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Q: which power plug in

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?

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A: which power plug in

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

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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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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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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.

While I'm at it - the board manual talks about a conn... Read more

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 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 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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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

Hi  @MAGPGT  I just sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your forum messages, this post has instructions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I plug in the power cable to a sata drive (already connected to sata port on mobo), while the computer is on.

With that drive connected Windows will not boot (I never have had a problem with the drive before, even when installing windows). If I remember right, a few years ago, I moved the pagefile to that drive, and it also had a boot.ini file on it (for some reason) I wonder if that is the problem (never until now), because when that drive is installed windows hangs at starting windows.

A:Plug in a sata power cable

If the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode, and the SATA port the drive is on is set to allow "hot-swap", then yes you could. If not, then no you can't.

You should post a screenshot of your Disk Management window with the problem drive connected. Expand the window so everything can be read.

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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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What are the measurements of the power adapter plug (that plugs into the power port)?  I'm looking specifically for the two measurements that apply to the inside diameter and outside diameter of the plug.  Typically, each of these measurements is given in mm (millimeters).Thanks

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I have a 2nd gen X1 Carbon from 2013. One of my AC adapters just died. I am probably going to get a new X1 Carbon soon, so I'm wondering: do the AC adapters for the 2nd gen X1 Carbon work with the new 6th gen X1 Carbon?  Same rectangular plug? In other words, if I get a replacement now, will it work with the new laptop?  

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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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 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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Only today that when i decide to on my laptop without charging it, it did not on.However, when i charge it, it will on. When i check on the battery in the homescreen, it says that it is plug in but not charging.(it had 100%)

A:Laptop cannot power up without being charged with plug

@InsertIGNHere Sounds like its time to replace your battery. Hp part number   800050-001 Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04823146 REO

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I had a look at a friends computer which was working, but was very silent. When I checked it out no fans were working, I replaced psu & cpu fans & everything was working fine for a couple of weeks. Now when you plug in the power cord the computer starts but with no post or beep codes, I'm not sure how long the cpu was running without a fan and if was damaged by heat. At first I changed the psu but same troubles. I have no way to check the cpu which is a "pentium III 500 mhz slot 1" . Sound like the cpu ?

A:Why does computer start when I plug in the power cord ?

Sounds mure like the mobo has packed up to me.


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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.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Ideapad 100s - plug the power supply or use the ba...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Doing charge cycles of full to empty can be hard on a laptop battery.  If you are going to have the laptop plugged in and you will be working on it for a extended period of time then why not take advantage of the Conservation Mode option that the Lenovo Settings app has to offer.  With the Conservation Mode enabled it will maintain your battery's charge in the 55 to 60% range rather than continually charging it to 100%.  This will help extend the overall life of the battery.  In the event you can foresee the need to go portable then switch the Conservation Mode Off and let it fully charge.

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hi i got hp dv 7 installed all drivers from hp site its all good as long i got the power plug connected but when i unplug the power plug and run the laptop on battery the graphic setting change pop up comes and youtube or any video that i watched oges slow even the net? so what could be the problem ?
just to mention if i plug the power plug back it goes back to normal again

A:graphic problem when unplug power plug

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Will not turn on.Power plug white light is on. Its getting power. On a HP ENVY 13-j002dx x2 Detachable PC

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A little while back we had a thread on a broken lappy power socket. Well 'low and behold' mine gave out again (2nd time). The symptoms being intermittent loss of AC power...during use or after shutdn. Power goes on/off if the plug is jingled at the back of the unit.

Well after disassembling the unit..an HP ZT1170...I found that the socket itself had not broken again! Yea JB Weld!

This time the solder joint to the MOBO had come loose. Well since I have been looking for a good excuse to buy a new laptop, I decided to fire up the ol' low wattage soldering pencil.

All I did was tin the tip and re-melt the existing solder joint, and checked that the socket was mechanically secure.

Before closing it all up tho, I re-routed the LCD cable bundle thru the hinge area AGAIN, because the screen had been flickering and going off in certain positions (another old thread) .

Both of these problems appear to be due to poor designs by HP. Even found a Google reference that said the Power Socket problem was RMA'able by HP on some models.

Anyway, this time when I put it all back together, I managed to use ALL the screws!

Two for Two...for now.

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i have to keep unplugging this and wait a few seconds then plug it in before pc will power on any ideas? I can't post a picture on here but it has like 24 wires going in to it.
Please Help thank you

A:unplugging this and wait a few seconds then plug it in before pc will power on

Are you talking about this?

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Will not turn on.Power plug white light is on. Its getting power. On a HP ENVY 13-j002dx x2 Detachable PC

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Microsoft showed off a whole range of new PCs and devices running Windows 10 at Computex 2015, but one that really caught the eye is the Quanta Compute Plug, an entire PC integrated into a power plug the size of...

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A:Microsoft shows off PC integrated into power plug

They may be handy to a lot and even have very reasonable prices but I can't imagine myself ever wanting any of these.

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I am traveling to Hong Kong in a couple of months. My HP laptop is from the US. It has an external power brick that takes 100-240V.

My question is about the cord that goes from the power brick to the wall outlet. The cord has a US plug. Does the cord also take 100-240V and I just need to buy a plug adapter, or does the cord only take US voltage and I need to buy a new cord?

A:Buy plug adapter or new power cord for travel?

You just need a plug adaptor, the power brick and the cord itself already supports International Voltages (worldwide)

(e.g. Hong Kong uses 50 Hz, 200/220 V, so you're pretty much covered there.)

Something like this:-

Amazon.com: Belkin F8E449 Universal AC Travel Adapter: Electronics

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The LCD display goes blank if I disconnect the power plug.  This laptop was purchased in April 2015. Months ago, the display flickered if power was less that about around 60%, w/o AC power connected. So, it has progressively gotten worse.  I guess I have a high tolerance for pain. There is no flicker with continuous AC power.  I am looking for suggestions on how to fix this issue?

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Hello I have three fans I wanted to add a fourth on the front of the case to blow in

However it comes with at the end of it is a power cord that plugs in itís a powerful fan

But it didnít come with something so I could plug it into. Is there some sort of converter?

So I can plug it in? Or am I screwed?

A:Adding another fan ran into a little power plug issue any advice?

G'day theblob, I imagine it is a computer case type fan, if so it is likely a twelve volt type. As you would be aware the normal drive type plugs from the power supply provide two different voltages using the outer pairs (each side) Including twelve volts.
So if you can find a socket to suit that type plug fit it to the fan.
You should be able to find a suitable adapter that you can modify or pick-up the correct wires in.
Alternately some motherboards have a case fan pin header near the HDDLED set which might be useable but the plug would have to be made somehow.
Cheers, qldit.

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I just bought an AMD RX 480 to put in my XPS 8500.  Leaving aside possibly needing to get a new PSU - I have noticed that the card extends under the front cage of the case - I am wondering how I plug the power into the card?  The card power plug is at the very back of the card.

ANyone else dealt with this issue?  Any suggestions?  I considered briefly sawing part of the front cage off since it doesn't really serve a purpose.

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Hi! My brother gave me his laptop he bought it in Canada, ASUS K53Z.. Im going to use it here in the philippines,we use 220V here.
the AC/DC adapter that comes with the laptop has input of 100V-240V, the 3 prong power plug cord though connected says 10A 125V. is it okay to plug the laptop? or should I get a power cord that would say 220V? noob here thank you.!!


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As the title says, has anyone got this feature working? 
It can be enabled in the BIOS under Power Management - using latest FW version (1.5.0).
I have enabled it and when inserting the AC adapter plug when the laptop is OFF, the front white LED turns on for a second or two and then goes off - laptop does not power on.
My goal is to be able to turn the laptop on from power off without opening it :)

A:Dell XPS 15 9560: Power on from off via AC Adapter Plug in

Hi dmginc,Thanks for posting.Unfortunately, without opening the lid you can not access the power switch. The Latitude line have a docking station that will support a power swtich outside the computer, but I'm not aware of one for the XPS model.

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Yesterday my power supply was blown up (fuse). So i bought the power supply (PS HEC 300W) and plug in my compter which is assembly with Intel Desktop Board D845GEBV2 mounted with Celeron 2.0GHz. If i am not wrong, it is compatible with my mother board right. But there is problem after switch it on the power. First i switch on the main switch in the power supply. And i realised that the CPU fan is running although i didn't switch on the power from the front panel of my system unit. The LED for the harddisk in the front pannel also light up even though i didn't connect power to the hard disk. Is it the Mainboard problem.

A:Motherboard problem after plug in new power supply

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

I see from pic on intel your board has two power plugs,
did you plug in the 4 pin plug as well as the 20 pin?

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Hello, I've had this laptop forever and along the way lost the power cord.  Of course it's older than 10 years so HP no longer supports it but I wonder if anyone would know where I can find a power cord for a HP Pavillion Laptop zd8000? I need to transfer items from this computer to another computer. Thank you in advance.

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I'm building my first computer, and the video card I have is MSI R6670-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6670. I was watching a video that said you needed to plug in a cord to supply power to it, but I can't find where to plug it in. Does the motherboard supply power for this card or what?

A:Solved: Where do I plug in power for my video card?

You 6670 is a mid range card.
Some mid range cards need external power,some dont.
If it doesn't have a PCI express or molex power connector
on the video card,then all power is supplied through the
motherboard PCI express slot.
I don't see any power connectors in pictures of that card.

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Hey there, EXPERTS!  My laptop has the following problem: Envy m7-k211dx Will Not Power On- LED Near AC Plug Blinks 3x When Power Button is Pressed. I've performed hard reset by taking out battery and holding in the power button... no luck. The 3 blinks of the blue led lite occur only when the AC is plugged in, then when the power on button is pressed. This happens regardless of the battery being in or out. When the AC pin is plugged in, there is no action at all on the led light (no blink, not on)... only if the Power On button is pressed... then 3 blinks and nothing further. I have tried holding the power button for over 30 seconds, but nothing after the initial 3 blinks. I've tried using 2 power cords- both have been 19.5v output, with one being 4.62a and the other an iGo Green power supply with the correct "715" tip. Given that the led light does not illuminate when the power is plugged in, I'm assuming that the battery is not being charged. I can't tell if the battery has a charge or not... it is HP part 756478-421(4ICR19/66), 14.8v, 2620mAh, mfg 2014/11 and says replace with HP spare 75643-001. It is a HP VI04. Sorry if TMI... but better too much than little, right? I feel certain that the 3 blinks by the led, only when AC power is plugged in and the power button pressed, is telling something... and I'd be most grateful if one of you folks could give me some guidance.  Mike

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I have just bought a new NB10-A-10U laptop.

I have plugged it in but the battery/dc light shows no signs of life.
According to the manual the light should be on.

Is something wrong or everything will operate when i will press the power button?
I would hate the installation process to be interrupted...

Does anyone have a clew if this is normal or something is wrong?

Thanks in advance for any help/advices

A:Satellite NB10-A-10U first plug in power but no DC light


Usually the "DC IN indicator" glows green, white or blue depending on your device when DC power is supplied correctly from the AC adaptor.

Please connect the AC adaptor once again.
Check if there is no lose contact and wait 5-10 min.
The press the power button and check how the unit will act.

Feedback would be appreciated.

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Whenever I open my laptop and it is plugged into the power source, the screen display does not turn on. When I unplug it, it automatically turns on. It does not matter what the battery percentage is. I have not recently made any changes to my display settings. It seems like everything is working in reverse. Does anyone know a way I can fix this? Thank you in advance.

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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?

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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