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Power adapter cable for PCI-E

Q: Power adapter cable for PCI-E

My neighbour was given a second-hand computer and asked for my help setting it up.

It is a Dell Optiplex 755 running Win7.

Currently installed graphics is NVidia Quadro FX 3500.

I looked up the service tag and this is not the original card (Original was ATI HD2400XT).

The issue I have is that the FX3500 is an 80W card, with the PCI-E slot having a max of 75W. On booting I get low power warnings from the NVidia card.

The card has a 6 pin PCI-E connection available for the additional power, but the PSU has no PCI-E power cable.

The only free power cables from the PSU are a couple of 15pin SATA cables. I have seen adapter cables for 15pin SATA to 6 pin PCI-E. Are these any good for my situation?

If not, what are the alternatives? New PSU? Different GFX card?

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A: Power adapter cable for PCI-E

Based on what you just told us, one of those adapter cables should work just fine.

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Hi there,  I am a new user of a Yoga 530 and was wondering if there is a possibility to charge the device with a powerbank? I know that the USB-C ports are not capable of charging the laptop and that the laptop needs to be charged via the small round plug (sry I don't know the technical terms).The question is rather whether there is a power cable available that has a USB plug on the "non-laptop" side so I can then plug that into my powerbank (or a USB charging station)? Hopefully, the question is understandable. Thaks for any help!   

A:Yoga 530 Power cable adapter available?

Short answer is no. The USB Type A ports on power banks, et al, deliver 5V at around 1 or 2A. Your 530's slim-tip charging port is looking for Around 20 volts (I don't have the exact voltage available, offhand, but it'll be listed on the charger that came with the computer). Creating a USB to slim-tip cable could damage both the computer and the power bank. 
 
Here is an article featuring several power banks that might provide the necessary voltage and current. As I haven't tried any of them, I can't say for sure, but if you're very careful to match voltage, current and connector polarity, you should be able to find one that suits your needs. 

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The power cable on my dv7, that plugs into my computer was loose from day 1.  Thinking this may have been normal, I didn't report this to HP.  Eight months later, it eventually burnt out the post that the cable plugs in to.  I didn't notice the condition of the post inside until I went and bought a new power adapter and cable, which at the time cost $60 on sale at Best Buy.  I still would not work, so I contacted HP, FEDEX'd the computer to them, just to have them say that this was not covered by warranty.  I was always led to believe that any part that was defective due to the manufacturer, was under warranty.  I was wondering if anyone else has had a problem with HP standing behind their warranty.  If this is not just a remote situation, I don't see how HP could stay in business.  I know that if HP refuses to make some type of adjustment on this part, I will never purchase anything else from them. Colt 38

A:HP Pavilion dv7 power adapter cable

I'm in a situation.  I've had nothing but problems with my HP Pavilion DV5000, within a few days of purchasing it, it completely crashed.  Best Buy replaced it, after having the new laptop for a few months I noticed it wasn't charging properly.  About a month I got frustrated because my laptop was about dead so I unplugged the adapter from my computer only to find that the little pin from the ac adapter had broke off INSIDE my computer. I took it to Best Buy being assured it would be fixed since it was still under warranty and not cost me anything, a week later they call quoting me $200.  I called HP and they said to send it to them and they'd fix it.. sent it to them and again after a week of having it they finally contacted me telling me that I am being charged $317 for the repairs and a new AC adapter and that the AC adapter is NOT covered under the limited warranty.  I ask to talk to someone else and was told they can't give out any numbers, they'd have someone contact me.  I received a call yesterday morning explaining it was my fault this happened.. and that they won't cover it and the cost was now $314.  At that time I was also informed that my hard drive needed replacing but they'd cover that.  I asked to speak to someone else and the guy told me he was the highest person to talk to (which was BS).  I hung up and called back the numbers he gave me incase we got disconnected, a woman answered this time saying they ... Read more

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I have an HP Spectre X360.  It has power adapter, with a right angle end (blue tip) that plugs into computer.I HATE THE RIGHT ANGLE !!!  if I'm on the couch, it points down, gets extra pressure on it.if I'm on a table, it points front or back, and puts pressure because the cord wants to go to the side of the computer does anyone know of a patch cord, that would allow that adapter end to plug into, and then have a STRAIGHT blue-tip adapter end on it, so that I can relieve the pressure on this cord wire when I use it? any assistance appreciated

A:power adapter question, HP Spectre X360, adapter for STRAIGH...

Hi,What is the exact model name, product number of your laptop?http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108We could help you by providing you the Manual and see if HP is listing any spare part like that for your model. No promises.RegardsVisruth

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I'm having a bizarre issue where simply unplugging the official Lenovo power supply from the orange USB power port causes the laptop to immediately issue the subject warning, along with the detail "A USB device has malfunctioned and exceeded the power limits of its hub port".   This warning pops up every 5 seconds, unless clicked on, where reset/close options do nothing.  Crazy thing is, NOTHING is plugged into any USB port!   Reattaching the power supply does not clear the error.  Only rebooting with the power supply cable connected clears the error.   Remove the power cable, and the error instantly comes back.   All of the USB ports actually work fine, including the USB C port, whether or not this message is active. Maybe it is a hardware issue, but ALL the USB ports actually work fine.  I can't figure how unpluging the power source can trigger a USB power surge when nothing is actually connected and the battery is fully charged.  I've removed/reinstalled the USB Root hub, eXtensible Host Controller, Generic USB Hub, etc., drivers multiple times to no avail.   No errors with any devices are apparent in the device manager. I've seen a lot of issues reported about USB power surges but none like mine.   Anyone have any ideas about this?  System: Lenovo Yoga 900/16GB/Windows 10

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Goodafternoon, I need additional (451-BBVQ) Dell Portable Power Companion (12000mAh) PW7015MC USB-C Power Out Cable but unable to find it on the parts page.

Where is it on Dell's site? Just the Power Out cable, already have the battery packs.

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my Lenovo Y400 is facing a problem. The battery is charging, but when unplug the power cord, the laptop lose all power and off. i thought battery problem but after replaced, it is still the same.Seems like the laptop just won't draw power from battery. i suspect i overheated parts of my laptop, since the left speaker which is near the heat exhaust not sounding well.The power plug point is also at the top left side, i wonder will it have anything to do with not getting power from battery?or are there other possible cause?

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hi all,

I'm in a bind, and a friend referred me to this site, where I might be able to find some decent answers.

I run a small computer store in my hometown, and I was fixing a Sony Vaio PCG-FRV35 Notebook, It's fairly old, p4 with 512mb ram... But anyway, I was just removing spyware and viruses from it, and finished that up, then he said his sound wouldnt play, i started by reinstalling drivers and all that good stuff but it didnt play, I decided to lookinto the notebook to see if the speaker wires were connected and everything was fine there...

I pried off the faceplate for the powerbutton and LEDs and everything thats just above the keyboard, and I saw a ribbon cable connecting the power button and speaker circuit board to the motherboard, so i carefully unhooked it and put it aside, after finding no problems I rehooked it back up and tried to turn on the computer again... no power no post no sound nothing. It's like the power button is shot now. I've troubleshooted for 3 hours already on it, tried a multimeter to check to circuit connections, tried _everything_

I have no idea what to do now, this guy want's his laptop so he can work with it, and I dont feel like having to replace a laptop... this is like a techs worst nightmare >_<

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, is there any known issues were these power ribbons?
 

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

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I have a ECS P4.945GCT-M/1333 (3.0) 775 mATX Motherboard and I installed Intel E2180 cpu and put memory stick on it. The computer won't boot - the cpu fan moved a second when I plugged in the power, and the stopped. If I disconnect the auxillary power cable, the CPU fan just can start, but of course it won't post. If I also disconnect the cpu fan, the power supply fan starts and I can see keyboard lights turned on for a second.

I measured the power on auxillary cable and it is ok: 2 12v and 2 GND. I am pretty sure that the power supply is good: I put on another power supply there and it is the same thing.
 

A:Computer won't power on when auxillary power cable is connected

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I've got a computer that's turned off. I press the power switch, and nothing happens. Now, I unplug the network cable and the computer turns on.

Why does having a network cable connected prevent the computer's power switch from functioning? And why does unplugging the network cable cause it to power up?

The computer has worked fine for a year, but was recently moved to the other side of the room, and a new switch replaced the old network hub at the same time.
 

A:Power Up Issue: LAN Cable Disables Power Switch?

I swapped network cables and the problem still persists.

Any ideas?
 

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hi all,

I was fixing a Sony Vaio Notebook, because i was getting a weird error and i cant remember what it was.

I pried off the faceplate for the powerbutton and LEDs and everything thats just above the keyboard, thinking it might be the cmos battery and I saw a ribbon cable connecting the power button and speaker circuit board to the motherboard, so i carefully unhooked it and put it aside, after finding no problems I rehooked it back up and tried to turn on the computer again... no power no post no sound nothing. It's like the power button is shot now.
I have no idea what to do now,

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, is there any known issues were these power ribbons?
 

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

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My laptop will no longer turn on.  When the AC adapter is plugged in, the LED light is white indicating power is arriving at the laptop. However, nothing happens when I push the power button. Troubleshooting steps I have completed already include: Hard reset (several times including after each step below)Tried starting without the batteryRemoved all removable components and reseated themRemoved all removable components as well as bottom cover. Cleaned with compressed air. Put everything back.Nothing appears wrong and nothing happened between the last time it turned on and this time that I am aware of. The laptop is out of warranty, and I am pretty handy with computers. Is there anything that can be suggested short of a hardware replacement that would help get this resolved? TIA

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The tips I got with this Kensington 33197 power adapter have numbers stenciled on them like N3, N5, N19, etc. The tips sold on their web site make no mention of the "N" numbers and have numbers like K20059, K20050, etc. and there is no cross reference.

You can also see a complete reference for "N" numbers to all the laptops they support at the above link. Again, no mention of the numbers Kensington uses on their site.

I need a cross reference for these kinds of numbers.

Kensington referred me to their telephone tech support; but, there is a language or cultural barrier that prevents their understanding what I need.

Does anyone know of such a reference?
 

A:Need power tips reference for Kensington laptop power adapter

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Hi, I have an Acer V3-772G which I have had from new (Semi New from Amazon, warehouse cosmetic damage), Have never experienced any issues with powering on/off/charging until recently. Here is where I am up to; Laptop will power up from the battery.Laptop will not power up with cable alone (Battery removed).When powered up with the batter inserted ? the laptop will (according to the battery monitor on the laptop) charge the battery, however, the battery continues to discharge and the laptop will eventually run out of charge.When the power cable is inserted whilst the laptop is powered up, the laptop recognises that the cable is connected and will enable the "Plugged in" power settings etc. If I then remove the battery, the laptop powers off.Laptop seemingly charges the battery when it is powered off, however, even after a full night plugged in the battery doesn?t have the charge to start the laptop.Both the external cable and the battery are in perfect working order (Having tested both with a separate Acer laptop).I have opened and cleaned all connectors / fan / CPU / GPU inside the laptop and nothing looks out of place.All USB / Optical Drive / HDMI ports ETC all work without issues. I?m assuming a cable issue and not a main board issue because there are no other faults besides the DC cable (Battery will still power the laptop etc.). I have ordered a replacement 120w internal DC cable from the spare parts website to test my theory. In the meanti... Read more

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Hi guys
I have a problem with my medion mt6 desktop pc.
While running a game i accidently dislodged the power cable and now when i press the button the screen recieves no signal.l also when i press the button again it powers down like ive pulled the plug. I have tried a new screen but no luck. Also the motherboard was recently replaced by medion but it worked fine for about 2 weeks. What is wrong and is it software or hardware?
cheers.
sam
 

A:Computer won't power on after pulling out power cable

You need to go into 'device manager' (which is a part of your Windows program). Click 'start menu': choose 'Help and Support' icon. Type 'device manager' in the 'search box'..print out the instructions. If you are new to troubleshooting your computer: print all instructions. It will save you a lot of time and mistakes. Look at the device manager screen, click on 'monitor', then 'properties'. Next do the same on 'display adapters' This will tell what's not 'operating properly' and whether it's the driver's. 'Help & Support' has much help to offer...but not all the answers by a long shot. Good Luck.
 

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After shutting down, my computer will not power-on again unless I unplug the power-cord, then plug it back in (or use the psu on/off switch).

I have tried changing PSU, same thing happens.

My guess it has to be related to my motherboard.
I have the latest bios. I have reset the bios.
This happened after upgrading to a opteron 180 cpu. But I'm not sure if its related.
I have tried disconnecting the RAM, harddrive, graphics card to no avail. Also tried refitting the power-button cables.
Computer is rock stable once its on ...It powers on fine if I switch off the PSU with the button that is located on the psu, or pull out the power-cable before turning it on.

Any ideas what might be causing this?
Epox 9npa+ultra motherboard, amd opteron 180 (939), win xp sp3, 2gb ram
 

A:computer will not power-on unless I unplug power cable first

Unplugging the power supply, or disconnecting from the source allows everything to reset in the power supply and on the motherboard. This situation is most always associated with a defective power supply.

Since you have changed the power supply and the condition persists then the problem almost has to be a fault in the motherboard POWER GOOD circuitry.

If it were my machine I would just get in the habit of turning off the power supply after use, and live with it. Unless the problem is something obvious such as a "bulging" or leaking capacitor, chasing a problem like this is like chasing ghosts.
 

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Hello everyone, I am new on this forum and I have an issue with my motherboard, the issue is as follow;
1- When I connect the 4 pin ATX 12v to the motherboard everything stop nothing works, the CPU fan stop working and everything else, The Motherboard brand is FOXCONN 865A01, even I change the Power supply and still have the same issue.

I would like if someone can show me the right direction on how to fix this issue.
Thank you in advance for any help someone can give me.

Edison
 

A:4 pin atx12v power cable causes power short

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. The usual cause of such an event is either
A. a defective motherboard - unlikely but could be
B. If this is a new build - a build error and the motherboard is shorting across a ground fault when that power is connected
C. You are using the wrong connector or connecting it on the incorrect orientation - eg the clip is not the correct way on the motherboard header
D. CPU error - bent pin on insertion of CPU

3. Please post some more detail of
is it new build
CPU details
What checks have you made if new build
Re 865A01 - which one please there are variants

4. I presume now having looked at the board it is NOT a new build, so when please did this first occur
and what problems were seen first, if any , before this
Most likely cause now, as I think the system is of some age is the board or the processor, if you refer to the 12v aux power

ATX 12V Power Connector: CN11
The 4 pin ATX 12V power supply connects to CN11 and provides power to the CPU.
 

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Hi there,

We've got 3 Dell precision towers 5810 that work great, except for a possible bios bug, which I can reproduce on all machines:

I'm using the installed NIC: Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1.
Our computers go powerless every night (mains power) after a normal pc shutdown. Every morning, when the power is back on, I want to wake up all computers in our building with Wake On Lan (WOL) by sending a 'magic packet' over the network.
This normally works well if the machine has been switched on and off with the power button / windows shutdown. But when I unplug the machine (mains power), wait and plug in the mains power again, the computer does not respond to the WOL packet. (Maybe the PCI-E NIC does not get power on plugging in the mains of machine for the first time).
It works well on the integrated (motherboard) NIC. BIOS / power / sleep state settings seem to be ok.

A:Wake On Lan (WOL) not working on Dell precision tower 5810 with Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1 at first power up / after no power

Hi paulnotebaart,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:http://dell.to/2gh5oM6

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Long story short, Lenovo just sent me a replacement HDD for my T-540P. However, the old drive is still partially usable (but unbootable) at least long enough for me to hook it up to another laptop to grab the rest of my files. I've used such a USB cable on my work Dell, but I'm retired now and don't have access to that one   I don't know if these cables are generic or not, but if Lenovo doesn't carry them, can someone give me enough specs to find one on Amazon or elsewhere? This one is an example that was sent to me by a friend, as was this one but I'm software not hardware so I'm not sure what the HDD on this particular machine needs. TIA elaine





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A:Adapter cable for old HDD?

Hi elaine,
 
You could probably use either one.
 
One other option would be to boot a live Linux flash drive (Ubuntu is easy to use) on your T with the old drive still in place and use it copy your files to that or another flash drive.  No need to buy an adapter.
 
Z.

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my pc is dell inspiron 3250 and it has only 8 pin on motherboard too. so if i upgrade my psu can i use this?
Dell OptiPlex 3020 PSU Main Power 24-Pin to 8-Pin Adapter Cable (30cm)
http://phukiendientu.vn/chitiet/cap-nguon-24pinmolex-sang-8pin-cho-dell-optiplex-3020-7020-9020
its say only for dell optilex but i thinh my pc can use that right (because its motherboard has ony 8 pin to:))

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(Sorry if this has already been answered. I tried a search of past threads, but I couldn't find a way to specify for "all words" of the search string to be matched.)

I have an older (much older) motherboard with AT power supply connectors. I'd like to get a newer ATX PSU.

Will an ATX to AT adapter cable do the job?

TIA
 

A:ATX to AT adapter cable

I don't see why not.
Most PSUs come with conversion adapters.
 

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I just happened to brush against the connector of a USB/Parallel port cable where it attaches to my HP Laserjet 4 printer. It was so hot it burned my hand when I tried to disconnect it and it smelled like hot plastic. The connector attached to the computer end was not hot. It seems to me it shouldn't be that hot. If this is not normal, what is causing it - a problem in the computer, the cable itself or the printer. I've had a lot of problems since several powerful electric storms that hit my locale last Saturday. Fried my Ethernet card, but I'm working around that by using an external Ethernet card. Also knocked out my telephone answering machine and my garage door opener. Could the cable problem be related to the other electronics problems?
 

A:USB/Parallel Adapter cable HOT!

sounds to me like something is shorted in the cable. Try another cable and toss the old one
 

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My qosmio AC adapter cable, keeps unplugging from the main laptop board.
The back plug, from the board to the adapter cable, is not tight enough,
and if i move the laptop a little, it unplugs by it self.
This is a big issue when i'm not using the battery, because it turnes my computer off!

There is a way to fix this? some kind of pin i can use? what can i do?

Please excuse my bad english, i really hope you can Help!
thanks

A:Qosmio AC adapter cable keep unpluggin

There is definitely problem with power port on the mainboard and it must be checked. Problem is that such issues cannot be solved so easy. The whole notebook must be disassembled and port probably soldered again.

In my opinion best thing you can do is to contact Toshiba service provider and ask for help, especially if notebook has valid warranty. Please don?t do anything alone if you don?t have experience with this stuff. Small mistake and something can be broken or damaged.

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Something like this but with a thin male connector. I need it to connect flash drives to a usb port where there's little space available around the usb port because the ports around are busy (happens in MacBook air for example).

 

A:I need a usb to usb cable adapter with thin male end

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Are you supplying enough power to the disk?? Many hard drives need more than can be supplied though USB.
 

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Will this work or is this cable meant purely for file transfers or saving boot ups for example.

Thank you.
 

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Anyone know of the name of an adapter or converter or something that could make it so the cable is compatible with my monitor?
 

A:VGA HD AV Cable Incompatible (Adapter/Converter Available?)

hi have a look here http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=hd+to+vga+adapter&meta=
 

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Can someone tell me how to best install the Network Adapter that I need or do I need to purchase a
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What version of windows do you have?

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The things you accidentally find out. My computer has seemed quite slow. Every once in a while, I follow the usual advice for speeding things up, but to no avail. I have Comcast cable and use Vonage for my phone service because I pay Vonage only about fifteen dollars a month and Comcast phone has been twice that. Today, I was offered a deal by Comcast that made it competitive with Vonage so I am switching over. I also asked the Comcast tech about my computer speed. He said I should be getting 8.0 Mbps. He asked me if I was using an adapter and when I told him I had the Vonage adapter, he said that would slow my speed down to about 4.0 Mbps. I thought there might be others who would profit from this information.
 

A:Adapter slows down cable speed

I guess I must mean kbps rather than Mbps.
 

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Just recently, two weeks before I got my new video adapter: MSI Radeon R9 and as soon as I set up everything, the screen didn't display anything because the new video adapter didn't support my old used vga-vga cable.

Later on, (to be specific, today) I just got the desired DVI-D dual link (Dvi-Dvi) cable and connected it. I turned on the PC and the monitor did not display anything either. I also tried pushing the AUTO button on the monitor and switching to Digital source, thus nothing happened again.

All in all, monitor can't detect any Dvi-Dvi cable connection with my new video adapter and I'm sitting here watching E3 on tablet. Any help, please?

A:DVI cable problem with a new video adapter

What resolution is your video card set to? Perhaps your monitor can't display the video card is outputting. Can you see the BIOS screen when booting up? What is the make/model of the monitor?

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I just purchased a XPS 8910 and two UltraSharp U2417H
I know an elementary question, but i'm confused.  Do i just need some type of displayport cable or DisplayPort to Dual-DisplayPort Adapter?  I don't plan on anymore than 2 monitors. 
A direct link to Amazon or Dell cables, would really be appreciated.

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My AC adapter is not powering my laptop any longer. At first I thought it was the adapter itself, so I bought a new, OEM, 230W one. Same issue.  Computer charges when off but doesn't charge when working, and won't even turn on (no lights) when battery is out and AC adapter is plugged in. I checked airplane mode in both Control Panel and Lenovo Vantage--it's off. Battery is in good shape.  Can someone walk me through steps to fix this if it's possible?  Thank you.

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This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter.  PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061.  It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330.  Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative.  It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance".  So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts.  If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.
 

A:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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i recently purchased an adapter for my computer that i plug in where my monitor goes (15 pin) and it adapts it to an RCA plug (to put into my tv)

i dont expect it to be perfect...but im not really even getting a picture.... are there settings i can change?!

I just want to watch files from my comp on my tv (I dont have an S Video output)

PLEASE HELP

thanks so much

brian
 

A:Question regarding an adapter from a video card to an RCA cable

Post your system specs, especially video card. A video card does not automatically display a signal that can be recognized by a tv. It has to be changed to the proper format depending on if your using the US or European standard
 

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Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter is set for 100 mps max.Does anybody know if there is a firware/software patch, to increase the speed of the Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter?  Any other suggestion on what i can do, beside buying another laptop?

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i have a ethernet cable running about 20 meters from our router. i want to know if it's possible to split this ethernet cable so the person in the room above me (we live out the back of a bvig house) can connect to without having to run another 25 meter ethernet cable back to the router inside. i imagined there would be some type of double adapter like i have on the phone line for the adsl. i imagine putting a splitter on my ethernet line would disrupt the signal but just want to make sure.
The guy at tandy reckons we have to buy some router type thing for around 200 bucks.
what do you think?
 

A:is it possible to split an ethernet cable with a small adapter...

thats what hubs and switches are for
 

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