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Can the G50-45 be used with no batter and AC power?

Q: Can the G50-45 be used with no batter and AC power?

My original battery was about to go kaputs last month, bought a aftermarket replacement since lenovo doesn't sell compatible batteries (i got a list from a rep but it was a dead end on all fronts) anyways sent $25 and a month later the new battery is giving me the weak message too. So since I use my laptop as a desktop, can I just forgo using a battery and just use it with the AC power cord only? I want to be sure I won't somehow damage my laptop by using it without a battery.

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A: Can the G50-45 be used with no batter and AC power?

Did you try a battery from one of the local US of A providers? I have had better than average luck with Interstate Batteries.... They have actually been able to rebuild a couple of my older ones, and was about half the cost of a new battery.Other than that, the only down side to lacking a battery is there are no options for saving data in case of power loss.Also - have you tried using the Lenovo energy manager to reset the battery gauge?CB

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I got the exact same problem below stated by someone else before which is still unsolved. "Every time I plug in my charger to my Y50 it doesnt recognize the charger is in. Then, after say, 30 seconds it recognizes it and charges, but then after 1 minute of charging it says on my desktop the performance might be affected if the adapeter cant provide enough charge. Which is crazy according to the fact that my adapter is the one that came with my Y50. Whenever it says "Performance will be ...blah blah..." it stops charging and the power button, power LED indicator light, and battery LED indicator light start blinking in sync with each other. I have tried restarting, shutting down, unlug adapter replug adapter turn back on, but the same problem ensues. Any ideas?? This problem makes it very hard to play games and charge my laptop. " Besides that there is an error at the same time called: "Adaptor has limited support" Any help will be appreciated, please help me...

A:y50-70 Battery & Charger malfunction, power&batter...

Hi sefaltay,Welcome to Lenovo Community Please provide the following information to narrow down the issue: 1- Your machine MTM (Machine Type and Model) you can find it at the lable back of your machine 2- The power adapter voltage (90w 65w ???) Regards, 

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I recently purchased a new battery on line to replace the original that no longer takes a charge. I installed the new battery, plugged in the notebook and let it charge for eight hours. I still have 0% on the battery meter. Is there a way to determine if the problem is with my charger or the battery? Or, maybe me!
 

A:Notebook Batter

Based on all of what you have told us about the hardware, including make model and age of laptop I would have to take a wild calculated total guess and say the replacement battery is at fault. Does the old battery charge at all?
 

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hello.....i have ideapad 320 non removable battery ..... and want ask you about if my battery is fully charged can i leave laptop in AC or i should disconnect it from AC .....and what instruction soud i do to save my non removable battery ?

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my notebook was only one year oldwhen i plug charger to my notebook after 40-45 minutes it charging indicator shows battery fully charged with white light but actually it charged only 50 %.it cannot charge battery after showing white light when i check my battery by hp support assistance then its white light turns orange which indicate charging but after this issue happening

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My computer crashes when Battery 3 starts. This problem happened before when I had Absynth. I'm guessing its not really because of the programs themselves, but more so because of my system. I'm running XP home, SP1, and have plenty of HD space between two internal drives I have.

Can someone convey to me the source of this issue and what I can do to fix it? I don't really want to get a new computer, but I know these things sort of happen when your computer gets really old. Mines is about 5 years old or so.

Thanks.

A:XP crashes when I start up Batter 3

running on sp1.... can you get online to update to sp2 or sp3 and see if that does the fix?

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hello i need your opinion to buy hp omen 15 gaming nootebook.Is that okay with battery?

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I hope you can help, I'm kind of at a loss. I have an Acer Ferrari 3200 laptop (very nice machine, got it last November and haven't had any problems until about 2 weeks ago). The battery has started to drain even while the unit is plugged in. About two months ago I moved from the US to Japan, so there is a wall power difference, but I thought that a US adapter should be ok since the Japanese output (125v where I am) falls into the adapter range of 100-240v). I originally thought that the problem was the adapter, but I have replaced it and I'm still having problems. Could it be a battery problem? Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:laptop batter drain while plugged in

what is the hertz difference b/w japan and US power?
 

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Which of the following processsors give the most battery life:
Intel Celeron M 420 (1.6GHz)
Intel Celeron M 430 (1.73GHz)
Intel Core Solo (1.86GHz)
Intel Core Duo T2050 (1.6GHz)
Itel Core Duo 2 T7200 (2GHz)

i need to know because i plan on buying a laptop soon and i dont know which is best for battery life
 

A:Laptop processor batter usage

The processor is only one part of the laptop that'll determine battery life. FEatures, accessories, screen size, and everything else will an effect. Not to mention the type of battery that you'll get. And the performance difference between the first and last processor in your list is very significant, is performance an issue as well?

I believe the Celeron M 420 has the lowest power consumption not taking anything else into effect.
 

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Hi there Have had this for around a year and am keen to know if there is a battery I can upgrade to which has a longer life than then factory fit on please? Am in the UK if that changes anything. Thanks in advance. 

A:HP laptop 255 G3 - longer life batter

These are the available batteries:  Battery: 4-cell, 41-Whr, 2.8-Ah Li-ion battery 740715-001 3-cell, 31-Whr, 2.8-Ah Li-ion battery 746641-001 I found this 8 cell 51wh on eBay US but ships only to US: http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Cell-Battery-for-HP-CQ14-CQ15-OA04-740715-001-746458-421-746641-001-HSTNN-... You might contact the seller and see if they know where you can get one sent to the UK. Replacing the battery will not affect the warranty.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.    

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Hi, I have an Alienware 17, and it's served me great for the 3 years that I've had it. Recently, I had to do a fresh install of Windows 10, and it got rid of all the pre-installed Dell stuff, along with the Battery Meter. I kind of relied on that for desktop mode, which I no longer have access to. I got out the Resource DVD that came with it, but I did not see anything related to that. Is there any chance that someone could link me to a download of that for Windows 10? I've looked around but couldn't find anything.
Thanks in advance!

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so I have a hp laptop, and the battery on it usually takes about 2 hours to go down.

Ever since I modded my computer(by changing the *.dll files, and changing the desktop to a mac os style, and having desktopX on my computer all the time), my battery would go from 100% to about 20% in about 1 to 1.5 hours.

Is this normal? will modding the *.dll files effect the battery life? anything I can do?
 

A:laptop batter draining too fast??

batteries over time will lose the ability to hold charges as long as they did when new.

Most importantly, the more stuff running, the greater the load on the laptop and the faster the battery will drain.

To see what I mean - turn the computer on and leave it on but don't do anything, now recharge the battery and play a high intensity game until the battery dies. The laptop will not run as long in the second senerio. The themes would be a mild version of this.
 

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Hello, I am looking or a battery for my HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC.  Here are the credentials: Product Number: LL056EA#ABUSerial Number: 5CH11513ZA Bought in the United Kingdom I've the laptop for just over 4 years and the battery is on its last legs.  Hope you can point me in the right direction. Thank you, Dee











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A:Need New Batter for HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC - Product Nu...

dv6-6051ea is the model number.  (17) Battery: 9-cell, 100-Whr, 3.00-Ah Li-ion battery 636631-001 6-cell, 62-Whr, 2.80-Ah Li-ion battery 593562-001 6-cell, 55-Whr, 2.55-Ah Li-ion battery 593554-001 This is the 9-cell genuine HP battery on eBay UK: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-HP-Laptop-9-CELL-Extended-Battery-Oem-593550-001-593553-001-593554-001-/272398155798?hash=item3f6c320016:g:LUoAAOSw9NdXwIYB The 9 cell bulges out a bit but obviously runs longer. 6-cell: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/593554-001-593562-001-New-HP-Original-Battery-MU06-Genuine-OEM-MU09-Genuine-/251809250332?hash=item3aa1003c1c:g:K6oAAOSwUdlWdKls You are not going to be able to get these direct from HP now so a 3rd party vendor is your only choice. You can also get a "compatible" (not genuine HP) battery but the prices on these real ones are so good I would not recommend that.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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We need to do student registration on four laptops at locations that do not have power. While the batteries may last long enough, they have also run down a few times in the past, so we need a "Plan B" for power.I thought a simple solution would be to have a UPS/battery backup with an outlet strip that all four could plug into.  If AC is available, fine,  If not, theyd just run off the battery backup. I've d/l'd the user guide and service manuals but can't find the AC current draw info to help me determine what size UPS/battery backup to use. Yes we could plug into a nearby car and inverter but that'd require an inconveniently long extension cable that could be tripped over.  The UPS/battery backup would be more compact and overall a simpler solution. Thanks for any advice!

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It is the same battery that came with Y70 Touch Laptop almost a year ago.  The only change was to to Windows 10 just over a month ago.  So every time I try to change the settings to conservation mode in the Energy Manager the setting will not stay.  It reverts back to off.  I think this is because it has the message it doesn't recognize the battery as a lenovo battery any longer.  Any help would be appreciated.

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My Battery is draining and wont charge.  I plug in the power cord to opperate the computer but the battery will not charge.  The icon is reading "plugged in, not charging" and the LED battery light on the side of the computer is blinking white even when the laptop is turned off.  I have checked the adaptor cord and did battery test which came back "ok".  Will my laptop stop working once I run out of battery even with the adaptor cord?  How can I fix the battery? Thanks, 

A:Battery icon reads "plugged in, not charging" and LED Batter...

Annie. Your laptop should run just fine if your battery dies. To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 REO

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Laptop model is: toshiba satellite p100 pspadc-ma305c

It had this BSOD the other day http://i.imgur.com/rV1jMkO.jpg so i searched it up and seeing that it's mostly due to overclocking i decided to reset bios to check if it's been overclocked by taking out the cmos battery and putting it back since bios has been locked and have been a hindrance when i wanted to install windows 7 via usb but can't choose any boot options.

I took the laptop apart the other day but couldn't find the battery so i put it back together and it still worked. Today i took it apart again and found the battery, pulled it out and left it for a while then plugged it back and put everything back together and now the laptop wont start up anymore. I plugged the ac adapter in and the power led would light up but when i tried to turn the laptop on, the power light in the front side of the laptop would flash and then all the lights would go off and nothing happens. I tried the "hold power button for 30sec with no power connected" but the same thing would happen over again.

Any idea what is wrong?

A:Laptop won't start up after i disconnect and reconnected cmos batter

  
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Laptop model is: toshiba satellite p100 pspadc-ma305c

It had this BSOD the other day http://i.imgur.com/rV1jMkO.jpg so i searched it up and seeing that it's mostly due to overclocking i decided to reset bios to check if it's been overclocked by taking out the cmos battery and putting it back since bios has been locked and have been a hindrance when i wanted to install windows 7 via usb but can't choose any boot options.

I took the laptop apart the other day but couldn't find the battery so i put it back together and it still worked. Today i took it apart again and found the battery, pulled it out and left it for a while then plugged it back and put everything back together and now the laptop wont start up anymore. I plugged the ac adapter in and the power led would light up but when i tried to turn the laptop on, the power light in the front side of the laptop would flash and then all the lights would go off and nothing happens. I tried the "hold power button for 30sec with no power connected" but the same thing would happen over again.

Any idea what is wrong?


Hi visualize,

Please remove the battery from the and connect the system with AC adapter only and check if the system turns on.

Also check when you connect the AC adapter to the system does light on the adapter stays on. It is not safe to start the system with the CMOS battery and it could have damaged the system as well.

I... Read more

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Hello All I need help with new out of the box HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-109wm. The battery is not charging. Once you unplug the power, it dies. I have follow a couple of fixes, uninstalling the window AC software and reinstalling it, folding a piece of paper and twisting  it in the power connection on the labtop. None worked. I am all the way in Africa and I need these labtops working.Thanks 

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HiJ have x260, No internal battey. only have 3 cell external. Instead of the internal battery is only dummy. can j replace dummy internal battery?thxv

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My grandson has a HP laptop, it gave the update alert and he allowed the update.  Now 4 days later it is still a blue screen with a rotating circle of dots implying it is still loading.  We have shut down, restarted, removed the battery and it only goes right back to the the blue screen with the rotating dots.  The HP support pages are deadfully short of information and just loop you back to the same help pages over and over.  I do not know the product name or system.  I can't find it on the Lt anywhere.  I removed the battery and took a magnifying glass to look at the miniscule print and its all written in other languages.  How do we restore this LT so he can continue to use it?   He is homeschooled and we cannot do his work assignments.  I am using my old laptop but it is a Gateway  and doesn't have his work in the memory.  What do we do?  Never will buy an HP again.  Totally frustrated with HP website and HP Laptop.

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Currently, I'm using my tablet to type this, so please excuse the typos. So earlier today, I changed the CMOS battery. Then I restarted my computer and it first got stick at the Starting Windows screen. But I managed to fix that. I then managed to get I to Windows, but it said it couldn't locate the H: drive,which was 4 tb. I later figured out that I needed to update the bios, so I used Safe Mode with Networking and got the file and did the bios update. I then restarted my computer and it got as far as the Blue Windows Logo Screen...actually that's the wallpaper for my desktop. Basically, it got past the Starting Windows and froze on the next screen. I'm unable to use the mouse. There's no start menu or anything except the wallpaper.

I've tried numerous things such as in bios, switching the RAID mode to the AHCI. That made things slightly smoother, but when I got to windows 7, it was still the same.

I also tried removing the ram and reseating them. I made sure the cables were all secure.

In safe mode, I have access to my 4tb H: drive.

Part of me thinks I should reinstall windows 7, but all I really did was change the battery.

I'm also wondering if I may of damaged the video card.

I'm pretty good with computers, but this time I think I'm at a loss.

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When I play games with the charger begin a blue screen then when I restart the laptop  say that theres no existing HardDisk for some minutes and then it work normally    HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook - 15-ak003la (Touch) (ENERGY STAR)

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I have Lenovo 920, version 920-13IKB. It is a laptop with 1080p screen.I really like the laptop. The hinge is awsaom. But I run into an annoying problem with slow network when attending a webinar. Problem: - logged in to the webinar safaribooksonline.com- when working on the batter the laptop was not able to keep up with streaming data to be able to refresh the screen; on average it was aournd 100kBs with some ocasional spike up to 1MBps.- during webinar the sound worked fine, there wasn't any jitter or other problem hearing the presenter- the overall browser webinar window worked fine as well. There is a chat pop-up, a window with presentation slides etc. The webinar browser tab works fine and you could navigate between elements fine.- the only element that didn't work was the actual video screen updates Ive found the following 2 workarounds: - connect the power adapter. Once the batter is connected the wifi start to work as expected and after browser webinar window refresh you can see the video stream updates - change the registry setting following this article (*) and once done change the power setting of the wifi card to: maximum performance when on battery (*)https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/windows-10-on-surface-pro-3-missi... I found (*) on these other threads Re: Very slow wifi on the Yoga 920 -- confirmed with other devices [ Edited ]https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/... Read more

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I am in desperate need of help here. I have HP 1000 notebook which was given to me in free laptop scheme by our Prime Minister. This laptop came with battery of over 4200mz i dnt exactly remember but through out the year 2013 and end of 2012, its battery timing was more then 3 hour, even 1 month ago. But from last couple of weeks it has reduced from 3 hour to 1 hour.

The laptop heats up now and it omits very heated air from side fans.Furthermore,the summer in Pakistan is at the peak. Normal temperature here is between 40 to 45C. I dont use laptop in Air Conditioned room so it heats up. Kindly tell if all laptops do the same or this laptop has some issue..
Kindly suggest any solution for batter. Is it the laptop or the battery has completed its life.

( one more thing. i removed battery for 2 days to put the laptop on ac because the battery on charge makes is too hot to use so i often take out the battery. But it never happened before....)
 

A:Laptop Batter suddenly reduced from 3 hour to less than 1 hour

Has the laptop ever been cleaned? It it's running hot, the fans will run at higher speed, thus the battery life will be shorter.
 

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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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When plugging in the power adapter, the "charge" light does not come on, nor will the notebook power up. To rule out the HP power adapter I plugged in a Targus universal adapter (with correct polarity) and same result. Same results whether the battery is installed or not. The notebook had been in storage for several months, therefore, no recent changes. Any ideas?

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Hi,
I have a recent DELL laptop:
Inspiron 7000 (Inspiron 17 7778 2-in-1),
Core i7, 16 Gb RAM, 128 GB SSD + 1TB HD...
Not a lot of programs and lots of space available.
In the last few months I have had a lot of poor performance issues. I finally figured out it is related to Windows 10 Power Plan. When set to "Power Saver", the performance is awful. The CPU is maxed to 0.80 GHz. So when browsing the net or looking at my picture gallery, the computer hangs, and it becomes impossible to use. If I change the plan to high performance, the computer behaves normally - fast!
And even if I change the plan to another plan (i.e. High Perf), the next time I restart or wake-up the computer, the "Power Saver" power plan is set back... Very frustrating. And as shows the image, it is not the "bolded" option in the list. What can be changing constantly that parameter??
I contacted DELL chat support and they asked me to re-install Windows! There is probably a better way to fix this. It looks to me as a DELL Driver conflicting with Windows. Also, my mother has an older DELL laptop on Windows 10 and she experiences the same issue...
Any help would be very appreciated!
Cheers,
Jean-Daniel

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Hi.
I am not familiar with English but I try to speak well. I have a ASUS laptop. last 2 week, my battery charged to 70% not more but last week my battery always show zero and my problem start here. When I plug my laptop (because without it, it doesn't power on) It's automatically power on after 2 seconds then power off and again power on then I can use my laptop without problem.
so I have this laptop for 2 years. Is this the life of battery? and why this happen when I plug in my laptop? Is it possible to help me?
Thanks.
 

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Hi:
Dell 19 inches Monitor come with the Dell Mini-tower/XP:

The screen does not appear due to 'power saving' upon pushing 'power' button at the right corner bottom, although the PC running fine. When I used the other monitor with the same Dell PC, the screen comes right away.

How to 'unstuck' power saving in order to get the screen?

Thanks for your help in advance
 

A:Solved: 19 Inches DELL Monitor got stuck due to 'Power Saving' upon pushing power but

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A
 

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?
 

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Toshiba Satellite A25-S2792 w/ XP & P4 has greenpower chord is lit and yellow battery light is flashing when power chord is plugged in. After I press the power button, the power chord light changes to yellow, begins flashing and the battery light goes out. Removing the battery gives the same results. Pressing and holding power button down for 20 seconds w/ battery out yields same result as well. Suggestions?
 

A:A25-S2792 doesn't power up yellow light flashes after pressing power button

The motherboard is bad. Have you tried reseating the memory?
 

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Please help it worked fine for a while  after my daughter knocked it of the side but now it won't power on
I've tried different power adapters and still does the same thing
No power makes it to the computer at all, the yellow/ green light on the power transformer just goes out when it touches the computer  is there a safety switch on the mother board ?? I've tried it with everything disconnected
Ram
Harddrive
Processor
The battery
And still nothing
Does anyone have any suggestions ???

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This seems to be a well known issue for these models...But I am not computer savvy 100%  It happens on and off over past year and this problem is getting old. What is a permanent fix?

Dell/Alienware know this is a manufacturer defect as many on forum have complained about it over the years it seems. 

A:(Redirected) alienware x51 r2 please power down and connect pcie power cables for this graphics card

Best to post this in the Alienware Owners Club Forum, here:http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/default.aspxBev.

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Hello,
After putting my computer into sleep mode last night, I was unable to get it to boot into windows this morning. When i pressed the power buttong, everything turn on and working (all fans are functional, gpu power led is on, all hard drives & cd drives are functional. But the problem is, the screen to my monitor is blank. I also noticed that my usb aren't working (mouse connection light isn't on). I tried a soft power off by holding down the power button but no luck. The system does not turn off no matter how long I hold it. The only way to turn it off is by pulling the power supply cord or turning the power supply switch off.

My pc build:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 6 core processor
ASUS ENGTX 560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 Geforce GTX 560
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
COOLMAX ZU-700B 700W ATX 12V Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) 240-pin DDR 3 SDRAM 2133 (PC3 17000)
Prolimatech PRO Panther 120mm CPU Cooler
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD case


THE PROBLEM: Computer turn on with everything running as usual, but shows blank screen on monitor. Cannot soft power off by pressing power button.

Things I tried:

Clear CMOS by removing battery and switching pins
Running with 1 4GB RAM instead of 2, move the ram around the slots & alternate which Ram is used.
Check my monitor by testing it with another computer
Tried pulling the PS plug and holding the computer power button for 1 min
Test the GPU with another computer & it runs fine
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A:Windows 7 blank screen after sleep mode (unable to power off with power button)

Hello,

Is it possible that you can test with another compatible PSU? I would strongly suggest doing so.

Also try the following steps:
?Make sure that the (internal) speaker is connected to the motherboard
?Remove all memory and attempt to boot the PC
?You should get the no memory beep errors

If the Power Supply is in working order and no beeps are present then it can be indicative of a faulty motherboard.

For troubleshooting purposes it may be a good idea to remove the components from the case and bench test to rule out a short.

How to Bench Test / Troubleshoot Your System

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recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5459 on June 12, 2016 and first thing I noticed is that to turn on the laptop I need to press and hold down the power button at least for 3 seconds in order for the laptop to boot up, this seems strange, I brought up this issue at the Dell Store where I bought the laptop and the sales people there told me that they noticed this in most Inspiron models.  Is this normal?

A:Dell Inspiron 14 5459 power button needs 3 seconds long press to power up?

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
This is unusual we would suggest you to check with another system to see if the same happens.
Kindly provide us with the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Hello!

My Toshiba Satellite P755-S5265 has not been able to turn on at all. That's because the AC adapter would not be charging the battery nor would it operate the computer.

Whenever I would plug in my adapter, a weird clicking noise would come out from the computer. Also, the AC adapter charging light would blink continuously as well. I

took apart my laptop and discovered that the end my of DC power jack was the source of the clicking. When I mean the end, I don't mean the area where I plug in my adapter, it's the other end that's connected to the motherboard.

Does anybody have any advice on what I should do? Is my laptop dead and done for?

Thank you so much in advance!
 

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My Inspiron 15R N5110 won't come on. I've tried both battery and 2 different ac adapters. I've removed the battery, unplugged it, and held the power button for 30 seconds to discharge the system, but it still won't come on.
I took the laptop apart and everything looks alright, but the DC jack was slightly brown on top so I replaced the DC jack board. It still won't work.
I made sure the connections are tight (the DC jack and other USB board) by screwing them down. The only thing that happens that shows any life is when the battery is in. The power button, power indicator light in front, and the little "gears" light blink white for just a moment, then off, about every 5 seconds.

Any ideas? If I have to replace the motherboard, what is the difference between 0G8RW1 and 0VVN1W? I'm not worried about the product key not validating - may even put Windows 8 on it.
Thanks!

A:Inspiron 15R N5110 - Will not power on, blinking white power and gear light

Hi brockalee,
Both the Motherboards 0G8RW1 and 0VVN1W are compatible with this model and there is no difference. 07GC4R is also compatible with this model.

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I have an enquiry relating to video cards. In order to do my job, I need to get a card with at least 512MB of VRAM, preferably 2GB. However, the ones I've found online use 300w What's the maximum watts that I can use with my Lenovo H520s? And what would happen if I used a 300w video card in it? 
 
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A:What graphics card will my H520s power supply support (PSU, power calculator)

Use a power supply calculator to get a accurate calculation of your power requirements.   Graphics card manufacturers have to figure a worst case scenario when giving power requirements.
 
 www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/
 
Mod:  removed the Newegg calculator, which only gives a recommended psu size, rather than a power calculation.   The CoolerMaster gives both. 

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I'm interested in the Toshiba G25 laptop but have heard that you can't use it on airplane seat power. It comes with a 120W AC power supply (15Vx8A), but I've been told that most airlines limit seat power to 75-90W max. Lind sells a 12V car adaptor for the G25, but specifically won't include an airline plug for this reason (which I can get independently, of course). I've read some interesting electrical discussions on this board. Can ya'll comment on the following or provide any general advice about power consumption?

1) Given that the voltage of the laptop and airline seat power pretty much match up (12-15V), if the amp draw on the laptop exceeds what the airline power supply can deliver, what will happen? Will it damage the laptop to feed it insufficient current? Will it shut down the laptop altogether? Merely dim the screen?

2) If I remove the laptop battery, which requires power to charge it, how much will that reduce the power need of the laptop? I'm not sure how to work the math, but the spec sheet states the battery supplies 4400mAh at 8A output. Does it require the same to charge it?

3) Most importantly, on my 15 hour transpacific flights, will the DVD player work with that ultrabrite screen at the low airline power supply? A nice feature of the laptop is that you can watch DVDs without powering up the Windows operating system (it has a small linux OS for the DVD player). Granted, the DVD drive and screen are prob... Read more

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Dell Optiplex 360 does not power on. There is no audible click when the power button is pressed. I have gone through the following Dell Troubleshooting Videos and articles. 
My PC Won't Turn On! (Official Dell Tech Support)
No Power? Learn about Dell's Built In Self Test for power
No POST, No Power, No Video on a Dell Desktop Computer

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Ever since i got this new motherboard and CPU ive been having a bit of a nightmare with it.

Gigabyte ga-ma790fx-ds5 -Latest Bios
AMD Phenom Black Edition 9850,
4 gigs PC 6400 ram (Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400
ATI Radeon 4870

The problem is that the motherboard will NOT power up at all with the 2 of the latest power supplies (600 watt+) i have.

It wont work at all with; (Nothing happens its just dead)
Arctic 600 watt Jeantech PSU (brand new and working)
Corsair 620 watt HX PSU (working)


It only seems to work with my Jeantech 450 Watt PSU and i cant for the life of me figure out why. Ive tried everything to get the board to work with the new PSU's. I had thought that the PSUs i got were dodgy but after testing out one in an older PC it worked fine.

Ive removed all parts and tried powering up and i cant get it to boot up. But the PC seems to work fine with the oldish 450 watt PSU which i find just unbelievable.

Can anyone help with this nightmare? Now on the Gigabyte site the CPU i have isnt listed as supported by this motherboard which is kinda worrying could this be the reason? If so how the old PSU boots up.

I just want to have the fracking thing working with the right PSU.
 

A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.
 

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Why does shutting down the computer, removing the AC Adapter, removing the battery (if it is a laptop), and holding down the power button for 30 seconds fix problems in one's computer. I was recently corrected in a post of mine that this does not actually do anything unless one removes the 3 volt battery from the motherboard, but I know this is not true from experience. Here is the correction I am referring to from a more experienced member:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


I'm sorry, but I feel I need to correct misinformation. Lots of folks read these posts.

The motherboard has a 3 volt battery installed in it. This battery provides just enough power to retain all of the BIOS settings regardless of the state of the main power or the power supply. Following the steps above will not reset the BIOS or the CMOS chip.

You can reset the BIOS defaults by selecting that option from within the BIOS settings. Usually on the Exit menu.

To reset the CMOS (Clear the CMOS chip) there will be either a jumper on the motherboard to perform this function with, or newer boards have an actual reset button.

The above procedure will work to restore the BIOS defaults if you add the step:
2b - remove the 3v battery.
But it will not clear the CMOS.


The reason I know that doing the hardware reset I described initially works:

1. I have a laptop that occasionally suffers from a USB Device Error issue. Every port gives me th... Read more

A:Shut down computer, remove all power sources, hold down power button

Further information; this is what my manufacturer of my laptop suggested for my USB issues View Document. After step B. of the power cycle directions, my computer works fine.

Edit: I have skipped all the steps prior to the power cycle, and it still fixes my problem. It is not a software update that is fixing the problem.

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Hi,
I picked up this Alienware 5700 off ebay to hopefully refurbish for my son but I'm new at this and still learning and so this thing has me baffled. The laptop is in pristine condition but shows no signs of life. When I plug in the power supply the green light on the power supply goes from solid green to blinking rapidly to the point you can barely see it. To me that would mean a short somewhere right ? If so where ? Has anyone else ever had experience with something like this ? I just don't want to go buying a new battery for a laptop that maybe fried already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard
 

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Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. I have an Optiplex 745 running Windows 7 Professional. Normally in the advanced setting section of the power plan option I have the option to change the power state, however all of a sudden these options have just totally disappeared. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Missing power state controls in advanced power plan settings

What Power plan are you using ?

Balanced, Power Saver or High Performance ?

Also, run a System File Check

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Use option 2

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Yesterday in my house,electric fuse was switched to turn on cooker in my kitchen. During this power delivery was stopped for 4-5 second only.
When power back on then pc automatically turns on and just before bios show me :"?Power supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable supply unit.
Press F1 to continue.? And then pc booted fine to Windows.

Is this normal ? Did it damage something? Why i get that message is this normal?


PC:
6700K stock
16GB DDR4
Asus Z170-P
Corsair 750 RM
Gtx 1080
SSD 1x

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When I am trying to connect my All-in-XPS - DELL XPS18 1810, to the power source it's indicator LED light is just blinking. Battery is showing 2-4% and when the charge is drained it will shut down. In the BIOS it is saying battery is still good. Is it a problem with some IC component is burnt due to voltage issues or something like that? Power adapter is also seems to be fine. We tried it with a different adapter but the result is still the same.

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