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Yoga 920 - magnetic power adapter for type C port

Q: Yoga 920 - magnetic power adapter for type C port

Hello all users and Lenovo staff,looking at my type C which is used daily for power delivery, I'm thinking about how to reduce long-term damage and rendering the process more comfortable.Insipired by my wife's MacBook with MagSafe connector, I stumbled upon magnetic tip adapters, like that for example: https://goo.gl/U7bnNR Can I ask if anyone has a satisfactory experience of magnetic tip adpters for type-C ports on Lenovo laptops? Lenovo: is possible to use those devices? Is it safe? Which tech specs to look for?Thanks.

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can someone link me one that works with XPS systems?
I bought this and it didn't work with my XPS (9250) but works with my Pixel XL
I assume it has something to do with the higher voltage/amperage requirement...

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So I just recently bought a Yoga 920, Star Wars Editon, this last weekend. And today I had my phone connected up through the USB-A port, and while attempting to remove the cable from the laptop, it took a little more effort than normal, only to find that one of the pins inside the port had been bent. I took it into Best Buy to have GeekSquad take a look, and aside from sending it out and having to wait 1-2 week, they suggested I contact Lenovo about the port replacement ability, and then bringing it in for them to work on. So, my question is, is the USB-A port a replaceable part, and if so how would I go about getting a part? Or will I need to have them handle it and send out for repairs?

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Before I go out and buy this adapter. I need to kow if I will be able to get both Audio and Vidio all in this one adapter by plugging it into my surround sound receivers HDMI input/output?
 
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A:yoga 900... USB Type-C to HDMI Adapter

Hello and welcome,
 
If you mean HDMI, I realized I hadn't ever checked if the sound works.  Just plugged it into my Samsung TV.  Got a movie playing now and sound works fine.
 
This is the adapter I'm using.  There are others but this one is working for me.
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4S5C7G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
 
Z.

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Just bought YOGA 920, and HAMA USB-C adpater, DIDNT work, and gave an error message, what should I do exactly ?Device not recognizable, malfunctioning, couldn't connect to HDMI Please advise!!  

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Hello, I have a pretty new Yoga 920-13IKB.  The USB Type A port just stopped working out of the blue yesterday.  I tried the normal stuff like deleting the usb entries in device manager, disabling fastboot and trying different devices, but nothing is recognized.  I have a USB C to USB A adapter and when I plug a USB A device into the laptop via the USB C port/adapter, that does work fine.  The USB A port does charge my phone though, so it's not totally dead. Anything else I can check on the software side?  It certainly seems like a hardware issue to me. As far as warranty support, I do have Microcenter nearby.  How does support with them work?  It looks like the USB A assembly is a separate board and is not part of the motherboard, so that should be easily replaceable.  Does Microcenter carry parts like that or do they still send it out for that? Thanks!

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Been a little embarrassed at two client sites in the last couple of weeks when I've tried to share my screen using the USB type-C port with either DVI or HDMI. In both cases (but not with VGA - it works fine with VGA, usually) the system locks - no keyboard, no mouse, until I remove the cable from the USB port. I've tried this with several adaptors - DVI-DisplayPort-USBC; HDMI-DisplayPort-USBC (there are no "multi-adaptors" from TypeC to all output types - VGA, DVI and HDMI, but there are plenty of display port multi-adaptors, and there are TypeC to DisplayPort.) The system at my office is VGA - and it works just fine. When I try to plug the DVI cable into the multi-adaptor, though, it behaves exaclty like at client sites - machine lock up and then no DVI out on the secondary monitor. Same for HDMI at the office - machine locks up for several seconds, recovers and then no HDMI out. Can't really afford to buy three completely different adaptors (assuming they're even made) for all possible client possibilities. Please tell me what diagnostics i can perform to isolate the problem.To summarize:VGA->DisplayPort->TypeC works (most of the time - not in all instances)DVI>DisplayPort>C never works (locks up and then doesn't recognize seconndary monitorHDMI>DisplayPort>C - ditto with DVI Thanks.

A:Yoga 900 Video out on USB Type-C port not supporti...

Hello and welcome,
 
To clarify for me and others reading your post:  your issue is only with USB-C to multi-adapters, but not with individual ones?  Your post subject implies a more general issue than that.
 
After reading your post I plugged my Cable Matters USB-C to HDMI (single interface) adapter into my 900 and it works fine.
 
Z.
 
 

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So I just recently bought a Yoga 920, Star Wars Editon, this last weekend. And today I had my phone connected up through the USB-A port, and while attempting to remove the cable from the laptop, it took a little more effort than normal, only to find that one of the pins inside the port had been bent. I took it into Best Buy to have GeekSquad take a look, and aside from sending it out and having to wait 1-2 week, they suggested I contact Lenovo about the port replacement ability, and then bringing it in for them to work on. So, my question is, is the USB-A port a replaceable part, and if so how would I go about getting a part? Or will I need to have them handle it and send out for repairs?

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Is the Satechi Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapter compatible with the yoga 920? I cannot find specs on the distance between the 2 usb-c prongs of the hub nor do I have information if the thickness of the hub is less than that of the yoga (so the yoga will still sit level even with the hub attached). I really like the aesthetics of the hub, but I do not have the priviledge of returning the item in case of incompatibility as it is not available in my country so I may have to have it shipped. 

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Hi, I want to projector my screen to projector but encounter problem and not work. I already purchased three Type-C to VGA/HDMI adapter with different brand. But no one work for my Yoga 730-13IKB. And I already updated to latest drivers from Lenovo and Microsoft. Even fresh re-install Windows 10. Anyone have idea about this? Or any suggestion which adapter support this notebook? Two of the adapter no response when plug-in, one is display message as below and created USB 2.0 BILLBOARD device under Device Manager that I found it.   

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I am planning on making this project myself but first I have one question. Here is the project I will be making:
http://siliconrepublic.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/arduino-based-pc-ambient-lighting.html

It says I need a 12V DC supply for powering the breadboard. When searching up for 12V DC supplies, I only get power supply's that plug into the wrong wall socket (I live in Australia).
Do I need to get something like the article suggests:
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-AC-Veh...1KZ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1297231222&sr=8-2

Or can I get something such as this:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DC-12V-1...?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item336678ae52
If the first option is the only possibility, how do I get the plug to go into my wall socket?
Also, how do I get the other end plugged into the breadboard when the product just has a single plug on the end?
 

A:What type of power adapter do I need?

You can use the Ebay adaptor, the easiest way to get 2 wires is to get a socket that fits the plug, like this one :- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-5-x-2-...05?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item4167b5b34d and solder 2 wires to that socket.

The circuit at your link uses a 2 wire plug into the breadboard, you would have to get a similar plug OR you could push bare wires into the breadboard.

OR you could cut the plug off to reveal the 2 wires but they will probably be quite thin and may not connect well if pushed into the breadboard holes.
 

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Hi!

Awhile ago, I started getting this error message when I started up my computer (after the initial Dell screen). It stated:

The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance.

Strike the F3 key (before the F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see power warning messages again.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the set up utility.

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I ignored this problem for awhile by just hitting F1. However, within the last month, it has gotten worse. Instead of this error message coming up when I started my computer - after the initial Dell screen, nothing would come up except a little flashing line in the top left hand corner of the screen, and the computer would not start up passed that. I proceeded to fiddle with the plug that I plug into my laptop from adapter. I would push it harder into the laptop and/or twist it in after I hit the start up button, waiting to see if, after the initial Dell screen, I could get the error message to come up again so I could hit F1 so my computer would actually start up. I really don't know if any of that helped, but I figure if it was the adapter, then I should try something like that. I even blew it the plug and into the socket in the laptop tonight. However, tonight, I almost could not get the computer to start up all the way - I kept getting the screen with the little blinking line after the initial Dell screen and no error message. Eventually, after trying several times, I did get the error ... Read more

A:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined.

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So.. I see this problem has been posted about before, so I just wanna know what my options are.
This problem actually popped up on me a few months ago, but I was able to remove and insert the power cord a few times and the message would go away and I would be able to charge my battery. But as a month or two passed, it became more finicky, and I had to jiggle with it a little more, but still, I was able to charge my battery and use my laptop wire-free.
Now today, I've been trying all day, and cannot for the life of me get the battery to charge. I get the following message when I plug the wire in.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."
Also, I think its worth nothing that a lot of people mention that this error message comes up while they are booting their Laptops, mine only comes up once Vista is loaded and I attempt to reinsert the cord.
So, I have tried another Dell charger, a 90W one, and the same problem does occur (My original is a 65W). I am planning on getting a different battery tomorrow to see if it is the battery, as this ones usable life was getting quite low, down to barely a half hour per full charge. My warranty, although I'm not sure of the specifics, was not expired when this problem first came up, but is now expired by I would say 2 months at the most.
Oh, I have a M1330, and I have gotten... Read more

A:AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

At a minimum, the power jack on the mainboard needs to be replaced - if that doesn't fix it or a competent repair shop tells you it won't, you'll need to replace the system board.
 

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Hi everybody... my step daughter is having a problem with her dell precision m6300 laptop. Whenever she turns on her laptop, she gets the above message. The laptop will not go past this screen without the current plugged in. I also cannot access the bios menu or any setup menu or the desktop. It's just stuck on this one screen. I'm thinking it could just need a new charger but I'm not sure, any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Ac power adapter type cannot be determined

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
 

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Hi everybody... my step daughter is having a problem with her dell precision m6300 laptop. Whenever she turns on her laptop, she gets the above message. The laptop will not go past this screen without the current plugged in. I also cannot access the bios menu or any setup menu or the desktop. It's just stuck on this one screen. I'm thinking it could just need a new charger but I'm not sure, any help would be appreciated.
 

A:ac adapter power type cannot be determined

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Dell Inspiron 5755 with a 17" display, running windows 10 and the latest BIOS version from Dell(as of 3/2/2017). AC adapter power supply is a 45W, 19.5V, 2.31A, Dell power supply. It works fine and is not damaged, (lite is lit on the brick and proper voltage out verified by using a VOM). When running on battery for a while and the battery low window pops up, I plug in the power supply and immediately get a message "The AC adapter power type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and battery will not charge". I ordered and tried another Dell 45W power supply. Same issue. I right clicked the battery icon in the system tray to display the Dell Power Manager. It says my battery is fine, 100% normal. As I unplug and plug in the power supply while the Dell Power Manager is up, I can see the word "charging" displayed in the management window for a bit, but then it disappears. The battery Icon itself shows that the power supply is plugged in as it displays a male electrical plug. If I remove the battery the laptop powers up fine. The BIOS in this machine does not display the charging device information, just that the battery is 100% normal. While in BIOS I hit the F9 key to reset basic bios functions to no avail. I also tried uninstalling the AC adapter and ACPI- compliant control method battery and re-booting to no avail. I can get the original power supply to charge a low battery by continuously unplugging and plugging back in the connector t... Read more

A:AC Power Adapter type cannot be determined

Since you've tried a new Dell adapter to no effect, next suspect is the DC jack -- replace this part:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
If that doesn't solve the problem, it's the mainboard that's bad.

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Hi there forum,

I just bagged an Lcd monitor for nowt but have no power supply for it.
The rear panel says 12V 3.0A DC power supply, but I can't find any of this type, I've tried Maplin, play.com etc and all they suggest is 300mA, now I thought 3.0 A was 3000mA?

Do I need to go back to electronic school basics?
Thanks
 

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Hi all.

I have a computer of which I don't know what kind of power adapter it requires or rather the name of the adapter that goes in. A dell laptop charger fits in but this doesn't suffice to power it. If I know the type that goes in I should be able to buy the new adapter.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Not sure of type of power adapter for computer

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I charge my computer via the usb type-c power connector since that is the correct way to do it. Obviously my computer has very few ports.  It seems a waste of a port to use it to power my machine.   Isnt there some way to use that port as a usb type-c port, AND, at the same time, use it to power the machine.   Power requires only 2, maybe 3 wires.  Isnt there a way to 'split' the port to allow me to make use of the port as a USB port? 

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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'm thinking of buying one of these - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XU6PM68/ref=psdc_281413_t2_B017H9CF1SHas anyone tried these? Are the compatable etc?Strangely I can't actuall find in on Ankers website.

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Ok, I have read through these forums, and others, and have been unable to resolve this issue after trying like a million things. Here's my issue:
This is on a Dell Inspiron N4030 running Windows 8 Pro with Bios Revision A07.
On boot-up I get this message:
"The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined.
The battery may not charge.
The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for the best system performance.
Strike the F3 key (before F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see this power warning message again.
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."

If I strike F2 and go into the bios it says "AC adapter type    unknown"
If I strike F1 to continue boot-up it boots into windows and then the battery indicator shows "Plugged in, Not charging"

In attempting to fix this issue I have:

1. Replaced the battery.
2. Replaced the motherboard
3. Replaced the Power Board
4. Swapped out the adapter with several other Dell adapters we have in the house (we have 6 Dell laptops). Adapter revisions used are A00, A01, and A02.
5. Did the whole rigamarole here: http://jeffreypalermo.com/blog/plugged-in-not-charging-windows-7-solution/
6. Tried various combinations of plugging/unplugging at different intervals and at different speeds that I have read on multiple sites.
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A:AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined, please help...

Hi alexkharden,Great job done on the troubleshooting, we appreciate that you’ve tried all possible steps to isolate and resolve the issue.However, please try removing the battery and inserting on another Dell Computer and charge the battery for at-least 50%.Once the charge is completed kindly insert the battery back on your Inspiron N4030 computer also connecting the original AC Adapter.
Turn on the computer and flash the BIOS by clicking on the link below.http://dell.to/1dFtXxLType the Service tag and under Drivers and Downloads select the Operating system and select option BIOS and install the same.NOTE: In order to flash BIOS the battery needs to be charged at least 20%.Please try the above mentioned steps and let us know your findings.

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 HDD damaged without any warning last week and cannot be repaired, so i had to replace it with another HDD. Everything works fine after that except that when i plugged in my AC adapter, the power warning message “The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation" will appear, and my battery will not charge.

Previously this power warning message will occur only when i didn't plug in properly and it worked fine after i replug the adapter. Since i changed my HDD, this warning message appears everytime i turn on my laptop. I tried updating the BIOS but it doesn't help, the problem is still there. I suspect that my AC adapter is damaged but when i tried it with another Inspiron 6400, it worked fine without the warning message appearing, that shows that there isn't any problem with my AC adapter..

Any solutions for this? I hope i don't have to change the motherboard or whatsoever, because my laptop is out of warranty. Is it something to do with the configuration? - since i formatted my computer and reinstalled everything..

thanks heaps for any comments!
 

A:Power adapter type cannot be determined after replacing new HDD

You may have a damaged DC jack in the laptop if the adapter works on another laptop, which would go with you replugging the power adapter to clear the error in the past. Its not uncommon for the jacks to break from the motherboard and require re-soldering, in some cases the jacks crack or break and need to replaced. To get at the jack you will need to have the laptop completely disassembled.

P.S. 'spoiled' isn't not the correct term to use with failed electronics.
 

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My laptop have usb type-c port.  I wanna use this port for connection to lan, hdmi and power at same time, via special dock and power adapter.   So i need a HP recomended devices for  this, please help me find it.I try macbook pro 2016 power adapter, but it didnt charge my laptop. 

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My laptop have usb type-c port.  I wanna use this port for connection to lan, hdmi and power at same time, via special dock and power adapter.   So i need a HP recomended devices for  this, please help me find it.I try macbook pro 2016 power adapter, but it didnt charge my laptop. 

A:USB type-c power adapter and dock for HP Envy 15

it has a lot of thm but you can check this one http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/kensington-usb-30-docking-station-with-dual-dvi-h...

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The charger for the computer seem unnecessarly large and heavy.  Are there other chargers out there in the world that would fit, be electrically compatible, and work? Chargers are rated in Volts and Amps.  If the Volts are right (and the pins are right), and if the charger is underpowered (low Amps), all that should happen would be the machine would run down much more slowly, (and recharge overnight). So how many charging Amps are required by this machine?  And are there other chargers that might work?  How should I search for them?   

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Hello, I have a laptop yoga720-15IKB80X7. When I transfer a display to a computer screen (type-c to hdmi) I get a disappointing view (the adapter intel 630 are user) How do I change the video output settings and use the (nivida 1050 card) or just get a good view on the screen of computer/tv? Thanks for the help

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Hi,
I'm using an XPS 13 9350, and 'm currently having an issue whereby when I start up my laptop I'm receiving the error message.
"AC power adapter and type cannot be determined, the battery may mot charge, the system will adjust the performance to match the power available"
The laptop sticks at 1% and wont charge. Although the light is still on the adapter, the light does not appear at the front of the laptop where it would usually indicate charging, apart from occasionally brief moments before the laptop boots following pressing the on button.
I have forced the latest BIOS update past the 10% battery block, however this has not helped.
I've had the laptop and adapter roughly a year.
Any assistance would be much appreciated.

A:Dell XPS 13 9350 - AC power adapter and type could not be determined

If "roughly" is less than a year, call Dell for warranty repair.
If it's over a year, first thing to try is a new OEM Dell AC adapter -- most computer shops should have one you can try.  If that fixes it, replace the AC adapter.  If not, replace the DC power jack:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx
And if that doesn't solve it, it's the charge circuit itself that's bad -- replace the mainboard.

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Hi all, I happen to have a spare power adapter from my former W530. Can I use it with my X1 Carbon 20A7? Connector is the same but of course the W530 one is much more powerful, so I guess the question is: is the X1 protected against more Amperes than expected? Thanks and regards

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Hi! I don't know what's the cause of my problem and will be appreciated for any info.
Suddenly, I started getting this message, when I turn my laptop on. It won't recognize my AC adapter, and won't charge the battery.
I have Dell Inspiron 6400/1505, windows XP.
I tried to flash BIOS, took out and put back in the battery. Check the plug, it looks ok. Battery's LED lights show it works fine.
I saw that so many people have this problem, but did not find any ways to solve it. Or any reasons why it happened. If anybody knows what to do, please share with us regular PC users.
 

A:The AC power adapter type can not be determined. Inspiron 6400

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Hello, from few days a have problem with my AC power adapter.My system says: "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined... lalalala" when my Windows says Plugged in, not charging. CPU performance does not exceed 0,78GHz.I tried to uninstall the drivers - nothing.
I tried update my BIOS - nothing.
Replace AC - nothing
Exclude malfunctioning AC adapter.
Sometimes after a few connections begins to charge my battery, and it is a day where you do not try to charge.
But I found a solution, which is always charge my battery.
when i turn off the system, and then pulled out the battery. I push the button 'power on' for 10 seconds. And then I put back the battery and plug the charger. I turn on the system and everything works.
But once again, disconnect and plug the charger that stops charging

Where is the problem?

A:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Inspiron 15 3542

Hi WLODZIAK,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Since you have replaced the adapter, if the battery has good health, then then next part to be replaced would be the dc port - you would need this part - http://bit.ly/2d2vuCc
If nothing works, the motherboard might be at fault. 
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Does anyone know where I can find a replacement power adapter port (i.e. receptacle) for my Inspiron 5547?  I've searched online at several parts dealers but couldn't find one listed.  Thanks!

A:Replacement Power Adapter Port

That's not a part you'd be likely to find on its own from "regular" online stores, but you can try calling Dell Spare Parts. They specialize in selling stuff like that, assuming of course the receptacle is an independent piece and not built onto the motherboard.

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Sometimes the message says connect a Dell 45w adapter or higher. That is what I use. It's the original adapter. I've also received a message to use a 35w adapter. Sometimes it tells me to press F1 if I want to continue anyway.
Any suggestions?

A:Inspiron 7352 laptop AC power adapter type cannot be determined

First thing to try is a new OEM Dell AC adapter.  If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC power jack:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
And if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the mainboard.

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Just bought a Yoga 920 with the intent to use it with 2 Monitors. After days of searching, I could not find a simple solution without spending a few hundreds. Even so, it may not work. Still searching, and any help would be most appreciated. Meanwhile, I need Ethernet and SD card reader. The product that had many customers' approvals is this USB C Hub, Sinstar 8 in 1 Aluminum Multi Port Adapter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073VJJJMS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A19E4KABC2FKRR&psc=1Has anybody used this Hub ? How does it work with the Yoga 920 ?Thanks 

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My laptop doesnt do anything when i press the power buttonThe light is on by the AC adapter portIt comes on randomly sometimes when i press it but its all luck basedI tried the 15 second power hold thing and it didnt workHELP

A:DV6 Wont Power On. AC Adapter Port Light Is On

Hello @peanis  You might want to take a look at this document:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443371   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Iv recently encountered the dreaded Plugged-In not charging Error
Upon Boot
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. 
Iv come to the conclusion its the module that determines the adapter and wattage type.
As iv tested it with known working chargers and batteries.
Can anyone *** me with this knowledge or allow me to get a schematic for the mother board?

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?
 
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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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The Yoga 3 Pro power adapter looks like a normal USB brick, and the cord looks like USB, except with a kink in the connector at the Yoga 3 Pro end. Can I charge my phone or tablet with it?

A:What's with the Yoga 3 Pro power adapter - it's a ...

Yes the Yoga 3 Pro power adapter is a USB charger too!
 

How does it work?

The special "fool proof" charging cord has two extra pins on the AC adapter end and two extra pins on the Yoga 3 Pro end. The extra pins only make a connection when the fool proof cord is plugged in to the Lenovo charger and the Yoga 3 Pro. When a regular USB cord is plugged into either the charger or the Yoga 3 Pro, it makes a regular USB connection.
 

Can I charge the Yoga 3 Pro with any USB charger?

No. The Yoga 3 Pro requires 2A at 20V, which is what the provided 40W Lenovo AC adapter supplies.
 

Can I charge a USB device with the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter?

Absolutely. In addition to 2A at 20, the Yoga 3 Pro AC adapter supplies 2A at 5.2V (10.4W), enough to charge a phone or tablet. Works for iPad.
 

Where can I buy spare AC adapters and cords?

AC adapters with cords are sold in the accessories section of the Lenovo store.
 

Where do I find the part numbers for the AC adapter and cord?

Look for AC Adapters In the PDF Yoga 3 Pro Hardware Maintenance Manual.
 

What are the USB specs of the Yoga 3 charging port?

It's a USB 2.0 port. It provides enough power to charge an iPhone, but not enough to charge an iPad. If you want to charge an iPad, try the USB 3.0 port on the right of the Yoga 3 Pro.
 

The Yoga 3 Pro power cable connectors compared with a regular USB connector:

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Where can I buy another original power adapter?Alternatively, can you recommend a good third party power adapter for the EU region which won't grill my laptop? Thanks!

A:Yoga 920 | Power Adapter

@Martin-GER wrote:
Where can I buy another original power adapter?
Alternatively, can you recommend a good third party power adapter for the EU region which won't grill my laptop?
 
Thanks!

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/ and search for the part number of your original adapter.  I have two third-party adapters, but neither EU.

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Will this Lenovo charger work with a Yoga 910? http://tinyurl.com/yc5m4pml Thanks!

A:Yoga 910 power adapter

It certainly should.

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My laptop will not stay on adapter power unless the adapter plug is pressed hard against the port. I bought a new adapter but the problem still remains so I guess it's the port's problem but I have no idea how to have it fixed. The laptop is no longer under warranty. Where can I buy a new adapter port and would it be too much like brain surgery to try to do it myself?

Thanks for any help,
Tim
 

A:Solved: Power adapter port on laptop - how to replace?

These ports are soldered to the motherboard. Replacing/repairing them consists of removing the motheboard from the laptop and soldering a new powerconnector on.

Definately not a do it yourself type thing. I would suggest a competent local computer shop. This service usually runs around $100 in my area. The challenge will be finding someone willing to work on laptops anymore.
 

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Does anybody know where I can get a replacement power adapter for a Lenovo Yoga 2 11? According to the manual, it should be 45W. It appears that neither the original nor any approve substitutes that are listed on the Lenovo site are available for purchase from Lenovo.  I tried to buy one online but ended up giving my money to an overseas scammer.There seems to be a facsimile available in the States, but reviews say that it is a fire hazard and wrecks computers. I'd like to buy one that works and is safe. This is for my grandson's Lenovo Yoga 2, 11 inch. It was manufactured in 2016. He lost the power supply while it was under warranty only a few months after buying it but the family was moving so they thought it would turn up. It never did. He is in  high school (in Toronto) without a laptop, so I would like to help by finding a power cord. Lenovo lists these models: Adapter, BLACK 45W 3-PIN, Delta ADLX45NDC3A 20V2.25A adapter 36200245 * Adapter, BLACK 45W 3-PIN, Liteon ADLX45NLC3A 20V2.25A adapter 36200246 * Adapter, BLACK 45W 3-PIN, Chicony ADLX45NCC3A 20V2.25A adapter 36200247 Thank you,VancouverMo

A:Where can I get a replacement power adapter for Yoga 2 11?

Have you tried the Lenovo Encompass store?  Please confirm part numbers before buying at either site.
 
https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/10943267/Lenovo/01FR047/Adlx45ncc3a_20V2.25a_Coo
 
OR Lenovo directly?
 
https://www3.lenovo.com/ca/en/Search?text=888014197
 
Im basing the above by what Lenovo show on the Accsmartfind website.
 
http://accsmartfind.lenovo.com/products/888014197

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Hello, I want to get a spare adapter for my Yoga 910 and I want to make sure I get one that will not damage my computer. I really don't know anything about these so please bear with my ignorance. There are many different ones on Amazon that claim to be for a Yoga 910 but since some of them don't even have a USB-C end, I'm hesitant to trust that all of them work. In particular, I'm interested in this one because it has a longer cord. http://tinyurl.com/y9e7dzuk But I note that it's 65W instead of 45W. Is this a problem? Thanks in advance. James

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I have several slim-tip power adapters for my 1st gen x1 yoga, please tell me there's a converter to the USB-C out there... Do I have to replace all my adapters?  Already looking at having to replace the dock.  I miss the dock on my x200t...  I know, I'm old.  Punch card old to be specific    I'll have you know they just shut down the punch card classes at my high school when I got there, so I took electronics instead.  So I'm a little newer than punch cards...

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Does Yoga 720 support the Anker 60W USB charger? I searched around the forums, couldn't find a post that answered this question. Thanks

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Hello everyone, I purchased Lenovo Yoga 900 Ideapad and I am currently using it in India. The power adapter seems to have gone bad and I wasn't able to charge the laptop with the given adapter.  Since the laptop is under warranty, I contacted the warranty help line only to know that I need to take the laptop to the service center. At a service center, no one really knew how the USB 3.0 charging port works and couldn't check whether the cable was short or the adapter had gone bad. Anyhow, they decided to replace it under warranty but again, they weren't sure when and if the replacement would arrive (as it depends on the inventory levels with Lenovo India).  An exclusive Lenovo shop then offered me an original Lenovo power adapter with USB 3.0 charging at USD 70 but only when it got delivered, I see that it is 40W and not 65W like the original one I had.  65W adapter - the USB 3.0 connecter (one which connects the laptop) is orange. The wall adapter doesn't heat up while laptop is charging.40W adapter - the USB 3.0 connecter is yellow. The wall adapter heats up quite a lot while the laptop is charging.  The Lenovo store representative has assured me that this is the right adapter but somehow I am not convinced.  Can the community throw some light on this:- Is it safe to use a 40W adapter for a 65W specification?- Is there any way I can get the adapter replaced by Lenovo US (I can ship the faulty adapter to US)?- I... Read more

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