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Can I charge my laptop using an External laptop charger?

How can I charge my Gateway laptop without using a computer? My battery cannot be charged onn the computer because the mother board is damaged.
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ASUS Tranformer 101G won't charge, but USB connection works

My ASUS TF101G tablet has suddenly stopped charging. If I plug it into the wall (dock+tablet), it won't charge. I tried plugging just the tablet into the wall, it won't charge. I tried just plugging ...
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0% available, Plugged in, not charging

I have been trying to fix it all morning. I did these so called "12 easy" steps, but it had no effect.... I also tried ATX resed, whatever that is. It was suggested in one of the answers in this site. ...
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(Dis)connect laptop to/from AC through software?

Contemporary laptop (lithium-ion) batteries come with a bevy of guidance on extending their lifespan. The usage advice is particularly frustrating. You’re not supposed to drain them below ~3%, but ...
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Is there a correct way to connect the AC charger to a laptop?

I want to know if there is a correct way attach the AC charger to charge a laptop's battery. Should I plug in the charger to the power source and then to the laptop? or... Should I plug in the ...
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Set specific USB ports to charge-only [duplicate]

On Windows, is there any way to make some USB ports to be charge-only? I do not want to alter the settings of the devices; I want to change the settings of the USB ports on Windows, so that any device ...
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Why was my laptop unable to turn on?

I suspended Ubuntu on my laptop, and then carried it in my backpack to another place. Then I found that the laptop was off instead of being suspended. I couldn't make it power on either, even with ...
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Can I charge my nexus 4 with a USB port meant for pendrive in my car using an FM transmitter accessory(it has a USB port for pendrive) [closed]

My point is Nexus 4 needs 2.2 Amp for charging properly however the unrated USB port on FM transmitter will not be providing that much current as it is meant for a pen drive. When I connect it to my ...
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Replacing 11.1v 4400mah Gateway battery with 11.1v 6600mah

I have 2 Gateway T-1620 laptop computers. When the original 11.1v 4400mah batteries went soft I replaced them with 6600mah batteries to give longer off-line use. Both laptops will charge either ...
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Combine Laptop Chargers From More Watts

I am on vacation and my G73JH's laptop charger smoked and failed. So I went to OfficeMax and grabbed a travel charger but it only puts out 90 watts which is no where near the 140 watts my laptop needs ...
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Residual charge on laptop

My Sony E series laptop is only 9 month old and seems to have a residual charge problem. My laptop was fully charged and was working fine a night before but when I tried to switch it on the next ...
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Stop my computer from charging when the battery is full? [duplicate]

I've read online before that if you charge your laptop when it is full, it will eventually "wear out" the battery. Is there a way to stop my laptop from accepting any charge when its battery is over ...
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Are any of these laptop bricks compatible/interchangeable?

Over the years I've acquired several laptop charger bricks. I haven't disposed of any of them because I've always felt that they're probably interchangeable, but I never really knew what would make ...
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Computer Crash when Charging Cable Unplugged

On my laptop I get crashes every time I unplug my charging cable. It wasn't always like this, but has become like this over some time. Basically, I unplug the cord and it turns off instantly. It ...
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How to disable a USB port in Windows (XP) and make it available only for charging?

How can I disable a USB port in Windows XP to make it available only for smart phone battery charging? I don’t want the users to be able to see the USB drive in My Computer, and the USB device ...
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Can I use a charger with more output amperage than the device needs?

I've just bought a portable battery, but the portable battery don't comes with an adapter for the house current; it only comes with a USB cable so I can charge it with my laptop. My mobile phone came ...
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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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Thinkpad T60 Bad Battery or Bad Charger?

I have a Thinkpad T60 and this morning it started acting up. When I plug it into the AC adapter, the AC power light comes on for about four seconds, then goes off, then comes back on and simply ...
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Fundamental Difference Between Charging A Smartphone At The Mains & Via USB Cable Linked To A Desktop PC or iMac?

As a smartphone maybe considered to be a "mini computer in your pocket", I thought this maybe appropriate to ask here. If you are working at a desktop PC or iMac and there is also a mains socket ...
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Acer Aspire Notebook dropped and landed on charger adapter [closed]

my Acer notebook was accidentally knocked off a small table onto the carpet floor and it was plugged in, charging at the time. Everything is still working fine and the notebook does still charge, but ...
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Laptop forgets that it's plugged in while gaming

I just recently received a new laptop a couple of days ago and I've noticed that, whenever I'm gaming, the laptop spontaneously forgets that it's plugged in. That is, even though just a minute ago it ...
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Laptop freezes in High Performance mode and plugged in to charger

I own an ASUS N46V and it keeps freezing when plugged in and set to Power4Gear Entertainment mode. Power4Gear mode causes no problems if the laptop is running on battery power. And I see that it also ...
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Why won't my battery stop charging?

I don't know why this is happening but this is a new battery. Details of which are visible in the photo. The problem is that even after the battery meter shows 100%, the power light on the laptop ...
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Battery plugged in, not charging

This is a new battery and this gives the problem of Plugged In, Not Charging for the past two days. I have no clue as to why this is happening. Sometimes it does, sometimes it does not. Battery Wear ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755 not functioning properly while charging

While charging my laptop, the touchpad becomes very jumpy and sometimes does not even go in the direction moved. The computer itself also runs very erratically. While it does this, my computer ...
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Short USB cables not charging?

I find this a strange problem but I can't find anything online about it. Recently I purchased a few short USB cables (20-30cm), to use in my car's USB connector to charge my phone. Strangely an ...
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How to turn off USB charge?

Is there a way to turn off USB charge completely? There is manager that allows me to set power-off charging only when the notebook is plugged in or even when it's on battery, but with a certain ...
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Acer Aspire Laptop won't charge in Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I have an Acer Aspire 7750-6801 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. The issue is that it will only charge sometimes when plugged in. I thought it might be a hardware issue, so I tried ...
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AC/battery laptop issues(not a simple charging fix)

Is it possible to run a laptop off the battery while the AC is plugged in? I can play games no problem while just the battery is plugged in, but obviously that means I have to let it charge after ...
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Is there any way to use devices like mp3 players when they are charging? [closed]

The question is simple I think. All we have encounter gagets that they don't fuction while they are in charge, like cameras or mp3 players. But, we know that cell phones or laptops can have full ...
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How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%?

A chemist told me that a battery should be charged to and used between 30-70%, and its very bad for battery life to completely load or unload it. He uses a utility program that always keeps the ...
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Charging Mobile through Laptop? Any Ill effects?

Is it safe to charge a mobile through a laptop? Are there any ill effects? Can it cause any kind of harm to the laptop and/or mobile? On what factors does it depends?
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Can a USB 2.0 cable support USB 3.0 charging?

I have some USB 3.0 ports on my motherboard which can deliver up to 900 mA of current I believe. If I plug in a USB 2.0 cable, I can still get up to 900 mA right? I have some devices that uses USB ...
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How risky is it to use an underspecified charger?

I forgot my 5V/2.1A charger at work and I only have a 5V/1A charger at home. I tried plugging in the device and it seems to work (battery is loading). Theoretically speaking, what bad things could ...
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How to disable USB charging of external devices in windows 7

I'm using nokia mobile as a modem to connect internet . Now i want to prevent the USB charging feature via my laptop USB port. Because it drains my battery backup quickly while running without AC ...
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Laptop battery charge management software

I work on a HP laptop plugged in most of the time, and after few months the battery went off-duty. Of course, I could remove the battery each time the laptop is plugged and place it each time I must ...
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Laptop battery won't charge after virus

My laptop got a virus and after removing it, the laptop batteries no longer charge. I tried reinstalling the drivers in the device manager for Battery→ “Microsoft AC adaptor” and →“ACPI ...
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Can I use a charger with less Ampere than the original?

I have a Sony Vaio PCG 61212W laptop. Because I got it from India, I needed a Uk power cord. I therefore ordered a power cord which is 3A and 250 volts. But the one I have with me currently reads ...
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Laptop battery charge rate is very slow

My laptop battery charge rate is very slow. It charges between 50% - 100% in almost 4, 5 hours. Is it battery or charger problem? I have changed my laptop battery 4 months ago but the charger is 4 ...
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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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Asus Eee-PC 1015PEM

My Asus worked perfectly until yesterday. I assume that the battery drained and AC was not plugged. I turned it on and doesn't chargeat all. It seems that something wrong with my battery. It works ...
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Half charged battery improves life time when adapter is used

On my Lenovo laptop, running windows 7, I got a prompt saying that, the system has noticed I am mainly using adapter, therefore I should keep the battery half charged. It justifies by saying, trying ...
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How to know the percentage of battery charged?

My battery is troubling me. Whenever it goes over 97% charged level ,the charging mechanism stops and my win7 shows "plugged in,not charging" message at the power indicator. At this point the battery ...
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Is there a USB hub that can also function as a fully powered USB charger?

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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Is there a USB wall charger that “just works” with every device?

Background Almost every gadget today is charged over USB. It seems like a good idea since everyone has a computer with USB, but fumbling behind a computer and making sure that computer is on and does ...
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Is it safe to use wall-socket -> USB chargers to charge any USB device?

Specifically, the charging unit that came with my HP Touchpad is a wall-plug unit with a female USB adapter on the other side (e.g. this pic on pcmag.com). Will this work for anything that charges ...
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Is my notebook battery charging even when the indicator has stopped flashing?

I just bought a new battery for my Fujitsu-Siemens PA-1510. The battery label claimed that, in order to have a long living battery it is important to charge it at least 10 hours before the first use. ...
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Asus 1018p battery light blinking and not charging

I recently got myself a netbook (Asus 1018pb) and its really good . I have been stuck up with a lot of work and hence not got around to using it in about a week now . It runs Ubuntu 11.04 and today ...
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Linux: Prevent iPod Touch from charging while computer is running off battery

Is there a way to prevent an iPod Touch/iPhone from charging while my computer is running off battery power? OS: Crunchbang Linux (Based on Debian 6)
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Docking station power adapter is not recognized by my Dell notebook

At this morning, my laptop (Dell Latitude e6410) gave me this error. I didn't do anything, I didn't change anything. And I got this docking station just 2 month ago. I made a little research on the ...