions were showing up in My Computer (needing to be formatted, but that's cool).


Then I had to restart the computer (once or twice) before I got the free time/chance to put anything on the drive. (formatting sucked up about 6 hours of my free time)


Device Manager shows the 'device status' as "This device is working properly."
However, Safely Remove isn't showing the brand name of the HD anymore.
Disk Management doesn't show the drive either.
And obviously, My Computer isn't mapping the drives/displaying them.

Bt... Read more

A:New HD, external USB adapter - not recognized

So I went and bought a new external case for the drive, and plugged it in (via USB).

Plug and play recognized it, and said new hardware found.

Safely Remove shows the brand name of the drive.
Computer Manager/Device Manager shows the brand name of the drive.

However, Computer Manager/Disk Management does not see it.
And obviously, it doesn't show up in My Computer

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The windows 2000 PRO do not recognized the wireless-G , PCI Adapter.
But it was recognized before.
Thank you for your help!

A:Wirellss-g , Pci Adapter Not Recognized

If possible try using windows system restore to put the PC back to a date when the hardware worked properly.

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I had troubles connecting my 3rd IDE hard drive (Seagate 80GB) to my new motherboard (Asus P5K). I bought a SATA->IDE adapter since the motherboard has only two IDE slots. That adapter was a cheap one. It didn't work. Strangely, once out of dozens of tries it did work, but only for one bootup (no idea why, tried everything).

Then I bought a new adapter, similar, but a bit more expensive and with some more leds on it for status reporting. It is also a basic attach-to-the-IDE-drive-model. The new adapter does actually work. This time, it fails to be recognized at every 10th boot or so though. The BIOS SATA recognition times out and the drive is not recognized. It will be recognized if I just reboot again (soft reset is ok).

What could cause this strange "random" behaviour? I have two main suspicions myself: the motherboard is faulty or the power supply is just at the limit. The latter is kind of not valid though in the sense that I think it doesn't matter if I add or remove peripherals, the behaviour will stay the same.

I don't think the drive is faulty since it worked fine with the previous system (different motherboard and power supply, no SATA to IDE adapter).

Now I also encountered a new problem: I get "Delayed Write Failed" in WinXP when installing a game. The drive will vanish from My Computer after that failure. I found many solutions to that and I have to try them one by one. But I was wondering if someone could connect the dots... Read more

A:SATA to IDE adapter not always recognized

I'd go with your assessment of an underpowered power supply. Do try disconnecting extra drives for a test.

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I just formatted my drive and reinstalled Win98SE. I have a 10/100 PCI Ethernet Adapter. The Device Manager is not listing it. I'm pretty sure the driver is missing. I went to the manufacturer's website and downloaded what they listed as the driver for it. When I unzipped it, I got, netrts5.inf and Rt8139.sys. Shouldn't there be a .drv file there somewhere? More importantly, where the heck do I put these files? I don't have a clue.

Thanks for any help you can give.

A:Ethernet Adapter not recognized

If the PC isn't recognizing it at boot up then there might be a problem. Is it showing up in device manager? When installing the drivers you downloaded it will look for the .inf file as a reference to where the fles are and where they will be installed and any registry settings. Put them on a diskette or a folder on your hard drive.

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wow im kind of worried this time around. i think i've had this problem once beofre but have no clue what i did.

i came home today to find that the green square on my taskbar tray thing was grey instead of its normal green for my linksys wg...something adapter.
some background: i only use an adapter to connect to the internet via my neighbores unsecure connection because i dont have a router yet(need to replace broken linksys router).

so i unplug the adapter and plug it back in. i unplug the ubs of the adapter from ther computer and plug it back in, both times it says theres an unknown USB connected and its not recognized. i honestly have no clue what to do.
i tried to reinstal the disc that came with the adapter thinking it might reinstal a driver of sorts or something. i was told i cant becuase i already have that version of the driver installed. so i go to add/remove programs as well as the linksys folder's uninstall to try to uninstall it. i get some error saying a file is missing and i cant uninstall. killbox also failed here.

im on my parents upstairs computer now typing this and really have no idea what to do. i think i may need to trigger something in my device manager but im not sure what. im not that techy. and worse is if i need to DL a driver or something....i cant because i cant connect to the internet.
if you guys have any advice i'd really be glad to hear it.


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Hey guys, I have a very frustrating problem here.

I tried to install Ubuntu on my computer, but I couldn't so I gave up.

Now, when I boot into windows, it doesn't recognize my network adapter any more, and I can't connect to the internet.

I attached my system report made with everest if you need it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I have a LINKSYS wusb54gs with Speed Booster .I was connected to the internet when I suddenly lost connection. Device Manager showed a problem (! mark). Troubleshooting suggested that I uninstall and reinstall driver – this did not work. I uninstalled and reinstalled the software. I tried to update drivers but it would not update saying there was a name or service with that name. Linkskys sent a registry cleaner as they said that was the problem.

When I tried to reinstall after using the cleaning program, Windows did not recognize the device. The error message read “ A problem occurred during hardware installation. Your new hardware may not work properly. I tried it on another computer which recognized it!

I brought it in to the computer shop. They confirmed that there is nothing wrong with the hardware and think that it might be a software/port problem. They said they have never run into this problem before and they might have to reinstall my XPPro. :-(

Does anyone have any suggestion that they might try. I would hate going through the reinstalling process. :-(

Thank you!!!

A:Network adapter not recognized

goto device manager
is the adater still listed

if it is
then uninstall the adapter complety from device manager

reboot and let windows redetect it

then point windows at the latest driver which you need to download first onto your PC if you can or - write to a CD to load

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4 days ago my wireless connection, running on my home router, abruptly quit working.

The computer is a Dell Inspiron 9300, and the wireless adapter is an inttel proset wireless 2915.

When I click on the intel wireless program, I get a message stating "no supported wireless adapters available in the system".

I have tried several restore points, and nothing has worked.

I have attempted to reinstall drivers from Dell etc to no avail.

Funny thing, the day after I lost wireless at home, when I started my computer at work the icon stating that they were no wireless networks in range showed up, which suggested to me that it was working again.
But when I went home (where I have a wireless router) - nothing. I figured I needed to reinstall my router software, reset, etc.
I did so but nothing.
The following day, it no longer shows it is trying to connect even at work.

I had been running the zone alarm personal firewall, but removed it after this problem.
I also removed spybot.

Very confusing and frustrating.
Any ideas?

A:Wireless Adapter Not Recognized

I would not remove the firewall. You can easily see if the firewall is blocking the connection by looking in the log it creates (and it should alert you giving you the chance to enable the connection if it was being blocked anyway).

In any case - look in network connections in your control panel - see if you see the connection for the wireless card there.
If not, click wireless connection wizard in the control panel and see if that installs the wireless connection.

Lastly, look in your device manager and see if there are any yellow or red warning icons on any device. If there are, double click the device and use the troubleshooter that opens.

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I have some issues here. I run win 7 64-bit ( I hate 8 and 10) clean install. Every thing OK except for the wifi driver. I used the ones in drive section of ACER product suppot and it didn't work. Can you guide to a solution. Thanks. here is some info. you might need Acer Aspire VN7-V971G-79ZNCPU: Intel i-4720HQRAM: 8GB Hardware Ids:PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&SUBSYS_E08E105B&REV_20PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&SUBSYS_E08E105BPCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&CC_028000PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&CC_0280 Compitible ids:PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003E&REV_20PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_003EPCI\VEN_168C&CC_028000PCI\VEN_168C&CC_0280PCI\VEN_168CPCI\CC_028000&DT_0PCI\CC_028000PCI\CC_0280&DT_0PCI\CC_0280

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Had a virus and system kept trying to restart. I rebooted xp operating system. Now when i tried to hook my router back up it says my ethernet adapter is not recognized or not working.

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What do you mean by I rebooted xp operating system? Did you reinstall XP?


Go into the Device Manager and advise what's listed in Network Adapters.


What's the model name and model number of that eMachines, and is it a desktop or a laptop?


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I have a Dell Studio 1747. I have recently had to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop, along with several drivers. However, my wireless does not work. When I go to the device manager there does not appear to be a wireless card present. I have tried to download the appropriate drivers from Dell and install them, but none of them have installed correctly and the wireless adapter still is not visible. When I scan for hardware changes it tries to install drivers but comes back with an error message that drivers have not correctly been installed.
Can anyone help..? Thanks, Emma!

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So I have a Dell PC I bought a little over 1.5 yrs ago that came with an integrated ethernet adapter on mobo.
worked fine uptill november last year when it started giving me problems where the comp would not recognize the adapter on start-up, a reboot would solve the problem and I'd be able to go online. recently even that stopped and I can not go online, neither would it recognize the adapter on the system device list at all.

Thinking that the port has gone bad, I bought a new PCI Express X1 card and installed that on the computer.
It showed up on the device manager list only the very first time I started the machine, on every subsequent start-up, the device manager list does not show either of the adapters and I have not been able to go online on that machine for more than three weeks now.

any help on this would be great if somebody has gone thru similar predicament.

A:Ethernet Adapter not recognized

Welcome tdcv,

Is there any way you can tell us the make & model of the Dell & a service tag number ?

Also make & model of the PCI card ? Did it come with a driver Disc ?

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OK, I have been dealing with this for two weeks now. Recently, I had my friend install windows NT on my Sony Vaio PCG-F560. NT didn't recognize my NeoMagic 256 XL+ display adapter. After running out of patience trying to get it to work, I purchased Windows 98SE, which was the original OS (I don't have the original OS disks). Now, Windows 98 still does not recognize my display adapter and it is not listed in the Windows list of diplay adapters. I have downloaded some drivers but they have not worked. At present, my computer with only display 16 colors at 640 x 480. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP. The display adapter recognized is a VGA display adapter. Also, my internal modem is no longer detected.

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Hi TG! My Dell laptop decided to NOT accept or recognize the internet adapter. Have tried evertything I know [recycle, restart - not much!]. Am not able to access netwk-adptr page on 2nd laptop [which uses a different internet provider].
Please advise.
Thank you!!

A:Network Adapter Not Recognized or Accepted

Hi _ welcome to TSG

a little more info on your setup as you talk about two ISPs and two machines - so we are clear what we are trying to assist with on what

My Dell laptop decided to NOT accept or recognize the internet adapter. Click to expand...

Exact model of the Dell machine
also post back an image of device manager for the Dell Machine

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here

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I just bought an ASUS PCE-N53 PCI-E adapter for my PC that I built several months ago. Previously, I was just using ethernet. Put the card in my PCI-E 1 slot, and installed the drivers from the installation disc, but nothing shows up in Device Manager and I have no wireless option in my Network Connections settings. Any idea why it's not showing up, minus it being dead out of the box? I can't try it in my PCI-E 2 slot because my graphics card is in the way. Thanks in advance!

A:PCIe Wireless adapter is not being recognized

This sounds like the motherboard is not detecting you have the card installed. Make sure it is fully inserted, also, I wonder if you have a setting in the BIOS that needs to be applied to activate the PCI-E slot.

If the board is detected there should be some evidence of it in Device Manager, do you see anything in Other Devices with a yellow question mark?

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Hi. My USB wifi adapter is not recognized by my desktop PC. I already tried some troubleshooting methods like reinstalling the latest driver, restarting the system, installed to other OS like Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 32 and 64 bit but problem still exists. I tried installing it to my friend's laptop but somehow it worked. Is there a possibility that the defect is on my Motherboard's USB ports? Can somebody help me on this?

Thanks in advance.

Below is the specs of my PC.

OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5
Processor: Intel Core i3 3.6ghz
RAM: 2 x 2gb Corsair Vengeance
PSU: Corsair CX500M
HDD: WD Caviar 500GB

A:Wireless USB Network Adapter not recognized

Have you tried using a different USB device to see if it is detected (ie thumb drive).

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Here's the dealio:
I have a Dell Latitude D610 running Windows XP. I'm using Intel PROSet Wireless to manage my wireless network connections (instead of the native Windows app). My laptop has a way to manually disable the wireless NIC. I press the Function key and then the Wireless AP button and this turns WiFi on and off.

Until yesterday. I've rebooted the machine a number of times. I only have one local account and I'm logging into the machine with that account and no matter when I try to use the keyboard to enable wireless, it stays deactivated.

I've tried just about everything that I can think of. Any fresh thoughts?

Thanks a bunch!

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Yesterday I bouth motherboard M2N-MX, AMD Athlon64 3800+, video card EN8600GT. The motherboard and the video card are PCI-Express x16. I've installed the processor and plugged the video card. My monitor doesn't have DVI so I used DVI to VGA bridge supplied to connect it. I've installed Windows XP (32 bit version), motherboard chipsed (from the CD supplied with the motherboard) and I tried to install the video card driver from the CD supplied with the EN8600GT. The wizard was running well before it tries to install the driver, then it come up with "The system could not recodnize driver for your hardware...". I'm not able to install that video card driver. I've checked the motherboard bios and I didn't find anything that can help me deciding my problem. I'll appreciate any response on that topic.


A:Video adapter EN8600GT not recognized

Have you tried using the Video card CD to do the install instead of the Wizard?

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This 1545 just ran out of warranty and now it decides to give the "ac adapter unknown" and the battery won't charge.  The bios can't be flashed because it's not at 10%.  A quick search on google makes it clear this issue has happened to many.  Why has there been no recall for this issue?  I will not buy Dell, nor will I recommend Dell laptops to anyone, anymore. 
Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

A:Inspiron 1545 AC Adapter Not recognized

Recalls cover safety problems, which this is not.  Try a new Dell adapter first - if that doesn't fix it, the system needs an internal repair.  You may want to consider extending your warranty.
You may also just as well expand  your "I'll never" to include all notebook computers, portable electronics, cell phones, etc. that use external power supplies - because they CAN and DO fail - on everything.

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A few days after buying my computer I purchased the USB WLAN Adapter in the title.
It worked perfectly for at least a year. After that, I started having the occasional "device not recognized" message. Unplugging and plugging again solved the problem.

Later it got worse. I had to unplugg and plugg several times for it to work (my record was 113 times). The strange thing is, it only malfunctioned after I turned the computer on. If I made it to work (using the unplugg and plugg routine), and left my PC on, I'd have no trouble. I could even switch USB ports at will, it would always work after that first time. If I had to turn off the computer, I'd go back to square one (restarting was no problem, though).

Now, I just can't make it work. No matter how many times I unplugg/plugg, I always get the "device not recognized" message.

I tryied the adapter in another computer (with Vista Home), and it gets detected with no problem whatsoever.

The computer where this issue happens, has other USB devices, and they all work without a single problem.

I'd really appreciate some help with this, I don't want to waste money on another adapter just to find the exact same problem happening.

Sincerely, Tatoon.

Edit: The computer where this issue is happening is using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

A:SMC EZ Connect g USB WLAN Adapter, not recognized.

Welcome to Seven Forums Tatoon.
Does the WLAN device malfunction in all USB ports after turning it off? You may try to find a new driver for it from the maker's website. It could be a USB issue too, have a look here to see if anything may apply to you.
USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

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I just updated my laptop to Win10 and my bluetooth stopped working. I looked in the Device Manager and there was no bluetooth driver installed, so I thought that I just had to install it. I ran Windows Update to see if it would automatically find and download it for me, it didn't. So then I went to my manufacturer's page and downloaded the driver from there. The installation went fine and it said that it downloaded and installed successfully. After a quick reboot Device manager still said I didn't have any Bluetooth drivers installed. My manufacturer's site had different bluetooth adapters for my laptop so I thought I downloaded the wrong one. After installing the rest of them and rebooting Device manager still said that I had none installed, this leads me to assume that somehow the operating system isn't recognizing that I have any bluetooth hardware at all. So now I'm out of Ideas and thought I'd throw away my pride as a tech-savvy person and ask for help.

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 (5547 model) running Windows10 (recently upgraded from 8.1)

The manufacturer's site I got the drivers from is here Product Support | Dell US

*Edit* Forgot to mention that it was a clean install.

A:Internal Bluetooth adapter not recognized

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Set the OS to Windows 10, first, then download the Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Bluetooth Driver.

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I seem to have fallen into a problem that lots of users are having in this forum, My Belkin F5D7050 Usb adapter was working fine until a few days ago where it stopped being recognized by Windows 7 Ultimate. I have tried many things recommended here from uninstalling the USB ports to installing Version 3.xx drivers(Mine is a 4.xx) but nothing seems to work. Also the Belkin adapter doesnt even appear in the Device manager in Network adapters but is labeled as Unknown device in the USB section.

During the installation, it refuses to recognize the adapter when it asks for it and I get the same message the USB device isnt recognized. The installation completes without it recognizing the adapter but the Belkin Utitlity doesn't even open up. When I try to manually select the driver from the location, it says that Unknown Device is the best driver already installed for the device

Please help, I am currently posting from another computer on which the adapter works easily. This one is running Windows XP if that makes any difference.

A:Belkin F5D7050 Adapter Not Recognized

Hi Psykes and welcome to the forums , Have you tried the V5 version? Belkin : Support F5D7050 Wireless G USB Network Adapter - Drivers

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I have Windows 10 and 7 on the same computer, as you could probably guess, I'm 'downgrading' from 10. I plug my wireless adapter into my computer running the brand new Windows 7 installation and it makes the 3-chime "dundundun" sound, which I think means there's an error. It shows up in the device manager under Other Devices as "802.11ac NIC" (or was it 802.11n?) with a /!\ on the icon. There's an ethernet listing right below it with the same icon. I've plugged it into all USB ports, 2.0 and 3.0. It's a Belkin F9L1108TG (F9L1108v1). I lost the CD that came with it and Realtek's website is down so I can't download drivers from them as I've read is necessary. Belkin's website does not supply the driver for this model. I don't have ethernet access to my router/modem from my computer (it's a desktop) so I can't run Windows Update or anything. I've downloaded multiple driver packages from third party websites on my W10 OS as a last resort, but they didn't work. I didn't have to go through this with my old W7 setup a long time ago. What do I do from here?

A:Belkin Wireless Adapter not recognized

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post the hardware ID's of your Belkin, like this,

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I have just installed a D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G120 USB adapter to communicate with my wireless router Netgear WGR614 v6. For the most part, it works okay, but from time to time (about once a day), the connection is lost, and "card not found" is displayed in the task bar. Short of re-installing through the D-Link CD or deleting (through the device manager, where it shows a yellow icon, instead of green when it works okay), and then reapplying the WEP password, I can not reconnect. In the control panel/network connections, I am already up to "wireless network connection 5" after having removed "5" previously.

Grateful for any advice. Many thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless adapter not always recognized

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Hi Guys,
Laptop - Acer Aspire 5749
OS - Win 7 Home Basic
Laptop is not recognizing my Micro SD Card Adapter.
Same Memory card and Adapter works fine on other Laptops.
I tried downloading Alcor Cardreader driver from Acer support site, but no use.
Pls pls pls help me....

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I've been dealing with this issue off and on for a while so I'm hoping somebody knows how to fix this! I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z575. I recently installed a clean copy of Win7 Home premium 64 bit and was able to update all drivers except for the wireless lan one which I downloaded from the Lenovo site. There are no warning/caution symbols in the device manager except for bluetooth.

The problem I have is twofold. First I have been experiencing intermittent connectivity with the wireless connection itself. In some cases it shows no networks available even though I have a phone, other computer, roku, etc that are all connected to the network no problem. Disabling and re-enabling the device through adapter properties will usually "fix" it so that I can connect but it's really annoying. I had disabled the power saving option and that didn't seem to help any.

The more pressing issue now is that I can't even update the driver because I get an error that says "Driver install/uninstall need your Wireless Adapter to be inserted into your PC. Please make sure your Wireless Adapter is in your PC." It's an internal wireless card so I have no idea what the issue is. The available networks icon with the yellow star in the system tray will flash that there is a network available for a few seconds but then it has been changing back to no networks found before I can even connect. The card properties show its a Ralink TEchnology 802.11n wireless card in pci sl... Read more

A:Internal network adapter not recognized

Quick update -

After searching around online it sounds like this is a common problem with this laptop/wireless card. I'm not the most knowledgable guy about this stuff, but would upgrading the wireless card fix the problem? I'd have to mod the bios too since Lenovo has the black/white list for wireless card but that might be the easiest solution?

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I just got home broadband and setting up the wireless for my new laptop was no problem. I've been trying to also connect my old desktop PC (WIN 98) to the modem without any luck. I first tried to use the USB port on the modem but the folks at Comcast informed me I can only have USB or Ethernet at any given time, something to do w/ IP addresses. So I went out and bought a PCI adapter card but it is not being recognized by the PC - tried all three slots.

TS at Linksys says something wrong w/ PC, Hewlett Packard TS was no help at all. I've found a few previous threads about this using Google but no definitive answers. It's an old computer and soon I will replace it, however, it's bugging me that I can't figure this out. Would appreciate any comments.

Thank you,


A:Linksys Ethernet adapter card not recognized

Hi Dave,

How old is your computer? I have one that's at least 8 years old and I have XP on it and it runs fine. The PC originally had 98, but I got a bigger HD and installed XP.

Anyway, you've installed the drivers for the ethernet adapter, right? That's the thing about Win 98, it won't run anything without drivers, whereas XP will recognize just about anything, particularly USB and ethernet. One way to check if it's a driver issue is go into your device manager and go to "Network Adapters".

To do this, from the Start menu, select Settings, and then Control Panel. Double-click the System icon, and then click the Device Manager tab. You can also do the following: On the desktop, right-click the My Computer icon, and select Properties. Click the Device Manager tab. Either way gets you in there.

Once you double click Network Adapters, you'll probably see 1394 adapter(default: not the ethernet), then the name of the Linksys adapter. Usually a pile of numbers including "10/100 fast ethernet" or something like that. If you get a yellow exclamation point or a question mark, then that's definitely linked to a driver issue and they need to be updated (via online or the driver disk). If there aren't any icons in front of the device, then everything is installed and looking good.

I've found a link that might help I work TS for Comcast so everything on this p... Read more

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I had problems with Win 7 doing the re-boot cycle and tried everything that was suggested with no luck. So I wiped it and installed XP. Now I cant connect to Internet - the network card is not recognized and wont run. Tried to download drivers from, but all versions give me the message "this is for Vista". Have purchased 3 different cards to install and just bypass the card built into mother board, but none of them fit the PCI slots inside! Anyone have any suggestions?

A:network adapter not recognized after uninstalling Win 7 and reinstalling XP

what cards have you tried, and what is the link to the model number of the emachines computer?

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This is my second build. Everything went perfectly, but the PCIe Wifi card arrived a day late. I can't seem to install it. The computer doesn't seem to recognize the card as there is no "new device detected" window that appears. I can't install the drivers that came with the adapter because when I click on the install wizard it says "Wireless network adapter is not detected..."

I've installed all the drivers from the motherboard disc.

The motherboard is an Asus Z97-A
Intel I5-4440
Windows 8.1

TP-Link WN881ND

Please give me any suggestions. Thanks in advance!!!

A:Solved: Wifi PCIe Adapter not recognized

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I have had my Alienware 17 for two years now. I bought it for college and being a broke college student, I really don't want to have to replace anything on this already pricy and new laptop.  Around December, it started showing the message (plugged in, not charging) above my battery icon. This concerned me, but I could just wait the problem out and eventually it would fix itself. In March, this problem happened again and I was able to uninstall/reinstall the ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery driver and it would charge again.
Well, I have this problem again and now nothing I have tried will fix it. I tried draining the power, I tried removing the battery/AC Adapter and holding in the power button for 30 seconds, but that didn't work. When it boots up, it shows a message saying that it doesn't recognize the AC Adapter. However, my PC is only running on power from an AC Adapter that apparently it doesn’t even recognize. If I even unplug my laptop, it shuts down.
Giving it time hasn’t helped, reinstalling the drivers hasn’t helped, and my BIOS is completely up to date. This is extremely frustrating because this is supposed to be a high performance laptop, and it is only two years old. I rely on this for programming, running my virtual machines upon other things while attending classes at my university. With an intense semester coming up this fall, I have to get this back in prime condition. I’m not sure where to go from ... Read more

A:Alienware 17 Plugged in, not charging/AC Adapter not recognized

It's an adapter, jack or mainboard problem.
First thing to try is a new OEM Dell AC adapter.
If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC jack:
If that doesn't do it, the problem is with the charge circuit and the mainboard will need to be replaced.

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My friend has a Dell Dimension 4700. He formatted his hard drive and we can't get the Intel Integrated Pro 10/100 Ethernet card to be recognized. It just says that it is an unknown device and that the drivers are not correct but we can't figure out how to get any updated ones. So we're stuck using the USB connection to the high speed modem (Bell Sympatico).
Thanks for any help

Dell Dimension 4700
Sympatico High Speed Edition USB/Ethernet modem
Windows XP Home Edition

A:Intel Integrated Ethernet Adapter Not Recognized

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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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I'm trying to get Skype working with my Zoom 5900 adapter in Win 7 Pro 64 bit. There are not any 64 bit drivers avail and no ETA for any. I loaded Skype & the Zoom software in XP mode successfully.

THE PROBLEM: The Zoom adapter IS recognized by the Win 7 O/S but is is NOT recognized in the device mgr in XP mode.

(Skype is working fine in both the 64 bit and in XP mode without the adapter)

Anyone have any ideas?

Does anyone know of an adapter that has the 64 bit drivers?

A:Zoom 5900 Skype adapter not recognized in XP mode

Hey you sup sorry I took so long I just actually figure out a solution to the problem my self after weeks of trial and error. You have to use the VISTA X64 bit driver as a substitute for window 7.

here is the download link for the vista 64 bit zoom 5900 model:
Zoom Telephonics: Phone Adapter for Skype

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This has been bugging the hell out of me I couldn't figure out why my battery wasn't recharging after I upgraded. I upgraded an old Dell Latitude D520 to windows 7 and at first the battery had a small charge left, but I knew it was at the end of its life anyways so when it didn't recharge again I figured it was just junk. So I just ordered a new battery. That's still not in yet but when I went to my BIOS looking for something else today I noticed the AC Adapter wasn't recognized and it was telling me to plug in the original 65w AC Adapter, however that's the one that is already plugged in. The ac adapter still powers the computer but it won't charge the battery. I'm guessing it has something to do with Windows 7's AC and ACPI adapters but I can't find any other drivers to try anywhere. Anyone have any solutions?

sorry one more thing..the battery isn't just not charging, it is also not recognized so I'd imagine that all the drivers under the Batteries directory in the device manager needs to be replaced...will the old xp drivers work in their place?

A:After clean install of Windows 7 old Dell AC adapter not recognized?

Regardless of OS, if the battery is in need of charging and the AC Adapter is plugged in, the battery shall charge even when the system is off. Therefore, you may check this, and if your system's battery is not charging while the notebook is off, there may be some sort of an issue with either battery or the AC adapter.

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A friend of mine gave me a D-Link Rangebooster N 650 and when i got home and i plugged it into my PCI port, nothing happened. No LED from the card itself, no notification from Windows, nothing. I tried another PCI port but nothing worked. What should i do?

A:D-link rangebooster n 650 desktop adapter not recognized by PC/Win7

Can anyone help?

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The title says it all.
Here is a link to another thread to show the steps that have already been taken. The thread grew silent, and I thought some fresh minds might help solve my problem.

The only thing different is I installed Service Pack 3. This has not changed the behavior of the card. It still doesn't work, unless for some unknown reason it decides to.

The only other solution I can think of is to flash the BIOS, but I don't want to do that unless absolutely necessary.

For quick reference:
Computer: HP Compaq presario v6000(I think)
Modem: Westell model number: c90-610015-05
Router: Linksys wrt54g
Internal card: Broadcom (I don't know anything more about it.)
External card: Belkin f5d8073 N wireless expresscard adapter

Any help would be appreciated.

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I have a Gateway FX series 17" laptop and yesterday when I got home from university and took the computer out of my bag to start working, the wireless card just didnt exist, no networks were recognized and when i tried to troubleshoot it told me that no device was connected. Wired internet works just fine. And the wireless card appears in the device manager.

methods i have tried to no avail:
-turning the wireless switch on and off
-uninstalling the device and rebooting
-updating drivers
-manually downloading driver from Intel's website
-insulting the device's mother

I'm suspecting this might be a hardware issue but if anyone has some advice that would be great. For the time being I am just using a wired connection but I'm going to need the wireless when I'm. back in class

,Thanks guys

A:Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN wireless adapter not recognized

Please run an ipconfig /all , snip and upload the output so we can check. ALso please upload the event viewer logs

Start>cmd>right click and run as admin>ipconfig /all
Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
{Instructions courtesy of writhziden}

Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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My problem is that I Have a wireless adapter hooked onto the end of 2 usb extension cables that have their own power supply, so its not a problem of range. I've had it set up like this for two months, where the wireless adapter was set on the end of the 2 usb extension cables, and it worked just fine.

USB extension cables

I have a Linksys Wireless A/G USB Network Adapter

Now suddenly I wake up one morning to find the message "USB Device not recognized." This only happens when I have the wireless adapter plugged into the two cables. I have tried plugging it into each of the different cables seperately, and it wont work on either cable, as well as working off the end of both cables. When I just plug it in straight into the computer it works fine. Any other USB device I plug into these cables works fine, weather it be a webcam etc. Just the combo of my Wireless adapter and my extension cables doesn't work. What do I do? But yeah if I have to buy something so be it, I'm just not sure whats wrong in this case. I've tried the most obvious means of solving the problem, simply restarting the computer, unplugging the device and plugging it back in etc. I've tried reinstalling the drivers on both the cables and the device, nothing seems to work. I don't understand it at all.


A:Wireless Internet Adapter not recognized when plugged into USB extension cable.

I have found that the wireless card I have will not work if it is connected to an extension, even a very short one will not work with it (I am talking a 3" one)

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I recently had to reinstall Windows XP on my IBM Thinkpad T30 and everything works fine except the WIRELESS ADAPTER is being read as a NETWORK CONTROLLER and a driver cannot be found for it. The device manager shows no driver installed no matter what I do and the new hardware wizard can't find anything either. I can use the internet when it is directly connected with the ethernet cable but the wireless capabilities are non-existant. I have gone to the ibm and lenovo websites and downloaded what seems like a million drivers that did not work and I am at a loss. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Thank you

A:IBM Thinkpad T30: Wireless adapter recognized as network controller...need driver

welcome to tech support guy,

these are the general specs for ALL of the t30 models,

from that:
Infared (IR)
IR transceiver for wireless file and data transfer and printing.
Speeds up to 4Mbps.
Compatible with the Infrared Data Association (IrDA) IR data link specification
located on right side of system

Selected models as either a communication daughter card (CDC) or as a Mini PCI card combo card with Intel wireless
K56Flex v.92
Note: Public network download speeds are limited to 53kbps. Upload speeds are limited to 48Kbps. Actual speeds depend on many factors and are often less than the maximum stated.

10/100 Ethernet installed on the system board
Selected models will have Intel Wireless and modem Mini PCI combo cards
Selected models will have CISCO Mini PCI card
Selected models will have Bluetooth communication daughter card Click to expand...

I have gone to the ibm and lenovo websites and downloaded what seems like a million drivers that did not work and I am at a loss.Click to expand...

as you have found, it is most difficult to obtain a SPECIFIC item to perform a SPECIFIC function, it is even MORE difficult when we can't see what you are looking at, so to help someone here on the forums to help, you might post that info on your personal page or in your sig line or in the post where you are asking for help, - the full make and model

ibm / lenova has a very easy site to find info on, and, in that YOU hav... Read more

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Hello, all. The hdd on my Dell XPS recently failed, and, not being a smart person, I did not create a backup. I reinstalled Windows 7 onto the machine, and it installed and boots correctly. When I attempt to connect to the internet, Network Diagnostics gives the following error:

Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter, you will need to re-install the driver.

So I attempted to install the drivers with ProWin64. This gives the following error:

Cannot install drivers. No Intel(R) Adapters are present in this computer.

The adapter is listed under 'Other devices' in my device manager, with a yellow triangle. My Ethernet controller, PCI Simple Communications Controller, SM Bus Controller, USB Controller, and another Unknown device also have the same problem, but I'm not as worried about those. The hardware IDs given for the device are as follows:


However, I have no idea what to do with this information. What's my next step here?

A:Network adapter not recognized after Windows 7 install. Dell XPS L502

7 does not have native drivers for wireless cards and don't use a third party program to get them. You need to download them from dell. Product Support | Dell US

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I recently had to reinstall Windows XP on my IBM Thinkpad T30 and everything works fine except the WIRELESS ADAPTER is being read as a NETWORK CONTROLLER and a driver cannot be found for it. The device manager shows no driver installed no matter what I do and the new hardware wizard can't find anything either. I can use the internet when it is directly connected with the ethernet cable but the wireless capabilities are non-existant. Ihave gone to the ibm and lenovo websites and downloaded what seems like a million drivers that did not work and I am at a loss. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I would really appreciate any help with this problem because I need the wireless access for school.

Thanks alot!

A:IBM Thinkpad T30: Wireless adapter recognized as network controller...need driver

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Lenovo T430 running win7 home premium 64bit.

Wife purchased new in 2013 and it has been problematic almost from the get-go. The machine was very slow to operate, slow to execute various mouse commands and such. The machine had some sort of warning message pop up in constantly the lower left corner that said something to the effect of the back-up section of the drive was full and needed addressed. It would not allow any modification to the drive(s), the files, or the partitions via the OS tools.

Wife got frustrated with it and took it into the local computer repair place to have it fixed. They 'cleaned it up', saying it 'should run faster now', but the error message was not eliminated and the machine ran only marginally faster.

Wife purchased a new laptop and now I have the Lenovo. I used it for a month before becoming completley frustrated with it. I tried some things like scaning for viruses, malware etc but found little to nothing in that regard. The slowness kept getting worse and worse to the point that the machine was pretty much unusable.

In a fit of frustration and short of just throwing the thing away, I formated the drive using Darik's Boot and Nuke. Then installed a full version of Vista, then an upgrade version of win7 home premium. These two installs seem to go ok and the machine is booting up fine in win7. The error message is gone, as is the slowness as near as I can tell.

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A:Network adapter not recognized after win7 install. Lenovo T430

Check hardware manager for any items showing a yellow caution symbol ie a piece of hardware that is present but not configured/has no driver installed
if so you can look at properties to get the device id which will tell you what exact piece of hardware it is

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

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My Dell INS-N4110 laptop has been around for roughly 5 years. It's no powerhouse but I wouldn't call it much of a slouch either. Just recently, it's started randomly getting slow; games would lag and even Chrome would run like it was being processed on a Win98. Pulling the power and taking out the battery for a few minutes fixed the problem a few times, but now it's not even succumbing to that.

After doing a reboot with all of the original services/startup programs (did this by accident, mind you) ? Dell Quickset was re-enabled and a message popped up telling me that my AC power adapter could no longer be recognized and that I needed to plug in an official 65W charger. This IS the original charger the laptop came with. Okay, so I need a new charger; that should be a 2 week wait. HOWEVER, Dell's shadiness showed itself when I found out that until a new charger is plugged in, the system throttles down the CPU which is the exact reason why my games/programs are underperforming.

Is there any way that I can bypass this and get the laptop back to its original speed until I can get my hands on a charger?

A:Dell Inspiron N4110 — AC Adapter Not Recognized, System Running Slow

Control Panel - Power Options - High Performance - customize it and set min processor state to 100% for on battery.
And enjoy max performance for 2 hours until battery drains without recharging

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The wireless internet aspect of my daughter's laptop failed. It is a system board malfunction.

I purchased a USB wireless adapter to overcome the issue and after installation it immediately connected to the access point which is connected to my wired Linksys router.

Cliff Notes:

1. Went to connect wirelessly in another room. No connection.

2. Unplugged the power to router, modem, and access point for 15 seconds in order to reset. Did not resolve the issue.

3. Access point is recognized by the laptop and shows it connected and signal good.

4. Wireless adater in device manager recognized and fully working. It is "Device funtioning properly."

5. Attempted to do a repair several times but here is the repeated message: "Connot connect with DNS server. Network Diagnostics pinged the remote host but did not receive a response."

So, Access is functiong and recognized by the laptop as connected and signal is good. The wireless adapter is recognized as fully functioning. Yet I can't receive a response.

Advice please. Networking isn't anywhere near a strong area for me.

* One other thing. My old Toshiba laptop connects with its a/b miniwireless card.

A:Access Point Recognized/Wireless Adapter Working: Can't Connect to the Internet

I assume your using some encryption mode? (WPA, WEP, etc.)

1. Make sure by the access point and the wireless adapter are set to use the same mode
2. Have you entered the network password correctly?

If any doubt, see if your router lets u backup its setttings. Then turn off all encryption in both the AP and adapter and see if they connect then (easiest way to prove it's an encryption issue )

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Yesterday, being conneted to the internet i had a power surge and my computer turned on and off rapidly, well when it booted back up i discovered i could no longer conenct to the internet, the computer no longer recognized that i had a LAN connecttion, i checked the router and it is fine, my other computers still are able to conect. Other than being unable to connect to the interenet the computer is unaffected, even trying a different ethernet cable didnt work. I think i have the problem narrowed down to 2 options, either the surge fried the NIC card, longshot that it didnt affect anything else, or theres a data corruption somewhere in the driver that runs the nic card? any opinions on the matter? or a solution?

A:LAN not being recognized after power surge

well I had a somilar proplem with my onboard sound. The electrical surge damaged the relationship between the lan connection and the motherboard. try replacing the cable, if that does not work then either your motherboard is damaged, or the NIC card is.

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I always use a battery backup. The battery in my CyberPower 1200AVR died & before a new one arrived we had a power outage. Now my PC won't recognize my SSD which has my Windows 7 operating system on it. I need help desperately. THANKS!

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As you can see in the screenshot , AC power doesn't show and the battery indicator that does show says over 10 hours left although the icon for the battery now shows empty.

Fortunately though if AC power is plugged in , even if it doesn't show it does keep the laptop from turning itself off .

If i take out the battery though, AC power will not turn the laptop on , i have to have battery installed.
Any ideas

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Hello,We own a pavilion p7-1074be desktop.We had set the power-on (BIOS) password to be empty.On turning on the computer however it says the password is incorrect.After three attempts, it shows a star symbol *, but does not give any code.Rebooting the computer re-allows three attempts. We tried the following:Previous passwords, with and without caps lock, num lock, ...Resetting the BIOS using the CMOS jumper.Resetting the BIOS by removing, waiting, and replacing the CMOS battery.but none of this works, the computer still asks for a power-on password and still refuses the one we had set.Is there another way to bypass this problem?Thank you for your help.

A:BIOS power on password not recognized

Hi: Please read the info at the link below under Clearing the Password Settings...Last item listed. There is a password jumper and a cmos jumper.  You need to move the password jumper.

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On System Startup, before Windows starts, I receive a message that the 230 Watt PS is not found or is of the wrong type. I can press F1 to continue or F2 to enter CMOS Config. I am able to press F1 and continue my boot up, but the same message occurs every time. My PS "brick" power light is lit and after the system starts up Windows says that the PS is fully charged and in the correct Power Plan Mod, which is "Balanced". What can I do to get rid of that message so my system starts up without interruption?


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476942 MB, Free - 180986 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KX412
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Power Supply Not Recognized On Startup

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?

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

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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I frequently get email attachments with the .pps suffix. I have power point installed but when I go to the file associations, .pps is not listed. How do I get it listed so I can set up the file association and see the ,pps files I get?

A:Microsoft Power point not recognized by Win7

The attached microsoft fixit app should fix the association.

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Hi -

Very inexperienced in computers - but I replaced my power supply and my video card. But when I boot up it says that the cd and dvd drives are not recognized. Can anyone give me any guidance?


A:Replaced power supply, cd/dvd drives not recognized

Make sure that the 4-pin connector is connected back into the cd/dvd drive and that the either SATA or IDE cable is connected also

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I have a Dell Dimension 5100 Desktop computer that the power supply recently went on so I replaced it and now the computer is not recognizing the CD/DVD drives?

When I first installed it and powered the computer on it said I had a Floppy Diskette Seek Failure . I don't have any floppy drives installed so I disabled it through the BIOS and now I noticed the drives aren't working . I have two drives installed one to play dvds and burn cds and the other is a dvd burner . Both of the drives power up and you can hear the disk spinning but nothing happens and the computer doest show I have them?

A:Installed New Power Supply / CD Drives not recognized

The old PSU may have taken out the motherboard when it fried - fairly common, especially with the cheap O.E.M. units used by Dell. Also, some Dell boards are proprietary, which means the connectors may not be standard ATX - Check the pinout on the 24 pin ATX connector to make sure it matches on both PSUs.

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Hello there!

There's a really critical issue which has been pestering me and making things truly hard, preventing me to fully make use of the PC.

A long time ago, I was struck by a problem where, upon being started, the CPU lights and fan would be turned on, but not the mouse lights nor the monitor display. Basically, it wasn't fully 'waking up'. After attemps of restarting it manually, it'd end up like a car that dies right after ignition. A tech visit and a power supply upgrade solved it, but, since then, at least in 2 occasions, the problem took place, isolatedly.

Today, by the morning, I was browsing the PC and opened a program, but, after a few minutes, a flashing W8 BSOD appeared for a second and the PC was restarted - before it could be rebooted, though, the previously mentioned 'fake awakening' problem stated. I spent too much time trying to turn off and on the system, to no avail, while only having it 'turn on the lights and fan', but not being fully started. After much insistence, and some pressure on the PS cable, it was finally turned on. The system started as usual, except for a single, fatal issue.

The system simply -won't- recognize any kind of network connection, at all.. I do have an internet modem, as well as wifi-router, and when I first installed W8.1 I didn't need to do anything - I simply plugged the network cable and it was recognized/connected. But now, it seems that the system won't recognize it. I tried to restart the connection, tried to re-pl... Read more

A:BSOD > Power supply failure > No network recognized;

Alright, managed to find a solution!

Basically, this guide was extremely useful:

When your ethernet won't connect | PCWorld

Just had to uninstall the Intel adapter and it reinstalled the driver with a reboot, which solved the issue.

...So many hours lost until I tried it! There goes my saturday, lol..


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I was burning a cd yesterday when the computer randomly shut down. It's been doing this for a while (the shutting down). I think it's a slight over heating problem because the computer is enclosed (my desk was made by idiots). Anyways, I try to keep it pulled out enough to keep it from overheating, but sometimes it does anyway, especially now because it's getting colder and the heat is running.

Normally it boots back up fine, after it cools down of course. This time, neither of my internal hard drives are recognized. I'm kinda freaking. The master internal is inconsequential but the slave is the one I'm worried about. It's got some very important data on it. In the BIOS, neither are detected. I can't get into the actual computer because as far as it's concerned there's no OS installed. I can't even recover it because I don't have a hard drive in it.

Any help is greatly appreciated! I'm really worried about the one hard drive. I'm hoping both are ok. Thanks in advance and sorry for the long read.

PS. when I jump into the boot menu, the only thing that pops up is the CD/DVD drive and a Realtek boot manager. And when I try to use the boot manager, it doesn't really do anything. Goes to a black screen with white font, and does something (not sure what) but it ends up just sitting at one spot until you restart.

A:Hard Drive not recognized after unexpected power loss

OK, lets do some basic troubleshooting;
1 Open the case and reseat both the data and pw connectors for both drives
2 While the case is open, give it a good cleaning with a can of air. This may help with your overheating
3 Clear the cmos with the clear jumper. For detailed instructions regarding clearing cmos, read your manual
4 Replace jumper to the keep position and pw ON the system. Enter the bios and make any changes you need ie sata mode, boot order, etc. Save settings and restart.

See if your drives are detected now. If not, you need to pull them and connect them to a working system to see if they can be accessed.

My computer sits inside a cabinet in my desk as well. I made an exhaust fan for the cabinet using a 140mm fan and a wall wort to power it; works great. Keeps an overclocked amd 940 @32~40C depending on room temp.

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Hello! I have a desktop computer and several days ago my old 500W power supply burnt out (from overheating I suppose) while the computer was on. I replaced it with a new one, 750W, but when I turned it on everything was working properly except for the fact that no USB devices were recognized. I have 2 USB 2.0 front ports and four rear ones. Power reaches all of them, since LEDs on devices connected light up, but OS does not indicate any devices being connected. I tried switching off the PC from the mains, pressing and holding the power button, even removed the battery on the motherboard and reset the BIOS settings. Nothing changed. I have a dual-boot PC with Windows 7 and Gentoo Linux. Neither of the two operating systems give any errors concerning the USB ports and neither recognizes anything plugged in. My PC is:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.33 GHz
HDD: Samsung HD403LJ ATA 400 GB
I don't have a USB keyboard nor a mouse to try and see if they work during BIOS boot. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Solved: Power reaches USB ports, but no devices are recognized.

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I changed power supplies in my computer so it turns on now but the monitor would not come on. I was using a flat screen with DVI connection to a ATI video card. My computer guy thinks it is a ATI 2400 xp. I have the computer plugged into the monitor via vga port on the mother board (Asus PLD2-VM) and the monitor works but I want to use DVI from the ATI video card obviously. How do I get the computer to recognize the ATI card again. I tried to enable PCI and PCIE in the bios under boot but that didnt work. I have disabled those again and need direction what to do in bios and control panel. The fan is running on the video card so I think it is functioning. How do I determin if the card IS working and or why the computer wont recognize it.


A:Video card not recognized after changing Power supplies

What was the reason you changed the power supply? I presume the card worked before with the old power supply at one time. Perhaps the graphics card was damaged somehow when the old power supply failed.

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Hi, I am having trouble with the Power Plan Settings. The default settings were not what I wanted so I have tried to change them several times. I chose NEVER, on all options, saved them and even rebooted a couple times. The settings in Ctrl Panel stay at what I changed them to but the computer does not recognize them. It continually goes to sleep, display goes down after 1 minute of being idle.

I tried contacting the Live Chat, explained my issues, told her what I had already done, and now was contacting them. She didn't ask me any questions other than what I had done to troubleshoot and sent me to a link that explains what I already knew and done several times. No help at all...I've been searching for help on the net and finally found this forum. I am hoping that someone here has had the same issues and knows what I can do. It also won't accept my change requiring a password when I sign into the computer. I don't want to have to sign in. changed that to NO, but it still requires a password.

I also made sure my windows has all the updates.

Thanks for any help. Nothing worse than reading in an idle mode only to have the screen go down after 1 minute, requiring I sign back in..


A:New Computer/Win 7, Power Plan settings aren't recognized

Do you have any bloatware of third party programs that might be set to mess with screen settings?


Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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This is probley not the place to ask but, I have a cardscan and I lost the 4.5V power adapter. The end is very small and I haven't had any luck finding one. I even went to their web site and nothing. I also e-mailed them with no response. Can anyone help?

A:Power adapter?

From their website:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Contact our Customer Service department for the following types of inquires:
Lost CardScan adapters.

Call 617-492-4200 ext. 3 between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm EST Monday-Friday.

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

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Can I use 45 Watt adapter for dell inspiron 15 5559?? I got the adapter along with the laptop when I bought it. But a warning is displayed on screen prompting me to use 65 Watt adapter... If so why 65 Watt adapter wasn't given with the laptop instead of 45 Watt?

A:Power adapter

The system is designed to support both 45W and 65W adapters - see the specifications here -
When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I 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 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 Toshiba Satellite C655D that needs a replacement ac power adapter, when I look it up it says I need:

Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 75 Watts, 3.95 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector


Laptop AC Adapter: 19 Volts, 65 Watts, 3.42 Amps, 5.5mm x 2.5mm Connector

Someone gave me a new, in the box AC Adapter with USB port, made by Insignia.
The documentation says "converts 120v AC to 3-12v with 1300mA max output."

I realize this is a question not exactly hardware related, but I'm hoping someone knows the answer....I'm afraid to plug it in and fry my laptop


A:ac power adapter...

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

A:Power Adapter for USB Hub

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I 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 recently bought a replacement power adapter for my dell e1505. The computer works but it won't charge the battery and tells me that since the computer does not recognize the charger, I need to reseat the power adapter... What does that mean?

A:Power Adapter

Hello aaronbaron,

Reseat the power adapter just means make sure the power adapter is plugged in good on the laptop and the wall outlet. I would try powering off the laptop, unplug the power cord, take the new battery out. Reinstall the new battery only and try to power on the computer. If that does not work plug in the power cord and power up with the new battery installed.


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OK. This one is very annoying. My mouse has been quitting on me all the time recently. Whenever I move it around a lot, or sometimes lust over to a button or something, the mouse completely loses power, and the buttons seem to "freeze" in their current state, so if I had the left button pressed at the time it went out, that button would still be considered "pressed", and would continue to do whatever. It is getting very hard to play many games because of this, especially Skulltag (DooM source port), and Unreal Tournament. It is also very difficult to get around in windows because of this. Once the mouse loses power and stays out, I get the very annoying "USB Device Not Recognized" error popping up in the notification area on the taskbar. After that, the only way I can get power back to the mouse is rebooting. (Plugging it into a different port doesn't help, and if I plug my other mouse in once this happens, it eventually loses power too. I even tried a ps2 port mouse, and got nowhere. I am running Windows XP Home Edition. Other devices on the USB ports are a Saitek P880 Gamepad and an ATI RF Wireless Remote Receiver (Remote Wonder). I have even tried unpluggin these devices, think9ing it was simply a "too much power" problem, but my problem is still there. Is there any way I can fix this so I don't have to keep rebooting, without having to buy a new mouse?

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Followed instructions from
Upon the scan complete page, I was shown Norton did not find Win 32 evo-gen, but did seem to think some of my mods for games were infected. Any ideas? 
it lists wseloader.exe (Warband Script Enhancer for Floris mod) 
tes5dit.exe for Skyrim mods
A registry entry which I have no information about
and Warband.Exe, listed as "unknown" under threat level. 
Recommended actions are remove, remove, fix, remove (with no option to toggle removal of last item)
I was just planning on going to bed when this happened, so a speedy reply is *much appreciated*
I've taken no action, and I have the log if it is required to copy/paste. 
Anything else? I believe I am running Windows 8 on a Toshiba Satellite p75-a7100.

A:Win32 Evo Gen recognized by Avast, not found in Norton Power Eraser

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I have an hp pavillion dv 6000 that I lost the power adapter to. My friend has an adapter for an hp pavillion dv9000 that he does not need anymore and he wants to sell it to me. I want to know if it will work with my computer. The adapter puts out 19volts 4.74 amps 90 wants max. The replacement adapters for my model (dv6000) list the power output as 18.5 volts 3.5 amps 65 watts.

Will an adapter that was higher voltage amps and wattage work for my laptop that requires less??? This is assuming that the connector is the same which I'm not sure of.

A:Power Adapter question

Higher Amperage and Wattage yes, Voltage? NO

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I have a 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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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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I had a drink spilt on the power adapter where the power plug connects into the laptop.  I need to get a replacement since, I use the laptop fairly regular and can't seem to find any that are HP

A:HP Pavilion g6 Power Adapter

Does it have to be HP specifically?Plenty around on the web, these are just examples:60 Watt HP G6 G7 power adapter $8.98 on Amazon newer model 90 Watt faster charger $11.99

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I 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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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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Recently I purchased a VX1945WM monitor and I was not given a power adapter to run the different integrated features that the monitor offers such as powered speakers and iPod dock among others. I tried contacting Viewsonic, but that was to no avail. If anyone knows the model number or distributor, please let me know.



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Hi 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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Hi Guys,

I was hoping someone could help me out finding a power adapter for an old set of Harman Kardon speakers I have. On the back of the speakers it says ac 15v 1.1A so I assume I need an adapter that matches those settings.

Can someone plz help me out finding one that will work and is as cheap as possible.

Thx a bunch.

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Can anybody answer the following questions about a laptop power adapter?

Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.

Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?


A:Power adapter modifications

kraftzion said:

Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.Click to expand...

There is no particular reason for this, either side of the power supply could be lengthened or shortened.

kraftzion said:

Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?Click to expand...

I'm not positive but thats what I have always thought it was.

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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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I received the following message when I am booting up my Dell ATG Laptop. Does this mean I need a new power cord? If so, is there anywhere recommended to purchase or do I just go to the dell website?

The AC Power Adapter Wattage and Type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance. To resolve this issue, try to reset the power adapter. Strike the F3 key (before F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see the power warning again.

Strike the F1 to to continue. F2 to run the setup utility, Pree F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Thank you so much for the assistance!


A:Solved: AC Power Adapter

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

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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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Hi all,

i hope im posting in the right section....(apologies if not)

The power adapter/charger for my toshiba laptop failed recently.

Im looking for a replacement and have see several different options.

The original toshiba part (part no: PA3290E-3AC3) is available for about 50 pounds
however ive seem lots online which are the same spec, and described as replacments for the above part. the thing is these cost less than half the price of the original
Although these are not the genuine part it says they will work.

i was a bit worried that it may damage my laptop if i dont use the exact part.

could anyone advise me on this please and the best thig to do.


A:power adapter does not work

I have a Toshiba that I am using an adapter made by Lite-On. I have been using it for about 2 years and no ill effects. It was about 1/3 the cost of the Toshiba adapter.

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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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