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Plugging in and Unplugging cords while laptop is running?

Q: Plugging in and Unplugging cords while laptop is running?

Is it safe to unplug my mouse and then plug it back in again into it's USB port without shutting down my laptop?

Is it safe to plug in my laptops power cord while my laptop is running without shutting down first?

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A: Plugging in and Unplugging cords while laptop is running?

Yes and yes, except if you are going to unplug the power cord do it from the wall socket first and be sure you have plenty of charge on the battery.

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I was wondering if anyone is familiar with a method to enable sounds for when you plug in or remove a charger connected to your laptop. It is not a problem with my pc, but is an option that is not available for me which i would like to install to let me know if i accidentally unplugged the charger, particularly if I'm working on a full-screen feature. Any help would be appreciated.
I have Windows 7 home Premium 32-bit installed.

A:How to enable sound when plugging/unplugging charger for laptop.

In the System Sounds, there is an option for device connect or disconnect. This will probably do what you want. You will have to assign a sound for those functions.

The System Sounds panel can be accessed from Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds. Click on "Change System Sounds".

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When I plug in my laptop to charge the laptop turns off, and when I unplug the charging cord from the computer it turns off. Does anyone know whats going on? I have an Inspiron 15 5558.

A:Laptop turning off when plugging or unplugging in charging cord

Hi DNGUYEN2252,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system?
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
Disconnect the adapter and battery and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to release any static power. Then try connecting with the adapter only / battery only.
I would first suggest you to try with another power adapter. The current one in use might be shorting the system and hence the system powers off.
If another adapter works fine, then replace the adapter. If the other adapter  also exhibits the same behavior, then replace the DC port - this is the part you would need - http://bit.ly/2kZR8go
If nothing works, I would suspect a faulty motherboard. 
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I have a Dell Vostro 1400 running Vista Home Basic and have had two periods in the laptop's existence where it would mysteriously freeze. You could see everything on the screen, and the power lights were on, but it would not respond except to a hard reboot by holding the power butting down for 5 seconds.

I am going through one of those periods now, and have discovered that the problem happens when I am either plugging or unplugging the AC power adapter, but don't know why. I have been all over the web for a solution, and while it does seem I am not alone with this problem, I have not read a sensible solution yet. My favorite bad answer is "don't unplug your laptop when it's on."

So, does anyone know what it could be? I wanted to look at system logs, and so went into the Event Viewer not even sure what to look for, but didn't see anything that looked like a likely culprit. Please help!

Thanks,
Neil
 

A:laptop freezes when plugging and unplugging AC power adapter

being a member of the Dell Community Forum, I looked there and found this

A lot things happen in Windows when inserting the AC power adapter.

To check if it's a classic CPU lock-up: repeatedly press capslock. If the capslock light doesn't change, there's no live in there.

Assuming the CPU is locked up: It's possible there's a log entry in the system log just before the AC power adapter is inserted. These entries give clues where to look, just before things went sour.

Next try to reproduce it in Safe Mode (press F8 when Windows start) If it's also in Safe Mode - try running an alternative OS (no need to install)

If the problem also shows up here - most likely it's a hardware issue.

Otherwise it's a windows issue - might be driver related.

the "alternate OS thing is a link on the forum web site. Click here to go to that site.

Hope this is some help... Raybro
 

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Just noticed this whenever I plug or unplug the charger. The laptop lags for 1-2 seconds before returning to normal. This is noticeable when playing games or watching videos. Haven't seen any abnormal drops or spikes with the temperature of the CPU, GPU and HDD which would suggest a hardware issue. Tried doing this while running 3DBenchmark, and there is a huge drop in FPS, from 130-200fps down to almost 16fps esp. when unplugging the charger.Is this normal?

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Hi,

I wonder what'd happen if I unplug the desktop tower cord from the power surge or electric outlet? Will I lose what I have in tower? I unplugged the desktop monitor cord from the power surge several times and nothing was lost, but I am not sure about the tower cord. The reason is because I need to move the table around in the room and need to unplug the cords. I am sure nothing will be lost if unplugging tower cord from the power surge or outlet because the table needs to be moved around in the room, something else like moving out of the house, etc if you know what I mean.

Also, what would happen if unplugging the cords from the desktop monitor and tower themselves, not from power surge/outlet? Would everything be lost? Much thanks.

A:Unplugging cords

Save everything, then turn everything off, using the approved procedure and then you can unplug.
As always, your important stuff should always be backed up. An unexpected improper shut down, and stuff can be lost.
Stuff can be lost for other reasons, too.

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Getting ready to do the install on my new SSD with some trepidation. I have Raptors in Raid 0 right now and would like to simply unplug them, set the BIOS to AHCI and use the 0 port for the SSD experiment/potential fiasco. What I hope to be able to do if the SSD doesn't like me, is to unplug it, set the BIOS back to Raid, plug in the Raptors and pretend the whole thing never happened. Does this stand a chance of working?

A:Plugging and Unplugging!

I wouldnt unplug the raptor raid - if you use intel raid (the one i'm sure of and probably similar, or the same for others) when you enable raid in the bios it also enables AHCI - so you should be good to go with testing the ssd drive - just unplugging a raid array can be very hard to set up again - i did it years ago and it was a miracle i got it back up and going again (that included reinstalling the OS) so not recommended - it also depends what options are available in the raid rom (i think its called) which you set it up in before you install the OS. From memory, which is bad, the problem was it couldnt recognise one or both the drives.
It depends on your motherboard I guess but for mind it should be ok - running raid and using the same controller to use a ssd drive in AHCI mode - but treat this as my opinion - you should be able to find information on your motherboards site, or intel etc's, site. Or wait for more replies as Im uncertain and more repies means more suggestions.
If it has 2 controllers eg intel and jmicron use the JMICRON if it supports AHCI to be on the safe side.

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Hi everyone, hope this is a good year for all. I just picked up a new computer running xp. It came without a floppy drive, so I picked up a portable external usb floppy drive. Is it ok to plug in, and unplug the floppy to the usb port with the computer on? Thanks for the tips/advice.

Regards
IMP49
 

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My problem is this, my motherboard is Biostar TP67B and I have downloaded the sound drivers from the manufacturer website which is realtek high definition audio.However, If i had left my headphone plugged into my front panel jack and when I restart my computer, the headphone icon keeps flickering saying its plugged and unplugged constantly when it is in fact plugged in. I had tinker around a little bit and I have no idea how to fix this problem now. Its going bad to worse as it unplugs itself randomly now. I'm trying to go for a full reinstall of my sound drivers.

A:Headphones Plugging and Unplugging constantly bug

Have you tried a different headphone? Maybe the headphone and not the PC or headphone jack.

If not the headphone, check the connection from the front panel at the motherboard, May be a bad connection there. Reseat (unplug then plug back in) the connector at the motherboard. If it still has problems I would suspect the front panel headphone jack, or the wiring.

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Everytime I plug or unplug my charger from my notebook, the brightness keeps changing?!?!?  Its very irritating and I've tried everything to try to fix it including going to the advanced power settings and turning off the "enable adaptive brightness."  Nothing has worked, please advise.

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Hey guys. I ran into a little problem recently, and would like to share it.
I know it is supposedly ok to plug USB cables in and out while the computer is on, but, to be safe I have always gone through the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
For some reason, though, I have always felt it is safe to just plug sound devices in and out with no regard to whether the computer is on or not. Have done this for years.
However, I noticed a few days ago that one channel of my onboard sound line input had quit, on my newest MB. I did not realize this for awhile, because somehow the system had just rerouted the one channel into both sides, when writing to the CD or DVD. (I noticed that Joe Walsh appeared to be playing an unplugged guitar on the Eagles Hell Freezes Over concert after transferring from my old VHS tape to DVD, even though both speakers were working! LOL)
Anyway...I fixed the problem by just installing a sound card. (by the way, even a cheap $14.00 sound card is at least as good as most onboard sound: mine sounds much better than the original.)
So, would you guys advise having the computer turned off, even to plug in headphones, for instance?
 

A:Plugging/unplugging sound devices

No, 1/8" jacks can freely be plugged/unplugged while the computer is on, and when you're outputting sound.
As to why the jack went dead, couöd've been just natural death of age, removing the plug at an extreme angle and damaging the jack, etc...
 

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Hi, just bought the 2-1 laptop last week. I want to enable a notification sound while plugging in the charger and also when I'm unplugging it. I've checked the device sound properties but don't seem to find it. Please help ! vsen

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Hi all,

Acer 7740g, Windows 7 HE.
I have this annoying problem that when my AC power is plugged or unplugged it makes a beep.
Muting the sound completely helps, but that's sometimes not an option.

I tried the following and no luck:

Editing a registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound\Beep and changed it to "No".
Uninstalling the Beep device from my device manager.
Turning off my pc speaker, unfortunately, I didn't find where I can disable it.

My sound card drivers are: Realtek 6.0.1.5969

Anyone has another idea?

Thanks.
 

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Hi. I have problem with my mouse and keyboard, they are unplugging. I read many tutorials here, but nothing helped me. Mouse and keyboard are randomly unplugging and plugging, but after this they are unplugging and I must restart computer. Its ridiculous because usb headphones are working. Problem started when I had Windows 8.1, after I formated to 7, now I have 10, and problem is still. I tried some other mouses and keyboards, but didn't helped. I changed some hardware, but didnt helped too. I found something strange. My standard mouse and keyboard are turning off and I must restart computer, but new set is unplugging and plugging sometimes before turn off. Help me please (sorry for my english)

My pc:
cpu: i7 2600k with box cooler
mobo: Asus Maximus IV Extreme-z (before I had ASRock p67 pro3 b3)
gpu: Gtx 660 Msi (before Radeon R7 260x oc)
hdd: Seagate ST1000DM003 and Seagate ST500DM002
psu: Thermaltake smart se 530w (before chieftec gpa-500s8)
case: SilentiumPc gladius 800
ram: 6gb - 2x2gb samsung 1x2gb kingston
 

A:Win7/8.1/10 Mouse and keyboard is unplugging and plugging

Have you made sure that you have the latest drivers for your motherboard? Also what keyboard and mouse? And are you getting any notification on screen when they disconnect?
 

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Hello, I've noticed that my computer crashes everytime i unplug or i plug in and USB drive. Today I bought a new USB mouse and when I connected it no crashes were seen, but when my pc installed the last driver, the BSoD appeared once again. I'm using Win7 64b and I really don't know what can I do, I've tried everything like uninstalling all USB drivers and recreate the INFCACHE.1 file, but still nothing. What can I do to solve this?
Thanks in advance.

A:BSoD when plugging/unplugging USB and when installing USB drivers

1) Does it happen with all usb devices or only the mouse?
 
2) Does it happen with all usb ports?
 
3) Does it happen in safe mode?
 
4) Look in device manager - are there any yellow or red symblos?
 
5) Download and install the newest chipset driver for your system. If it's a laptop, get it from the website of your laptop manufacturer. If it's a desktop, you can get it from either the desktop or the mobo manufacturer's website.
 
6) Look for a bios update.

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Hi all,

I'm at a dorm room with cable internet. It usually works fine, but now if I unplug it, then plug it back, the computer doesn't connect to the internet anymore. Sometimes it says it's acquiring network address, but that doesn't change. The computer connects to the internet fine if I turned on the computer with the cable already plugged in.

Another computer doesn't have this problem with the same cable, always able to connect after being unplugged/plugged. Both computers are on Win XP.

I suspect the Windows firewall has something to do with it, if only because it is turned on the the problematic computer, and not on the other one. I couldn't turn it off, however, because it doesn't let me open up Windows Firewall Settings, giving me the message that the "associated service is not running" and whether or not I could like to start it. If I click "Yes", it simply says it "cannot open Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing service".

Please let me know what the problem might be and what i can try to get it working again. I hope I haven't given too much useless information.. haha. Thanks!

Dave
 

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I want to disbale the beep tone that sounds when plugging / unplugging the charger. I tried all the methods I could find online, but either those options are not available in this model or did not work. Please guide me in this regard. Its really annoying and distracting in a library or classroom setting. The OS I am running is Windows 8.1.

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Hi all,

Acer 7740g, Windows 7 HE.
I have this annoying problem that when my AC power is plugged or unplugged it makes a beep.
Muting the sound completely helps, but that's sometimes not an option.

I tried the following and no luck:

Editing a registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound\Beep and changed it to "No".
Uninstalling the Beep device from my device manager.
Turning off my pc speaker, unfortunately, I didn't find where I can disable it.

My sound card drivers are: Realtek 6.0.1.5969

Anyone has another idea?

Thanks.
 

A:Annoying beep when plugging/unplugging AC Power

This forum is for "Business Applications", not hardware problems.
Please post on the correct forum which is "Hardware" here: http://forums.techguy.org/19-hardware/
 

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Hi All! Been a while since I've posted, but sitting here reading other's posts, I almost forgot why I logged in!

I have a weird problem with my computer.....a little background:
I didn't turn the computer on for a LONG time....perhaps a year, so one day, I decided to boot it up and it won't boot past the post! So I replaced the MB battery, checked the power supply, replaced the memory...and it booted. But then, I turn it off, and it won't boot again...same problem with it not booting past the mem. post. So being that it was an old computer, I figured I'd just build myself a new machine and use the hard drive as a slave. There are programs on the drive that I want to use that I cannot replace! Well, I tried doing that, but the new computer won't see the drive....it won't even boot with it plugged in. So....

I take the hard drive to another machine that I know works fine, and it boots. Problem solved....so I thought. I turn it off, and try and turn it back on.....nothing.....no beeps, no post....nothing. So I tried changing the power supply, and plug all back in, and it boots. Turn it off, nothing. Long story short, if I unplug the motherboard power cord from the board, and plug it back in, it boots, but if I turn it off, I have to repeat the motherboard plug thing to get it to boot again. I have had the drive checked for viruses, and it's clean.
I have to admit, I am stumped! Any ideas? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciat... Read more

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Dual Core Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Toshiba laptop. My daughter was working on a Power Point project for school. She went to plug in her flash drive and it didn?t seem to load the drive up. She unplugged it and then plugged it back in. We got a BSOD. We restarted it and it BSOD again. I tried some general troubleshooting, including restoring it to a previous version, and now cannot get into Windows at all. Not even in safe mode. Now I am getting multiple BSODs.

Currently I am seeing these BSODs:


I am getting one when just trying to start and run windows I am getting a BSOD about memory management.


If I try to go into safe mode it loads the files and then I get a BSOD regarding the fbwf.sys.
Using the Windows 7 disc I have been able to get to the System Recovery Options. It finds my install and then blue screens with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL or Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL even before it gets to finding my install.


Other BSODs I know I have seen are regarding the Ntfs.Sys and PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

I was able to run a mem test on it at one point and it said everything was fine. I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me since I can?t even get to a command prompt or safe mode.

A:Multiple BSODs after unplugging and plugging in flash drive.

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I have the Hyperx Cloud and the microphone easily unplugs from the headphones so that you can choose to not have a mic some times. While I was talking with my friends on skype and needed to mute the mic quickly so I just pulled out the microphone and when i plugged it back in it didn't work. I have googled many solutions but nothing seems to work.
 

A:Simply unplugging my headphones and plugging them back in seemed to break them. HELP!

Do the speakers still work after you have unattached /reattached the mic?

Presuming you are running Windows (as you haven't specified)

Open control panel, then open Sound (depending on your OS and view options you may need to click on the Hardware and Sound option first or similar)

In the sound window, click on the Recording tab.

With the Mic attached how many devices do you see?

Is the Mic on your headset set as Default?

If you remove the mic and reattach (with the sound window open) does the mic get recognised and show back up in this list?

Does it remain as default / enabled?
 

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Urgh. Typical.

Install new case fans after moving 2 HD cages from the front of Corsar 600T case.
Check they run ok. Fine.
Put HD cages back in, one in the space on the bottom of the case beside the PSU.
Fight with the cables to get the HDs connected and the modular PSU cables back into the PSU.

- Attempt to power on. Nothing.
- Check cable, try another power cable. Nothing.
- No fans, no lights, nothing.
- No 'electrical sound' when flipping the switch on the back of the PSU.

Seems I have a 7 year warrant on the PSU and its only about 3 years old. But Corsair RMA system insists that you "try another PSU to verify the problem is the PSU" which is fair enough so off to buy another PSU, probably another Corsair. Hope the RMA system allows for refund rather than replacement, otherwise I'll have 2 PSUs which isn't really much use. I guess I can use this as an opportunity to upgrade to a bigger PSU since 7970 CF, 3 HD, 2 SSD, i7 2600K @ 4.7Ghz, a powered device connected to almost every single USB port is probably getting towards it's limits. I can then stick any replacement HX750 on Ebay or something...
 

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Seems I have a 7 year warrant on the PSU and its only about 3 years old. But Corsair RMA system insists that you "try another PSU to verify the problem is the PSU" which is fair enough so off to buy another PSU, probably another Corsair.Click to expand...

I didn't have any fuss with my Corsair RMA request, when I mentioned using a Power Supply Tester.
 

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the subject says it all.brand new t520 with optimus (nvidia+intel) display adapter, 1920x1080 screen.whenever i plus in or unplug power, the display blanks for about 2 seconds, then flashes back on.the problem occurs whether the bios setting is integrated, dicrete, or optimus, and th problem occurs even if the display settings are the same in power profile for AC and battery. is this normal? it is very BAD. thanks in advance.george













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A:t520 display blanks and flashes when plugging/unplugging ac power

hey ghoffman,uninstall the current graphic driver that you have. let windows install its own generic drivers.once generic driver has been installed, test again and see if the problem occurs. If it does not, continue by going to our support site via http://support.lenovo.comdownload the latest graphic driver for your unit, install it and test again.





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Hi Experts, I have a serious problem using my W520 since a few month. When plugging in or unpluggingthe power cable the system directly jumps into Blue Screen (BSOD). I used a small tool to extract the basic dump message: RESOURCE_NOW_OWNED I installed the newest versions of LENOVO Solution Center, LENOVO Energy Management, ...I did an BIOS update longer ago, but I'm not sure, if there was a time-based relation to my problems. The BSOD occurs when: * Laptop started with power cable => Power unplugged* Laptop started without power cable => Power plugged* Laptop in sleep mode => Power plugged and Laptop started again lifting screen* Bring Laptop in sleep mode => Power plugged Does anybode had this problem. Before every meeting now I have to shutdown and restartthe engine... I'm not sure, if the Windows repair CD could detect and repair such a problem.Thanks in advanceKlaus Wegener

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I went to start up my computer earlier and it would not boot up properly. Looking online someone mentioned it could be faulty memory. So one by one I took them out and started up the computer to see if it would boot with potentially removing a faulty memory stick. None of them seemed to be causing a problem so after installing all the memory back properly, neither of my monitors no longer receive a signal.
 
I have tried reconnecting everything and checking all connections. I have tried turning off the computer and extracting the CMOS battery for 30 seconds. Not sure what they next step in solving this is.

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Zlock Cords is a universal locking power cords that locks at both ends. No power cords disconnects, No need to make excuses for equipment failure.

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Hello. I have been having a serious problem with my computer. Sometimes (but not always), when I change the monitor inputs on the back of my computer, while it is running, the computer fan will suddenly get very loud and the computer will stop functioning. I am forced to shut it off. Usually when I turn it back on, the same thing will happen right away, and I often have to spend a lot of time powering it off and on, maybe up to 10 times, until it will finally run. Then it usually asks me to do a disc check scan, and then it will work for a while, but only temporarily. It used to be able to do this without a problem.

This almost always happens if I pull the cord out too hard, and I have to be very careful, but sometimes this happens without me even touching the connections. Sometimes it happens if I just touch the back of the computer or even if a wire is moved.

I took it in a long time ago, and the person said that it was because I needed a new battery. At the time, I was turning it on, then off, then on so quickly that he thought that may be another reason why and explained that it was like turning a light switch on and off really quickly.

About last month, it started happening so badly that I took it into the computer shop again. I told him that I often change the cords for the monitors in the graphics card while the computer is running . He said that doing that shouldn't be a problem. He cleaned out the computer (I don't have part of the case on it, and the dust i... Read more

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I have had trouble shutting down a computer I am building. It goes through the motions then says its okay to turn off your computer now. All the fans are still running and I assume by the okay to turn off your computer now message which has a windows logo on it, the HD is still spinning. Hitting the power buttons just causes the computer to restart. There is no way to shut this computer down.

If I am unable to resolve this issue, how bad is it to turn off the computer by unplugging it? What I would really be doing is adding a power strip with an on/off button to shut the computer down.

Thanks
 

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My daughter bought a (used) Dell Inspiron B-130 for school a few months ago and has gone through 3 AC adapters for it. The pattern is that they will work for a while, then get so that the cord has to be in just the right position for it to work, and finally it won't work at all.

She's gone through three power cords in 4 months - the last one lasted for about 2 weeks.

My question:

Are these power cords THAT poorly made, or should I consider the possibility that there may be something wrong with the socket on the computer where the power supply plugs in?

If it turns out the Dell cords are just junk, can anybody recommend a reliable replacement? At $30US a pop, this is getting to be expensive.
 

A:Dell laptop eats power cords

i don't know your particulars nor can I diagnose yours, obviously, but can tell you there's been a general problem with the laptop power connector on the Inspirons. (i know as i have two nieces with Inspirons. Only one had the problem but after some online searches i found there was a trend among many, not all, Inspirons).. I've never had problems with my Latitudes.

The bigger problem is the power connector is actually soldered to the mother board making it too involved to try to replace yourself unless you're experienced in soldering things to the board. If you check around (search online) you;ll probably find places that will service it for a flat fee.. tho that fee runs around $100+ bucks. Don't know how long you have it, but may as well try Dell also
 

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Hello, I will be out of the country for about 12 days and I am thinking I should unplug my laptop (switch the powerstrip to OFF) while I'm away just to be on the safe side. I want to do this for peace of mind since I will be so far away. I have an old laptop that is running on 3 cylinders.

Upon return, will I be experiencing difficulty turning my computer back on? BTW, I am with CenturyLink Wireless.

I've not done this before as I've not been gone that long.

Thank you very much.
 

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RC7100, Compaq nx9420 laptop.  When I unplug the laptop from the charger, the audio device stops working.  The device is still shown as enabled in device manager, and I can still open the mixer and change the levels, but no sound appears.  This only seems to happen if there is an application playing sound at the time I unplug it, and closing the application seems to restore sound.  Anybody have any ideas on this one?

A:Unplugging laptop kills sound

Hi,
 
Thank you for updating.
 
Please try resetting the Power settings to check the issue:
 
1.    Go to ?Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Power Options? and click the link ?Change plan settings? link of your current power plan.
2.    On ?Edit Plan Settings?, click ?Restore default settings for this plan? and then click ?Yes?.
3.    Go to ?change advanced power settings?.
4.    On the ?Advanced settings? window, click ?change settings that are currently unavailable? if it exists. Then click ?Restore plan defaults? and click ?Yes?. Then Click ?OK? to save the settings and close this window.
5.    After the steps above, the Power Options are reset to default. Please reboot the computer and then check if the issue will reoccur.
 
Thanks.Nicholas Li - MSFT

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Hello! I have been looking online for websites where I can get help for my laptop. I have a Toshiba Satellite L55-C5272. I broke the screen, and replaced it. Then I had one other issue, every time I remove the charger from the laptop, my laptop automatically shuts down. Even with 100% battery. I dont' know what the cause of this is, but I do know I was not messing with the battery. This laptop is about 2 months old, and I don't know what else to do.

If you have any advice or suggestions, you may email me at [email protected]

Thank you for your time,
JennyBeary
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L650 that is almost two years old. About a month ago the laptop started shutting off immediately after the power cord was disconnected. I have since bought two new batteries and one power cord to see if either of those items were causing the problem but it still keeps shutting off. Any suggestions? THANKS!!!
 

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Hi,

I get this annoying orange screen of death every time I unplug my laptop from the charger when it's sleeping. Does anybody know the fix for this?

Thank you,
Mike
 

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Hi
I Got my XPS 15 9550    Build Date Dec-16-2015 Bios Ver 01.00.07 4302.13 UEFI
The fault I was able to find so far that is disturbing issue.
Condition1  - "When pressing  brightness keys F11-F12" (little crackling distorted noise from speakers)
Condition 2 - " When music playing out of speakers also at sometimes can hear crackling noise coming" ( like speakers can't handle the frequency properly)
Condition3 major one -  "At the time of plugging in power supply in or out of laptop."                                                                                                                                                When video/audio/u-tube playing I can hear  short crackling noise&nbs... Read more

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 Crackling Noise coming from speakers when plugging and un plugging power supply.

Hi Edwards, I am facing exactly the same issue as yours. First they delay the product, then they cancel the product and when they finally ship the product has issues. Please let me know if you found any solution for this

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I have a Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS on a Lenovo laptop. The laptop only has a VGA card and I have tried a VGA to RCB cable, but it does not work. Want to know if I have to get a converter or is there another solution?

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i have an xbox 360 slim i would like to plug into my laptop which is a HP pavillion g7 it has a HDMI on the side and then another slot whivh is like a trapazoid looking slot with holes in it with a picture underneath that kinda looks like a line then a rectangle then a line soo what cords woudl i need for the xbox to plug into my laptop and what would i also need for sound
sound is optional many thank
 

A:Plugging my Xbox 360 into my laptop

Xbox and laptop video ports are output only ports, you connect each to a display screen but not to one another.
You can network the two and share files that way.
 

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I have IBM 1871PA2 thinkpad laptop. I have issues that it shuts off few minutes after plugging in the charger or sometimes it just freezes and I cannot do any thing. All I have to do to get back into laptop is force restart. I tried running on AC power without battery. Same issue. Need assistance.
 

A:Laptop shuts off after plugging in charger

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I'm rather rusty with working with computers, and I'm not even sure if this is right place for this, but I recently got a new Gateway T-6836 laptop which runs on Vista (64-bit). I noticed that while I have my computer on, if I unplug the AC adapter to move to another location and I plug the AC adapter back in, everything freezes. I can't even get the mouse to move and there even is no response that the caps lock is on. I end up having to force the laptop to power off.

There seems to be no problem when I unplug and plug back in the laptop while it is off.

Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:Laptop freezes after plugging in AC adapter

I would just suggest you don't unplug your system from an electrical outlet while on unless you eventually want to purchase a new system. That's just a common sense approach. I would imagine it would freeze up under those circumstances. You need to make sure the system is off before you try the plug n play with your PSU. Jazz
 

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I had to have my laptop drive reimaged, and I had to reinstall all my programs, etc. After reinstalling iTunes, I plug my iPhone in like usual to move over files, but my laptop doesn't even realize it's plugged in. I had to "installing device drivers" message at first, and every time I plug it in I get the *bong* sound that tells me it knows I just plugged something in, but I don't see the device either in Windows Explorer or iTunes.

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. This hasn't happened before. I have Windows 7 64-bit laptop, and a Samsung R580 laptop with an iPhone 4.

A:Laptop not recognizing my iPhone after plugging in

Hello tricon7,

First I would like you to open up device manager (Control Panel>Device Manager)
Then, with DM open, plug in your iPhone.
You should see the new device manifest in DM.
Locate the iPhone device in DM... Are there any errors or notifications (small icons, either a red X or yellow !)?

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Hi all,

If this is in the wrong forum, please move, but I figured it might be Windows 10 issue.

I've bought a new laptop with Windows 10 (first time on this OS; last one was running Win 8), and am having an audio issue. Speakers work perfectly fine, but as soon as I plug my headphones in, audio doesn't come through them. If I check the Playback Devices, the green bars on the speakers are going up and down, so audio is there, but it's not coming through the headphones.

I've tried messing around with all sorts of things. Updating drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling audio drivers - just about every option I can find in the audio panels - but nothing.

The only solution I have is if I restart my laptop with the headphones plugged in. Upon reboot, the audio will work through them. But as soon as I unplug and replug, the sound is gone again. I've also tried with a different pair of headphones and had the same results.

Never had an issue like this before, and I'm at a loss as to where to look next, with nothing on Google helping me.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:No audio when plugging in headphones on new laptop with W10

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Hi,
Can anyone help! My laptop crashes every time I plug in a USB. I get a blue screen error screen (see attached). I have not installed any new programs recently apart from my Adobe and AVG anti virus. To solve the problem I have tried updating windows 7, removing my wireless mouse (which works through the USB - coincidentally this is the only USB application which works) and restarting my computer.
Any other ideas appreciated.
Thanks
James

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Hi,
Can anyone help! My laptop crashes every time I plug in a USB. I get a blue screen error screen (see attached). I have not installed any new programs recently apart from my Adobe and AVG anti virus. To solve the problem I have tried updating windows 7, removing my wireless mouse (which works through the USB - coincidentally this is the only USB application which works) and restarting my computer.
Any other ideas appreciated.
Thanks
James

A:Laptop (windows 7) crashing after plugging in USB

try updating your motherboard drivers

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We have the same problem, and we noticed if we press down with our fingers on the top and back of the laptop right near the power cord jack the problem resolves. What problem would that represent? 

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I'm having a problem with my laptop (HP 6530b) locking up when I plug in the power cord.  This happens when I'm actively using the computer on battery and then plug in the power cord.  When I do that, I get two beeps and the computer freezes. Nothing else is plugged into the machine at the time.  Any thoughts on what may be causing this?  I'm also experiencing occasional BIOS errors (501) which may or may not be related.





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A:Laptop Freezes when plugging in power cord

Mine is doing the same thing. Any thoughts out there?

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I just bought a new hp pavilion notebook Product No#L8V46AV. when i start the notebook battery not charging, shows plugging, not charging 0% . Is there any way to slove this issue?

A:my new hp laptop battery showing plugging, not charging 0%

Dear Customer,  Please perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:Step 01. Click on the Start ButtonStep 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device ManagerStep 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the leftStep 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstallNote: This Battery driver will get re-installed automatically when you restart the Notebook againStep 05. Please Shutdown the NotebookStep 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power AdapterStep 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 MinuteStep 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power AdapterStep 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery icon After performing all the steps if you are facing the same issue still, please perform three more steps:1. Run a Battery Check in HP Support Assistant[Install the Software if it's not available]Note: Replace the Battery If Health Check Status shows Replace2. Update the latest BIOS for your Notebook from HP Support Site3. Please check your Notebook with a known good Power Adapter & Battery from a different Notebook Note: If a known good battery is also not charging we need to replace the system board http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04700771http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01297640http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00259897  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply ... Read more

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