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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 ...
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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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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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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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Stuffing copper wire into laptop charger cable?

recently my laptop charger hasn't been working well. I've had to push the plug-in cord pretty hard into the adapter in order to get current moving through the adapter, so the way I fixed this is by ...
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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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Toshiba laptop won't start up unless plugged in but will run on battery for hours

I have a Toshiba Satellite C8855-S5214 less than 3 years old. For two years or more, the laptop will not start up unless it is plugged in. Once powered up, I can unplug it and it will run for hours. ...
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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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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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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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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?
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Will my battery be safe? [duplicate]

Recently I took my laptop to a repair shop for fixing its dead batteries. And I was surprised when the techman told me that if I used my laptop with the charger connected when the battery if fully ...
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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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Am I ruining my laptop battery? [duplicate]

I have a brand new Asus ux303ln. The laptop is fine but I use it mostly for work. That is: le laptop is continuosly plugged in, on charge. I am worried whether this can reduce the life of my battery ...
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just bought universal power supply, how adapt it to my laptop

i just bought an universal power charger but does not adapt to the right voltage. The original charger is 19.5 v and 6.15 a, and the charger i bought is 12/15/16/18/19/20/24 v and 4.5 a. What should i ...
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My laptop is not working

My laptop is sony -VAIO E series SVE15136CAP Today the laptop was out of charge thus I connect the charger then I open the laptop and it run for 10 minutes then suddenly it turned off I thought ...
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Laptop Either Shows 100% or 0% Charge

I have a strange issue with my Compaq CQ 61 running Windows 2012 (server) and I have Googled for it really long and hard and also searched other questions here but in vain. I believe my problem is a ...
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can I use a USB 2 charger with a USB 3 cable?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone that has a mini-USB3 socket. It came with a USB2 charger and cable. I can buy a new USB3 cable, bud did not find a charger. Can I use any USB2 AC adaptor to plug my ...
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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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Is there a USB hub that can also function as a fully powered USB charger? [closed]

I have several gadgets and a nifty cord setup on my desk that ensures I don't have to connect/disconnect cables; the thing I would love to do would be to keep the gadgets connected overnight (or ...
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Can I use a 3.5 A charger for a 2.0 A spec’d notebook? [duplicate]

As per specifications, my MSI notebook requires a 20 V / 2.0 A charger. Unfortunately, they are hard to find. Can I use a 20 V / 3.5 A charger without damaging my notebook?
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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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Will this charger/adapter work for my son's laptop? [duplicate]

thanks in advance for your help. I mentioned most of what was on each adapter, I know some will not be of any help but didn't want to miss anything. His computer model is: ASUS G47VW-BHI5N43 The ...
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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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Is this data cable able to charge a device?

Is this data cable able to charge a mobile phone device? http://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Data-cable-Samsung-SGH-E250/dp/B002TK0K68 (Sorry, I'm not a native english speaker - does Power supply via USB ...
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Replacement AC adapter models: PA 1650 02 and T UV 19 35

I'd like to know whether the one adapter can safely replace the other. The original was a LiteOn model: PA-1650-02 Input: 100-240v 1.6A 50-60Hz Output: 19v 3.42A 65w Although I thought I was ...
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Can as device that runs of USB be powered from a charger?

I have a Dreamgear PS3 Elite Gaming Headset that needs to be plugged into a USB port to power it, it cannot be used as just a "normal" set of headphones though it has a standard 3.5" plug as well ...
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Windows 7 slows down when I connect the laptop charger

I have HP ProBook 4520s laptop running Windows 7. When I connect the laptop charger to electricity, Windows becomes very slow. However, when I disconnect the power, Windows returns to operating ...
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Anything such as a usb laptop charger?

I am looking for a laptop charger that requires no power outlet but instead utilizes a usb port of another computer to charge my laptop. That is, I am seeking a usb-to-laptop port charger, NOT power ...
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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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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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Is it safe to plug USB devices on 220v wall sockets?

I have an ipod touch and since then I've been charging it on the PC via USB. I just want to know if it is safe to use those wall socket chargers for USB devices? Is it different on every device, or is ...
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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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Laptop charger dying after plugging in?

My laptop charger's transformer has a green light on it that indicates that it's plugged in and working. When I plug it into the wall, the light goes on as expected. As soon as I plug it into the ...
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Are there laptop power plugs which plugs into the socket directly? [closed]

For a desktop computer, the power plug always plugs into the socket directly. However, this doesn't seem to be the case with laptops. It always comes in two parts. Are there laptop power plugs which ...
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Identifying a Specific Cable [closed]

I've recently discovered an old mobile phone that I would like to power up, however, it is lacking in a charger. I was wondering if you could help me identify the type of cable I would need to use to ...
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What happens if I use a generic wall socket to USB instead of the (much bigger) samsung provided one on my Samsung tablet? [closed]

I have a samsung tablet. It came with a wall socket to USB transformer for charging it, as the port on the tablet isn't a generic port. If I were to use another wall-to-USB charger (which is much ...
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Laptop With Wonky Charging Port

I have a laptop I purchased about 2 years ago which has an issue concerning the port where you plug in the AC adapter. Through normal use, it suddenly noticed this issue where you cannot get the ...
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HP HDX 16 1200CTO laptop power cuts in and out (charging cuts in and out)

I have an HP HDX 16 1200CTO laptop that has been having a problem for quite sometime. The charger cuts in and out when I'm using the computer; however, it does not when the computer is asleep, off, ...
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Laptop Charger Power Supply

I bought a new charger online when my old laptop charger stopped working. I ordered the new charger and when I was comparing the Voltage and Amps of the new one to the old I noiced the new chargers ...
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Is it ok to to plug your laptop charger in 16 A socket?

I have an Asus (core i5) laptop. Is it ok to charge my laptop by plugging into a 16 Ampere socket which is normally used for ACs or refrigerator.
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HP pavilion dv5 doesn't start with AC adapter

I'm experiencing a problem with my HP Pavilion DV5 laptop. It will not power on with the charger only. It did so before. It powers on with the battery, but the charger light on the side next to the ...
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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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How to fix loose laptop charger cord?

The image is a little blurry, but I got this thing open somehow, and the casing fits back great, if a little dinged looking. The problem, is like I said, the cord. Those black and white cords are ...