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Q: Power cord or power jack failure

I was happily using my laptop while it was plugged in. it suddenly said the computer wasn't plugged in. my cousin then jammed the wire in. im not sure if it's the power jack thats not working or the cord. i also need the files on my computer for a VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT and i need to retrieve them also please explain what to do as easily as possible as im only 13. my pc is a toshiba

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A: Power cord or power jack failure

hi and welcome to TSG can you use your battery to power it untill you get what you need off.if you can get hold of another known good power supply for your make and model you can try it if that does not work then the problem is likely to be the jack point. i would not advise you to attempt the repair rather you took it for repair,laptops are a real devil to access and have many delicate parts which are easily broken even by the best

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My laptop cord power source started making this ticking sound whenever it was plugged in. After I finally found out what the ticking was, my laptop now won't turn on. The ticking sound is very strange and it is coming from the box type part on the power cord. I need help!
 

A:Laptop power cord failure?

HI ChaKarlMalone, and welcome to TSG.

That box type part is part is probably a power supply that converts the high voltage AC mains power to the low voltage DC power needed by your laptop. Is this the power supply that originally came with your laptop?

The ticking noise may be a circuit breaker that is tripping and resetting due to an overload. The overload may be inside the power supply or inside the laptop. The easiest way to figure that out would be to test the laptop with another known good and compatible power supply.
 

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I have a Toshiba satellite a55-s209. I've had it for two years, and this problem arose about 4 months ago. Sometimes, my power cord stops working. I'm not sure what's going on, but basically the light on the front of the laptop that indicates wether the cord is connected turns off and my laptop goes into long-life battery mode, as if I've pulled the cord out. At first, jiggling or twisting the cord helped. More recently I've taken to inserting the cord at different angles until the computer recognizes the charge.

I tried another power cord, one of those all-in-one laptop power cord converters. It didn't work either, but I'm not sure if it was the wrong type or if the problem is with my laptop. Is there something I can do to my cord that will help? Is it my computer that's not working?

Any info or tips are much apreciated.
 

A:Toshiba laptop power cord failure

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Hello.  I'm having some severe issues with my LS-034 power cord.  My screen on my Pavilion dv-7 was dimming then going bright, then dimming and going bright.  I googled a solution and found a suggestion to disconnect the power cord as there may be a short in it.  Sure enough, the monitor returned to normal.  I ran a back up to my external hard drive as I was concerned my system was crashing or something bad was going to happen, but the battery went dead before I could finish the back up and the computer shut down...big time.    I plugged the power cord back in to see if it would charge, but it made a clicking noise- so I disconnected it.  I'm afraid it is going to start a fire at this point and my computer will not reboot or start up as it's battery is depleted.  I've probably had a problem with this cord not charging properly for a while and just did not notice it?  I don't use this computer often or for very long.  It is used to load embroidery files into my machine.  And that is pretty much it.  I am reading on this forum that others are having a problem with the LS-034....is HP doing anything to remedy this? 

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I have just bought a Dell 19.5 V 90 W power supply adapter for a Dell from ebay. The PSU turned up this morning without a power cord. That's annoying enough but when I looked the connector needed is a type I have never seen before. The centre pin is slightly longer and wider than the other two so I assume that is the Earth pin. The centre pin is also offset between the other two. Again I suppose for connecting only 1 way. The two outer pins have a distance of just under 2 cms between them. Please can anyone tell me what type of connector this is. If I can get some info on it then I may be able to get one.

Thank you Terence



 

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

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

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

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I received the new Power Cord Recall Replacement.. After now using it, my computer freezes everytime I unplug or plug in the power cord. I feel like the recall should have included a new Power Adapter as well, becaues of the damage the power cord has already done, it makes the power adapter fault and danger.. Right? Anyway, does anyone know why this is happening or why HP is only replacing the power cord instead of the whole "power system."Thank you in advance,Kyle Vasquez with ListOrSwap.com

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The system's fan was very loud so I put in a new power supply and then everything booted up fine. Unfortunately, that didn't solve the problem. It was the Motherboard fan making all the noise.

So, I put the old power supply back in and now the system doesn't power up at all. I checked all connections & I replaced the power cord and tried a different electrical outlet.

I even put the new P/S back in and nothing changed. It still doesn't power up. It's dead!

Any suggestions?
 

A:My Dell Dimension 4550 won't power up. New P/S, power cord, etc. doesn't help.?

gbsdirect said:



It was the Motherboard fan making all the noiseClick to expand...

Do you mean the CPU fan ?
If so then I wonder if the CPU has been cooked

I would start by dispersing all internal voltage.
Detach the power cord
Press the power button in for 20 seconds
Re=attach the power cord
Try again

If it didn't fix then remove all addons, usb devices really anything attached (except screen and keyboard and power cord)
And try again

If it didn't fix then, confirm all internal connections are secure (even detach the dvd drive{s}

If it didn't fix then try disconnecting all fans (what !) for about 10 secs (turning on) I once had a fan of all things, that stopped my computer from turning on (unbelievable, I know)

Lastly, check the CPU for heat damage !
 

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Had to up upgrade my power supply on my hp envy 750-116. The new power supply(500b evga) does not have a power cord for the slim laptop like drive. looking for possible fix for the problem
 

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My g570 laptop is 4 years old, so probably time for a new one...BUT I'd like to get some more life out of this if I could.  Currently I'm running only on battery power. The power button (upper left right above the F1 key) is solid white however when I plug it in...it'll start charging for about 10 seconds and then it stops charging and the power button starts flashing white.  I've tried the shutting down, taking out the battery and pressing the power button and also holding the button to discharge. Still the same outcome. I've also tried turning it on with the battery removed and just the AC power source and it turns out and makes it past the Lenovo splash screen but loses power before getting to the windows loading screen.  Any other suggestions? Or should I just assume the charging circuit on the motherboard has failed and I should rescue my data while I can?

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Power light adjacent to power cord blinks white but laptop does not turn on! What is the solution to get my laptop to turn on?

A:Powerbook 450 G1 - Power light adjacent to power cord blinks...

Hi there, Please follow the instructions mentioned in the following document and check if this helps resolve the issue: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5405421&docId=emr_na-c03515402&docLocale... Hope this helps!




Although I am an HP Employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.

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I have a Dell Latitude D610 laptop computer. The power jack appears to be failing. If the power cord is moved/touched, it switches to battery power. When I wiggle the connection, it will return to AC power. So, it has all the symptoms of power jack failure, which is so common with this Dell model. I have never dissembled a laptop before. How difficult is this to repair? Alternatively, where could I go to have it repaired? Thanks in advance for your advise.
 

A:Solved: Power jack failure on Dell D610

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Emachine with XP Home - was running fine, but in the middle of copying a file got an error "Windows has encountered an error and will shut down."

The machine then refused to boot.

When I plug in the power cable, the PS boots without use of the power switch. No POST, no display, no error beeps. Power seems to be getting to the mobo and hard drive (LED activity), but nothing more.

What on earth could cause this? Where should I start troubleshooting?

Any help would be handsomely rewarded! :giddy:
 

A:Attaching power cord starts power without switch?

u unplugged the power and still nothing ? u could try clearing the cmos , if u cannot locate the jumper unplug the Power cord , open the side case up and then locate a watch battery remove it count to 30 and then replace the battery and then rehook power and see if it works that way .
 

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On the power adapter for my new T460 the power cord only goes into the AC brick about 3/8" before it bottoms out.  Another 3/8" of the "skinny" part of the power cord plug is still outside the power brick. As a result, the power cord falls out of the brick at the slightest tug, pull or twist. I'm seriously afraid that one day I'll find I've lost the power cord half of the power supply. Why was the recessed part of the power brick made so shallow?  If the full 3/4" of the power adapter plug was allowed to be inserted into the power brick this problem would not happen. Anyone have a solution, other than buying a 3rd party power supply?

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I ask because I think that's what's behind my computer powering itself off from the main desktop today.
Order of events:

- Go to turn on my computer, sees its not powering on after pressing the button.
- No problem, this has happened before, but not for a few months. Reaches back and pushes the power cable back in/ move the wire a little until I can turn the PC on.
-Pc turns on. Clicks the proper user, desktop appears, nothing unusual.
- Walks away for about 10ish seconds, comes back to see the computer powered off with the monitor saying what it usually does when I manually power down the PC.
- I turn if back on and it's been working for the past hour. Nothing in the event viewer, no mini dumps, Already set to not auto reboot on BSOD.

I just want to first see if the events that happened can possibly/likely be the cause of said power cord before I go any deeper to figure out the cause of the reboot. If there is anything you need to know or which I should check because it probably wasn't the power cord giving my PC the power it needs, please don't hesitate to post.
 

A:Can a faulty power cord cause a compter to power down at random?

If the desktop computer's power cord was conically loose, an electric spark between the power cord and the power supply, could have eventually damaged the power supply or even the motherboard...
 

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Hello all.  This is an odd one. I have a T430s that I'm cleaning up for our company. I discovered that it would power on fine when on battery without the power cord connected. When the power cord is connected, it won't come on at all. I dug into the BIOS and found a setting that had been disabled for it to power on with the power cord (Don't know why the prior user would have it that way). Now that I've changed that, it powers on fine with the power cord connected, but not when it's on battery. The power cord is fine. When I power it up it shows it's charging the battery. And I used two different power cords. Also, if I press the power button when the power cord is disconnected, nothing happens but I plug the power cord in and it immediately boots as though something had been going on but I just couldn't see it. And lastly, even when this is supposedly completely and absolutely shut down, the green light on the fingerprint scanner blinks slowly.  Does anyone have any thoughts on getting this to boot like a normal laptop and turning off that blinking light? I'm sure that light isn't a huge power drain but I'm also sure it can't be normal for this to be on when it is supposedly shut down.  Many thanks!

A:T430s won't power on without power cord connected ...

If you pull the power cord out while it is running, does it immediately die?  Are you sure the battery is good?  Is it a Lenovo or aftermarket battery?  I have seen aftermarket batteries act like they are good and charge, but really don't work.  As far as the fingerprint reader, go into the BIOS.  Under security/fingerprint, erase fingerprint data.

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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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I have a Dell 8600 about two years old. When I plug in the AC adapter, it intermittently fades to the battery as though the plug was pulled out (its not) and of course the screen fades in an out when every time it swithces--it does it every 30 to 60 seconds or so. I switched to a different AC adapter (I have a Dell 600M with the same AC adapter)-same thing so I know it is something internally. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Laptop Power Supply Fading In and Out--power jack is bad or loose?

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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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I replaced the DC jack on an Acer today with a new one. When the laptop has the battery in the power LED shows a power source(unfortunately the battery is dead). When I remove the battery and plug in the charger to the new DC jack, no LED. Hitting the power button results in a flash from the power button light and power LED for an instant but no POST or boot. I tried different chargers as I have a few universals laying around so that's not it.....What's the problem?

A:Acer Aspire 5742 no power from dc jack, replaced it, still no power

Maybe not enough power on my acer laptop the charger says the output is 19 volts 3.4 amps and it runs fine without the battery installed, When I dont have the battery installed and the charger pluged in there is no indication that the changer is indeed plugged in and also when I turn it on I usually press the button just a bit longer to turn it on

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I am tech working on a friend's laptop. it will not power up or boot up.I tried all steps and done a hard reset, tried another ac charger and still won'tboot. I order a new power jack and replaced it but still no power. My friend bought this laptop closeto 2 years ago. is there any way to test motherboard. thanks for your help.

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Hi. Im new on this forum, but I have a problem with my Inspiron 1545 laptop from Dell pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (although I did re-install several times with OEM OS restore disc). Money is tight for us now, so my AC power jack on the side of my laptop (or the end which connects to the jack) is damaged. I don't know what it is or how serious it is. Once for a while we had to protect the cord from slipping out using duct tape. The only thing I really know is that the coded white rim on that end of the cord, a very small part of it is chipped. And my battery needs replaced, do I need to still fork over an expensive sum for a brand new one?

A:Broken AC power jack, no battery power, help

Hi CSean and welcome to SF
As I understand it, it's not the Laptop-side of the connection that's broken right?
In that case you might find this link helpful:

Amazon.com: Replacement Plug for Dell Inspiron 1525 1526 1545 Laptop Ac Adapter: Computers & Accessories
Granted those aftermarket replacements are not necessarily in the same quality as the original parts.
You often trade off quality for price.
These seem to be original parts (for 3-6x the price as it seems):
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...&bih=726&ion=1

Hope it helps you further
-DG

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Hello All:

I have a HP DV6275US, Pavillion DV6000 with Vista Home Premium on it and I am trying to go to XP. Dual booting is too much of a ruckus and I do not like it anyways, so I bought a Scorpio to install it on.

When I installed the Scorpio, it initially would not detect the drive, so I disabled SATA Auto. in the BIOS, and it then recognized it.

So, I start to install XP, formatted fine, copied sys. files fine, but when I got to the actual GUI install it asked me if I wanted to install a driver for my battery, which could possibly disrupt installation, so I choose yes and anyways and it proceeded fine for about a minute, then power failure. Tried again, and again, and same thing.

I put my Vista HDD back in, a Seagate 160GB, and things worked fine.

I have read something about having to manually load the drivers for the nVidia RAID chipset, as the ones XP Install loads do not suffice. I could not find any problems about the battery, so please, ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.
 

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Yesterday my laptop suddenly refuse to get power from AC source. Following the instructions on the web, I first assumed AC adapter faillure.But the adapter works well.The tiny LED next to the power inlet went off, although Windows catches the AC adapter driver and seems working.The last job I did before the problem was updating the BIOS, which is instructed by HP Support program.  I bring it to the service center, but they refused to take it since it's not a Korean-sold model (I bought it from the other country).Quite annoying because they did not take any questions at all, just repeating 'we don't accept that, go away'. Can anybody give me a solution?The battery is only half-filled, and after it dries I think it would be turned into a piece of brick.I really need a help. Thankyou in advance!

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Hello there.

Firstly, sorry for not posting the zipped files as requested, I ran the utility but my paths are custom and it did not create the folder as expected. I include the crashdump files and diagnostic however.

Some background:
PC is about 4 years old. It had Vista (x64) on it for the first couple of years, and has had Win 7 (x64) on it for the last couple. Until recently my PC did not skip a beat, never crashed at all. It is a Intel Q6600 overclocked to 3.0GHz and has been since the week I built it.

A month ago, whilst a friend was using my PC it crashed several times one morning. I was not present to see exactly what happened, but they said it seemed like a power cut. When I got home from work it booted to the BIOS stating overclock failed. I restored the settings and the PC booted fine. Ever since I am having Power-Kernel crashes, whilst playing music or browsing the web. I have reinstalled windows and updated the drivers and tried upping my RAM to 2.1v (which I have never had to do previously.)

Any help greatly appreciated, my rig ran ace before this and I'm now quite gutted - was just about to start some development and obviously this is out of the question with an unstable workstation. I'm about ready to throw the thing out of the window.

Kind regards,

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A:BSODs after possible power failure - Kernel-Power Event ID:41

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .





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A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress


Some generic advice.

If you are overclocking STOP. Return to the default settings at least for now.
If you are running a RAID update its driver.
You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

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Hey, I don't normally ask for advice on forums as usually the problems I have had are already fixed on forums such as these ones, but recently I've hit a really annoying bump.

I've recently upgraded my system to make better use of my audio recording equipment and programs such as InDesign and Photoshop. I bought a new CPU setup and it worked better than I had imagined, even some games that I thought I'd never play I've already completed without hassle, no slowing, none of that, so on that note I'd like to say well done AMD!

Now the problems started with my new graphics card, a few months after buying it the fan goes nuts, lots of noise, really annoying. I usually leave my PC on overnight and the fan hit a point where it would speed up, make lots of noise, stop and repeat. So I would then block the fan from spinning, turn off the graphics card, sometimes the whole PC and go to sleep. This never seemed to harm the card as it would work brilliantly when I let the fan go. Then it started to overheat, for example, games would start slowing, I would put my hand near the GPU and it would be searing! I found other ways to cool it down, such as a massive fan pointed into an open PC but I couldn't understand why the fan wouldn't spin, or at least the heatsink be sufficient enough for the PC's sleep/night tasking state. However, this is a simple problem, easily fixed by making sure I keep the GPU cool until I find a new fan, then someth... Read more

A:Power failure, system does not power up, really need some advice

Your warped and melted video graphics is pure evidence that you have to upgrade the video card, and deal with your computer cooling system at the same time.
First, disassemble your CPU from your CPU fan so you can replace the thermal paste with the thinnest possible layer that will enable the cpu to connect with the cooling fan assembly.
Then look at the amount of dust, dirt, fibres and hair. Are air ports blocked?
You might want to replace the CPU fan as wll. It is smart to replace all fans every year or so.
The cost of cooling fans is low. They might be next on your budget for replacment.
You may not be able to afford it, but I would not run the computer until you can do some simple upgrades.
 

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Ok so lately I have been getting a BSOD at very random times and it looks like a Diver Power State failure. SO all of my friends and every website I go to makes it seem like I need to get a PSU. Right now I have a Quad Core and a 8800GT and 375W PSU. So my friend told me to get a new 700W PSU.

So, if the only fix is to get a new PSU? I tried to rollback my GPU driver but it didn't help.

So any ideas?
 

A:Driver Power Failure = New Power Supply?

You're greatly risking the health of your whole computer while running with such underpowered power supply. Do yourself a favour and get a quality PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010 That's the cheapest one that is enough and of good quality that I could find with a quickish search.
 

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I've been experiencing seeming random power failures on my T470s, built in 2017, and I think I have the root cause.  Has anyone else experienced this or know of a solution. Here's how to reproduce the power failure. 1) Charge the system fully - both batteries will show at 100%.2) Unplug and use the system to discharge one of the batteries3) When that battery nears 0%, the system should switch and draw power from the other4) My system does not and crashes - power failure5) when booting the system, you will then see power drawn from the other battery, with the first at 0% I have seen this happen when discharging first from either battery1 or battery2.  This sounds like a power management bug, which should swap power draw to the other battery at a level >0%.  Is there a FW or other fix for this issue? I have discovered a workaround, although odd.  Charge the system fully and then discharge one of the batteries a few percent. Then charge the system briefly but do not hit 100%.  Then, unplug and the system will work fine and handle the battery switchover properly.  My takeaway is there is a corner case in the battery management firmware and/or software for 100%/0% battery situations...

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I purchase a new power cord that matches the one came with my laptop. Now I keep receiving message that my cord is not accepted and will not charge. How do i get the my laptop to accept the cord so it will charge

A:Power Cord

Sounds like the new one isn't the same, even if it looks the same.  There are a lot of counterfeit AC adapters out there that look like genuine OEM adapters.  I would return the one you just bought.

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Somebody just gave me an HP Envy 23, but the power cord is missing.

But there's such a crazy price differential in power cords. Here's the Amazon page:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...sprefix=hp+envy+23+,aps,410&crid=JF241VLKPZZH

What should I get?
 

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I have these power cords that I can not identify. If someone could please help me out to determine what these cords are and what they are used for. The one end is just like the end that goes into the back of the monitor or power supply in a PC. However, the other end has 2 prongs that are just round. If they were flat, it would fit into a normal outlet. Please let me know what you find out. I have tried looking but to no avail.

Thanx in advance.

Chris
 

A:Power Cord

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Ok so, on May i got a new psu because my previous one was dying. My current psu is a NOD ATX 450w [psu-004], i know it's cheap but so far i experienced no problems, it's pretty silence and all, computer runs fine (kind of slow but it's old). The previous week i moved my pc only a tiny bit (imagine my computer being in a right angle, the angle i created was about 30/90) so i can unplug my headset and plug the speakers in and i heard a really weird scratching sound from the power cord (it moved a tiny bit when i moved the computer but not that much, at least not enough to lose contact in my opinion), at first nothing happened, but then when i moved it back to its position the cable moved a bit more, made that sound again and the computer turned off. I got worried of course but i moved the cable a bit just in case the contact was bad. My computer turned on just fine. I had no issues after that, no sudden reboots, nothing. Today, i did the same thing, i wanted to plug my headset back, so i moved the computer a bit, same angle and all, i didn't hear the noise but my computer turned off. I didn't move the computer after that, i simply moved the cable a tiny bit to make sure it's in the right place. Then i tried to turn on my computer and it didn't turn on. I tried multiple times but still nothing, not even fans spinning. So i waited a little bit trying to think why is this happening and what can i do. I decided to give it one more shot and it turn... Read more

A:Bad psu or bad power cord?

If you don't want your computer to fry then replace the power supply, it'll come with a new power cord as well.

Do you know what cheap power supplies are known for? Frying components when they fail.

Get a quality power from a quality manufacturer like Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, eVGA, etc. Also it'll depend on what components you have in the PC, a 450 watt may be plenty or nowhere near enough, and it should also match the use of your system; a high-end or gaming system should have a matching higher end power supply. All those manufacturer's have both entry level, mid level, and high end power supplies.

The sound you heard was probably sparking from a poor connection, that could just be a bad fit on the power cable or a more serious issue in the power supply.
 

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I am having troubles with my power cord. Here is what is wrong:

My computer switches to Battery Power instead of A/C power. While my computer is off, it charges normally. This means: It detects my A/C adapter, which is working properly, but simply prefers battery power while on. (Specifically, once it reaches the User Login Screen, it switches to battery power).

What this problem is not:
This is not a problem with damaged cord or socket, or wall socket. This is not a matter of wiggling my cord to get it charging.

What I have tried:
I have tried a system restore. I cannot find any preference of power source (Battery over A/C) in Start>Control Panel>Power Options. I have tried running the computer without my battery inside it. (LOL WTF M8??) I have tried unplugging the cord, replugging it, different wall sockets.

I assume this is just some setting which has been switched to favor battery power over A/C power. I am using an Administrator Account on Windows XP.


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A:Power Cord

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The power cord overheats and smells like it is burning. It is often too hot to touch. Worst of all, the grounding third prong fell off from normal wear and tear and the tip that goes into the laptop bent. This product should have been recalled. I would not recommend it to anyone and I would like to get it replaced.

A:LS-034 Power Cord

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Ok, I feel stupid, what with all the threads here dealing with CPU Processors and other high tech hardware...

I was wondering a few things.

Has anyone had a problem before where the connection to the power cord breaks? Causing the computer to read as though it wasn't plugged in? This is happening where the cord enters the Laptop.

I am wondering what the problem could be, the cord, or the laptop.

I am on a Sony VAIO.

Could anyone tell me if it is possible to fix said problem? Or where to buy a new one?

Is it supposed to be loose? If I jiggle it, the power cuts and it goes to battery life, so I figure it isn't supposed to be.
Any help would be most appreciated.
 

A:Uh...Power Cord

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I have lost the power cord of my new laptop before I even got a chance to plug it in and charge the battery.  I need a new one shipped to me.  Can this be done? 

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hello,
I just bought two desktops from two people on craigslist and managed to mix up the power cords. There is a custom built computer with an Ultra X3 850Watts Modular power supply and a dell studio xps 7100. There was also a 24 in samsung monitor that needs a power cord but only two cords so I guess one cord is missing. There's a 10A 125v cord and a 150v cord. We also have a 300v cord laying around. Does anyone know which goes to which or if they would work. I have been searching for ages and can't find anything please help! I was so excited to use it!
 

A:Which power cord should I use?

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How come my think pad will not work unless it is plugged in? My screen goes blank

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The other day I shut my computer down from Windows, and shortly after it shut down I pulled the plug from the computer, not from the wall. A few hours later I went to plug it back in and press the power button but it wouldnt power on at all.

I dont know what it could be, Im not to savvy with hardware.
Any help would be much appreciated, im really not interested in buying new parts right now so Im hoping its an easy fix, if not..then that sucks.

Thanks
-brandon
 

A:Computer won't power on after pulling power cord out from computer

Pulling the plug after it had shut down should not have been a problem.
You may like to check that you pushed the plug all the way back into the socket and that the switch on the back
of the computer is on and the mains plug is switched on (most common causes of computers not starting)

If you pulled the plug during the shutdown,that could have damaged the hard drive and the operating system.
In that situation the computer will still usually power up,but not load the OS.

Please confirm that it doesn`t power up at all,no lights no sound or that it does power up,but nothing loads up.
Then we can maybe suggest more things.
 

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Can a power cord for Dell Inspiron 7737 be used on a Dell Latitude 5430?

A:power cord compatibility

I would say if it is a Genuine dell charger and the connector fits the port than yes they all are about 19 volts i beleave.
 

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Do you know where to get a replacement power cords (box) for this computer? Any websites? 

A:Power cord box thing

Dmercado wrote:Do you know where to get a replacement power cords (box) for this computer? Any websites?   In order to help you further, could you please provide us with more information about your computer?Please post the specific model number or the P/N (Product Number) for your computer. Instructions for finding your HP P/N are here. This will help us identify correct parts for your specific model.

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I am wanting to install another HDD and possible a 3rd in my computer. Each dedicated to movies, pics, etc...
If i use one power cord will that work and if so should i be concerned with overall power supply?

Windows 7
MSI z87 g55 Mobo.

Through my mobo i can disable the other drives from booting and still use them for storage correct?

A:Connecting 2 HDD's onto same power cord.

I suppose you could get really crazy and overload the psu with too many drives but, for the most part, you can use splitters to be able to supply power to additional drives.

You can specify which drive is the boot drive so, yes, you can use the other drives for storage. It's best though to format those drives to remove the old OS and claim it's drive space in order to increase available storage space.

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Received this warning this AM for the LS-15 cord:
https://h30652.www3.hp.com/?jumpid=e...=|295740|18882

A:HP Power Cord Recall

Was posted in the news section already,

HP Laptop Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement

Probably a good idea to post it here as well.

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I PURCHASED THIS LAPTOP FOR ITS SMALL SIZE AND WEIGHT.  NOW I FIND OUT THAT I'LL NEED TO CARRY THE ENTIRE LENGHT OF THE POWER CABLE WHERE EVER I TRAVEL.  nO POWER ADAPTER FOR WHILE YOU ARE IN YOUR CAR.  IF I NEED TO HAVE THIS CORD WITH ME WHERE EVER I GO WHY MAKE A COMPUTER SMALL AND LIGHT?  I WOULD THINK THAT A COMPANY LIKE HP COULD DEVELOPE A CHARGING CABLE THAT IS LIGHTER THAN THEIR COMPUTER!  AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

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Does anyone living in Korea know where I can buy Schuko to IEC-60320 cords for my computers? I forgot to buy the cords in America even though I kept on reminding myself to buy it. Will I have to find a online retailer that ships internationally? Or will I have to search around in the streets of Seoul to find someone in the streets selling them? I know where to get adapters but I know that buying an actual cord is better since adapters can fail more easily than the cord itself. I know that there is a giant building dedicated to selling electronics in Downtown but I am not sure if they have the cord since I have been there multiple times but I never saw a floor for electronic components.

A:Where to buy PC power cord in Korea

Hi there

Can't remember if S.Korea uses 220 V or not but if it uses European system these should work.

Convert Schuko Plug Male to IEC 60320 C5 Connector Female 2.5 Amp 250 Volt - Our Item #: 1603, Category: Euro Grounded Block Style Plug Adapters : StayOnline

I know you don't like adapters but these work very well indeed - so I don't think you need worry on that score -- actually the Mains itself in the USA is a lot more unreliable than one would expect from a ist world country -- due a lot though to huge areas for transmission lines, unpredictable and severe climate in parts causing havoc with the transmission lines-- and having that rather inefficient 110 V domestic AC voltage (Ever tried to boil a kettle in USA for a cup of tea !! -- you need a wacking 30 Amp circuit because of the lower voltage (Ohm's law !!!). Airco also needs much larger amperages than Europe. (P in Watts = I * V where I in amps and V in Volts -- so a 3KW kettle in the USA would need 3000/110 = approx. 30 AMPS !!!!. Nice thick fuse. !!!! Next time you are in the USA ask yourself why you don't see many electric kettles around !!.

Cheers
jimbo

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There's a problem with my charger for my Yoga. I have to bend the wire near the USB charger upwards at an angle or else it doesn't charge. I think it's the cord but I want to make sure it's not the computer. I've had a similar problem with my iPhone and it was the charger. Is there anyway to fix it or must I get another cord? 

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