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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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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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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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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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Laptop cuts from external power when using too much energy

I have Acer Aspire 7750G and I've had this problem for some time now. I had problems with my display, it was going white for some reason. When I got it back from a repair shop, they said it was 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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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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Laptop charges the battery only when power-off

I have Lenovo Ideapad Z710. It is 5 months old. This started to happen yesterday. While I'm on Windows 8.1 it says that the battery is charging but in reality it is discharging. However, when I shut-...
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plugged in, not charging

My acer aspire r7 won't charge and it states "plugged in, not charging." Looks like this is a fairly common problem people are having. I have tried many suggested solutions that I I found ...
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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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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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Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage - [Solved] new USB to micro USB cable only charges, but no data transfer

Recently, my Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage when I plug it into my computer with a USB to micro USB cable.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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battery charging icon issue

I have come across a problem today which hasn't occurred before. The adapter was plugged in but it wasn't on the percentage as I wanted to be at. So I removed the adapter for a while and then ...
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Why my laptop works best when charging is low

I have Lenovo B570 laptop with 2GB RAM, intel i3 processor and 500 GB hard disk having Windows 8.1. I have noticed that the performance in terms of how quickly the apps and windows open gets better ...
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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 you’...
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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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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 ...