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Power adapter modifications

Q: Power adapter modifications

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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The tips I got with this Kensington 33197 power adapter have numbers stenciled on them like N3, N5, N19, etc. The tips sold on their web site make no mention of the "N" numbers and have numbers like K20059, K20050, etc. and there is no cross reference.

You can also see a complete reference for "N" numbers to all the laptops they support at the above link. Again, no mention of the numbers Kensington uses on their site.

I need a cross reference for these kinds of numbers.

Kensington referred me to their telephone tech support; but, there is a language or cultural barrier that prevents their understanding what I need.

Does anyone know of such a reference?

A:Need power tips reference for Kensington laptop power adapter

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

Well my solution was simple.
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Hi there,

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

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

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A:XP Tweaks/Settings//Modifications

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A:system configuration modifications

Originally Posted by nickoli tessla

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ipconfig /release
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A:[Help] Modifications in a batch file

Try this:


ipconfig /release
netsh interface ip set address "Offboard" static
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Usage: set address [name=]<string>
[[address=]<IPv4 address>[/<integer>] [[mask=]<IPv4 mask>]
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Tag Value
name - Interface name or index.
source - One of the following values:
dhcp: Enables DHCP for configuring IP addresses for
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static: Disables DHCP for configuring IP addresses for
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A:Power adapter?

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A:Power adapter

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A:Power Adapter

Hello aaronbaron,

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im on win xp sp3, system scanners are cccleaner,nod32 and superanti spyware.

this is what happened.

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decided to add the email address to blocked emails. i have to open the email so that i can see the address.
the problem began.

these are my troubleshooting procedures:
1. ran scanners - nothing detected
2. cleaned cookies, history
3. ccleaner registry scan - nothing
4. system restore - still
5. imported a backup reg file

I believe that upon opening the email it modified some of registry keys for the keyboard since i dont see any unrecognized processes in my task manager, at least from the visible list.

it is quite annoying since i use keyboard shortcuts alot like ctrl+arrow keys to navigate on some texts.

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insert key = stand bys the PC
pressing - = -0
pressing 1 = `1

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A:[SOLVED] delete button shuts down PC and other key modifications

Hi people..

as suspected opening the email modified current keyboard mapping.

After hours of digging solutions in the net i found this one:

Restore keyboard mapping - Dev Hardware

reinstallation of the keyboard registry keys for the US layout solved my issue..

my keyboard is running smoothly after the steps given in that thread.

lesson learned: if the spam is in the inbox, move it to spam folder to reduce the risks if you intend to view it.

sorry can't find any edit button on my original post.

I'm tagging this as solved.

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It looks like you had microsoft live search set as your search engine possibly when you installed a windows live component and then you installed something like google toolbar which wants to change it to google.

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sc create BITS binpath= "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" start= delayed-auto
regedit /s c:\Users\fab\Desktop\BITS.REG
net start bits
rmdir %windir%\softwaredistribution /s /q
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regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
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A:Problem for saving modifications of registry in next reboot

Hi, lets get this straight you open regedit and the Bits service is there (as you posted). Then you restart your computer and do not run the .Bat file if you open regedit the bits service is completely missing from the registry? OR is it that Bits is simply not running in services (automatic delayed start)? Is your user name fab?

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

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Hi Guys,

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

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

Thx a bunch.

A:Power adapter needed

Robot Check

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

19v,3,42 A


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

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

Do you need new AC adapter or what?

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Hi Guys,

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

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

Thx a bunch.

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I am planning on making this project myself but first I have one question. Here is the project I will be making:

It says I need a 12V DC supply for powering the breadboard. When searching up for 12V DC supplies, I only get power supply's that plug into the wrong wall socket (I live in Australia).
Do I need to get something like the article suggests:

Or can I get something such as this:
If the first option is the only possibility, how do I get the plug to go into my wall socket?
Also, how do I get the other end plugged into the breadboard when the product just has a single plug on the end?

A:What type of power adapter do I need?

You can use the Ebay adaptor, the easiest way to get 2 wires is to get a socket that fits the plug, like this one :- and solder 2 wires to that socket.

The circuit at your link uses a 2 wire plug into the breadboard, you would have to get a similar plug OR you could push bare wires into the breadboard.

OR you could cut the plug off to reveal the 2 wires but they will probably be quite thin and may not connect well if pushed into the breadboard holes.

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Hi 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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My neighbour was given a second-hand computer and asked for my help setting it up.

It is a Dell Optiplex 755 running Win7.

Currently installed graphics is NVidia Quadro FX 3500.

I looked up the service tag and this is not the original card (Original was ATI HD2400XT).

The issue I have is that the FX3500 is an 80W card, with the PCI-E slot having a max of 75W. On booting I get low power warnings from the NVidia card.

The card has a 6 pin PCI-E connection available for the additional power, but the PSU has no PCI-E power cable.

The only free power cables from the PSU are a couple of 15pin SATA cables. I have seen adapter cables for 15pin SATA to 6 pin PCI-E. Are these any good for my situation?

If not, what are the alternatives? New PSU? Different GFX card?

A:Power adapter cable for PCI-E

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

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does my acer v5-571P-33224g50Mass with Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 able to take the 90w power adapter Part Number: TP.PWCAB.21-A05-AS?

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

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

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Hi, I need to buy a new adapter for my laptop. The input requirement is 100~220V, 1.7A. I found this adapter with input 100~220v, 1.64A, both output specs are the same. Is this adapter compatible giving the input Amp is lower? thanks.

A:Laptop power adapter

You will not have a problem using that adapter.

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

Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.(I guess you own a Veriton 1000).

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

A:Undersized power adapter

Any one any idea on this error ? Message appears at Bios post stage... i.e. early on just after switching on.
@Mod - I mistakenly posted multiple times - please feel free to delete duplicates.

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RESOLVED PLEASE...ANY IDEAS I am in a hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota. I plugged my laptop into the power adapter and then plugged the power cord into an outlet on the side of a work desk( ). After a frantic day of post Thanksgiving shopping I came back to the hotel, plugged my laptop into the female end of adapter and....BANG ...sparks started to fly from the end of power adapter. Sent attachment. Please tell me what my options are as I need the LT for 3 more days.... Any suggestions. Can this be repaired, I am in Grand Forks.. where should I go
seriously desperate,

Scatteredminds. pps only 10% battery life le f ttttttt.

Found a geat repair shop who spliced and soldered...just temporary until I get back to winnipeg

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

Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.(I guess you own a Veriton 1000).

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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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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 have a 20 pin motherboard but the power supply I have available has a 24 pin connector. I've read that you can simply plug them together by offsetting the 24 pin one but so far I don't see that working at all (and 'never the twain shall meet', so to speak). I've found adapters but they all say something akin to

'allows you to connect your existing 20 pin power supply to your new 24-pin compatible motherboard'

You can use it the other way around, correct?



A:20 to 24 pin power supply adapter

Some mainboard connectors are 20+4 pins where the 4 pins unsnap from the 20 pins for use with boards with a 20 pin connector. If your power supply doesn't have that feature you would use an adapter such as this.

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

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

Hello,You can to use a converter 12V/220V or 110 V.It's not more expensive than an other charger, and you can to charge all devices.

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I have an Acer 3690 laptop. Recently the original power adapter went bad. I went to a local computer company and had them order me a new one. The day I got it home and plugged it in the adapter smoked and the plastic split showing bare wires. We returned the adapter and they exchanged it for another one. The day we took the new one home it did the same thing. Any ideas what could be the problem???

A:Power Adapter Problem

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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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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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What is a good, affordable universal power adapter for a laptop. My dad's power adapter for his Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop went out and I need an affordable replacement as I can't pay for a direct replacement right now. The output for the dead power adapter is 19.5V and I believe it is a 65 watt power adapter.

A:universal power adapter

Amazon is great for items like this.
Laptop AC Adapter/Power Supply/Charger+US Power Cord for Dell Inspiron 1318 1545 pp25l by SIB $8.98

Do check the Seller Rating. I also look for closest shipper (I want what I want when I want it). You should see all the details in the Ad for what you need, if details are not there, you can move on to the next, or contact the Seller. Either way, they have a very fast return policy if what you ordered does not suit your needs.

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

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I 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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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 have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4807. I need a new power adapter. (there appears to be a loose connection in it somewhere. It only works when I king the wire a certain way.

This adapter from Targus says that it is compatible but it is only 70W where the original was 120W.

Would the differnce in wattage present a problem in trying to use this adapter?

Thanks very much for your help.


A:Power adapter compatibility

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I have this mode laptop: toshiba satelite p305d-s8900 And am going to have to replace the power adapter pretty soon. It cuts out all the time and the cord is so flimsy it will probably break pretty soon. Any idea where I can get a new one for under $50.00? I'd prefer to have an actual duplicate, not another brand thats just generic and cheap. On Toshiba's website the replacement is $89.00.

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

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

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Seeking adapter for lenovo ideapad U330 touch. I want to buy a power bank but I need specific adapter for my computer. The power supply input is almost like a rectangular USB port (like in the photo). Thanks for your answers. ?

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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 compaq nx6325 lap top, which will not turn on at all. The power adapter
shows 18V between the inner and outer ring and appears ok, led on etc.But what's the tiny center connector for in the plug? Should there be a voltage on it to earth, or to the ring connectors?Finally,should I be able to power-up the lap-top with the power adapter plugged in, and the battery out?

A:Power adapter center pin

Sounds like the Centre pin has broken away and lodged itself in the plug. I cannot tell you which is positive and which is negative with regards to the rings on the plug. Because different Manufacturers use different combinations and with that different Voltages too. Generally speaking the outside piece is the male end and the receiving plug is the female -go figure-
Hope this link works you can see what I am mentioning, obviously this is not your cable but for the example of male to female ends the description matches the pictures ( not the 'Y' cord on the link )

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I have a 90w power adapter from an older notebook that will work with my HP DV5-1015nr. I transport my notebook between home and office. I'd like to utilize the older power brick, so that I won't need to transport a power brick back and forth. The tips on both adapters, of course, are of a different diameter.      My multi-tester identifies that the tip is hot for both adapters. The problem I have is that the older power brick has two wires: core wire (+) and shield (-), and the newer power adapter has three wires: shield that is connected to the core of tip (+), black that is connected to outer part of cylindrical shaft that must be the ground, and white connected to inner part of cylindrical shaft (also negative?). So do the black and white wires on the newer adapter need to be soldered to the shield on the older one?   

A:Wiring for Power adapter?

Just a guess, since it is 90watt, they may have run the extra wire to carry the load, shield is always much larger than center tip wire. Did you measure voltage and ploarity of all three connections with the brick plugged in? Tip is always + and ouside is always - on a HP, not sure what the third is, see if there is any voltage on it, It could also be some sort of sensor wire for the charging system on the mobo. Better to buy another adapter than smoke the motherboard on the lappy taking a chance. If you want to chance it just connect the two wires that are on the center and outside. Leave the 3rd odd one unconnected. probably can be found used for cheap.

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I have a laptop, Toshiba Satellite A75-S209.

I want to be able to run it in my truck using Microsoft Streets with GPS. Which is better, DC Adapter or DC power Inverter? How much wattage do I need? Will it drain my truck battery?

Thanks for your help, Dee

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

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

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The 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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The Yoga 3 Pro power adapter looks like a normal USB brick, and the cord looks like USB, except with a kink in the connector at the Yoga 3 Pro end. Can I charge my phone or tablet with it?

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

Yes the Yoga 3 Pro power adapter is a USB charger too!

How does it work?

The special "fool proof" charging cord has two extra pins on the AC adapter end and two extra pins on the Yoga 3 Pro end. The extra pins only make a connection when the fool proof cord is plugged in to the Lenovo charger and the Yoga 3 Pro. When a regular USB cord is plugged into either the charger or the Yoga 3 Pro, it makes a regular USB connection.

Can I charge the Yoga 3 Pro with any USB charger?

No. The Yoga 3 Pro requires 2A at 20V, which is what the provided 40W Lenovo AC adapter supplies.

Can I charge a USB device with the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter?

Absolutely. In addition to 2A at 20, the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter supplies 2A at 5.2V (10.4W), enough to charge a phone or tablet. Works for iPad.

Where can I buy spare AC adapters and cords?

AC adapters with cords are sold in the accessories section of the Lenovo store.

Where do I find the part numbers for the AC adapter and cord?

Look for AC Adapters In the PDF Yoga 3 Pro Hardware Maintenance Manual.

What are the USB specs of the Yoga 3 charging port?

It's a USB 2.0 port. It provides enough power to charge an iPhone, but not enough to charge an iPad. If you want to charge an iPad, try the USB 3.0 port on the right of the Yoga 3 Pro.

The Yoga 3 Pro power cable connectors compared with a regular USB connector:

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I had the power cord replaced last year. But now I find the power box cord is not working. My battery died completely and even with the power cord plugged in, my laptop will not work. The box, even after replacing the power cord, still got extremely hot. Now I can't use my laptop at all! What do I do andhow much is it going to cost? Why is this not on a recall?

A:Power adapter for HP Pavillion g7

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

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

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my power cord and power adapter for a 110-414 PC was ruined in the so La. flooding.  I've tried to order a new set, the power adapter was wrong.  Support doesn't seem able to understand the plug on the ac aapter i recieved is a sigle plug like fits a laptop.  The AC reciever of the rear of my computer appears to be round barrel plug with a small pin in the center a four slots on the outside.  Where can I find this power adapter?

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I have a Inspiron 15 3541 touch screen and "misplaced" my power cord and adapter. I'm using a Dell adapter from a different computer, but when I turned on my laptop, I get a message requiring a system or admin password even before it boots up. Is this because of the different adapter? How many pins did my adapter have? What problems does a different adapter create?

A:Power adapter pins

The password that is showing up before your computer boots sounds like there is a BIOS password set on the computer.  Unfortunately if you don't remember that password then you are probably stuck.  You can probably go online and search and see if there is a way to reset BIOS on the laptop and get it to default and remove the password that is set on it.  If there is a hard drive password though then the only way to remove that if you forgot it is to install a new hard drive as the password will follow the drive, not the computer.
Your power supply should have only 1 pin.  Dell used the same adapter for their computers for a while, they come in different wattage though and if you use an adapter that is too low then it may not be able to charge the battery while you use it or at all.  If the plug fits and it is a Dell charger you should be okay to at least get the computer up and running.  If it is a low wattage charger and the setting is set in BIOS (usually is by default) you'll get a message from your computer telling you that the charger isn't powerful enough to charge the battery while in use.

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Hi guys,

I deactivated some processes in msconfig to improve the startup speed of my computer. I always did some changes, rebooted the computer and looked whether everything is still working. It looked as if everything was working, but then I recognised that there were blue frames around my desktop symbols:

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Further I recognised, that Internet Explorer 8 and Microsoft Excel 2003 show massive Display Errors (the main problem is, that images are not displayed properly):

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So I decided to re-activate the processes I deactivated before the last re-boot. It didn't change a thing. Then I decided to re-activate all processes, but even this didn't help:

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Apart from the changes is msconfig I haven't done any changes in the time when the error first appeared. It seems quite strange to me, that re-activating the processes does not fix the problem.

My operating system is Windows XP Professional SP3.
Unfortunately System recovery was disabled before I did the changes (Yes, I will activate it for future modifications on my system), so I can't simply un-do everything.

I'm really desperate about this problem and really hope, that someone here can help me (otherwise I will re-install Windows, but this seems a bit excessive ;-) ).

Many thanks in advance ! :)

A:[SOLVED] Display Errors in IE8 and Excel after msconfig modifications

Hello and welcome to the forum

Please try this:

System File checker: sfc/ scanow

**Note: You will need A Windows XP CD for this exercise**
Please insert the Windows XP CD into your CD/DVD drive.
Click Start, then Run
Copy and paste the command below into the text box
sfc /scannow
Click Ok
During the scan you may be asked to Insert the A Windows XP CD, if this happens just click retry and let it do its thing.

Please post back with the results.

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Hellllllo !

On my work laptop I have my Administrator account, which I use all the time, and a Guest account that people can use to go on the Internet etc.

What I have not found out how to do yet is to prevent the Guest account users from :

- Installing or removing software
- Changing any setting in control panel (or the shortcuts leading to it, such as "right-click on the Desktop > personalize"
- Changing internet connections (I've caught guests on the neighbor's open network often, even though my WPA2 wireless network is remembered)

What I have found how to do, using permissions:

- Open specific programs (I have gone and edited the permissions on all the .exes files for the programs I wanted to restrict, and it works fine)
- Access partitions or hard drives (Guests only see the path exists, they have no access and no info to the partitions/drives I restricted)

Now, about my problem, what I've tried so far:

- Same as I did to restrict access to partitions/hard drives, using permissions: I tried to modify the permissions of the Guest account to allow only reading and launching apps on C: as a whole. That didn't work though, Windows wouldn't let me change the permissions on the system disc, even as an administrator with UAC off. I tried many combinations of allow/deny and no change is permitted.

So, what can I do ? Right now, there are only a few shortcuts on the Guest account desktop, but I've tested it: using the Start menu or the com... Read more

A:How to prevent Guest account from making modifications to the computer

A guest account DOESN'T have admin rights, just as a standard user. He/she cannot modify registry keys in HKLM so cannot modify system wide settings!

He can change his own font and his own windows sounds. But not install programs.

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So i am a newbie in computer hardware and i need to modify my desktop to do some heavy gaming (Assassins creed Unity, BF4 etc).
I need to know which graphic card should i install, so as to run these games swiftly.
If there are any other changes other than graphic card, please do tell.
following are my desktop's config :

Processor - AMD A4-6300 AMU
MB - Gigabyte GA F2A55M-S1
Power unit of 450W

A:Required modifications in hardware for purpose of heavy gaming

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Can anyone provide the specification for the power adapter tip for the HP 15 Notebook? I'm looking for details on size. Thanks. Bill

A:What is the tip size for the power adapter for HP 15 Noteboo...

Part Number: 45 W HP Smart AC adapter (nPFC, RC, 3-wire, 4.5 mm) 741727-001. 19.5V 2.31A 45W Here is a picture with the dimensions of the tip. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.    

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

A:need wireless adapter power options

Hello beatcal, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I write up a tutorial for this later tonight, and will post back with a link to it when ready.

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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!

A:No power from battery or AC adapter on Laptop

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

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

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

A:bios ac power adapter message

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

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Hi, Anybody who knows where I can buy the European power adapter for a Yoga 900. Belgian Lenovo support doesn't answer on e-mails. Thanks Patrick

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

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

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



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

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I would like to buy an extra travel power adapter (US plugs) for my Cloudbook.  Does anyone know the part number for the adapter? Also, I would like to use an external battery to charge the Cloudbook while travelling.  The external battery has a regular USB 2.0 that's on most external battery chargers, and I would need a cord that goes to the power of the Cloudbook.  Does anyone know of a solution? Thank you.

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

Hello, About the AC adapter, here are the Acer part numbers:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KP.04501.003AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WKP.0450H.001AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WKP.04501.003AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WKP.0450H.001AC ADAPTOR.19V.45WYou can request a quote and place an order from your Acer store by phone or bu chat.

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I need to buy a NEW 19.5V 6.7A power adapter for my Dell XPS laptop. Lot's of USED ones out there but I want a new one. Anybody know somehwere reputable online that sells them?


A:XPS 6.7Amp Power Adapter Dead

This is your specs but you didn't give us the model of the laptop so please make sure it is the same as what is called for here:

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Hi -

First post for me - but what a helpful site!

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

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

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

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

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

Anything anyone can chime in on would be appreciated.

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


Noel in Northern NY!

A:Linksys Router Power Adapter

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A client brought a laptop to me, saying his daughter had spilled a little bit of water on it, not a lot though. He said one of his dogs eat through the power supply cable and it is sellotaped up, but he said it does work on the charger. However, he came over with it, and I tried it with the charger plugged in, came on for about 10 seconds, no beeps or anything, could hear the hard drive and fan working, but then it went off again (worked on it in my conservatory). I took it in to my home office, tried it, didn't even start up! Not even the light saying it's charging! However, when I put the power cable in, sparks came off it. Because I am not very dexterous, my mate who normally helps me with these things is on holiday.
However, as he said it worked fine on the charger before, it's probably not the laptop. He also said that the laptop doesn't work without the charger plugged in.
Question now is: Should I get a new charger? (While transporting the laptop, a component in the psu might have gone)
It is a Logiq M76T, and it is less than a year old.
(I got told the PSU's made in China don't last long!)

A:Dog ate Logiq M76T power adapter

Definitely start with the adapter. Once you rule that out as the culprit you can move on the the psu or motherboard.

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

A:Power Adapter for MacBook Air 2010

I'd check to see if there is a dirty connection. Clean with rubbing alcohol and q-tip if there is any gunk on contacts. If the connection in the MacBook is damaged then it should probably be serviced if even worth investing money into a 5 year old MacBook.As for the power cords, lots of complaints about them as junk.

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

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

Is anyone facing similar problem?

A:WRT160n v3 Power/ Adapter Problem

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