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plugged in, not charging + ONLY runs on AC power

Laptop Model: Acer Aspire V5-473P Laptop Age: 22 months OS: Windows 10 (Upgraded 6 months ago) Problem Occurred: 5 months ago. Problem Description: Battery icon suddenly started showing "...
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Battery only charges when Laptop is off

My laptop only charges when it is off. If I try to charge it when it is on it says "plugged in, not charging". I just got it 3months ago and I've not changed its battery or charger. My Laptop is an Hp ...
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Lenovo Z50-70 battery plugged in not charging, won't charge no matter what I do

I have a Lenovo Z50-70 running Windows 8.1. The laptop is relatively new, bought in Jan. 2015. (The warranty expired in March 2016.) Some time ago, the original battery suddenly started to have a ...
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Lenovo G50-80 without battery

Can I run my laptop G50-80(with li-ion battery) only on AC power without battery to prolong battery life-time? Is there any problem if I do so continuously?
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My netbook battery won't charge (0%) how can I detect what's faulty?

I have read here and there on superuser and it looks like I could have: Faulty recharge circuitry Faulty battery Faulty power adapter How can I be sure to change the right part? The netbook is an ...
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Laptop Brightness dims when charger is unplugged(no solution)?

Hello yesterday i bought DELL Inspiron 15 (3542) win 8.1. And noticed that if charger is plugged on, screen becomes brighter, and after unplugging dimmer. Of course i tried adjust screen brightness, I'...
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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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Targus apm64-a dc cord has been damaged

The cord has been cut on the dc side by the plug and it's none repairable so I need to know what the four wires are for so I can reconnect to another cord. Thin red Thick red White Black
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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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Unplug laptop while it is running

Am I "hurting" my HP laptop by leaving it running, unplugging from outlet - walking a few feet and plugging it back in? My brother-in-law says I am.
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HP Envy 17 will only charge when lid is closed

My HP Envy 17 is just out of warranty, it is running Windows 7 64bit. The unit does not charge when the lid open and laptop is on. It only charges when closed. I've read that this is a common issue ...
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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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Gigabyte On/Off charge. How to get it to work?

I have GA-H81M-S1 (rev. 2.0) motherboard. According to its specification it supports Gigabyte On/Off charge. I keep my phone(Redmi Note 3) connected to my pc with its screen awake all the time and ...
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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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Is it safe for keeping my laptop plugged in while updating to Windows 10 via windows update

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) Laptop with 6-cell battery and currently I'am Downloading Windows 10 via Windows Update from windows 7 home Premium-64 bit. But my Internet Speed is just 512 kbps ...
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How to Make MicroUSB head last longer?

The MicroUSB head breaks easily when you are for instance charging your phone in your pocket. I lose on average one USB micro cable per month. In the end, the cable is unstable to connect and does ...
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Can't Charge iPhone with Windows with restricted USB Policy [closed]

My company has restricted our laptop machines for any external mass storage device (probably using Kaspersky Endpoint Security restrictions). Because of this, I am not able to re-charge my iPhone. ...
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Power laptop battery without internal power circuit

I have two identical laptops and one of them is broken. I expect it has something to do with the charging circuit. The laptop works fine when it is provided with a full battery. But it doesn't receive ...
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Portable charging device

I have several devices that charge by USB, that I'd like to keep charged at all times. I've used my laptop in the past, put it in the lowest possible power setting, but it still gets hot, and is ...
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Laptop no longer works on battery power (HP G72)

I have an old hp laptop (2009?) that one day stopped working on battery power. I'm not sure if the problem is that the laptop will not charge the battery or if the laptop will not make use of the ...
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How long does it take for a new laptop battery to get charged? [closed]

I just bought a new 6 cell Lenovo battery for my Ideapad. But it doesn't seem to get chraged. It's been an hour but there is no change in charge percentage. Is it normal for a new battery. At first I ...
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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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HP hq tre71004 Windows 10 does not recognize its plugged in

I have an HP HQ TRE71004 with Windows 10. When I plug the charger in, the light on the side of the computer that shows the computer is plugged in. However, windows will not regonize that the charger ...
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Asus UX32A - Battery Charging Weird Problems

Laptop Model - Asus UX32A OS - Windows 10 All of a sudden for some reason I have started seeing this weird problem in my battery charging. When the power cord is connected the battery icon says "No ...
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Charging device with magnetic charger causes my thumb drive to stop working until it's pulled out and replugged

So, I have a pebble smartwatch that charges with one of those magnetic connectors. Sometimes, when charging on my computer, when I pop the connector on the watch, my thumb drive, which is also plugged ...
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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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Charge my laptop/external laptop power bank from usb-output-only power banks?

I want available backup power for my laptop (ASUS ux51vz, 19V/4.74A), I've got a pile of 10-20k mAh power banks, and I'd like a solution to marry the two somehow. I know that I can get an external ...
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Charge a laptop via USB power (500mA)? [closed]

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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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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Laptop Battery is not charging above 59%

I recently purchased Lenovo G50-80 laptop and installed ubuntu 14.04LTS, when i put my laptop on charge it is getting stuck at 59 and not charging above that. Please provide a solution.
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Which power source(16A or 6A) should i use for my laptop charging having adaper input 2.5A & output 6.7A?

I'm using a Dell adapter: Input: 100-240V~2.5A(2,5A) 50-60Hz Output: 19.5V(19,5V)==6.7A(6,7A) I always connect it to 230V 50Hz 16A in my home and 6A in my office. Is it safe for my laptop? Please ...
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Regarding USB battery charging, what is a 'unconfigured device'?

The USB Battery Charging 1.2 Specification says that 'unconfigured devices' are allowed to draw up to 1.5A for CDPs and DCPs, whilst configured devices are able to draw up to 5A as long as the ...
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Is it possible to get current over 500 mA using PC USB?

I heard that charging USB devices using PC is slower than using AC sockets. If that is true, is there a way to achieve the same speed using PC or is it standard for motherboards to limit USB current ...
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Will a USB 2.0 device charge faster plugged into a USB 3.0 port? [duplicate]

Fairly simple question, do USB 2.0 devices charge quicker if they are plugged into a USB 3.0 port rather than a USB 2.0 one. I’m not asking about a specific device I have, I just mean in general. I ...
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Laptop battery says plugged in, not charging

My laptop's battery tray icon sometimes says "plugged in, not charging". How do I make the battery start charging again? Lenovo X230, 6-cell battery, Windows 8.1 64-bit. This question says that ...
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Car charger for a laptop

I have a laptop that has a charger that outputs 19.5V 7.7A. I want to be able to charge it in a car. One solution is to use an inverter in the car that takes that car's 12-15V DC and inverts it to 110 ...
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Asus F553M wont charge and won't power on

I used the laptop this evening until it had 7% battery left, then I just closed it without shutting down. I tried charging it tonight but it won't charge and it won't power on. The blue Light on the ...
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Need to charge my laptop from my powerback? [closed]

I have a power bank that that has USB outputs for charging. But the cable I got with it only goes into my Samsung Galaxy S4. What I need is a cable to jam into that big ol' hole on my Toshiba laptop ...
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Why does my laptop charge my phone even when it's powered down?

I have an HP Envy M6 with a USB 3.0 port next to its charging port, doesn't matter what state the Laptop is in, Sleep, Hibernated, and completely powered down. It never stops charging whatever phone ...
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Battery drops down suddenly

I have purchased a LENOVO YOGA 300 recently. The battery discharges from 95% to 45 % normally and suddenly jumps to 7%. Pl suggest. Its just 2 month old Laptop.
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Asus x202e Power Port Not Working

I have a service contract with Asurion. I have sent my computer in twice for a problem they can't seem to find. My power-dc is not working. I at first thought it was my cord so I brought a generic ...
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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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ASUS N550JX-DS71T Monitor brightness fluctuates when laptop is plugged in to charge

ASUS N550JX-DS71T laptop (windows 8) When laptop is plugged in to charge three very annoying and nearly work-stopping things occur: monitor brightness fluctuates, sound crescendos/decrescendos, and ...
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How can I make Windows not mount a drive when it is plugged in?

Due to my employer's IT policy, I'm not allowed to have any kind of MP3 playing software on my computer. I do, however, like to plug my iPod into my computer to keep the battery charged during working ...
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how to correct first battery discharge for smartphone

I would like to know how to take corrective action on the first charge cycle. I have just bought a new smartphone and completely discharged before full charging. However i just came across articles ...
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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 ...
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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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How to restore a laptop with a damaged DC charging port?

I have a Samsung NP-RC512 laptop where the the female side of the DC charger port has been damaged. It has been sitting in the closet for over a year now and it is in the condition shown in the ...
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Can a USB charging port support a HUB for additonal charging?

Useful and helpful info regarding USB charging. I googled my question and found this site but did not see an answer for my specific question. Here goes.... I have a power strip (surge suppressor) ...
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USB Port not charging Galaxy S5 Tab

My Galaxy S5 Tablet will not charge through the USB port 2 0r 3 although it charges normally through the wall connection. How can I test the power output of a USB 3 port. My PC is a very high spec ...