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Dell inspiron n4010 battery won't charge

I'm having a dell inspiron n4010 laptop. The battery was getting weak day by day and one day I used the battery to full of its capacity. From next day on wards the laptop won't power up with the ...
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Laptop does not turn on unless plugged in; battery works after powering on

I have a Dell Latitude D630 Laptop, which will only power up when the power adapter is plugged in. It will not power up on battery only. Once powered up I can unplug the adapter and it will run on the ...
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Force Windows 7 to think it is running on Adapter Power and not battery

Anyone know how to make a Windows 7 Laptop think it is running on AC Adapter power? This laptop (HP G62 series) has a usable battery which holds charge but it has a not-official power adapter which I ...
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HP Elitebook 8530p's CPU Increases to 100% when Plugged In

I apologize if this post is too long or doesn't describe the issue properly. I have absolutely no idea why it is doing this, apparently it is a problem with HP computers or a particular strand of them ...
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Computer dims immediately when remove power cord

I have an Asus Windows 8 computer. Very strange, whenever I remove the power cord, the screen dims immediately. And very dim. The battery lasts for five hours -- but not much use if the screen is so ...
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Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
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Laptop power supply unit compared to PC power supply unit

PC power supplies are relatively huge compared to those used with laptops. But why is this so when a laptop today can have an equal level of performance as a high end PC? Are they both switching ...
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Would intermittent contact with the service voltage and capacitors in a power supply (inrush current) damage a computer?

If I plugged my laptop AC Adapter power cable into a UPS, causing sparks to blast out (and being unable to insert it due to the UPS being seemingly not designed for this type of plug, for whatever ...
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Agghhh! UPS Back-Up, Laptop Charger, Sparks

Boy… ok. This is so frustrating! Ok so, I've been getting a whole lot of problems with the electrical grid here lately: spikes, surges, lows, brown-outs, all kinds of problems, it's terrible, ...
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ASUS X501a does not start up(fan spins, HDD does not spin, black screen)

Repairing my friend's ASUS X501a laptop. After power up, it goes into a black screen. The fan spins a few seconds after powering up , but HDD refuses to spin. I have tried the following: Plugged a ...
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Disconnection laptop/notebook power supply

I need to alter some settings in my BIOS and the process requires me to switch off my computer and disconnect my power source. ...
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How to optimize battery lifespan of Lenovo Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop, and before I boot it for the first time, I want to make sure to know the exact proper care to ensure the best optimization of the battery's (4 cell 48 ...
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my laptop is not charging when switched on

I have an satellite l735-11f laptop and i have been facing a problem where the laptop battery does not charge even when power cable is plugged in. I have noticed though that i am able to charge my ...
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Battery reports it's fine, but notebook won't boot /wo AC plugged in

I am running Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-581TG. I opened it up to clean (as I've done twice before), assembled it back and now observe weird behaviour: the laptop won't react to the power button ...
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147 views

Toshiba Satellite C850 boot loop

I've got a Toshiba laptop acting strange on me. Any thoughts appreciated. C850-11C PSCC2E AMD E1-1200 APU Windows 8 UEFI Problem: Laptop cant restart. If i shut down the OS or restart, or it ...
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Is power outage dangerous in BIOS?

I recently had problems with my adapter for my laptop, and I think there is a problem with the connector. But to know that, I have no other solution but to test if my computer is powered or not. Since ...
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Can using a under powered laptop charger make my notebook shut down under heavy load?

I have a XMG P501 gaming laptop based on Clevo P150HM models at the moment connected to an under powered laptop charger. It is shutting down when under heavy load (3dmark, some games in particular) ...
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132 views

Can a laptop power adapter bought with a UK power cord be used with a US power cord?

I bought a Lenovo laptop here in the UK and am shipping it off to my girlfriend in the US. Can she use a standard US power lead for the lead that goes from the laptop power adapter to the wall outlet ...
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Do power adaptors automatically adjust current and voltage?

I purchased a new power adaptor (19.5 V, 3.33 A, 65 W) for my Compaq Presario v3000 laptop, as replacement for the old one (18.5, 3.5 A, 65 W). It is listed as compatible with my laptop model. Does ...
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Debugging power on issue

First off I don't know if this is the correct fora, for this kind of question. My personal Acer Aspire 5745G has an issue, namely that it usually has issues powering on. The issue is that when the ...
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What adhesive should I use to secure power jack on an Acer/eMachines laptop?

I was going to use superglue, not sure how it'd handle the heat though and I'd be afraid of it getting in the jack. Two way tape seems to be a plausible solution (I've used it in automotive ...
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107 views

Replaced screen in Acer Aspire, now won't power on or acknowledge it's plugged in

I recently replaced the LCD screen from a different model Acer Aspire (Both 15.6" , same connector and LED backlight) in my laptop. I've replaced LCDs from other laptops before, so I'm fairly ...
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Melting/smoking Universal AC adapter

So I own a Samsung RV520 for 2 years now and 3 months ago my AC adapter stopped working and had to replaced. I went to the closest computer service and they gave me an universal AC adapter. Now, the ...
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Battery recharge functionality broken due to short in AC adapter?

I have a problem recharging the battery of my netbook, an ASUS Eee PC 1025C. Since last week the LED of the AC adapter doesn't light up when it is connected to the wall. The netbook won't turn on ...
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Darker patches on laptop monitor

I have a Lenovo G560 laptop, and the monitor is a LG Philips LP156WH4-TLA1. I have noticed some darker patches, like two of them, to the right of the screen that are slightly darker than their ...
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Laptop won't boot without power cable connected

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750 that used to run Windows 7 but is now dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 (now my predominant OS). Recently an annoying bug developed in that my laptop won't boot without ...
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149 views

35% Maximum Frequency in the Windows Resource Monitor

I have a problem with my CPU as it runs over 100% on battery yet it doesn't go beyond 35% when plugged in. Yes, I've checked power management options like a million times for high performance and ...
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Does the laptop power supply the SATA drive from battery even being powered off?

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook s762 with a native SSD drive. After a couple of months or so - the SSD became the "brick". I read the article and remembered, that just before the failure, I shut down the ...
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23 views

Full CPU power with AC power and battery

How to check if my computer (Lenovo, Intel Core i5 running Windows 7 64bits) is running with full CPU power when both AC powered and battery-powered ? There are so many places (BIOS, Windows control ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop not starting

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It was running fine earlier, but suddenly it started mistyping letters with multiple letters and special characters for one second and ...
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1answer
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Laptop taking time to get power

I have a 5 year-old Acer laptop: it was working fine until about a week ago. The problem is that once it's connected to power it takes 2-3 minutes for the battery light to power and for a weird reason ...
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What consumes laptop battery when it is turned off?

My Toshiba laptop consumes battery while it is off. At night I usually turn it off and unplug the power supply. I noticed that when I turn it on again the battery is no longer full but around 90%. ...
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Battery port/internal battery supply/motherboard problems in an Acer laptop?

I'm not exactly sure what one is wrong. I personally think that it's the charging port, but two different computer repair places have given me the following answers in the title. It's not my cord, ...
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Computer shut down even when it is on AC & battery

My laptop is around two years old. I first receive a message to replace the laptop battery a few months ago. I therefore took out the external battery and powered the computer with AC. But it started ...
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Dell Inspiron 17N7110 recommended power cord

I need to replace the powercord. One of my main issues is that both the orignal and the current walmart special the brick gets super hot. BTW the walmart special has worked on other computers just ...
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451 views

Laptop won't turn on after it was shut off. Is it dead?

I'm currently I'm using my laptop without battery because my battery was dead. I didn't buy a new battery because I don't have a cash for now. Since then sometimes I accidentally unplug or sometimes ...
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Toshiba A100 laptop battery wont charge wont run on ac power for more than few minutes..then shut down

my Toshiba A100 laptop battery seems to charge when not switched on but pretty much as soon as windows loads it then shows battery dropped down to 7%, then 3% then just shut downs...it then "charges" ...
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Why does my laptop's power brick “tick” when connected to A/C while not also connected to the computer

I recently got a new 14" 2013 Razer Blade, and found that the power brick has a weird behavior. When I plug the brick into the wall, after a few seconds, it will start to produce a "tick, tick" noise ...
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HP Mini battery malfunctioning

I have an HP Mini 210-1170NR netbook, which has been working fine for the most part for about 2-3 years. today I returned to find it powered off instead of sleeping, and when turned on it says that ...
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Dell Latitude D620 turns off when power connected

I've got an odd problem with a Dell Lattitude D620 laptop. If the laptop is running on battery alone then it works perfectly, however the moment you connect a power adapter to the laptop it shuts ...
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282 views

Fried ASUS laptop with universal charger?

Several days ago, the charger for my ASUS K50IJ laptop (19V, 3.42A) died. So, I bought an Omega universal charger with 11 different plug-ins, but I managed to first use the wrong plug-in (I later saw ...
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newly replaced laptop battery seemingly discharges

I am also referring here to Laptop battery holds charge, but won't charge any more. I may have the same problem but I am not sure, maybe DaBaer could answer me? The battery is a replacement ...
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Asus k50ij won't start, power problems

I am trying to fix an Asus L50ij laptop. Symptoms: lost all battery, wouldn’t turn on on power cable. My first guess was the power jack, because the transformer was good. I opened it up but the ...
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Battery Error 601 HP Pavilion dv6

The computer that i own is currently around four years old, that battery has worked perfectly up until the last year, i've been doing a LOT of research recently into why the battery is not working ...
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What is the function/purpose of the pinhole on the battery of a Samsung Series 5 ultrabook?

Some background (not entirely relevent to main question): I can't find my specific model of laptop online but it has all the same specs as this excluding the touchscreen: http://bit.ly/18netZQ It's a ...
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Why wont new hard drive use battery power?

I recently replaced the hard drive and the battery on my HP G62 laptop, Ubuntu 13.10 is installed on the drive. The machine will not boot on battery power, but works fine when plugged in. When ...
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475 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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Using usb as power slot

I recently bought a 3tb Seagate Expansion external hard drive. I didn't know that it requires external power supply. I am worried about the fact that the hdd will get damaged if suddenly power goes ...
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Keeping a laptop power supply on without a laptop connected - any negative consequences?

Sometimes I unplug my Thinkpad laptop from its AC/DC power supply adapter and keep the adapter connected to the power socket. Are there any possible negative consequences? Some ideas I was thinking ...
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Debugging a laptop that won't turn on

When laptop won't turn on, how do I figure out which of these issues might it be? Power Button The AC plug The Motherboard Are there some tools or ways to debug and narrow down the cause. And how ...