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HP Power Plug Recall - LS-15

Q: HP Power Plug Recall - LS-15

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

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A: HP Power Plug Recall - LS-15

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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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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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Pertains to printer power cords.
http://h30022.www3.hp.com/home1/
 

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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

Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards | CPSC.gov

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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'm having the same issue as someone else.  Whenever I plug in my Notebook cord it seems as though its overheating as it's VERY hot to the touch and has a unsual smell.  Did anyone find any resolutions to this?

A:Power cord issues with LS-034 (not on recall list)

@Jennifer_W-L ,
 
I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Hi all,I have just bought a used M90z. Now I see on the lenovo website there was a recall program for this pc's PSU in 2012/2013. There is a special recall-page on lenovo's website:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nl/en/recall But the website states that there is no connction to the database after I have filled in the (correct) MT/SN code. My question is if there is some knowledge around here about my machine's PSU? I would like to know if this pc is affected, or already serviced! I can not call to lenovo because I have bad hearing. Product ID M90z - s/n 5205 A84 - MJAFZYBProduct ID PSU - FRU 54Y8861, REV A02-1 / R1206 Kindest regards, Marco 

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I need a replacement power cord

A:Re: HP Laptop Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement

Hi @Deejay011,Welcome to the HP Forums! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that you need a power cord replacement. Please check this document for the power cord replacement:HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this helps resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution". If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos. Regards,

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recall of defective computer case power button is what i googled

the power came on as soon as i plugged it in with no push of button

i reversed the power wire and power supply faltered once

,, when i pushed it off it did it right away without waiting 8 seconds

some generic crap case

so what do i do? throw it away or look for new switch? can i jumper the pins together and power up with power strip only?
 

A:recall of defective computer case power button

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Some power cords for HP and Compaq and mini notebook computers sold from September 2010 through June 2012 may be part of voluntary recall and replacement program launched on August 26, 2014.
 
The impacted power cords have the potential to overheat, posing a fire, and burn hazard.
 
To see if your cord may be affected, look for a ?LS-15? marking molded into the connector that plugs into the AC adapter.   
 

 
 
If you see a LS-15 marking please go to http://www.hp.com/support/PowerCordReplacement
 
 
 
Please note that there are two parts needed to charge your laptop.
 
 
 
1)      The first part is the power cord that plugs into the wall.
 
Figure 1

2)      The second part is the adapter.
Figure 2
 

HP is ONLY recalling the power cord used with HP and Compaq notebooks and mini notebooks and accessories such as docking stations. (See Figure 1)
 
To qualify your power cord and request and replacement, go here.
 
Since power cords for laptops are compatible, you can use another power cord with your AC adapter until the replacement one arrives.
 

A:HP Laptop Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement

None of the links shown in your post are active. I have three HP notebook cordsets with the LS-15 Marking, and I don't have any other compatable cords at the moment since these are the first IEC 60320 C-5 (Mickey) cordsets we have. All the rest are IEC 60320 C-13 cordsets which seem to be more prevalant in the USA. What is the timeframe for getting the replacement cordsets and the links working? What is specific warning signs of possible trouble with the cordset?  

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Hy,
I check my laptop power card no in AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program  and found my AC power card is eligible for replacement, But what about my Adapter, Due to power card fault my adapter get faulty, one day my adapter goes faulty by making small blast in it. So HP have to replace both AC power card as well as Power adapter. Yesterday  I got my AC power card only so please make replacement of Adapter also.
 
My order details given below:-
Order Number  [edited order number by moderator]
Order Date   08/31/2014
First Name:   RAVI  
Last Name:   [last name was edited by moderator]
 

A:HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement P...

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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
project.

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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In cooperation with various government regulatory agencies, HP has announced an expansion of its June 2016 worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook batteries. Additional batteries are affected. The affected batteries have the potential to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers.
 
Because affected batteries pose a fire and burn hazard, it is essential to recheck your battery even if you did so previously and were told that you were not affected. Note: if you have already received a replacement battery, you are not affected by this expansion.
 
To recheck your battery, and order a replacement if eligible, go to the HP Battery Recall website at: http://www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2016

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

A:which power plug in

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

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

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

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

Thanks
 

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

A:Power plug 90 degrees

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

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

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

A:Solved: power LED plug

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

A:how to plug in power button?

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

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

A:Power Plug Problems

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

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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)
thanks..
 

A:POWER to CPU FAN PLUG Is BROKeN.. HELP!!!

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

A:LAPTOP POWER PLUG/CONVERTER/VOLTAGE

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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.

Kari

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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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A few weeks ago my laptop died on me, or to be more specific, ran out of power even though the adapter was plugged in. I bought a new adapter and that seemed to solve the problem, although I had to move the plug around in the jack to get it to work. Last week I notice the adaptor plug (new one) to the jack got really hot, so hot in fact that some of the plastic on the plug melted (nothing too serious as it still works). It happens every so often, but its getting more frequent. What I mean is that there's no telling when it will happen, although through further inspection I've found that the laptop makes a peculiar noise when it does heat up.
That being said, the only method I have of charging the laptop without it heating up is to have it turned off before I plug in.
I've found a replacement jack for the laptop and I'm pretty sure I can replace it but I'm not sure that it is the root of the problem. A friend of mine who is an electrical engineer believes that it might be something wrong with a resistor, as it shouldn't be emitting so much power that it heats up the plug. Any one else have insight on this problem?
 

A:Laptop power adaptor plug gets really hot (burning hot)

The fact that the laptop plug gets hot means that you don't have a good connection between the connector and the laptop power receptacle. I would NOT use it that way, because very bad things happen when you do. Rather than try to put it in words, how about a picture. This is one of two laptops that I've gotten after the user ignored the advice to fix the power jack. The other one looked worse, but both motherboards were obviously a total loss.
 

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Does anyone have a source the plug used on HP Compac laptop ac power supplies? I have several that have failed at the point where the cable is molded to the plug. I thought the connector was a size "K", but the ID is too large.
 

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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.

Rik.
 

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THE POWER ADAPTER LIGHT TURNS ON WHEN PLUGED TO THE WALL OUTLET BUT WHEN I PLUG IT IN TO THE COMPUTER IT TURNS OFF, PLEASE HELP WITH THIS ISSUE. I HAVE TRIED THEREE DIFFERENT POWER ADAPTERS AND THE COMPUTER DOSE NOT POWER ON , THERE IS NO POWER AT ALL AND THE POWER LIGHT IS NOT TRUNIN ON

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I am not really sure what happend, it was working. Then the next day i unplugged the adapter plug from the pc and the power cord from the wall. and when i plugged the power cable back in the surge protector and the light was on. but when i plugged the adapter plug into the pc and the light on the power adapter shut off. and im not really sure if the power supply is broken, or if its something with the motherboard or the power input is broke on the pc.

A:all in one power adapter light turns off when i plug in the ...

Hello @Morgan2468, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post on how your desktop computer's light on the power adapter shut off. Is the desktop not able to power on? Does the adapter work if plugged into another outlet? Does the adapter light come on if it is plugged directly into a wall outlet? Please re-post with the necessary information, this way I will be able to research this further for you. I look forward to your reply!Cheers!

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