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Cannot plug A/C adapter in, please help

Q: Cannot plug A/C adapter in, please help

Hello all,

My daughter has a HP laptop and she cannot use it as it wont turn on. I thought it was the a/c adapter but it is not (other daughter has the same machine). I think the problem is where the adapter plugs into on the laptop. Can this be replaced or is her laptop broken completely?

Please help, she is driving me mad x

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A: Cannot plug A/C adapter in, please help

Which laptop model is it (get the info from the label on the bottom, not the bezel or plastic near the screen.
The adapter plug can be repaired by a skilled technician... but the cost is often as high as $175... the cost of a new motherboard. The part itself is sold by HP for about $40 from their "support" center, but should really only be about $6.00 on eBay. The trick is the soldering, which require skill and a lot of experience.
When we know your model numbers from the bottom sticker, we can perhaps be of more help.
It would also be helpful to know the city near where you live that might have technicians.

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The pin on the inside of the ac adapter plug on the back of my notebook computer broke off. Therefore, I am not able to connect the ac adapter. I have a hp pavilion za4805us model. Does anyone know if that can be repaired. I understand that some plugs can be replaced and others are attached to the motherboard. Any ideas or help.

Thanks
 

A:Ac Adapter Plug

I'm not sure about that particular model, but you would think it would be like anything else, just soldering a new plug onto the motherboard. Not something I could do, but a laptop specialist can do it I would think.
 

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hi all i'm new in here and i want to ask why when i plug my ac adaptor all of usb port seems restarting, when i plug my android to usb port the phone keep reconnecting to the laptop and the hard disk make strange noise like when the laptop start, but after i unplug the ac adaptor all of the problem seems disappear, i think there is something wrong in the driver because i use win 7 in a win 8 laptop that all of the driver is only supported win 8 OS, can anyone at least give me a way to check if the driver is wrong or faulty?

A:usb keep restarting after plug to ac adapter

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Hello everyone

My ac adapter connection is loose and flaky on my lifebook 2020.

I need to get inside and fix this. (I hope)

I have removed all the screws I can find but it dosen't seem to want to come apart easily

I dont want to force anything till I get more info.

Any help would be appreciated.

Pretty sure I can fix it if I can open it ok

Thanks for any and all responses
 

A:AC adapter plug problem

You will have to get it open. Look for any hidden screws or latches... Be sure to remove all memory, PCMCIA devices, CD/DVD drives and hard drives, Also, be prepared to replace the DC jack if needed
 

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

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

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A:why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

Check your power settings. Right click on an empty spot on you desktop, click on screen saver, click on change power settings, change the plan and then advanced settings. You can set the brightness intensity there and a lot of other things that you want to happen when plugged in and not plugged in.

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Has anybody else had this problem?  I have a Vostro 1500 -5 months old and Dell haa sent me a replacement AC adapter but it still has the same problem.  I do move the laptop around a bit, but never pulling on the cord, and yet the plug just falls out of the jack while I am working.  My adapter is Rev 03 which is pretty new, I guess.  Right now I am working with someone else's adapter which is Rev 02 and seems a little more stable.  Is it possible that the plugs are different?Thanks.

A:AC adapter plug falls out of jack!

possibly the plug on the laptop where the cord plugs into is loose.. meaning that no matter what adapter you plug into it, being new or used, it will fall out easily..

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Hello everybody, I would like to ask you how to solve problem with Yoga 500-14ISK (80R5).My friend gave me the laptop with information that laptop doesnt charge the battery and works only when the adapter is plug in. When I turn on laptop for the first time, the indicator show that device is plug in and charging, but battery still stay on 0 percent capacity. I disassembled the laptop and found out that battery is under the minimal voltage (2,8 - 3,00). I revived every battery cell by external source. Finally laptop show the charged battery (70 percent), but still "plug in, charging" and battery wont charge (still 70 percent). I updated BIOS, all drivers, battery manager and finally the laptop start to charge the battery.Now the battery is 100 percent charged, but there is still main problem, when I take off the adapter, the laptop suddenly turn off. I tried the all advice on the forum/youtube (take off CMOS battery etc.). I think that charging circuit and battery is OK. Can you please help me with this problem? Thank you very much in advice. PS: Sorry for my ENG Daviz

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What are the measurements of the power adapter plug (that plugs into the power port)?  I'm looking specifically for the two measurements that apply to the inside diameter and outside diameter of the plug.  Typically, each of these measurements is given in mm (millimeters).Thanks

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Hello, I have trouble obtaining the 65W Adapter for X1 Carbon Gen5/Gen6 Laptops https://www.lenovo.com/de/de/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/chargers/PWR-ADP-BO-Typ... It should be a EURO Plug Adapter just like Displayed on the page https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurostecker#/media/File:Euro-Flachstecker_2.jpghttps://de.wikipedia.or... So far i tried 3 different sellers, all having the correct images in their webshops but shipping the standard.One local retailer told us even, that these adapters doesnt exist and the images on the internet are wrong. Whats the mystery about these Lenovo adapters?

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I recently bought on amazon a wireless wifi adapter (dual band 5GHz and 2.4GHz), but after 10 seconds of plugging it in the computer crashes on me and the blue screen comes up: ATTEMPTED EXECUTION OF NON-EXECUTE MEMORY.... i searched online and they all had different solutions, and i tried all of them: updated my drivers, removed virus and malware, removed registry errors and even refreshed my pc.... but alas nothing works. I even bought a errorkit (29.00$) to fix the problem (while scanning it claimed that it found this error and it can fix) but even that didn't work! Now i'm frustrated and out of ideas. What is the problem here, and how can i solve and get rid of this annoying error?

A:pc crashes when i plug in usb wireless adapter

try installing it in safe mode

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Recently purchased the XPS 17 laptop, and first thing I noticed when I plugged in the adapter is that there is entirely too much play, it flops down and has fallen out quite a few times already.  Have several other DELL laptops and those are still nice and tight even after years of use~ did they give me the wrong one??  I see no reason why a brand new plug/laptop should be this loose?
dhughes

A:XPS 17 NEW adapter plug loose and falls out?!?!

There is a simple resolution. Dell has not provided the @malkboy explanation to it phone support, engineering, tech, Terry_B or its partners.
Dell has not made an official statement regadring the design, the problem or a fix. Until then we can assume its a problem because we the customers don't like it.
@melkboy - were it the case that this is the design to prevent the cost of replacing a motherboard, etc., then Dell should so say. As it is Dell has burdened the cost of replacing my XPS17 2x, sending me an XPS 15, providing a daughterboard repalcement, 3x a new powercord and my loyalty and business. I have BEGGED to peak to someone with knowledge and no one has come forward to make your explanation.
@Terry_B has provided the best communication and there has been no communication from him to this effect.
Its a bad design, Dell's intent was not to prevent damage from tripping. Dell is running away from its customers and this problem.

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a little bit of background first. i no longer have a battery for my laptop. i can only use it when the adapter is plugged into it. yesterday i tried turning it on, but it doesnt. this morning i tried turning it on again and it turned on, for a few seconds then it died. after a few frustrating tries, i noticed that the AC adapter light would blink on and off, like it wasnt supplying power to my laptop. and because my laptop no longer has a battery, it dies. i tried to plug the adapter to another socket because i thought it was a grounded socket issue, but the same thing happens. a friend of mine suggested that it may be the radeon video card that i had got somehow fried or overheated or something, so we tried uninstalling it(yes, there was a time it stayed on long enough for me to log in and uninstall my video card). sometimes it would take 5 seconds for the AC adapter light to blink and die, sometimes it takes 5 minutes or so. after uninstalling my video card, the same thing still happens. when i turn it on, sometimes it only takes a couple of seconds before it dies. sometimes, even if i dont turn it on, the AC adapter light would go on and off, like there was something disrupting the flow of electricity from my socket to my AC adapter to my laptop that causes the light to blink on and off very fast. could it be a power supply issue?

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My Dell D800 laptop stop working.

When I plug the ac-adapter the power light goes off on the adapter. It is obvious short on the motherboard. I did took it apart and look for some problem around DC-jack, but I don't think the problem is there. All the accessories are off . It is only mobo now by it self and does same thing. Anybody knows where I should look for the short. Which chip or diode it could be? I heard it is very common problem with D800 and D600 models. Since I am pretty good with soldering I think, and it is my hobby as well I would like to repair the mobo my self instead replace. Definitely would be much cheaper as well.

Thanks in advance for any input on this matter.
 

A:Dell D800 AC adapter turns off when plug in

Some laptops have a separate internal DC converter, and some DC converters are part of the motherboard. If you haven't tried another AC adapter, I would do that first. After replacing the AC adapter, check the DC jack for a high resistance using a good multimeter... A normal resistance would be around a half Meg ohm. If the internals are shorted, the resistance would be much lower. Unless you have the skill and tools to do surface mount soldering, I wouldn't attempt a repair
 

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I am traveling to Hong Kong in a couple of months. My HP laptop is from the US. It has an external power brick that takes 100-240V.

My question is about the cord that goes from the power brick to the wall outlet. The cord has a US plug. Does the cord also take 100-240V and I just need to buy a plug adapter, or does the cord only take US voltage and I need to buy a new cord?

A:Buy plug adapter or new power cord for travel?

You just need a plug adaptor, the power brick and the cord itself already supports International Voltages (worldwide)

(e.g. Hong Kong uses 50 Hz, 200/220 V, so you're pretty much covered there.)

Something like this:-

Amazon.com: Belkin F8E449 Universal AC Travel Adapter: Electronics

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Hi. Often, not always, when I plug in a USB device to one of the external USB ports on my desktop, my (already plugged in, and working) USB wireless adapter stops working. I lose my wireless Internet connection, and I have to reset it - either manually by unplugging it and re-inserting it, or via Windows' troubleshooting wizard. Is there either a way to stop this from happening completely (preferred, of course), or is there at least a quicker way of resetting it - like a quick program on the desktop I can run - I can even code it in Visual Studio (2013) if needed). I'm assuming that the USB ports are somehow shared and conflicting? FWIW, I have 6 USB ports on the back of the machine, plus a single one on the front access panel. Win 7 Ultimate x86, 3 Gig, no errors/conflicts under Device Manager\USB controllers. Any help is appreciated. Further info upon request....

A:Wireless adapter needs resetting when I plug in a USB device

Hello JDGiants. Welcome to the forum.

Does this behavior happen no matter what port you plug the USB stick into? Even the one on the front access panel?

If this were a power problem then it would make sense that it occurs when two or more devices are drawing power from one USB controller on the motherboard.
USB2.0 can have up to 4 ports on one controller, so I'm guessing that at least 2 ports in the back are on a separate controller. By trying the wireless device in all the different ports you may be able to come up with a pattern.

You might also try experimenting with the keyboard and mouse disconnected. Report back what you find.

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

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

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

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Hi
We recently purchased 4 Optiplex 7050 Mini Towers and 4 QLogic 57810 Dual Port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ adapters. After I installed the Qlogic network adapter to the PCI-E x16 slot, POST failed when power on. The power light flash in yellow but no video output. I tried to use other PCI-E 8X card but the same result. A PCI-E 4x data acquisition card works find in both PCI-E slots (16x and 4x).
It seems the system considered the net network adapter as video card and thus no video output from build-in video card. Also, failed to check and init hardware.
Please correct me if I am wrong and could you advise any possible solutions such changing BIOS setup? 
Many thanks

A:POST failed when plug in PCI-E 8X network adapter

Try this, with that card removed from x16 slot, reboot and immediately press F2 to open BIOS setup.
Look for the Primary Display option and make sure it's set it to Intel HD Graphics, not to AUTO. Save the change and exit setup. Allow PC to boot and confirm that the onboard video is working. Then power off, unplug, and press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Now install that card in the x16 slot. Close up and reboot.
If that works, keep in mind that every time BIOS is reset to the defaults, eg to clear an error when the motherboard battery is removed,  you'll have to remove the add-in card, change the Primary Display option again...
If that doesn't work, you're probably out of luck using that card in the x16 slot.

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

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hi
I have a problem . I have the LG Flatron L2320a. the box is broken.
I was using it as TV. . the cable got vga 31 pins plug i need Adapter plug from 31 to 9 or 15 pins

what I can do now ? anyone got any suggestions
 

A:need Adapter plug from 31 to 9 or 15 pins L2320a. the box is broken

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As the title says, has anyone got this feature working? 
It can be enabled in the BIOS under Power Management - using latest FW version (1.5.0).
I have enabled it and when inserting the AC adapter plug when the laptop is OFF, the front white LED turns on for a second or two and then goes off - laptop does not power on.
My goal is to be able to turn the laptop on from power off without opening it :)
Thanks.

A:Dell XPS 15 9560: Power on from off via AC Adapter Plug in

Hi dmginc,Thanks for posting.Unfortunately, without opening the lid you can not access the power switch. The Latitude line have a docking station that will support a power swtich outside the computer, but I'm not aware of one for the XPS model.

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I have been searching for a right angle adapter for the DC power plug.  The male plug diameter is 4.5 mm (0.178 inch diameter).  The existing male plug is straight and the cord receives much stress at that point because the female receptacle is located on the side of the laptop rather than the back.  A right angle adapter will relieve that stress.  There are many right angle adapters available but I have been unable to find any of the correct size needed, which is much smaller on this  laptop.  Looking for a source!

A:New Inspiron 5558, Right Angle DC Power Plug adapter

If you search the forums, you'll find others who've looked extensively and not found any.

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When I plug the AC adapter/charger in to charge the battery of the notebook, it just shut downs completely ( I was working on the  notebook on battery before I plugged the charger in).  It still works perfectly on battery only. I have taken the notebook to the store where I bought if from and we have tried plugging a new charger in, but it's still shutting down. Any idea what the problem could be?

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Okay, first let me apologise for the vagueness of the following post.

The jacks (or plugs? not sure of the name for it) on old headphones, some microphones, guitar cables etc... are big, as compared to most headphones you find nowadays, which have small jacks. Now, is there an adapter I can get to make the old big jacks fit into the new smaller sockets, if so, what does it look like/what is it called?

Thanks, and sorry once again for the infuriatingly vague post.
 

A:Solved: Adapter/Jack/Plug/Sockety Question

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Hai Friends
                     My Dell 5558 go to sleep when i plug AC adapter  while using it.I diagonised using all software tools provided by dell.At last I contacted dell toll free technical support and with out checking itself The technical team agent is saying that it wont go to sleep there is no way to go to sleep etc.why you calling here for this type of issues.Actually i had paid and extended warrenty.he is saying its not a issue. for people who are working on laptop who had to connect external power source while working that time its go to sleep is a issue.Please make any solution for this.atleast respect the money i had paid to dell

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Hey guys.
So I like to think I'm pretty good with PCs considering i do the maintenance on my own whenever I need to. However, this computer is pretty new, about a week old. But I noticed that half the time, when i plug in my adpater to charge my laptop while I'm using it, it goes to sleep. I know it's asleep because (a) the fan stops running and (b) it's woken up quickly using typical methods to wake a computer.
Anyone got a clue about how to prevent it from auto-sleeping?
Thanks!

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5558 sleeps when I plug in AC adapter while using it

Hi Sarouk,
I would suggest you to update the BIOS and Video card driver on the system. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section and Video card driver from Video section onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/18r60nI
In addition, Please run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned in the video below and check if there is any issue with the memory on your system.

http://dell.to/164l6g4
Also, I would suggest you to run a thorough test on the system. You can download Support Assist from the link below and run the PC CHECKUP on system to check for issues
http://dell.to/1hAPOXr

Please let me know if this helps.

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As soon as i plug in battery white screen glows I removed the battery and plugged in the adapter alone still just the white screen without pressing any buttons in both casespower button is not at all functionali pressed the power button for 30 secs still no go while connecting the charger charling led glows without battry plugged in please help me with this issue asap

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Hi I'm using an Advent 7111 Laptop using Windows XP Media Centre SP2.
I have an Orange Livebox wireless router (formerly Wanandoo I believe) and I can connect wirelessly on my laptop just fine when it is running on just the battery. As soon as I plug in the power adaptor/charger, the wireless connection disconnects. When I hover the cursor over the wireless connection logo in the bottom right corner (system tray i think it's called) it says the connection strength is excellent!? But even when it says it is excellent strength I still can't sign to Windows Live Messenger or surf the web! Please reply ASAP please!!!
 

A:Wireless network diconnects when I plug in the power adapter/charger!?

I did that to myself once when I carelessly put the power supply too near the wireless adapter.

If your power supply is not within inches of the adapter, and not in the direct path between router and adapter's antenna I'd guess you have a serious problem with the power supply or with the overall wiring in your house. Try plugging into the same outlet as the router.
 

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Wall plug was damaged during an incident of unauthorized use by one of my resident knuckleheads.  The plug was snatched out of the wall but ground prong did not come with it.  I would like to repair vs. replace sincere ordinarily this is such a simple fix.  Unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with DELLs or their vendor's choice of wiring colors.  So I'm not sure where each of the purple, blue and yellow conductors should be landed on the replacement plug.

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Hi there, I have a Lenovo Flex 3-1580 Laptop. Last week, this just started happening, when I plug in the power adapter, the screen brightness goes up and down by itself for about a minute or two and then stops. The laptop doesn?t charge the battery. I tried a different power adapter and cable but did the same thing. Is this a battery issue or a laptop hardware issue?

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I just purchased an adapter plug that allows me to connect my Lenovo/IBM thinkpad (T420) to my HDTV by plugging the HDMI cord into my TV and the other end to this adapter plug which converts the HDMI cable into a male plug which fits into my display port (there is no HDMI port on this model computer). It worked, but now I can't remove the adapter plug...it's stuck in the laptop display port. I do not know if the problem is caused by the male adapter plug or the female jack in the computer, but they're locked together now.

I have previously read review comments (on these HDMI/display port adapter plugs) mentioning this jamming happening on more than a couple occasions, but I don't recall any resolutions being mentioned except to break off (and destroy) the plug and possibly damage the display port as well. I called Lenovo tech support but they said I'd have to mail the computer to them to get it fixed. I'd prefer avoiding that if possible even though my warranty is still in effect and it would be of no cost to me.....just time lost without a computer.

I'd greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may be aware of how to resolve this problem (and also how to avoid it happening again) without doing damage to either the plug or especially the computer display port.

Thanks for your consideration in any case....
 

A:Solved: HDMI adapter plug stuck in Lenovo T420 display port

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how do i do that?
all the computers in my house are connection to the internet except for mine.
help please!

A:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"

what make and model of computer do you have do you have the user guide if so it will tell you if not need make model etc ie is it a laptop or desk top but this may help the cable you need is called a rj45 it looks like a large telephone plug and their is only one place it will fit so if you have a cable a little trial and error will help find it just do not force anything in anywhere

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Hey, so I have a problem and although i'm terrible at describing computer problems I'll give it my best shot. So one day I turn on my HP Pavilion dv6000 with Windows Vista x64 Ultimate and the internet would not work and it had been the previous day. The wireless connection switch is turned on and the light is blue, not orange, but my computer will not detect any networks. My little brother has an HP desktop with the same OS but he is not having problems connecting or finding the network so the problem is obviously internal to my computer. WHen i diagnose and repair it...i get the message: "plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"." Again my connection is wireless and i have no idea how to fix this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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hello. i recently got a new desktop computer from my brother and i had to reformat it, so it had no drivers, so after reformat i had no connection to internet, and after a diagnostic it said ""realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) wasnt there, so i downloaded it, now my windows vista computer has a "realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)" and the new error i get is
plug a cable into the network adapter "local area connection"
but i know it's plugged in because if i use the other computer and plug the wires in the same place, i have internet!
PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Plug a cable into the n etwork adapter "local area connection"

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Linksys WRT54g Wireless router with a Linksys 5 port workgroup switch on my end so that I can operate three computers at my desk.

There IS an ethernet line plugged into the ethernet port on my new windows vista PC. I run primarily windows xp but got stuck with vista on this new beast because they wouldn't sell the package without it. My only copy of xp is for dell so I can't install it on an eMachines. I won't run windows 2k on this one because it won't run some of the programs I use.

So the network is composed of mostly xp and one or 2 windows 2k computers... there are a LOT of computers on this LAN.

All I want is to get this stinking POS connected again. and by again I mean I was playing world of warcraft on it less than 10 hours ago. It worked GREAT.

If somebody could tell me what this CRAP operating system just did to 'FORGET' how to connect to my network I would really appreciate it.

A:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"

I HATE VISTA

I restarted the computer and it ate itself. I'm having to do a clean install 12 hours after getting it set up in the first place.

can somebody help me with this so it doesn't happen AGAIN?

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i am trying to access internet through sony ericsson naite on Laptop(OS- VISTA). i had installed pc suite for trying to access internet with usb cable and bluetooth. Mobile is properly connect with pc (laptop) but i can't access internet.
when click connect internet option in pc suite i get message "Plug a cable into network adapter "local area connection" or get ip automatically". it try to configure manually and many trick on net, i failed to access net. operating system vista(updated).

Help me with steps please..

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Opinion please: I have an hp pavilion laptop dv2000 and I am going to purchase either a wireless pc plug in module card or one that has a usb adapter.. would like opinions on which one is better for the long run.. I am looking at a Netgear one. both say compatible with windows xp which is what I have. and my router is a netgear already.
 

A:Solved: Wireless plug in module card vse wireless usb adapter

wireless module wouldn't work, ended up with the usb port adapter. Will try it tonight.. Wish me luck
 

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I have an HP a6600f Intel Pentium Dual CPU 64 bit operating system with a NVIDIA nForce Ethernet card and Netgear Wireless-G Router for the Toshiba laptop. My internet connection has been working just fine on BOTH computers. Recently, JUST THE HP will not connect to the internet saying "plug a cable into the network adapter local area connection". I have tried various repairs to diagnose where the issue is occurring and think it might be something to do with an HP update that may have messed something up or a driver issue?!?! After taking the router out of the loop, trying a new ethernet cable, etc...I'm thinking either drivers, port or card?!?! I have Windows Vista and have searched various forums and tried several "solutions" to no avail. Any ideas?!?! I am communicating thru my laptop's internet connection so I am limited to the "Diagnose&Repair" options on my HP (with NO INTERNET CONNECTION).

-ruled out router issue
-tried different ethernet cords
-researched error in System Diagnostics Report (Microsoft 6to4 adapter is reporting "tv_configMgrErr31")
-unchecked ipv6 internet protocol
-several restarts
-Network Sharing Center - checked properties of "local area connection"

Desktop:
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.2 GHz
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3.0 GB RAM
Hard Drives: C: Free - 72% 210476 MB
Antivirus: Norton 360, Enable... Read more

A:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection" Error - Lost internet

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I verified the PSU is good.
I removed all drives, all cards, even memory.
All the fans spin for a moment then nothing they stop.

I assume the MB is now destroyed? A GTX 260 has two 6 pin power connectors, since the PSU only had one 6 pin power connector, I thought to try it.

MB is Asus P5QC
So is it dead?

A:Plug in GTX 260, hooked up one 6 pin power plug, motherboard wont post

Did you read the GTX 260 manual to see if it has to have the two connectors on?
This is an old MB, so it has a story. Tell us how did you get it and what memory, GPU etc it has before.
With no memory it won't boot. Do you have a speaker connected to the MB so you can hear the beeps when you turn it on?
Witch power supply you have? GTX 260 requires 500W as minimum.

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Hi all, Some time ago my Ideapad U530 Touch fell from my desk. It hit perfectly on the ac power supply plug-in and it broke the male connector on the cord and it appears that the female connector on the laptop is damaged as well. The pictures attached are the best I could do. The plug on the laptop may or may not be ruined, I'm not sure but I think I remember a small metallic part that broke off of it. The "damage" that is visible in the pictures looks to me like just scratches on the paint/color but I'm not sure.  Like I said this was a while ago and I'm just now getting around to fix it. I was looking for parts just now, first for the cord to see if that would be all that I needed, but I was also looking for a schematic to find the part on the laptop and to see if it was a part of the motherboard so I could have an idea of what this was going to cost me. I discovered that there is no schematic (that I could find.) The cords offered for this laptop all had "expired" labeled on them and the cart button was greyed out and not functioning so I couldn't even price it. Can someone let me know how I might proceed with repairing my laptop? It is almost three years old. If the cost is prohibitive (the whole motherboard must be replaced because the power supply plug is an integral part of it or whatever) then can you let me know the easiest and/or cheapest way to get the data off the hard drive? The battery is long past dead so it won't even fire up for me to... Read more

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I have an external hard drive Seagate backup plus 1 tb working fine with Sony vaio E15136 win 8.1 64 bit 4gb Ram. As long as I change the power supply i.e either plug in or plug out the power supply of my laptop, external drive is re-detected.
The external drive draws power from laptop.No external power source.
In case of USB pen drives this thing didn't happen.
Looking for any solution or explanation?

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I want to replace ps/2 plug of my keyboard which has five wires named yellow, grey, red, black and open wires, with usb plug having four wires coloured red, green, white and black. when I connect them just by hit n try method, computer say usb device not recognized
 

A:how can i ensure correct keyboad ps/2 plug replacement with usb plug,help

USB keyboards are so cheap now it seems a waste of time going that route. Plus you can get a ps/2 to USB adapter that is even cheaper
 

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I have an almost fresh install of xp on my desktop and want to avoid cluttering the hard drive with stuff to slow it down. One of the things I have noticed is that media players seem to reproduce like rabbits...media player comes with windows...then some website will say that it can't live without having real player installed...and then another one...my favorite is VLC...and of course, itunes....

I noticed that there is a plug-in to make Firefox work with VLC I think there are also other plug-ins for other media players as well. What exactly do these things do? If I have the plug-in do I have to install the software? Do they improve the ease of use of the media player? the quality of the sound? do they reduce the cpu load?

A:[SOLVED] Plug it in, plug it in...and media players

Media plugins allow the browser to play audio and video files in different formats on websites.

They are not all in use at the same time (just called on when needed by a website's embedded media player), so they don't slow down your computer or fill up your hard drive.

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