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If it is possible to use the power adapter of E6420 for my new laptop E7270? Will it impact the battery of the new laptop?

Q: If it is possible to use the power adapter of E6420 for my new laptop E7270? Will it impact the battery of the new laptop?

Since i bought a new laptop E7270, is it allowed to use my power adaptor my old Dell E6420 also for the new one? If so i can use one adaptor at home and another in office and dont need to carry the power adaptor always.
Will this impact the battery performance of the new laptop?

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A: If it is possible to use the power adapter of E6420 for my new laptop E7270? Will it impact the battery of the new laptop?

If the connector fits (it may not - the older systems use a much larger barrel connector than many of the new ones), AND the power (wattage) is equal or greater, yes.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (circa 2003). I know my laptop battery has been drained for a while and I was almost solely relying on the AC adapter's juice to power my machine. Recently, I lost all power to the laptop. I thought perhaps my battery had finally had it so I bought a new battery. Well, then I couldn't charge my battery, so I bought a new AC adapter. I still have no juice. It looks like the AC adapter is working (the light is on it to show it's getting power) but it's not transferring that power to the machine.

I think it may be a bad connection between the adapter plug and the laptop. I don't know how involved of a fix this is.

Any suggestions on what type of fix might be needed? Is it better to just scrap this laptop and get a new one? Thanks for your help!
 

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Hopefully someone here can help solve my issue, because I'm practically at my wit's end with it. I recently ran Lenovo's Updater program and it installed a few new things on my Laptop... I don't remember all of them, but I know one was a BIOS update, a Firmware update (can't remember specifically for what though), as well as a few programs I was missing on my computer (like Lenovo Power Management, just to name one).  It's something I hadn't ran for a good year, so I'm sure everything was using an older version! In any case, it seems after I did that, many of the games on my computer started playing worse.  Long story short, after checking out a few programs to monitor what my computer's doing (CPU-Z, and even Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility), I noticed that my Laptop's suddenly only using a portion of what it can do. For example, the core speed should be able to go up to 2.6ghz - 3.3ghz... but strangely, it's staying at a solid 1.20ghz the whole time. No matter if I run any graphic-intensive games or do anything else that might need some extra power, it stays exactly at that number. Here's the weird thing though.  If I unplug my Laptop and let it run off the battery?  It shoots straight up to the 2.6ghz-3.3ghz, as it's supposed to.  As soon as I plug it in again, it drops right back down to 1.20ghz and many of my games run like crap again. I've tried looking up solutions online, but I've found nothing that helps. I've tri... Read more

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First of all Im pretty tech savy so you can talk to me in technical terms. Ive repaired countless computers for many people and I never came across anything like this. This is the problem...
 
Sometimes when I move my laptop or even type there is a complete loss of power. Everything completely shuts off. It happens whether my laptop is plugged in the AC adapter or not. I bought a new battery just in case it was that and its still happening even with the new battery. Event Viewer System logs tell me nothing except that is recovered from an unexpected shutdown. I suspected that maybe there was something loose inside so I took the laptop completely apart and put it back together... still im getting the same loss of power.
 
Now here's a hint that can possible be causing this. When I get this loss of power I cant turn back on my computer unless I unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery for a few seconds and put it back in.
 
Any idea's guys? Ive searched the web and havent found much on this issue nor a resolution so if we do find a solution bleepingcomputer.com might be one of the first to figure it out. If need be give me a better suggestion for the title of this thread so it can be searched for easier. Thanks in advance guys, lets see if we can figure this out. 
 
 

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I am using Inspiron 15R 5110 Laptop. My few days my laptop was not receiving power. Charger is working fine but battery was not getting charged. I tried connecting the charger to the laptop and removed the battery to check whether power is getting supplied then i came to know that power was not getting supplied to laptop. Do I need to change the charger socket in the laptop? 
Please help me to fix the issue.

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Hi, my girlfriend in Beijing has an Acer Aspire S3 latop. She bought a new battery for it a while back and told me it was no good. I was in Beijing recently messing around with it and found that actually the battery is fine (lasts for >4 hours) but when unplugged and running on battery power, the laptop often just cuts out suddenly (loss of power). I took the battery out and had a look and cleaned all the connections but they seem fine.

The next part is the strange part and which I hope might give someone a clue as to what's going on...

When it cuts out, it will never restart again unless the mains power cable is plugged back into the laptop. As soon as that's done and the power button is pressed, it starts up again and the cable can be taken out immediately (I mean immediately - you can plug the cable in, push the "power on" button and pull the cable back out in less than a second) and it will start up and run fine on battery again... until the next time it suddenly cuts out without warning.

Because any unsaved data is lost and because the laptop cannot restart without the power adaptor, this very portable and light laptop is now reduced to having to be kept at home all the time and plugged in, which is exactly the opposite of what she bought it for.

Anybody have any idea what the problem could be or suggest some tests that could be done to find out? She took it to a local computer shop but the guys there had no idea.

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Recently I noticed that the amber LED on my HP Probook 650 G1 flashing constantly, even when the laptop is powered off.   The System Tray battery indication is 100%, fully charged, when on AC power and 100% on battery power shortly after undocking.    I find the Probook won't power up if AC power is not available (no response when pressing power button) but remains powered when I remove it from the docking station.    Have the electronics that control this LED flashing and power up when not on AC gone bad?    Is this an indication of other failure? thanks

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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?
 

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Hi, my laptop (HP ProBook 450 G0) won't turn on without the AC adapter although the battery is charged (97%). When the adapter isn't plugged in, the adapter/battery LED (on the left side of the laptop) is flashing really fast (like 20times per sec). When I press the power button, nothing happens. When the adapter is plugged in, I can turn the laptop on. The adapter/battery LED is off, Windows say "plugged in, not charging". I ran battery test and system hardware test and everything's OK. I tried hard reset (pressing power button 30 sec) and it didn't help. Any advice? Thanks in advance 

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Hello: Just received a beautiful W530 Laptop - love the T and W versions of this machines. However, with such a large power requirement, want to make sure that I will be able to run and charge the W530 on United Airlines, American Airlines, etc., using the supplied 170 W Power supply...  Please confirm your experience that this will work. Otherwise, using this laptop on long haul flights will not work. 

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This problem appear at all Dell models...from our experience specially after a dc power jack replacement the laptop doesn't recognize the batery or AC-DC adapter...we try reseting the bios by removing the CMOS batery, didn't fix it...the only fix we found so far it's a replacement ac adapter or battery...it worked in all cases...the place to buy it...the cheaper but not the safer...ebay...buy it on your risk...if further solution found pls reply back or place an inquire at www.nydatapc.com
 

A:Dell laptop not recognizing AC-DC adapter or battery

power adapter lead gone off when pug in the laptop but the laptop wont turn on. dell d 610. what do i do pls.
 

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Need to know which battery plug in adapter works for Real Tec Radio Model RTL8188EE.Its a HP laptop. Missing the plug in.

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I have 15 latitude e7270 windows 8 so tried to upgrade one of the laptops to windows 10 I had the free upgrade on the laptops imaged the laptops tried to deployed the image to the 14 laptops start getting error for activation windows 10 any one experience the same error

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hassansammarraie,
Click the links below for resolving Windows 10 activation information.
How To troubleshoot Product Activation in Windows 10

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Hello all :)I have purchased a SH Dell laptop, model Latitude e7270 with Danisk/Denmark keyboard, model with 83 keys, DANISH, M15ISU-T. I have some tech issues with it, a key started to make problems and I'd like to change whole keyboard. Are there any rules of compatibility between keyboard models? I am seeing different codes for relatively same item. Can I replace it with a UK or German model? Such as 5C9F or this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Original-Dell-Latitude-E5270-E7270-UK-Keyboard-with-key-5N3XJ/302372972755?hash=item4666d568d3:g:cOoAAOSw6ShZW6x~

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Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7.  Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ?  If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Battery plugged in not charging. Can I use adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop ?

If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup).  If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.

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,warning at boot,battery charging terminately disabled ,restart laptop,reset adapter,f1 to continue.f2 bios
dell all test passed . what can i do now..98% charge available.2 day ago i used stop charge at 98 %.now i changed this setting from bios.but laptop not working without ac adapter 

A:Battery not charging,laptop not working withou adapter

If the adapter is not recognized, the battery won't charge.  Is this the original adapter that came with the system?

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Hi, i want to know, if there is a way i can turn on my HP Envy touchsmart 15 when the AC adapter is plugged in? I cannot find Power on AC option in the BIOS.I really need it so i can use teamviewer to access the Laptop when i am away. I can turn the adapter on using the Xiaomi smartplug.

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Im having an issue charging my laptop battery, i have tried a the fix where you uninstall the drivers from the device manager and  shut down the computer and boot back up but it wont do anything The computer will turn on with the AC adapter connected and the battery out.Computer will turn on with the Battery in and the AC adapter disconnected.Computer will turn on with the battery in. If the computer is turned off with the battery in and i plug in the AC adapter nothing happens it would not charge it.If the computer is off without the battery and I plug in the AC adapter the power light with the little lightning bolt will flash once and it would allow me to turn on the computer. So i dont know exactly whats going on. I tried to turn on the computer with the AC adapter only and windows shows it recognizes its connected, but if i plug in the battery it would automatically change from saying that is connected to disconnected and stars running with the battery juice only even when the AC is still connected. Some how i feel like the battery overrides the AC adapter and i dont know what to do... Please help    

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I have scoured the internet for a similar problem/solution but to no avail. It seems I am the first person in the universe with this problem.

Backstory:

A few months ago, on my ASUS g60 vx laptop, I would notice that while gaming and doing anything really, with the laptop plugged in, it would randomly shift, rapidly, between 'Battery Mode' and 'AC mode' as if I was rapidly plugging and unplugging the AC adapter. It seemed almost as if I shifted it around and made sure not to move it, I could get it to remain in 'Plugged in, charging' mode. So I did that for awhile.

Things got worse and I eventually got a message saying my battery was most likely dead. I got HWMonitor and sure enough, it said the battery was pretty much fried. So I took the battery out completely and just used my laptop plugged in for months with no real problems.

Then Christmas came along and I asked for a battery from my in-laws. They got the exact battery for my laptop, I'm 100% sure of it. I slid the battery into place, it fit perfectly. I turned on my computer and saw the batter had like 33% charge, which I'm assuming it shipped with. Problem is, it wasn't charging the battery. I was still just using the AC adapter power apparently.

For days and days it stayed at exactly 33%. Never would charge. Even if I shut down my computer and left the charging cable in, nothing. So I start my computer, and take OUT the ac adapter. What do you know, it starts draining ... Read more

A:Extremely unique problem with laptop battery/adapter

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sorry this doesn't belong in this forum, I moved it to the hardware forum...if a mod could delete this thread it'd be appreciated, thanks.
 

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This is a recent problem - a previous adapter broke and now subsequent adapters use 100% CPU and sloooow my laptop.

It's an hp 6720s 13 months old, XP Home, HP 65W power adapter.

Laptop running fine on battery only. Laptop runs fine when battery removed and power adapter is connected. Laptop does not run fine when battery and power adapter connected - 100% CPU.

Also, the charge indicator light no longer works and the power icon does not show that the battery is charging, although it is.

I've updated the BIOS, restored factory power settings and tested the power adapter during startup and have the same prob with the CPU usage.

What could cause the power adapter to use 100% CPU? Please let me know if you need more info, cheers.
 

A:Laptop power adapter uses 100% CPU

Is this an Adapter obtained from HP as a direct replacement for the proper adapter as shipped from HP with the laptop?
 

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Hi, I need to buy a new adapter for my laptop. The input requirement is 100~220V, 1.7A. I found this adapter with input 100~220v, 1.64A, both output specs are the same. Is this adapter compatible giving the input Amp is lower? thanks.
 

A:Laptop power adapter

You will not have a problem using that adapter.
 

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Hi all

I have an HP 530 laptop (1.6 dual core, 1gb memory, 250gb HDD (was 80gb), windows 7 ultimate 32-bit build 7600 (was vista home basic))

My PC runs like a dream. Recently it started giving me problems though. It dies when it wants to. There's no pattern to it.

Sometimes I'll run it on full battery and it'll hold on for 2 hours. Other times full battery keeps on going for 5 mins and then dies indefinitely. Okay sure, you'll say I should replace the battery, but that's not all.

If I run the PC on AC adapter it can sometimes keep on going without the battery for a while. Other times it'll die after 2 mins. Sometimes it charges the battery full and then keeps on going with the battery the whole day long, other times it discharges a full battery in 20mins and dies. If I unplug the AC adapter for a while and plug it back in it seems to solve all the problems for a short while.

If I delete the AHCPI battery manager in Device manager settings it also solves the problem for a short while. These problems only started when I installed Windows 7.

I have deducted that it could be that:
1. I need to replace the battery.
2. I need to replace the AC adapter.
3. I need to go back to Vista or XP
4. I need a BIOS flash.
5. I need a software fix or setting on Windows 7 of some kind.

Somebody please help!!!
R*
 

A:HP 530 Laptop battery or AC adapter or software issue. Dies anytime

Hi FriedBiltong,

It could be the AC cord or jack. You can easily check it out by moving the cord, usually close to jack. Look at the light, there you can see if power is connected.
Laptops works without battery too, so you can skip that part too.
Hope it's not too serious..
 

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I just got a new 7567 gaming laptop.  It came with a 130W power adapter.  I have several older Dell laptop power adapters, but they are 90W.  Can they be used or is the 130W a must?

A:Gaming Laptop Power Adapter

Yes you can use other Dell adapters.  I even use a 65W for it (came with 12in Latitude E7240 ultrabook). Maybe the reason why they supplied 130W for it is so it can charge the battery faster. Its less portable though, I just kept it in the box untouched.

Also if using anything less than 130W, you can disable the adapter notifications in the BIOS so it won't bug you.

Congrats on your purchase hehe

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Hi,
I bought a new Inspiron 17 5000, which comes with 65 W power adapter. Good. Now I want to use my old laptop power adaptor(I have many) when I move from place to place. I got small hardware connector connection from old adapter to new laptop. The indication shows it is charging as expected. But actually it is not charging. I do not think that is the problem of my small hardware adapter.
Is there anything I can do to make old adapter work for new laptop?
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Old power adapter does not work for new laptop

This is not supported. Any damage done to the Inspiron 17-5000 by using non-validated power adapters will not be covered. You should only be using the validated power adapter that are for this specific model. Check the part number on the Dell supplied power adapter and buy another one.

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Now the laptop DELL 9400 is saying I cannot defrag because the battery is too low. But I dont use the battery at all. I always use the ac adapter cord.
Is there a setting to address this issue, or is this a hardware problem?
 

A:Using AC power but laptop shows using battery power

Turn off the laptop, remove the battery and then start up again (with the AC power attached of course!). Do you still get the problem? Or does the laptop not turn on at all?

Slainte

midders
 

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I have a hp probook 4530s and let a few kids play minecraft on it, during an argument they had the laptop was dragged across the small desk a little but once or twice lifted so it was sitting on its back legs with the front a few centimetres off the table, then let down so the front hit the desk like when closing a laptop lid but heavier and at a lower hight. This was while it was on with miencraft open. Will the laptop be ok, no cosmetic damage, continued to play the game after

A:Laptop impact damage

Do you have an OS partition full image backup to an external media routine? If so, keep a couple of current backups just in case. Make one or two new ones. Find and run hard-drive diagnostics for your particular internal hard-drive. And, if this is a business computer, consider making it off-limits until a "no-argument/no moving laptop" attitude & behavior is firmly in place [I say that only because any hard-drive can become "bad" through such accidental hits].

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Hi, My laptop (Dell Inspiron 1000) is missing the battery but I thought I could power it up using the AC adaptor but no luck. Should this particular laptop power without the battery?
 

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One year later, I'm back with another problem! I just hope this is the correct forum...

I purchased the laptop I'm using about two years ago. For those two years, I have never removed the battery, but have used AC power nearly always, with the exception of a few quick trips and a couple of hours once every week or two. Initially, the battery lasted about 2 hours on a good day, with Wi-Fi enabled. A few weeks ago, that was reduced, seemingly instantly, to about 5-10 minutes. Upon doing some research (which I should've done when I first got the laptop), I'm pretty certain that the battery is about to kick the bucket.

What worries me, though, is how the laptop seems to be becoming increasingly hotter these past few weeks. Despite the fact that my battery hasn't been involved in any recalls, the paranoid side of me is hesitant about leaving it in for much longer. For now, however, being able to afford a new battery is up in the air (that's a nice way of saying not an option). So, I attempted to remove the battery and use only AC power. About three seconds after I turned the laptop on, it shut off. Upon a second and third try, it wouldn't turn on at all. I let it rest for about 30 minutes and tried again; it lasted long enough to show the Windows XP logo (ten or so seconds) and again shut off. I popped the battery back in, and it turned on without a problem.

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A:Laptop won't run on AC power without battery.

I've seen a number of laptops that won't run without the battery, so I'd say that could be normal. A laptop shouldn't damage the battery pack with it plugged in continuously. My wife's laptop has been plugged in most of the time for a year, the battery is just fine. The charging circuit in the laptop should not overcharge the battery.

If the laptop is getting hot, you might consider blowing the dust out of the fans, which is a major reason for overheating of laptops.
 

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So i have this old Asus laptop for about 4/5 years now, and the battery for it has already died 2-3 years ago. I am still using it untill now with the power brick only and sometimes it's turned off all of a sudden. Last time that I had the battery still works, when i play game (shadow of mordor) even when charging battery still decreased. Is it possible that my power brick require more voltage to equal my laptop's energy output?
 

A:Can a laptop without battery ran out of power?

Remove the battery and see if it works with the brick only.
 

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When I have the laptop off (Toshiba A75-S229) the ac power light is on and the battery charge light is on. As soon as I turn on and it starts to open windows the charge light goes off. Then as windows opens the laptop runs only on battery even though the ac light is on.
Except if I enter bios then the battery keeps charging.
Just wondering if anyone knows a setting or conflict that would keep laptop from switching to ac from battery?
Or could there be something in msconfig that I could check?
 

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Hi all,

I have searched and searched for an answer to this problem, but can't seem to find a solution. Maybe someone here has a new idea...

Basically my computer suddenly stopped running on battery power. It had been working just fine until about two weeks ago. Here are the bullet points:

The computer won't turn on with battery installed unless the A/C adapter is also plugged into it. And, once on, the computer will shut down immediately if the A/C plug is pulled out.
The battery is relatively new (less than six months old.)
When pressed, the button on the battery itself indicates the battery is healthy (all lights illuminate, none flashing).
The meter on the computer indicates the new battery is working properly. When left out for a couple days and then put back in, the dell meter shows that it has lost 1% power and goes about charging it then successfully reports 100% charge after a while.
I've tried two old batteries (known bad, just haven't gotten around to taking them to be recycled) while using A/C adapter to see what the battery meter on the computer says... The meter displays an empty battery with a red x at the bottom when either of those is put in.

What I can't understand is why is it only working one direction? The battery will accept a charge from the computer then won't run off that charge later?

Other suggestions I've already tried, but haven't helped:
Verify computer has latest bios update.
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A:Laptop Won't Run on Battery Power

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Laptop is approximately 15 months old. In the past few weeks it has had a problem charging the battery. When the power charger is plugged in the icon in the bottom right of the GUI does not show the power cord symbol and the battery discharges in a normal manner as the laptop is used. I have taken the following steps.1. Run the HP battery diagnostic. Test indicates "battery is good but full diagnostic not possible because power cord not plugged in." The power cord is plugged in during the test.2. A replacement power cord was purchased. Does not solve problem.3. Opened the Device Manager, selected, Batteries, and uninstalled and reinstalled "Microsoft ACPI - Comliant ........ I have observed that when I power the laptop off and plug in the power cord, when I return to the laptop it is fully charged.This makes me think the problem is software related. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Laptop does not recognize power cord/adapter

You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.   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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For sometime my laptop ac power adapter has been making a squealing noise and getting very hot. Now it does not work at all. The laptop will not run off it and battery will not charge. There is nothing wrong with the laptop.
I also noticed that the adapter provides 18.5V 3.5A output
The laptop requires 18.5V 4.9A input.
Is this normal?
 

A:Solved: Has my Laptop ac power adapter blown?

Yes just get another powersupply....there are some generic ones that will work ...
 

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can i plugged in my laptop overnight only with a/c or power adapter with removing the battery ? i mean my internet kinda slow sometimes so i have to finish downloading the files before dawn.. wil it effect on my laptop ?

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i have a 3 year old xps l502x. Last night I was working on it and I had turned battery charging off even though it was connected to the adapter. A friend of mine removed it and worked on it for a while. When I took it from him it was showing about 20% battery. I plugged it in and turned the charging on, as soon as i unselected stop charging battery,, the laptop turned off and the led on the charger also did the same. I trieed to turn it on again but it just wont do it, the charger is fine, i used other chargers, with the battery without the battery everything but the problem persists. Is the motherboard fried? I didn't smell any burning. My lappy isn't under warranty what should i do? Can the data be saved?
 

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I currently have a XPS 12-9Q33 laptop that is not charging. The light at the end of the power adapter is no longer lighting up so it appears to be faulty. I've called Dell to purchase a new adapter but was told that they no longer sell replacements for them and was recommended to buy an adapter from a 3rd party source.
I purchased a replacement with the same voltage and amperage that is supposed to work on a XPS 12. The laptop now powers on but will not charge. The BIOS states that the adapter is unknown and will not allow it to charge.
What can I do now? I find it really frustrating that I cannot get a direct replacement from Dell themselves so I'm stuck with a laptop that is not portable at all since the battery is at 0%

A:XPS 12 Power Adapter Faulty. Cannot charge laptop.

Third party adapters usually do not have required logic circuit to complete the batter charging loop.  It's easy to find genuine, OEM Dell adapters:
www.parts-people.com/index.php

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I am writing this from my desktop. I just got a new HP Laptop (Pavilion) which came with a 45W power adapter. The power cord section (which plugs into the adapter) is shorter than the one on my older HP Laptop (G60-63OUS Notebook). I would like to have a longer power cord section or, in the alternative, could I/should I use an extension cord to reach the wall outlet I want to use. The older laptop has a 65w power adapter. I have 2 questions:

#1 - Can the power cord section from the 65w adapter be used in place of the one that came with the new laptop? I would, in effect, be mixing the two because the 65w adapter plug is too big for the hole on the laptop.

#2 - Can I get a higher power adapter for the new laptop or should I leave it alone?
Another question I have is regarding the use of cordless earphones to watch TV while working on the laptop. When the laptop is plugged in (to recharge the battery), I get static noise in my left ear. When on battery only, there is no noise. Is there a solution to this?
 

A:Laptop AC Power Supply Cord and Adapter

#1 Yes, if the older adapter's power cord fits into the new adapter you can use it.

#2 There's no need to get a more powerful adapter, the new laptop must not need as much power as the old one.
 

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I'm looking for a Balance laptop power adapter. I don't know anything about this computer except that it needs a power cord. The battery pack is a Li-ion EM-520P4G Lithium ion battery pack. It says 14.8V. Does anyone know what I need to get? A picture of one would help also.
 

A:Solved: Balance Laptop power adapter

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The situation: Dell Inspiron 600M. Laptop won't turn on, when I press the power button, no response (at all). I think it's either the power supply or the adapter. The only reason I think it is the adapter is because the green LED doesn't come on, but the user said it hadn't been coming on for some time before the laptop stopped working altogether. The user has already gotten a new computer and really only cares about the data. I'm trying to decide the best direction to go: Adapter or SATA/ATA to USB converter? I'm pretty set on the converter, but want to make sure I won't have to reformat the HD for it to work with the adapter. I think the laptop has a PATA HD connection. Will it work on most of the converters?
Another side note: I have had no success yet finding another adapter that worked. I did try an adapter for an Inspiron e1705 (90W) and when I plugged it in it reset the adapter. I thought the adapter for the 600M was also 90, but I guess not.
 

A:Solved: Laptop-Power Supply or AC Adapter

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I have recently noticed that depending on the position of the low volt line exiting the power adapter brick for my laptop, my laptop will register as pluged in, or as running on battery power. My AC power adapter brick has a lose connection in it. I want to disasemble it and attempt to fix the connector.

I am currently studying electrical/computer engineering so I feel confident that I will be able to fix it, but I can get inside the box.

as always any and all help is greatly appreciated.

ps. yea I could go buy a new power adapter, but I don't want to spend that $60 if I can help it.
 

A:Dissamble Power Adapter brick - laptop

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I have an XPS13 that I wanted to get a spare power adapter for.  I purchased a used genuine Dell JT9DM on eBay.  Same model number as the original adapter.  If I plug the new adapter into the laptop and into the wall it charges the laptop.  If I remove the power connector from the laptop the green light on the power adapter goes out and will not turn back on unless you unplug it from the wall and then plug it back in.  The power adapter that came with the laptop does not do this, the green light stays on regardless of being connected to the laptop.
I figured the adapter I got on eBay was defective and purchased another.  It does the exact same thing.  So while I can charge the laptop battery with the two adapters, I have to unplug them from the wall every time I connect the adapter back into the laptop.  Is there some way to re-program the adapter to stay on all the time?

A:Power adapter turns itself off when unplugged from the laptop

Hi DAVEXS,
What is the exact system model? Have you purchased the adapter as designed for your region? 
There are certain adapters that are designed specifically based on the region / country.
Kindly advise the exact system model and country you reside in and a picture of the adapter pins, so we could review them.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My boyfriend got a litlle frusterated with the computer and well.... decided to slam it shut then punch it... when turned back on it says "no boot system......" My friend had me press F2 i thnk its called the bios maybe? and he kinda guided me through some things. But he's not a professional so I just want to make sure what he said was accurate... he told me that he damaged the hard drive and that well have to go purchase a new one. Does that sound accurate? Or is there anything else i can do to resolve this problem. Also is there any way possible to recover the data that was on there after physical damage?
 

A:Laptop saying HDD not present after physical impact. New HD?

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I recently restored a R51 (type 2883) laptop to factory default to re-deploy to a new user. However, as I found out when I tried to give this laptop to the new user, when this laptop is booted without an ac adapter (only on battery power) the windows login splash screen is not displayed and the mouse won't move. After this happens the splash screen will not display even with a power cord unless I reboot into safe mode, log in, and then reboot again with the AC power plugged in.

I updated the bios to the most current version and verified that Userinit (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon) is C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe. Is there anything else you can suggest to help?

Thank you for your time.
 

A:IBM R51 laptop won't boot on battery power

enter the bios and check date time year settings and set default or safe settings..
 

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I have a Compaq Presario R3000 that I've owned for about 1.5 yrs. Several months ago, I noticed that it keeps switching to battery power even when plugged in. It used to happen when there was movement but now it can happen at just about any time. I assume it's a problem in the AC jack but what I want to know is....how much trouble is this to "fix"? Is it a fairly common problem with laptops?
Thanks
 

A:Laptop keeps switching to battery power

It's a very common issue with laptops, and I'd get it corrected BEFORE you end up with this! This is the second of two laptops I've seen in the last year that people ignored the advice to deal with the loose power connection.

As to how difficult it is to fix, that's going to depend on the specific make/model of laptop, and how much disassembly is required to repair/replace the jack.

P.S. Yes, the MB was destroyed and needed to be replaced in both laptops.
 

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Hi There having a problem with this Compaq Evo N600c laptop Battery shows full power battery should be good. The laptop won't power off the battery power powers off AC Power supply. I am trying to learn more about the battery power management settings but from what I Know so far they seem fine any Ideas would be much apreiciated.
 

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