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USB to electrical power plug? / or solar/AA powered

Q: USB to electrical power plug? / or solar/AA powered

Does such a thing exist?

I sometimes find I need my external drive for like 5 minutes on the road without a socket in sight so it'd be great if I could just have it suck power from my computers USB port.

Or even solar power.

Obviously I wouldn't power something for a long time with it.

Or it'd be great if only one plug is available like at a coffee shop

Anything like this on deal extreme?

Preferred Solution: USB to electrical power plug? / or solar/AA powered

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A: USB to electrical power plug? / or solar/AA powered

I think the best solution for you would be a portable hard disk that don't need external power supply. I've been extremely happy with Western Digital products, using this 640 GB as my "on the road" drive. It fits to my jacket pocket.


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I'm one of these people that dislikes trailing wires over my desk and gets fed up with continually replacing batteries for a wireless keyboard and mouse.

I came across this Logitech Wireless Solar K750 keyboard today and although a tad expensive at ?70 ($105) I took the plunge and bought it.

Logitech UK - Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

It has a row of solar panels above the keypad, which is very similar in design to an Apple Mac keyboard.

It has a Solar App you can download that lets you know the power state of the solar panels (which get a charge off roomlight as well as daylight) and another download that synchronises the keyboard with a Logitech wireless mouse, which means you can control both with just one USB wireless receiver.

It also comes with a three-year manufacturer's guarantee.

I have no connection with Logitech whatsoever, but just wanted to let you know about what I consider to be a seriously good keyboard.

A:Logitech solar-powered keyboard

It doesn't come with a transmitter.

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Can we charge a u920t ultrabook on solar powered voltaic charger

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Just hooked up to an adsl service (Bellsouth). In the past, with our dialup service, I would turn off the power to computers and pull the modem connection (we live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida - "Lightning Capital of the World"). I'm now concerned whether powering down will interfer with my dsl modem and my router operation (had some issues with both on connection - seem to be cured now). During the summer this is almost a daily occurence.

A:Power down during electrical storms

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Brief bullet point explanation of my issue: I use my Lenovo Y720 for day trading programs and such.I have a 4 port USB 3.0 hub plugged into one of my three USB 3.0 ports.I have two USB powered ASUS monitors plugged into the hub and utilize these with no issues as screens 2 & 3 with my Y720 screen.I have an Elgato Stream Deck for hot buttons plugged into another one of my Y720's USB 3.0 ports that also works smoothly.This leaves me with one USB 3.0 port on my Y720 and 2 on my USB hub.However, whenever I plug in one more USB device (such as my portable hard drive), the screens start flickering on and off (the way they do when you add one more screen and it's figuring out which screen is 1, 2, 3, etc.) But it just keeps doing that. It never settles in. They keep going on and off like I'm plugging in and unplugging a screen. I'm forced to unplug one USB device (no matter which I choose) to get the screens back to normal. I'm moderately tech savvy but not with the intricacies of graphics cards, etc. and am resorting to this post to see if anyone can point me in the right direction which will allow me to use all of what I need to use. I wasn't even sure what to search for in these forrums for my problem. If there is a thread that answers this questions, I'd love to read it. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.

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HP DeskTop
Windows 7 Home Premium

A couple days ago, this computer and the HP in question were on and had web-pages up on screen; however, at the moment the power failure occurred, we had stepped outside for a minute.

There was an ear-splitting dynamite KER-BOOOM!!!!!!!! down the road at the neighbors and the electricity immediately went out; it stayed out for an hour and twenty minutes.

A few minutes after the power came back on, this computer powered up and connected to the internet just fine.

We did not mess with the HP and just left it off.

This morning, my wife fired the HP up (first time since the power failure) and informed me it had no internet connection.

The other computers, ipads, and such connected fine.

Everything else about the HP seems okay; it just says no internet connection, regardless of which browser.

When I first attempted to connect to our LAN to see if it would communicate with the other computers, I got a box that said there was no network connection and asked if I wanted to search for a connection, private or public; I clicked private and within seconds it connected to our LAN network.

However, it still will not connect to the internet.

I suspect the sudden power failure has fouled up something.

What are you guys thoughts and can I fix this ?

Thanks for reading.

A:Lost Electrical Power; Now No Internet Connect ???

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I have an emachine T1115 an recently I had a power outage but after the power came back on I couldn't start up my computer. I have a 150 watt PSU installed in the sysytem and I wondering if this could have possibly gone bad because of the power outage. I have a 250 watt and 300 watt PSUs here and I want to know if I can use these to try to start up the system to test if the PSU really is the problem or if the reason for the computer not being able to start is something else. If u think it is what could it be?

A:Computer won't Start up After an Electrical Power Outage

Most likely you are correct. Your PSU was probably damaged by the power outage. You can use your extra PSU's as long as they have the correct motherboard connector for your PC. Basically what you need to do is drop buy your local electronics store and pick up a backup battery (UPS). Then connect your extra power supply (either one that has all the necessary connectors) to the motherboard hard drive and video card if necessary(not likely in an emachine). Try to make sure your active powersupply also physically touchs the computer case so it maintains the case as a grounding point for your components. Then plug the PSU into your new battery backup and fire up your PC.

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Hello - I just bought a new laptop recently and whenever it runs on battery power there is a high pitch electrical sound that comes out of front of the computer. It is a Sony Vaio VGN-FJ270, and the noise appears to come out from behind the LED lights indicating power/battery on the front of the computer. Any idea what could cause this or what could fix this? Thanks for the help.


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I verified the PSU is good.
I removed all drives, all cards, even memory.
All the fans spin for a moment then nothing they stop.

I assume the MB is now destroyed? A GTX 260 has two 6 pin power connectors, since the PSU only had one 6 pin power connector, I thought to try it.

MB is Asus P5QC
So is it dead?

A:Plug in GTX 260, hooked up one 6 pin power plug, motherboard wont post

Did you read the GTX 260 manual to see if it has to have the two connectors on?
This is an old MB, so it has a story. Tell us how did you get it and what memory, GPU etc it has before.
With no memory it won't boot. Do you have a speaker connected to the MB so you can hear the beeps when you turn it on?
Witch power supply you have? GTX 260 requires 500W as minimum.

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I have an external hard drive Seagate backup plus 1 tb working fine with Sony vaio E15136 win 8.1 64 bit 4gb Ram. As long as I change the power supply i.e either plug in or plug out the power supply of my laptop, external drive is re-detected.
The external drive draws power from laptop.No external power source.
In case of USB pen drives this thing didn't happen.
Looking for any solution or explanation?

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Every time I experience an electrical power interruption (unfortunately it's relatively often where I live), my screen fails (turns black). When I restart the PC, the weirdest thing happens. On the Windows XP loading screen, the little blue squares become blurry, and after that, the screen fails again. And again and again and again and again. I never get pass the blurry blue squares.
Normally I retsart the computer at least 50 times, turn it off at least 10 times, replug the cabels at least 3 times. Then Windows loads... for a while. Could be 5 minutes, could even be a few hours, but eventually it fails again (screen turns black). *sighs*

At some though (after further rebooting/replugging), it seems to stabilize and once again I get to use Windows indefinitely (or until the next electrical power interruption, anyway). It happened three times so far. This is the third time, and I still haven't recovered from the current one (not sure how long I have before the screen fails again! I hope it's in the stage where it doesn't fail anymore, but pessimistic nature have me doubting it).

By the way, at some point I replace the screen (I have an extra) and cabels, but nada! same exact problem. I suspect it's the graphic card now, maybe it gets a little beaten and takes time to recover every power shutdown? I know, doesn't make much sense... but... really running out of theories here.

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A:Electrical Power Interruption Causing Screen Failures (looking For Explanation!)

I can't tell you what's causing those symptoms, but you need to get a UPS right away. XP doesn't like to be shut down this way and the power failures may be damaging the hardware components. Once you get a UPS and your system is back to normal it should stay that way. A 600 to 750 watt unit should be fine. OPTI-UPS Enhanced Series ES1000C 1000VA 700WPowercom King Pro KIN-1000AP 1000VA 600W

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My Yoga S1 has contradictory, intermittent power issues that I'm trying to chase down. Culprits are bad power bric/cord/plug or power socket on mother board or power board that feeds into power button/led on. One day it blacked out and wouldn't restart to hard drive or windows stage. I did get an error code which I can't remember 5100 or 5500 poss?, that seemed to indicate the power board or ribbons to that needed replacement or re-attachment. So fiddled with it and it did fire up in windows all ok. Then ran out of power and died again. power button wouldn't light up. plugging in power unit did light up led as getting charge. Left it overnight and then it miraculously charged up. pushed power button light up twice then nothing. took out power board/detached ribbon, then it fired up to windows, fixed some hd errors and has been restarting without problems. Except now there is no plug showing on battery icon when plugged in. So not recharging but I'm sure the battery is good. And logically, the power brick and plug must be feeding electricity into laptop to get it to recharge enough to start up. So power socket and plug may be suspect with intermittent contact problems. Or the power board somehow is involved in this? I've ordered a new powerboard as easy screw in and cheap. My question about powerboard is does this control ability of plug to charge battery? power brick with new plug is next order from ebay. but the power socket, which see... Read more

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Was browsing a website when my pc just powered off,tried to turn it on but the blue light flicks for a sec and it wont turn on,i have a usb ext hdd plugged in and the light on it is green,so think this rules the motherboard out,also take 1 stick of ram at a time out and tried to power up,still no power,took sound card out,still no power,im thinking psu,but why would the usb lightup the ext hdd,anybody any ideas before i take it too the pc shop in the morning,they fitted a motherboard for me 3 months ago,so if its the motherboard it should still be under warranty~?

Many Thanks

A:PC powered off and wont power on?

Try disconnecting everything non essential 1 at a time. If you disconnect 1 thing and the computer comes on, you'll know what is caysing problems. Just because a light lights up or a fan spins only means the PSU is putting out some power. It does not mean that it is putting out enough power to run a computer. If you have access to another known good power supply, try connecting that and see if it comes on. If needed, see if you have afriend that will loan you one to test with. The PSU you have is one of the better PSU's you can buy. They rarely give you problems. Try those things and let us know the outcome.

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Ok, I just built a new computer that I ran for about 2 hours give or take then it powered down completely during my OS installation. Now it won't even power up at all, I switch on the power supply and the green led on the motherboard lights up, pressing the power button however does nothing.
My worst fear at the moment is that I have fried the CPU by applying too much thermal conducting past between it and the heat sink. (I didn't apply the thermal conduct myself, I had my room mate helping me, I wasn't aware of how much was supposed to be applied.)
Now the question I have is, would that be the reason why nothing happens when I hit the power button even if the green light is on?
Another thing to note is that the cpu heatsink fan I bought already had a small amount of Thermal paste on it which we failed to notice right off.

Computer specs:
Asus M2R32-MVP Motherboard
Asus EAH3850 ATI Radeon Graphics Card
4 GB Kingston 667 Mhz RAM
dual 80 GB Seagate SATA HDDs
AMD Athalon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 ghz Windsor Core
430W power supply by Dynapower

Let me know if anyone needs to know anything else. Thanks.

A:New computer that powered up at first, but will not power up now.

Dynapower is not a brand that I recognize, if it is a low quality PSU then that is probably the issue.

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Thanks for the happy birthday i wouldn,t have found u otherwise. I downloaded "Demo Version" Jv16 Power tools 2005 from a link to find duplicate files and clean my registry, I thought that programs I had uninstalled and reinstalled for varius reasons were all duplicated with missing files. The download didn't have the handbook which i found out later i needed so now after running dup. file finder, reg cleaner. I have a very unstable system nothing stays stable and there is a mass of backups I don,t know where to start. The forum there won,t help. supposedly I got a old Beta version. My backups don,t look anything like there's. I would like to go back to before i installed with system restore point but i dont know if it can retrieve files from Jv16 backup or what. logitech, hp, msn, registry changes, no cd drive, I have never deleted any backups from spybot or AVG free if they would help. I am a novice at forums and i'd like to show you what I did but you would have to tell what to link or paste. it sure looks bad. Even if I minimize this window and look for something I lose you. It took me 2 days to post this hope it works!

A:Power PC Tool over-powered me

Don't worry Summer is coming and the snow will finally be gone.....I would try System Restore before you download this tool it will put you Registry back to what it was before.

Let us know how Restore goes

Use Windows Restore not any other

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Hiya Guys.

Something strange has been happening to the USB section of my computer and I wondered if anyone could shed some light on it for me.

I bought a USB powered 1TB external hard drive (ie: the one USB lead gives it power and data transfer). I connected it directly to a computer (XP Pro - SP3) and it found it, installed it and I was up and running but when I connected it to a 1 metre USB extension lead in the same port on the computer, it failed to install and the drive started clicking which we all know is a bad sign.

After re-connecting it directly without the extension lead, it went straight into it and worked like a dream until out of interest, I connected it via the extension lead and again, it failed. I don`t think the drive is at fault as it works every time when it`s a direct connection and fails every time it`s through the extension.

In case you`re wondering, all ports are USB 2.0 rather than 1.1 and as I have access to a few other machines, I`ve tried the `test` on those with various leads and directly, ending up with the same results.

My question is ... Can a USB extension lead take just enough power that it tips the balance and not give the drive enough to initialize itself?

Regards Jenny

A:Solved: USB powered HDD - Low power ?

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Hello Community I've got a brand new P52 with a Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock. Unfortunately the system is not getting enough power to keep it running. If I attach the power to the system the battery is getting charged, but as soon as I boot the system up, it reports that it is not getting enough power to run the system. It doesn't matter if I attach the system to the workstation dock or to any of the power supplies directly (170W or 230W). As soon as the system is booted, not enough power is being supplied and the system runs on battery. I've already installed the latest drivers to both the system and the workstation dock. Any idea how to fix that? I've tried to open a ticket at this brilliant eService Ticketing, but this won't let me create one. The Link to the video regarding possible causes seems to be broken as well. https://support.lenovo.com/vidoes/VID100760 I'm realy pi... off spending half a day failing to fix it and unable to open a support case. RegardsChristian  

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System Specs:

Motherboard - P5N-D
CPU - E6700
Memory - 2x2GB Corsair XMS2
Video Card - Radeon HD 5870
PSU - Thermaltake 750W


Computer powered off while in the middle of me using it. Tried to power back on, but nothing happens when the power button is pressed. Tried unplugging the power supply and back in, still would not power on.


Hooked up my PSU to a PSU tester I have = Good

Replaced Motherboard = no change (indicator light is on, on the motherboard)

Checked power switch = Good

I also tried taking out my video card, left one stick of ram in, and still nothing.


The only thing i haven't checked is my CPU, I have just ordered the E8400 in hopes this will fix my problem, but I was hoping to get a little feed back on my situation as I have come up empty when searching online for a simlar problem.

I appreciate any feedback I can get!

Thank you!

A:Computer powered down, will not power back on

how about checking the mouse or keyboard? it happened to me once pc won't boot because of a faulty mouse

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Hey, I'm using a Lenovo T430s (Windows 10) . Recently, my DVD RW Drive showed it's powered off, and it wouldn't turn on saying that a specified module of Power Manager wasn't found (see the pic 1). Moreover, the battery icon has dissappeared from the toolbar on the right bottom. Any particular solutions for this?I tried downloading the Desktop Power Manager for this from https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds003852. The installation fails saying there's an older version already downloaded (see pic 2). I'm not able to find the older version also to uninstall it

Rashaad Mirza

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Sorry I don't know the proper terms, but basically the pin inside the jack where the power cord gets plugged into on my laptop was bent so that it's really hard for me to plug in my power cord and have it stay in place. My warranty with best buy has expired, so I need to figure out how to solve this problem on my own. I can't just leave it like this because the cord comes out really easily and I can't continue to work with such a tenuous setup. Anyway, is this just a matter of replacing the entire unit inside my laptop? I know you probably need more information, but I'm not sure what to provide, so please ask any questions. The laptop is a Toshia M-45, about 3-4 years old. Thanks in advance

A:Bent power supply pin - Hard to plug in power cord

umm.. bend it back so it's closer to normal? That's all I can say about it. usually works for me.

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I am using a D-link 4 port usb powered hub and occasionally get the message "power surge on port" and it disconnects it from the computer.

I am using the usb hub to switch a USB relay board to which using a volt free switch to send a signal and power a LED traffic light in a sequence.

I have external power supplies powering the LED lights.

It started intermittantly and I need to restart the computer to allow it to work again or turn off the d-link hub and unplug the usb.

I can get it to error sometimes with just plugging the usb powered hub into the computer with nothing else connected to the hub other than its own power supply.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi all!
I've got a strange problem that I've never encountered before. I had a power supply go bad and I replaced it with one I know to be good from another pc. In fact, I bought a new one also.
This happens with both power supplys.
The pc is a Emachine T2882 w/Celeron 2.8G running XP Home.
Anyhow, when I power the pc down I noticed that the heat sink on the processor was really hot and I also notice that the little light in the front that tells you the HD is working was on AND I noticed that the fan in the power supply was running. All this when I powered the pc down via the START>Turn off computer>Turn off
This could be what burned out the power supply in the first place.
Has anyone ever heard of this? Can someone help me out with this strange scenario?
Thanks so much and may God bless,

A:Solved: Power Supply Continues To Energize Mb When Powered Down...

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Finally broke down and started building a new system -
I'm too old to game, this all started out as a home video

Anyway - gathered all my components, now I'm working
to assemble them.

The case came with an Okia Model 500-ATX power supply.
But no wiring schematic.

I'm trying to identify the power supply fan plug - what seems
to be it doesn't at all match the connector on the board.
And I've got that positively identified by the board manual.

The board has a small male 3 pin connection. The only thing I
can find that might be the fan connector coming from the
supply is a small 4 pin plug at the end of 1 of the strings of
drive power harnesses. Nothing tucked up behind the
supply case or anything.

Is that likely to be it? Or would that be for a floppy or something?

I tried to Google for a wiring schematic, but could find nothing.
In fact, nothing much at all on this brand of supply - just
a couple places that sell them. Please don't tell me I got
an el cheapo that isn't worth having!

At the risk of getting ahead of myself, in case I need to adapt
something like that to the different style male connector on the
board, in this case or something else I may find as i progress,
is there some type of source for adapters, or what would I do?

Bear with me, this probly won't be the last question I'll dream up -
just getting started.

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A:New power supply, no schematic, looking for power fan plug.

There are basically two voltages available to you: 5V and 12V. Doesn't really matter where you get it from - some pin on the mobo or some wire from the PSU.

From the PSU the yellow wires are 12V and red ones 5V, black is ground. The fan voltages should be written on the fan itself, the black fan wire is ground, red may be 12V or 5V depending on the fan voltage.

Fan headers on the motherboard should be labelled so, check with a voltmeter what pin gives out what.

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I've recently built a machine and whenever I boot up, a message is displayed saying: "The Nvidia system sentinel is reporting that Nvidia-powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power.

To protect hardware from potential damage or causing a potential system lockup, the graphics processor has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operations."

I am not sure as to why this is happening. My PSU is 420 watts, which should be more adaquate for my Athlon 5X-53 and my AGP GeForce FX 5200. I have the molex attached to the video card and the video card is seated properly in my mobo. Any ideas on what the problem is? Are we looking at replacing the PSU, motherboard, or video card? Or am I missing something? Thanks.

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Hi, the old girl is generally still going. My issue is now that when the x1 is powered up and plugged in it does not permanently recognize that the power cord is plugged in and alternates every second between battery power and cord power. As a result it does not charge sufficiently and runs out of battery at some point. When powered down and plugged in the battery charges over several hours and the laptop can be put back in use. The cord seems fine and the green light on the side of the computer when plugged in does not flicker.. Thanks for your ideas.  

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my phones was forcedly shutdown after taking liquid damage. and then after few days later, i charged up my phone and then it stucks on "lenovo powered by android" screen with no buttons working. how can i fix this, meanwhile i have tried flashing my phone using PC and the phone is not connected to it. i can't even do system recovery because all buttons doesn't work.

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I am installing a cd drive. I took my old one out but forgot to check which plug to the power supply I am supposed to use. There is P2, P3, and P7. Is there a certain one that is used for a cd drive?

A:which power plug in

No, any one of the standard four prong plugs should work just fine

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I am not sure if this is the right area, but I have browsed through all the places and sadly clueless.

I have a westinghouse flat screen monitor Model LCM 17v2ls and I cannot located the plug.
I want to use it as the temporary monitor since my MAC OS screen cracked and it costs over 300 to replace.

I went to radio shack and they could not find the right type of powerplug. I just need some direction I will also call Westinghouse on Monday but any support would be great.


A:looking for a power plug

Welcome to Techguy! Don't feel bad about not knowing everything; we all suffer from that. Generally, monitors either use a standard 3 prong power connector just like your computer, or an external AC adapter, i.e. a power brick. Yours uses a brick. I did a quick search online, and found at least one vendor selling them: http://www.lcdpayless.com/productpage.php?productId=4794. However I don't know them, so don't take this as an endorsement. You might also find adapters on eBay. As long as you stick with top-rated vendors, I wouldn't be afraid to buy. You can also search more online using "westinghouse LCM 17v2ls power adapter" (no quotes) as your search string.

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I've bought a power bank that's strong enough to charge a a Lap top, but my Lenovo B50-10 doesn't charge from USB.  So I need some type of adapter, maybe USB to power inlet.  I've searched the web for hours, without finding one.  Do you know if one exists?Is it even possible to charge the B50-10  this way?  

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Boldfisherman: My Fujitsu N3010 Power plug is broken,I am looking for Part, one repair shop wanted to sell me a complete motherboard, It is a shielded pin connector to motherboard.
I read postabout opening computershell, if I read this correctly one must remove keyboard, How?

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I've bought a power bank that's strong enough to charge a a Lap top, but my Lenovo B50-10 doesn't charge from USB. 
So I need some type of adapter, maybe USB to power inlet. 
I've searched the web for hours, without finding one. 
Do you know if one exists?
Is it even possible to charge the B50-10  this way? 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have a Dell Lattitude D530. I believe it's at least three years old. I have had it for a year and everything was working fine. My children (thirteen, ten, and eight) were using it and they said the plug kept falling out of the outlet and they said there was a spark when they plugged it into the outlet but it worked after that. Then all of a sudden the laptop went black. Assuming it was out of battery power, and well past thier bedtime...they returned the laptop to me. I plugged it in and the 'transformer box' on the plug worked when I plugged it into the power outlet but as soon as I plugged it into the laptop it lost power. Hence the blue power light on the 'transformer box' went out. I have to let it sit for about 15 minutes and plugged it back into the power outlet the blue light on the 'transformer box' came back on but once again as soon as I plugged it into the computer the blue light went out again. HELP!I have a Blockbuster DVD stuck in the laptop and I don't want to break it to get it out. Luckily it isn't due for a week. LOL!
I appreciate any help you can give me.

A:Power Plug Problems

there should be a tiny hole on the front of the DVD tray. You can insert a straightened paper clip in it and manually open the tray
As to the power problem, I am sure one of the folks with more experience will stop by and assist you.

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It is very unfortunate that the X1 has the power inlet on the left hand side and not at the back of the device, as with the T430s. But as most desktop setups do have power outlets build in the table top or at the back of the table it would be best for cable stress to have at least a 90degrees plug that allows the cable to go to the back and not stick on the side. Is there a (compatible) power supply with 90 degree plug available? Or can I buy compatible plugs at a hardware or electronics store?

A:Power plug 90 degrees

Presumably the power jack was relocated to the side of the X1C in order to allow the display panel to lay down flat with the main system unit. I agree that the side placement of the power jack is therefore less than ideal for the reasons you gave.
I have seen right angle adapters on eBay and Amazon for the previous round power plugs, e.g. BiXPower LC80 Right Angle 7.9 x 5.5mm Connector Converter for IBM / Lenovo Laptop Power Adapters but not (yet?) for the new rectangular plugs. 

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I have a Ideapad 700 with a GTX950M.  Recently the laptop started to without warning shut down when playing certian games.  After some investigation and using sensor reading tools I finally found that I could set up city scapes at low setting with the power not plugged in (running from battery) and the GPU would be running around 70% and only 42c.  but if I plug in the AC/power it shoots up to 99% and soon shuts down and I see the GPU get up to 52 C  .  I thought maybe it was a performance setting between battery and plugged in, but all that I have found in windows 10 I shut off including in power management and in battery saver.  I also was able to while on battery set city scapes to high settings and get the GPU to run closer to 96 or so natually and this resulted in a stable 46 C or so -- so it doesnt seem like the GPU is throttled since I got it that high, and it also doesnt seem like 99% should cause it to shoot to >52c and then shut down -- it seems like something about plugging in this power supply makes the GPU go crazy.   I hope to test a second power supply I have at another site in the next couple days.  - anyone have any ideas?  Could it be a bad power supply?  how could the power supply cause the GPU to freak out?  Is it a setting somewhere which puts the GPU in full out mode when plugged in that I missed, but which still doesnt really make sense to me.. Anyone seen anything like this before?

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I shorted out my HHD with its power plug now it wont power up. I'm sure i fried the circuit board rether HHd runs fine with that power plug.
I was just wondering if i could fix or get a new circuit board for the HHd .
I have very important info on it i need ...(TAXES) augggggg
Any help PLEASE

A:Shorted out HHD (w/power plug)

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My mobo-ECS PT890T-A's manual says to plug the power/sleep/message waiting LED to the 2 and 4 pins on the 10 pin Panel1 header, but the front panel power led cable has 3 holes. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: power LED plug

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Basically i was in the middle of putting together a computer to whihc i had previously had no prcessor, i ordered on from ebay about a week ago and today it finally came, when i realised taht i have idea where to plug in the power button on the motherboard! (which is a stock board from another computer taht was given to me by my friend). Ive put together computers before but ive always unplugged them from the previous one, thus knowing where i need to plug everything. Ive had no luck searching for it online, i was wondering wether there is a symbol were i need to plug it in or some universal way to tell where it goes, or if u can tell me where to find a guide, i just have no idea where to put this thing, heres a picture http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/dashdanw/Photo546.jpg

A:how to plug in power button?

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Staff at our office have received from HP Services, replament power cords for their notebook computers. The recall information on your site informs us that if LS-15 is molded on to the plug then it needs to be replaced. My question is why did HP send us power 4 sets of power plugs all with LS-15 molded onto the plug? If these plugs were these sent in errorhow do we send back the defective plugs and get the new plugs? Thank you. Bogdan Kowalski

A:HP Power Plug Recall - LS-15

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Ok... now i am having a real trouble. my Power cable to CPU fan plug is broken, not the fan, but the power to connect it to the fan(the male one). its 3 pin connector. there is one fan using 3 pin connector too from the MB (motherboard). i think its the fan for the motherboard. i am just wondering if i can use the splitter to the MB plug so i can connect it to both fan (motherboard and processor)


Are you refuring to the 4 wire Molex adapter? If so, yes use that. Well, there are no molex plugs that plug into the mobo, there is the 20pin or 24, and the 4 wire, square one. But yes, you can use the 4wire molex adapter, that would be giving cdrom/hdd/video card power.

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Hi there

Intuitively one might think using Powered (from the mains) external USB HDD's would require more power from the computer as well compared with those small self powered units.

I've no way to measure this but I'm sure the small units might consume MORE power as the computer has to supply all the power for Disk rotation and the USB I/O controller.

I only ask this because I need to put two large powered USB units (both with 2 X 3 TB Raid 0 HDD's in each unit) on to a USB 3 Hub.
The two HDD units seem to perform perfectly well whether connected to the chargeable port on an HP laptop or the "non chargeable" ones.

The RAID 0 is powered by the HDD itself (internal Hardware RAID) --used RAID 0 for speed -- don't need to mirror etc - I've enough backup if the whole thing goes bonkers. !!

The files on these HDD's are serving music and video so not intensive used -- don't seem to have any problem streaming media from the laptop.

Any engineers out there - curious over what is the actual load (power wise) on the computer if a POWERED USB HDD is used compared to a Self powered one. Note the Hub I'm using is not also powered.


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I recently purchased an HP Pavilion dv9700t laptop. The power connector attaches to the right side of the laptop and the plug is straight. Unfortunately, I do not have much spare room on the right side of the laptop where I typically use it and the plug/cord is interferring with my mouse. I've been scouring the internet looking for some kind of a right angle adapter that I could plug into the end of the power cord and then into the laptop so that the cord would immediately turn towards the rear of the laptop and give me more space for my mouse. Does anyone know where I could buy such an adapter?

Thanks for any suggesions.

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Hallo,I use a IdeaPad 100S (Win 10). Sometimes I use this Laptop for a couple of hours. Here is my question: Is it better to plug the power supply while working or is it better to use the battery till it is empty (~20%)? Or what is the best solution to save the battery.

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I replaced a failed HP PSU 03057F3R with a "compatible" PSU from a supplier. There are 5 wires attached to the sata power plug for the failed PSU, but only 4 wires attached to the sata power plug for the compatible PSU. One of the 5 wires of the failed PSU is not connected to the molex plug but directly to the circuit board of the PSU.

The PC works fine with the compatible PSU and the hard drive seems to work fine with the 4-wire sata power plug which used to be connected to a 5-wire sata power plug. Should I be concerned that the use of the 4-wire sata plug will pose a safety or data problem for me?

A:Sata power plug puzzle

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 Bought this laptop less than 2 months ago.. Used it earlier, went back to get online a bit later and it is just dead, no lights no power.. I took out the battery which was 100% charge, tried it with just the AC adapter, and with just battery Used different outlets etc exhausted everything... no lights, no power, just dead.  It is on a power surge protector. When plugged in battery is out to maintain battrey life.  Tried customer service chat... waste of time totally,  he after I explained EVERYTHING I have already done, had me going through all the same BS I already did....  For $380 it should last  longer than 2 months, and not be hit up to spend more money to get a defective product fixed, this is more than maddening.

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