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changing charger port on laptop

Is it hard to change the charging port on my Acer laptop or do I have to take it to the repair shop? Is there any way to charge it without fixing that port? I only need to charge it long enough to ...
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3answers
477 views

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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What determines the speed at which a laptop battery charges?

What factors affect the charge time of laptop batteries? Is it the laptop's use while charging? The age of the battery? The charger's wattage?
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Does a laptop computer charge faster when off?

A laptop power supply can supply a limited amount of power. Conceivably, then, when the computer is running, some of the power must be diverted to the processor and other components, leaving less to ...
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How can I guess if a USB cable will power my devices?

I've had problems with one long (4 meter) USB Mini-B to USB Type-A cable not being able to boot a 2.5'' external hard disc due to not supplying enough current. On top of that, the cable used a Type-A ...
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1answer
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Possible dangers of using a power inverter to charge a laptop

I'm going on a road trip soon and want to be able to use an HP Pavilion dm3 1030us in the car (no, not while driving). I could get an HP Smart AC/Auto/Air adapter but it's coming up on the last ...
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5answers
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Charge a laptop via USB power (500mA)?

My laptop is almost dead and I do not have the charger. Is there anyway I can DIY a charger for a laptop. Even if it takes 20 hours. To make it clear, I want to send power from a usb port on another ...
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Is it ok to remove a laptop battery while the laptop is running on AC power? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are notebook batteries generally hot-swappable? I have a charged laptop battery in a laptop that is running on AC power and charging the battery. Would it damage the ...
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4answers
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Dell Inspiron 6400 indicates the wrong power adapter is plugged in and will not charge the battery

I am using the original power adapter with the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now when it boots up I get the following error message. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system will ...
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1answer
635 views

Toshiba Satellite l355-s7011 won't power up

My Toshiba Satellite l355-s7011 will not power up. How do I fix it? The DC port came out. I think it was dropped. I opened it up and everything looks fine but it doesn't power up.
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6answers
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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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Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged?

When your laptop's battery is 100% charged, should you leave it plugged in so any battery power doesn't get used, or will that cause overcharging, overheating, etc.? Should the laptop be unplugged ...