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DELL Inspiron N 5050 doesn't Power On until I Plug-in the Charger

I bought a Dell Inspiron N 5050 last week, and recently discovered a problem with my laptop. It doesn't Power On until and unless I Plug-in the charger. After I plug-in the charger, it boots up fine,...
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Does the retina MacBook Pro Australian charger duckhead have 3 prongs on it or 2?

I notice that with my Retina MacBook Pro (bought in UK), its charger uses all three prongs to power the laptop (like this, rather than this). Not surprised, it's a powerful machine. I'm going to ...
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Right Voltage, still not charging

My charger died a bit ago and even after ordering a new one with the exact same Voltage (19.5v) and Amps (4.62a), the laptop does not charge. Is there something that needs troubleshooting, or has ...
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Why does my new Dell laptop charger make a weird noise?

Got a brand new dell xps laptop as a gift about 2 months ago and the tranformer of my charger is making that weird noise that sound like a cricket! What is that noise ? Should i get a new charger ??
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Dell Latitude laptop disabling charger

My Dell Latitude E5510 running Windows 7, seemingly random disables the charger/adaptor. After unplugging the charger from the socket, waiting a few seconds and plugging it back in, it works fine (...
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Why do some AC adapters and power supplies generate a whining noise, and what can I do about it?

I have many different AC adapters and power supplies for a variety of devices, ranging from small 5V/1A USB chargers to laptop power adapters and desktop PSUs. However, I often hear a whining noise ...
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Is it normal for the laptop charger to spark when plugging in?

All the laptop chargers I had until now sparked whever I plugged them in. This is true for my old charger (the bulkier / rounder Dell model) and the new charger (the flat Dell model) with two ...
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In general, do 3rd-party laptop AC adapters / chargers work reliably?

The AC adapters for my 2 dell laptops wore out very quickly. One supplies power but won't charge the battery (it's about 3 years old, the other is a bit newer). Both have worn through to the ...
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Is there a way to fix my charger so that it charges my laptop, or must I buy a new one?

My Lite-On PA-1900-32 charger has ceased being able to charge my Acer Aspire Timeline U laptop. I cannot think of any immediate reason for this to be the case. For a while, charging was sketchy and I ...
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How to determine USB charger quality? [closed]

If you need to buy the USB charger for your devices, what to look for in terms of determining the quality?
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Laptop charger voltage fluctuation

I had sent my laptop(Dell inspiron 5520) for repair as it wasn't getting charged at all. The battery was working fine though. The technicians at the service centre told me that the voltage ...
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can i use a laptop charger with same input voltage but differen input amperage?

My original laptop charger is not working, can i use a new charger ? whose input 100-240v-2.4a (2.4a) 50-60hz and output 20v(20v)== 4.5a(4.5a). My original cahrger input 100-240v~1.7a 50-60hz and ...
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Dell Studio laptop not compatible with charger (will turn on, not charge)

I have a Dell Studio 1558 laptop that won't turn on unless I plug in my charger. Right now I'm using a 65W Dell AC Adapter. My laptop will turn on, but give me a message saying that it is the wrong ...
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charge old battery with adapter [closed]

I want to use my old hp notebook battery but I dont have the laptop and now I want to charge it... but it has 5 input, I mean a port which gets in 5 blade.... only thing that is write in it is 14.8V ...
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Using HP charger on a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

My Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 charger was stolen from my University desk. I have an old (about 4-5 years old) HP charger of my previous HP laptop. The Dell laptop on the bottom says: 19.5V and 3.34A / ...
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Force laptop to use battery, not charger

I was wondering if it was possible to force a laptop running Windows to use its battery as the power source even when a charger is plugged in? If so, is it possible to switch between power sources ...
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Laptop showing up black screen

I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop. Once I forgot its charger and charged it with the charger from Dell Inspiron 1525. After using this charger for several times, my laptop is not turning on despite using ...
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Can I use an HP charger on my Dell Inspiron N4010?

My laptop has 19.5V 3.34A/ 4.62A (what does this mean?) The HP Charger had Input : 100-240V 1.6A 50-60Hz Output: 18.5V 3.5A Can I use this charger on my laptop without damaging the laptop or ...
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One laptop charger for laptop and monitor?

I have a monitor and a laptop and their chargers together are 91W. Both of them are 19V. So I was wondering whether I could just use a 90W charger and a cheap one male to two female 5.5x2.1mm splitter ...
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Laptop overheats when connected to the wall plug, but not when using battery

Especially when playing CS:GO CPU temperatures reach 95 but when I unplug the charger and use only the battery, the temperatures remain around 85. The game runs smoothly in both cases.
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HDMI not working while plugging in Power charger to the laptop (works fine with battery only)

I have an Acer Aspire 6930 with Nvidia 9600m GT GPU, there is a weird issue that occurs when I connect the Acer Aspire to an LG TV with HDMI cable... the Laptop recognizes the TV and everything seems ...
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Toshiba laptop charger not working properly?

I have a Toshiba laptop and basically, for the laptop to charge I have to apply a lot of pressure to the charger, so it shifts to the right, and it charges. My laptop's battery holds only 10 minutes ...
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Wire colors in Targus laptop charger

I have a charger that came with my laptop, which is broken and a Targus APA69 Univeral charger, which is missing the plug. As I am traveling and short on cash, I decided to attempt to splice the plug ...
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Can I charge my laptop with this charger [duplicate]

I forgot my charger at home but really need to get my pc running. I have a charger from a friend of my my pc has an output of 19V / 7.1 A and the friends has 19V/ 4.3 A. I know that the charger might ...
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Can I safely charge my laptop with a non-standard, third-party charger?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. My charger has stopped working. I have access to a Lenovo charger. Can I use this charger on my laptop?
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Laptop quit charging, needs new charger but which one?

I have an HP Pavilion g6-2211nr I got it about 2 years ago. This last couple of months i havent been able to use it because It stopped charging. For a while It would if i held the cable a certain way ...
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What is this “part” in the charger and what is its use?

The charger for my ASUS laptop haves this part , but I don't know what it is, what it is called and what it is use for. Can somebody tell me what this is and what it is for?
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Dell Studio 1558 LED flickering

When I plug the charger in the laptop the LED in the charger starts flickering and same happens to laptop's charging LED at same flickering rate. But when I disconnect the laptop from charger, the ...
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Power charger Asus laptop

My model number X550L is not mentioned in a list of compatable modal numbers. Some look close to me i.e. few letters different X550CA X550CC X550VB and the one shown is 19v 3.42A witch would match the ...
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Using a higher wattage charger for my netbook

Can I overload my netbook if I use a charger with a higher wattage than the one indicated for my netbook. I know that the charger has a protection in case of an overload. But what if, for example, the ...
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Can I use this charger for my laptop?

Information on the Laptop: Output +19V 3.42A 65W Min Capacity 10.8V 5.0Ah Rating +10.8V 5200mAh 56wh Model K43E Asus Information on the Charger: Output +19V 4.74A Input AC100-240V 50-60Hz 1.5A ...
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Remove the charger, when my Surface Pro 2 is fully charged?

I have a Surface Pro 2. When I use it on my desk, I have access to wall outlet and I can use my charger all the time. When the charging reaches about 100%, and the battery is fully charged, I don't ...
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Can I use laptop charger to power monitor?

I have a monitor that requires 19V 1.2A. Laptop charger outputs 18.5V 3.5A. The polarity is the same. Will slightly 0.5V lower voltage damage the monitor and is there something else that needs to be ...
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Will I damage the laptop if I always use a travel adapter to charge it? [closed]

This scenario could happen if I bought a laptop in one country but later moved to live in another country with a different power standard. Will it be safe to just add a travel adapter on the plug and ...
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Source for a battery charger cord plugging directly into the battery, not the laptop

I am buying a new battery for an old and retired Gateway W340UA so my son can have a laptop for 5th grade. The school's BYOT rules state that they cannot charge at the school. To eliminate wear and ...
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Charger of less output ampere than device?

I know the cases where the cable has more output amperes, here and here, but I am interested in if you can use cables with less output amperes with the devices. I have an universal charger Vivanco ...
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Same voltage and current rating but different brand laptop AC adapter? [duplicate]

I'm in India where AC adapter of Y510p(Original) is not available. Ac adapter of Y510p has rating of 19.5v and 6.15a, I found AC adapter having same rating of Hp, is it secure to use on lenovo laptop?...
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Does Laptop power supply matter? [duplicate]

I have a power supply which is 19.5V and 6.15A. My friends power supply or laptop probably broke and his power supply has a 19V and 6.32A. His charger comes with an adapter which fits my plug ...
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Is there any way (other than actually connecting the charger) to simulate charger connected in a laptop?

I want to know if there is any way I can use to simulate AC Charger connected to my laptop without actually connecting the charger. My laptop's Display Power Saving Tech requires AC connection to work ...
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System keeps changing power mode while gaming

Recently my laptop keeps changing power mode while gaming, like if i disconnected the charger physically. I don't have another charger to test, this is the stock one which has been running fine for 3 ...
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Is it safe to use any USB charger for charging any USB device?

I have an apple USB AC charger which is rated to provide 5V, 1A output and a Sony mp3 player NWZ B143F. I don't know the spec of Sony audio player. But I have another mp3 player from Transcend which ...
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Will a lower input Ampere harm my laptop? [duplicate]

My original charger has an input ampere of 1.6 A whereas the replacement I am planning to buy has an input ampere of 1.5 A. I'd like to know if this .1 difference would make any huge change or harm my ...
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Can low voltage damage laptop or it's battery?

Sometimes I get very low voltage in my house. I am worried if I connect my laptop charger to the socket, will it damage the charger, battery or the laptop itself?
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Can power cords cause the laptop charger to spark?

This is a follow-up question to my previous one: I observed that my laptop chargers spark when plugged in and the common elements seems to be power cords with on-off switches (like this one). It seems ...
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Do power adaptors need cooling?

I am thinking about moving all my wires into a box under my desk drawers and was wondering about the power adaptors for monitors and my xbox, laptop etc.. Do they need cooling or can it just get ...
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HP charger converting 3 pin to 2 pin

I'm having difficulty changing HP 3pin to 2pin. it has the same amount of volts and current but won't even show a sign that it's working. I tested it using a multimeter it shows 19.5vdc and 3.85 A ...
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Computer charger disconnects and reconnects repetitively when playing WoW

Whenever I play World of Warcraft, my computer's charger disconnects and connects again without rest. For some reason, this makes the frame rate drop and the game lags badly, and therefore goes ...
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Cann I use a 19.5V 4.62A laptop charger for 19V 4.74A laptop?

My laptop charger (Toshiba Satellite L850 18U - 19V 4.74A) has been broken. So I bought a new charger - Trust 90W charger. According to the new charger's packaging it is suitable for my laptop. But ...
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Can I use a higher-Amperage charger (3.95 vs 3.42) with my Toshiba laptop?

The adapter is 'Toshiba', but the laptop specifies a 19v, 3.42 amp connection. Would using a 19v 3.95 amp adapter in my Toshiba laptop cause any ill effects?
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Laptop cannot run on battery - dies instantly when removed from mains power

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L640. If I remove the laptop charger, my laptop will instantly die, so I can only use the laptop whilst plugged in. What can I do to fix this?