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Question: LCD Monitor Power adapter type

Hi there forum,

I just bagged an Lcd monitor for nowt but have no power supply for it.
The rear panel says 12V 3.0A DC power supply, but I can't find any of this type, I've tried Maplin, play.com etc and all they suggest is 300mA, now I thought 3.0 A was 3000mA?

Do I need to go back to electronic school basics?
Thanks

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I am planning on making this project myself but first I have one question. Here is the project I will be making:
http://siliconrepublic.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/arduino-based-pc-ambient-lighting.html

It says I need a 12V DC supply for powering the breadboard. When searching up for 12V DC supplies, I only get power supply's that plug into the wrong wall socket (I live in Australia).
Do I need to get something like the article suggests:
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-AC-Veh...1KZ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1297231222&sr=8-2

Or can I get something such as this:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DC-12V-1...?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item336678ae52
If the first option is the only possibility, how do I get the plug to go into my wall socket?
Also, how do I get the other end plugged into the breadboard when the product just has a single plug on the end?
 

Answer:What type of power adapter do I need?

You can use the Ebay adaptor, the easiest way to get 2 wires is to get a socket that fits the plug, like this one :- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/5-5-x-2-...05?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item4167b5b34d and solder 2 wires to that socket.

The circuit at your link uses a 2 wire plug into the breadboard, you would have to get a similar plug OR you could push bare wires into the breadboard.

OR you could cut the plug off to reveal the 2 wires but they will probably be quite thin and may not connect well if pushed into the breadboard holes.
 

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Hi everybody... my step daughter is having a problem with her dell precision m6300 laptop. Whenever she turns on her laptop, she gets the above message. The laptop will not go past this screen without the current plugged in. I also cannot access the bios menu or any setup menu or the desktop. It's just stuck on this one screen. I'm thinking it could just need a new charger but I'm not sure, any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Ac power adapter type cannot be determined

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
 

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Hi everybody... my step daughter is having a problem with her dell precision m6300 laptop. Whenever she turns on her laptop, she gets the above message. The laptop will not go past this screen without the current plugged in. I also cannot access the bios menu or any setup menu or the desktop. It's just stuck on this one screen. I'm thinking it could just need a new charger but I'm not sure, any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:ac adapter power type cannot be determined

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Hi!

Awhile ago, I started getting this error message when I started up my computer (after the initial Dell screen). It stated:

The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance.

Strike the F3 key (before the F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see power warning messages again.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the set up utility.

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I ignored this problem for awhile by just hitting F1. However, within the last month, it has gotten worse. Instead of this error message coming up when I started my computer - after the initial Dell screen, nothing would come up except a little flashing line in the top left hand corner of the screen, and the computer would not start up passed that. I proceeded to fiddle with the plug that I plug into my laptop from adapter. I would push it harder into the laptop and/or twist it in after I hit the start up button, waiting to see if, after the initial Dell screen, I could get the error message to come up again so I could hit F1 so my computer would actually start up. I really don't know if any of that helped, but I figure if it was the adapter, then I should try something like that. I even blew it the plug and into the socket in the laptop tonight. However, tonight, I almost could not get the computer to start up all the way - I kept getting the screen with the little blinking line after the initial Dell screen and no error message. Eventually, after trying several times, I did get the error ... Read more

Answer:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined.

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Dell Inspiron 5755 with a 17" display, running windows 10 and the latest BIOS version from Dell(as of 3/2/2017). AC adapter power supply is a 45W, 19.5V, 2.31A, Dell power supply. It works fine and is not damaged, (lite is lit on the brick and proper voltage out verified by using a VOM). When running on battery for a while and the battery low window pops up, I plug in the power supply and immediately get a message "The AC adapter power type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and battery will not charge". I ordered and tried another Dell 45W power supply. Same issue. I right clicked the battery icon in the system tray to display the Dell Power Manager. It says my battery is fine, 100% normal. As I unplug and plug in the power supply while the Dell Power Manager is up, I can see the word "charging" displayed in the management window for a bit, but then it disappears. The battery Icon itself shows that the power supply is plugged in as it displays a male electrical plug. If I remove the battery the laptop powers up fine. The BIOS in this machine does not display the charging device information, just that the battery is 100% normal. While in BIOS I hit the F9 key to reset basic bios functions to no avail. I also tried uninstalling the AC adapter and ACPI- compliant control method battery and re-booting to no avail. I can get the original power supply to charge a low battery by continuously unplugging and plugging back in the connector t... Read more

Answer:AC Power Adapter type cannot be determined

Since you've tried a new Dell adapter to no effect, next suspect is the DC jack -- replace this part:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
If that doesn't solve the problem, it's the mainboard that's bad.

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Hi all.

I have a computer of which I don't know what kind of power adapter it requires or rather the name of the adapter that goes in. A dell laptop charger fits in but this doesn't suffice to power it. If I know the type that goes in I should be able to buy the new adapter.

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Not sure of type of power adapter for computer

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So.. I see this problem has been posted about before, so I just wanna know what my options are.
This problem actually popped up on me a few months ago, but I was able to remove and insert the power cord a few times and the message would go away and I would be able to charge my battery. But as a month or two passed, it became more finicky, and I had to jiggle with it a little more, but still, I was able to charge my battery and use my laptop wire-free.
Now today, I've been trying all day, and cannot for the life of me get the battery to charge. I get the following message when I plug the wire in.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."
Also, I think its worth nothing that a lot of people mention that this error message comes up while they are booting their Laptops, mine only comes up once Vista is loaded and I attempt to reinsert the cord.
So, I have tried another Dell charger, a 90W one, and the same problem does occur (My original is a 65W). I am planning on getting a different battery tomorrow to see if it is the battery, as this ones usable life was getting quite low, down to barely a half hour per full charge. My warranty, although I'm not sure of the specifics, was not expired when this problem first came up, but is now expired by I would say 2 months at the most.
Oh, I have a M1330, and I have gotten... Read more

Answer:AC Power Adapter Type Cannot Be Determined

At a minimum, the power jack on the mainboard needs to be replaced - if that doesn't fix it or a competent repair shop tells you it won't, you'll need to replace the system board.
 

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This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter.  PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061.  It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330.  Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative.  It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance".  So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts.  If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.
 

Answer:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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Hi!My Fujitsu Siemens Scaleoview T19-1's power adapter does not work properly (the screen stays black, the light next to the ON button flickers etc.). There are some ways to make it work, but these sollutions are not so safe, so I decided to get a new one.It would be really hard to get an exact same one, since it's an old model, but I wondered if it could be replaced with a universal notebook power adapter? For example the TRUST 16665 65W seems suitable.What do you think?Additional question: I have heard that that if you plug out and in these adapters every day it's reduces their lifetime. It does not seem very logical, but I wonder what the experts think, since I can not think of any other reason why could it broke.

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I have a Yoga Pro 3 I purchased here in the US a couple of months ago.  This summer I'll be moving to Moldova (eastern Europe) with the Peace Corps and plan to take my Yoga with me. Moldova has 220-240V Type C power outlets.  Ideally, I'd like to purchase a power adapter for my Yoga that is already configured with a Type C plug.  The US Lenovo customer service staff can't seem to tell me if I can buy one. I know Germany also uses Type C but I don't see the option to buy the 40W power adapter on their site. The below adapter is available on the UK site but I'm not sure UK adapters are compatible with Type C outlets:http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbweb/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:item.detai... Does anyone out there who travels to Europe or owns a Yoga Pro 3 in Europe have any tips on buying a native adapter?  If I need to use a convertor I will... I'm just trying to cut down on the accessories I have to carry with me.

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Ok, I have read through these forums, and others, and have been unable to resolve this issue after trying like a million things. Here's my issue:
This is on a Dell Inspiron N4030 running Windows 8 Pro with Bios Revision A07.
On boot-up I get this message:
"The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined.
The battery may not charge.
The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for the best system performance.
Strike the F3 key (before F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see this power warning message again.
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."

If I strike F2 and go into the bios it says "AC adapter type    unknown"
If I strike F1 to continue boot-up it boots into windows and then the battery indicator shows "Plugged in, Not charging"

In attempting to fix this issue I have:

1. Replaced the battery.
2. Replaced the motherboard
3. Replaced the Power Board
4. Swapped out the adapter with several other Dell adapters we have in the house (we have 6 Dell laptops). Adapter revisions used are A00, A01, and A02.
5. Did the whole rigamarole here: http://jeffreypalermo.com/blog/plugged-in-not-charging-windows-7-solution/
6. Tried various combinations of plugging/unplugging at different intervals and at different speeds that I have read on multiple sites.
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Answer:AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined, please help...

Hi alexkharden,Great job done on the troubleshooting, we appreciate that you’ve tried all possible steps to isolate and resolve the issue.However, please try removing the battery and inserting on another Dell Computer and charge the battery for at-least 50%.Once the charge is completed kindly insert the battery back on your Inspiron N4030 computer also connecting the original AC Adapter.
Turn on the computer and flash the BIOS by clicking on the link below.http://dell.to/1dFtXxLType the Service tag and under Drivers and Downloads select the Operating system and select option BIOS and install the same.NOTE: In order to flash BIOS the battery needs to be charged at least 20%.Please try the above mentioned steps and let us know your findings.

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Answer:USB type-c power adapter and dock for HP Envy 15

it has a lot of thm but you can check this one http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/accessories-88342--1/kensington-usb-30-docking-station-with-dual-dvi-h...

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 HDD damaged without any warning last week and cannot be repaired, so i had to replace it with another HDD. Everything works fine after that except that when i plugged in my AC adapter, the power warning message “The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation" will appear, and my battery will not charge.

Previously this power warning message will occur only when i didn't plug in properly and it worked fine after i replug the adapter. Since i changed my HDD, this warning message appears everytime i turn on my laptop. I tried updating the BIOS but it doesn't help, the problem is still there. I suspect that my AC adapter is damaged but when i tried it with another Inspiron 6400, it worked fine without the warning message appearing, that shows that there isn't any problem with my AC adapter..

Any solutions for this? I hope i don't have to change the motherboard or whatsoever, because my laptop is out of warranty. Is it something to do with the configuration? - since i formatted my computer and reinstalled everything..

thanks heaps for any comments!
 

Answer:Power adapter type cannot be determined after replacing new HDD

You may have a damaged DC jack in the laptop if the adapter works on another laptop, which would go with you replugging the power adapter to clear the error in the past. Its not uncommon for the jacks to break from the motherboard and require re-soldering, in some cases the jacks crack or break and need to replaced. To get at the jack you will need to have the laptop completely disassembled.

P.S. 'spoiled' isn't not the correct term to use with failed electronics.
 

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Hello, from few days a have problem with my AC power adapter.My system says: "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined... lalalala" when my Windows says Plugged in, not charging. CPU performance does not exceed 0,78GHz.I tried to uninstall the drivers - nothing.
I tried update my BIOS - nothing.
Replace AC - nothing
Exclude malfunctioning AC adapter.
Sometimes after a few connections begins to charge my battery, and it is a day where you do not try to charge.
But I found a solution, which is always charge my battery.
when i turn off the system, and then pulled out the battery. I push the button 'power on' for 10 seconds. And then I put back the battery and plug the charger. I turn on the system and everything works.
But once again, disconnect and plug the charger that stops charging

Where is the problem?

Answer:The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Inspiron 15 3542

Hi WLODZIAK,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Since you have replaced the adapter, if the battery has good health, then then next part to be replaced would be the dc port - you would need this part - http://bit.ly/2d2vuCc
If nothing works, the motherboard might be at fault. 
If the system is under warranty, Please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name, Phone#, Address and Email). If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi all, I happen to have a spare power adapter from my former W530. Can I use it with my X1 Carbon 20A7? Connector is the same but of course the W530 one is much more powerful, so I guess the question is: is the X1 protected against more Amperes than expected? Thanks and regards

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Hi! I don't know what's the cause of my problem and will be appreciated for any info.
Suddenly, I started getting this message, when I turn my laptop on. It won't recognize my AC adapter, and won't charge the battery.
I have Dell Inspiron 6400/1505, windows XP.
I tried to flash BIOS, took out and put back in the battery. Check the plug, it looks ok. Battery's LED lights show it works fine.
I saw that so many people have this problem, but did not find any ways to solve it. Or any reasons why it happened. If anybody knows what to do, please share with us regular PC users.
 

Answer:The AC power adapter type can not be determined. Inspiron 6400

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Hi,
I'm using an XPS 13 9350, and 'm currently having an issue whereby when I start up my laptop I'm receiving the error message.
"AC power adapter and type cannot be determined, the battery may mot charge, the system will adjust the performance to match the power available"
The laptop sticks at 1% and wont charge. Although the light is still on the adapter, the light does not appear at the front of the laptop where it would usually indicate charging, apart from occasionally brief moments before the laptop boots following pressing the on button.
I have forced the latest BIOS update past the 10% battery block, however this has not helped.
I've had the laptop and adapter roughly a year.
Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9350 - AC power adapter and type could not be determined

If "roughly" is less than a year, call Dell for warranty repair.
If it's over a year, first thing to try is a new OEM Dell AC adapter -- most computer shops should have one you can try.  If that fixes it, replace the AC adapter.  If not, replace the DC power jack:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx
And if that doesn't solve it, it's the charge circuit itself that's bad -- replace the mainboard.

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Sometimes the message says connect a Dell 45w adapter or higher. That is what I use. It's the original adapter. I've also received a message to use a 35w adapter. Sometimes it tells me to press F1 if I want to continue anyway.
Any suggestions?

Answer:Inspiron 7352 laptop AC power adapter type cannot be determined

First thing to try is a new OEM Dell AC adapter.  If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC power jack:
www.parts-people.com/index.php
And if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the mainboard.

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Iv recently encountered the dreaded Plugged-In not charging Error
Upon Boot
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. 
Iv come to the conclusion its the module that determines the adapter and wattage type.
As iv tested it with known working chargers and batteries.
Can anyone *** me with this knowledge or allow me to get a schematic for the mother board?

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?
 
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Answer:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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If I unplug adapter, external monitor picture is fine. But if it is plugged in, I can see small ripples on the screen.How can I fix it? Thank you.

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Just faced a rather strange issue, but not really an issue, just different system behaviour than expected. System:W520 Batteries:55++ connected27++ connected Power adapter:Unplugged No other accessories connected. Scenario:I was using the system till it power itself off due to low power (0% reached for both batteries). i.e. Ungraceful Windows shutdown. Then upon pressing the power on button, the LEDs flashes, no THINKPAD logo or BIOS message appears, system appears to then restart again, and the LEDs flash again...and loops until it was no longer able to even attempt to POST. Expected behaviour:Either display the message that says "Battery level is too low".OrDon't loop (this is the behaviour when only the 55++ battery is connected at 0%) Why does having the 27++ would make the system go through this looping cycle?

Answer:W520, 55++, 27++, unplugged from power adapter, 0% battery. Press Power button --> power up loops.

Hello Chatbox,
 
I can understand your issue very well, as there is no message comes on the screen which gives you information to plug the power adapter and prevent the laptop to get shut down.
 
You should install Power Manager software and then customize it as per your requirement.
The software can be download from the mentioned below web link.
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/8mu417ww.exe
 
 
Hope, after this laptop will not shut down automatically due to battery backup
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj
 

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Hello, I would love to ask for some help!
I've recently purchased the newer Dell XPS 13 9360 Non-touch (not the 2 in 1) and am having some trouble with using an external monitor. The screen (on the external monitor) keeps on flickering and has a very unstable connection. 
I've searched and found that apparently lowering the power output of the WIFI network adapter can fix this problem. 
The problem is that the current XPS's wifi adapter doesn't allow the power output to be changed. The previous fixes were geared towards intel wifi adapters.
The general power settings for the computers doesn't show wifi card power controls.

I have updated all the drivers for the computer including the wireless adapter. Still the options doesn't change.

Has anyone found a way to get a stable external monitor to work with the Killer Wireless Adapter cards?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
-JDed

Answer:XPS 13 9360 External Monitor Flicker with USB C - HDMI Adapter [Killer Wireless Adapter]

For what it's worth: For me (XPS 13 9360, QHD, i7, 16 GB, Killer WiFi), external screens are perfectly stable, even with wireless being on relatively high throughput load, albeit not high power (energy) load.
I am connecting both HDMI and DisplayPort displays, each with cheap native USB-C adapters (i.e. through Thunderbolt). I also have full success with a Dell DA200, through its built-in HDMI graphics adapter.

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I get a pop-up when I plug in the power adapter to my Yoga2Pro:  "The connected power adapter cannot suply enough power.  Use of this power adapter may lower system performance."  And a link to take me to the Lenovo store and buy a new adapter.    Thing is:  this is all fresh out of the box.  The Yoga2Pro, and the power adapter that came with it.  Adapter is Model Name ADLX65SDC2A.  I did update the Energy Manager driver.  Task Manager tells me that it's Energy Manager producing the pop-up.  I've explored the EM settings, but don't see anything that I could change. 

Answer:Yoga2Pro "power adapter may lower system performance" - it's their adapter!

Welcome to the family. If I were you, I would return the computer. The problem you face is not normal.

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I have an HP Spectre X360.  It has power adapter, with a right angle end (blue tip) that plugs into computer.I HATE THE RIGHT ANGLE !!!  if I'm on the couch, it points down, gets extra pressure on it.if I'm on a table, it points front or back, and puts pressure because the cord wants to go to the side of the computer does anyone know of a patch cord, that would allow that adapter end to plug into, and then have a STRAIGHT blue-tip adapter end on it, so that I can relieve the pressure on this cord wire when I use it? any assistance appreciated

Answer:power adapter question, HP Spectre X360, adapter for STRAIGH...

Hi,What is the exact model name, product number of your laptop?http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108We could help you by providing you the Manual and see if HP is listing any spare part like that for your model. No promises.RegardsVisruth

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I would like to get a plug that would work in EU countries, if that is not available then a power supply. This is what the US plug looks like:













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Where can I get an EU type adapter to go on on the...

Hello, I found the part number of the "adapter" but I don't know if it is available in US:NC.20411.01YAC.CLIP.EU/KOR.WHITE

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Question: adapter type

i just realize that my adapter type is still intel R hd graphic n yours is nvdia..
how to change it to nvdia?
pls help me

Answer:adapter type

Hello Dydiee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please fill out your system specs using the tutorial below to help so we can see what hardware you have.

System Info - See Your System Specs


This depends on what type of graphics card or chip on the motherboard for what option you have.

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I would like to get a plug that would work in EU countries, if that is not available then a power supply. This is what the US plug looks like:

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When plugging in the power adapter, the "charge" light does not come on, nor will the notebook power up. To rule out the HP power adapter I plugged in a Targus universal adapter (with correct polarity) and same result. Same results whether the battery is installed or not. The notebook had been in storage for several months, therefore, no recent changes. Any ideas?

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Hello: I am looking for a power adapter to be able to plug my T400 computer into the car . I cannot finda Car/Auto Adapter on the Lenovo product page. The only Adapter I see is for $119.00? Will that work with the car?  Thanks. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!! 

Answer:T400 POWER ADAPTER AUTO ADAPTER

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenovophotolibrary/2195165341/

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When i plug in HP USB type C to vga adapter i immediately get message "Try improving USB connection.  Display Port connection might not work. Try using different cable.".  This is the HP adapter  Cable accessory I ordered with the new HP Envy 17in notebook/laptop.  Tried different vga cable to HP monitor.  Both give same result.  Cannot connect to vga monitor.   Do I need to install a driver?   Do i have a bad type c  adapter?

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Microsoft said we'd be getting a Type-C adapter when the Surface Laptop was announced, so where in the world is it? Any ETA?

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I had to replace the power cord (from the outlet to the box) on my AC adapter. It worked fine for awhile; but now I'm getting this message on boot up. "Warning. The AC adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance. Please check AC adapter is connected properly. Remove AC adapter and plug it in again." I tried plugging it in again several times to no avail. Then my virus program (Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14) popped up a window to start in Safe Mode to fix the problem. I know how to start in Safe Mode but don't know what to do once I'm in there. Any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:AC adapter type cannot be determined

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Hi,IBM Thinkpad x40 with windows xp, don't have this problem before. additional information:Battery work fine (more then 4 hours).If unplugging in the stand by mode having any problem as well as when the PC shutdown .plug back (switching from battery to external power) without any problem.try to change battery and power adapter always the same problem.me suggestion is HW issue.any help welcome:some post aboutwhich component goneany solution?Br

Answer:Power loss failure (immediate reset) whenever switching from power adapter to battery (unplug)

My laptop is ThinkPad X1. Same situation. Originally was at 97% charge, once go to battery mode (AC unplug) battery immediately goes to 5% and then hibernate. Replaced 3 batteries from service center but problem still persist. Support Center keep insisting is battery problem despite 3 replacement batteries from service center! Lenovo is providing faulty batteries to customer for consecutively 3 times!? Issue has dragged for over 1 year and now Support Center says battery warranty is over and request to purchase new battery. If purchasing new battery can solve the issue, why did I need to replace the battery 3 times!? All batteries cycle counts range between 30 to 40 only. (Mostly on AC and recharge threshold is set to recharge at 33%). Lenovo batteries can only last for 3-6 months!? Despite case being escalated to "TOP MANAGEMENT", no response from Lenovo at all for over 1 week! Is this even escalating? Is this so-called "Customer Satisfaction" when satisfaction level is NEGATIVE ONE HUNDRED? 

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Hello all, I recently recieved my IdeaPad Y410p from the Lenovo repair centre and they changed my system board for a different issue, but now I have a new problem. I updated Windows to 8.1 and did all the critical updates and then tried to uninstall some of Lenovo's bloatware and now my laptop won't turn on or charge the battery. I tried to do a power drain (remove the battery and hold down the power button), but still no luck. The laptop won't turn on at all with the battery or the plug by itself.  I then waited a few hours and tried to turn on my laptop again and then this time it powered on for some reason! I quickly restored my system back to Windows 8 thinking there was a problem with an update or bloatware uninstallation and then all seemed well until  I powered down my laptop again, but then couldn't power it back on. I called Leneovo and they said it was impossible for it to be a hardware problem since they just repaired it and since I updated everything and then restored it back, which then it still had the same power issues means it most likely isn't software. The only other thing I could think of is there might be a problem with the power adapter, but I've had this laptop since July 2013 and the adapter was working perfectly fine and this problem only started once I received my laptop back from Lenovo after a "repair". Any other suggestions would be very much appreciated at this point. Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p won't power on with power adapter plugged in and won't charge battery.

Hi there -  I wanted to add that I am having the same problem. I sent my Lenovo in for warranty repair (rear left hinge broke) - I got it back Friday May 16th and ever since then it won't stay on and sometimes won't turn on. I called Lenovo warranty support and (of course) they denied it was their problem. However, I complained enough that they're going to send me a new one. Of course, you have to be in-warranty for this to work. Just a suggestion Hope you get your straightened out!!!

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Please help it worked fine for a while  after my daughter knocked it of the side but now it won't power on
I've tried different power adapters and still does the same thing
No power makes it to the computer at all, the yellow/ green light on the power transformer just goes out when it touches the computer  is there a safety switch on the mother board ?? I've tried it with everything disconnected
Ram
Harddrive
Processor
The battery
And still nothing
Does anyone have any suggestions ???

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The original adapter cord for my T61 laptop shorted and sparked right at the base of the laptop connector where the cord had apparently cracked through from too much bending.  Then the laptop worked fine on the battery until it ran out of juice.  There is no indication of power to the laptop on the replacement power adapter cord though.  I verified power at the laptop end of the replacement cord with a multi meter. I think this pretty well isolates the problem to between where the cord plugs in and where the battery power joins the circuit, right?  Would that be in the power supply?  I've read that there is not a "power supply" per se in laptops but that it is integral with the fan kit.  So should I just be ordering a replacement "Thermal device and fan (Integrated)" to fix this problem?  I see in the part list that this is marked as "not to be replaced by the customer".  Is that just a warranty statement, irrelevant outside of warranty, or should I be looking for a good repair shop? I have some experience with computer repair, but have not dealt with any repair shops in years, and have never dug into a laptop myself.  What I think I know to this point, as stated above, is based on a bit of web searching and general experience.  In reality, I'm very unsure of anything I've said regarding diagnosis or next steps.  Please advise. Thank you, James

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Hello, I have a T530 quad core, which means I need the 135W power adapter.  I was flying yesterday and my seat had power, so I figured I would use the "Airplane In-Seat Power Mode" function on Power Manager to avoid tripping any breakers on the airplane.  However (and I've tried this at home as well on AC mains), choosing the airplane in-seat power mode doesn't seem to result in the advertised "adjusting charge rate and cpu" - instead it just causes the laptop to not charge at all and say this: "This AC adapter may not provide enough power to your Lenovo computer. Please reconnect the proper AC adapter." Of course... it is the right adapter... and switching off Airplane Power Mode makes it start charging normally again immediately. I have the BIOS update needed that says it enables this feature (1.12), and Power Manager 6.32. Has anyone else tried Airplane In-Seat Power Mode and had it work, or can anyone from Lenovo comment on this? THANKS!

Answer:T530 Airplane In-Seat Power Mode = reject power adapter

It will be a bugger just to take another flight to effectively test it again. LOLMaybe from a 12V auto socket.





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The power suddently cut off even connected to AC power and without the battery. If the battery connected, then it will charge for a few second, then it stop charging. I have to pullout the ac jack and reinsert it, and charge for a few second, then it stop again....????What is the problem..??

Answer:Power for G460 lost suddently even with AC power adapter jack and without battery

Same problem on my G550, any help woud be much appreciated.

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I am getting this error message. My battery is not charging. And it is clocking my cpu speed to 0.5 GHz. I heard that there is a pin in the DC jack that tells a chip on the computer to tell the computer that the AC adapter is not suitable (whether damage or low wattage). I'm wondering if there is a way to disable the chip and just use it at full speed, I don't really need a battery because I'm mainly on AC use anyways.

Answer:The wattage and type of the AC adapter cannot be determined

Mine will do that if the plug is not all the way in.  It has happened to me twice now and I would have thought it would take more than 1/16th of an inch to cause the situation.
Sorry I don't know of a way to bypass this check.

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What adapters can I use to connect my laptop to wired internet connection? I'm using windows 10. Thank you!

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What adapters can I use to connect my laptop to wired internet connection? I'm using windows 10. Thank you!

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I want to use my existing ps2 keyboard with a kvm switch that has usb input. I bought what I thought was correct a usb/ps2 adapter but when I plug it in the keyboard will not work. What is the correct gismo that I need?thanks as always.sanap

Answer:NEED THE CORRECT TYPE KEYBOARD PS2 TO USB ADAPTER/

You can get these at Computer Fairs Maplins may have them bottom of this page click here

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Before I go out and buy this adapter. I need to kow if I will be able to get both Audio and Vidio all in this one adapter by plugging it into my surround sound receivers HDMI input/output?
 
Mod Comment: Corrected subject line, for more accurate search capability.













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Answer:yoga 900... USB Type-C to HDMI Adapter

Hello and welcome,
 
If you mean HDMI, I realized I hadn't ever checked if the sound works.  Just plugged it into my Samsung TV.  Got a movie playing now and sound works fine.
 
This is the adapter I'm using.  There are others but this one is working for me.
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4S5C7G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
 
Z.

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how do i find this out so that i can get one that is compatible with directX9.0c?
 

Answer:how do i find out what type of graphics adapter i have?

look here
 

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I'm having trouble finding an adapter for my X1 Carbon M.2 SSD.  The laptop is fried, but I'm hoping to get some of the files out of the SSD.  The model number is Intel SSDSCMMW240A3L and I've found that it's a "B Key" 6 pin connector, but it seems like around the pins is different (less space alloted between the 6 and the next 20 pins).  So standard M.2 adapters won't work Is anyone aware of any type of external adapters that I can plug this unit into?  They can be Sata, USB, PCIE, doesn't matter. Thanks

Answer:Adapter for X1 Carbon (Type 3444-CUU) M.2 SSD

Hello and welcome,
 
Something like this?  I have no experience with this.  Just found via The Google
 
https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Sandisk-SD5SG2-Lenovo-Ultrabook/dp/B00PRL9V5M
 
Z.

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I apologize in advance if this is something that has been dealt with here before; I searched and couldn't find anything.  My laptop was working fine up until this morning when I woke up.  The power indicator light that is normally solid green was orange.  I turned on the computer and it worked as normal except that it was using battery power despite being plugged in.  I was able to use the laptop until the battery died. Now the power light flashes orange when the ac adapter is plugged in, and is off when the laptop is not plugged in.  I'm pretty sure it's not a battery issue, and the ac adapter itself is brand new ( I bought it just two weeks ago) and appears completely undamaged.  I know it isn't an issue with my surge protector, which is working fine for other devices. My completely un-expert, non-technical opinion is that there is an internal issue where the ac adapter connects to the laptop.  Any thoughts? 













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Answer:Lenovo 3000 N100 Power Issue (can't get power from ac adapter)

try to remove the battery, unplug the ac power, press 30-40 seconds power button, plug the ac adapter then check if it works.if it doesn't work, could be power connector issue.

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The tips I got with this Kensington 33197 power adapter have numbers stenciled on them like N3, N5, N19, etc. The tips sold on their web site make no mention of the "N" numbers and have numbers like K20059, K20050, etc. and there is no cross reference.

You can also see a complete reference for "N" numbers to all the laptops they support at the above link. Again, no mention of the numbers Kensington uses on their site.

I need a cross reference for these kinds of numbers.

Kensington referred me to their telephone tech support; but, there is a language or cultural barrier that prevents their understanding what I need.

Does anyone know of such a reference?
 

Answer:Need power tips reference for Kensington laptop power adapter

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My laptop will no longer turn on.  When the AC adapter is plugged in, the LED light is white indicating power is arriving at the laptop. However, nothing happens when I push the power button. Troubleshooting steps I have completed already include: Hard reset (several times including after each step below)Tried starting without the batteryRemoved all removable components and reseated themRemoved all removable components as well as bottom cover. Cleaned with compressed air. Put everything back.Nothing appears wrong and nothing happened between the last time it turned on and this time that I am aware of. The laptop is out of warranty, and I am pretty handy with computers. Is there anything that can be suggested short of a hardware replacement that would help get this resolved? TIA

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Hi all,Really in need of help, I have a U310 ( non touch version) that doesn't turn on.How it happened: I dropped it lightly and when I picked up the top right corner sort of seemed detached. I pressed it back and it worked fine that day. But the next day I tried to turn on and the battery LED blinked three times slowly in amber and the laptop wouldn't turn on.What I tried: checked the power adapter, and it reads 20V fine. Checked with aanother adapter at Fry's just to make sure with the same result.2. I opened and checked power connector, and 20V goes out of it too

Answer:U310 no power. Power adapter and connector seem to work fine.

Dear Customer 
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Please follow the below steps and let us know if the issue still exist
 
1- power off the machine
2- connect the charger 
3- hold the power button down for 15 sec
 
Check if the unit will turn on or not
 
Thanks
Alaa





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I have fully upgraded windows 10 and all the latest drivers from Acer support pages installed to my Aspire S5-371.When I'm trying to connect a display into type-c USB-port using a type-c/HDMI adapter, windows shows an error message "Display connection is limited" and by clicking it, it opens following web site: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt628692(v=vs.85).aspx#_5 I tried 2 different type-c/HDMI adapters with same results. Does my new laptop support dual display at all?

Answer:S5-371 dual display issue with type-c adapter

The end of the M$ note says "The hardware and software on the system, the device or adapter, or cable does not support the DisplayPort /DockPort or MHL alternate modes." Now since a regular USB port works (2.0 even) for DisplayPort that leaves MHL. Maybe you need one of these.

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Need to know which battery plug in adapter works for Real Tec Radio Model RTL8188EE.Its a HP laptop. Missing the plug in.

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I have fully upgraded windows 10 and all the latest drivers from Acer support pages installed to my Aspire S5-371.When I'm trying to connect a display into type-c USB-port using a type-c/HDMI adapter, windows shows an error message "Display connection is limited" and by clicking it, it opens following web site: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt628692(v=vs.85).aspx#_5 I tried 2 different type-c/HDMI adapters with same results. Does my new laptop support dual display at all?

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Is there a way for a Windows 10 firewall rule to determine what network adapter is in use? Can it differentiate between Wi-Fi, TAP, Ethernet, etc.?
Poking around Windows Firewall for the first time, I don't see any settings related to network adapter, but I wonder if the "local IP address" settings could be useful. Would the different adapters show up as different local IP addresses, in some way that is consistent enough to make a rule out of it?

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Hello! I've been around here for a sometimes but never registered as a users because I find all the solution I needed, but I have one follow problems that I can't solve and I need sevenforum's help!

I recently bought Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 and comparing game performance with my old graphic card Nvidia 9800 GT, I don't see much of a difference. According to my friend who builds computer, he said it's suppose to be superior differences between those 2 graphic cards. I also tried to sign up for BETA profile for Blizzard game series and apparently it kept detecting the Radeon HD 4200, which is my integrated card. Anyways, my question is, how can I change my Adapter Type? I posted a picture of it so you guys can see what's my problem is. I have the latest Catalyst Control Panel from the sites sticky thread .

I don't know how to check my computer stuff, so here's my computer on website: HP - Pavilion Desktop / AMD Athlon™ II Processor / 4GB Memory / 750GB Hard Drive - p6654y

My english is my second language so if you can't understand what I said I'll be glad to explain again lol. Rough draft xD.

I've already tried Driver Sweeper, failed on me .

I don't know what BIOS means either lol.

If my integrated graphic card is disabled for good, I think I might get to see my 6770's full performance. Also tried overclocking, didn't helped at all :[. I still think it's my integrated card's problem, but hey I could be wrong. I'm terrible at computers .

Thanks.
-youki412

Answer:Changing a video card adapter type help.

Assuming HP didn't hide the option in the bios (and I wouldn't put it past them), have a good look around likely in the Advanced section under Chipset. If it is don't disable it quite yet, first boot back to Windows and uninstall the AMD driver through Programs and Features using the Catalyst Install Manager. Then restart and go into the bios and disable, and re-install the AMD driver using the latest,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

unless that is the one you already have.

P.S. What you're seeing shouldn't happen, but with the way HP likes to hide/disable/monkey around in general with bios settings I'm not really surprised that it did. When it works properly (the AMD onboard video with an AMD video card) you can actually use both at the same time for running up to 4 (or 5 depending on video card) monitors at a time.

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Is there a way for a Windows 10 firewall rule to determine what network adapter is in use? Can it differentiate between Wi-Fi, TAP, Ethernet, etc.?
Poking around Windows Firewall for the first time, I don't see any settings related to network adapter, but I wonder if the "local IP address" settings could be useful. Would the different adapters show up as different local IP addresses, in some way that is consistent enough to make a rule out of it?

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Hi there,

We've got 3 Dell precision towers 5810 that work great, except for a possible bios bug, which I can reproduce on all machines:

I'm using the installed NIC: Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1.
Our computers go powerless every night (mains power) after a normal pc shutdown. Every morning, when the power is back on, I want to wake up all computers in our building with Wake On Lan (WOL) by sending a 'magic packet' over the network.
This normally works well if the machine has been switched on and off with the power button / windows shutdown. But when I unplug the machine (mains power), wait and plug in the mains power again, the computer does not respond to the WOL packet. (Maybe the PCI-E NIC does not get power on plugging in the mains of machine for the first time).
It works well on the integrated (motherboard) NIC. BIOS / power / sleep state settings seem to be ok.

Answer:Wake On Lan (WOL) not working on Dell precision tower 5810 with Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1 at first power up / after no power

Hi paulnotebaart,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:http://dell.to/2gh5oM6

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i Have Z50-70 . i bought it from 2 yearsi have now this problem when i plug charger in it this messege appered and charge icon say that( plugged in .not chargeing ) when i shutdown lap it charge . some times when i remove battery laptop not work . replug charger more times to work i try hold on power 30 sec . and load default Bios . and Wipe all Files . what is probleme please ? motherboard or socket charge or adpter ?  

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The Spectre x2 12 detachable is capable of charging through the two Type-C USB ports. The HP Type-C USB adapter charges using these two ports. However, no third party Type-C USB chargers (even with Power Delivery specifications) will charge this device. Meaning, there is no benefit to charging via Type-C since this device can only use the HP adapter charger. Another HP device that charges via Type-C USB, the Spectre 13.3 (HP Spectre 13-v151nr), received a BIOS update (F.26 Rev.A; sp77130.exe) in August that allows charging through third party Type C-USB chargers like Google and Apple chargers (see below in yellow;"- Expands support for the USB Type-C adaptor."). I am requesting a similar Type-C charging adapter BIOS update for the HP Spectre x2 - 12-a008nr, to remove the limitation described above. Not allowing to be charged through Type C chargers manufactured by Google and Apple is absurd. If you would please,  use the Power Delivery specifications that these reputable vendors use, and that you also used for the 13.3, and allow this device to truly be fantastic. Thank you! Below is the notes from the BIOS update for the 13.3:Fixes - Fixes an issue where certain keys generate the incorrect character when the keyboard on the system is used.- Fixes an issue where certain keys do not generate a character when the keyboard on the system is used.- Expands support for the USB Type-C adaptor.- Provides enhanced BIOS password security.- Provides enhance... Read more

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My Dell XPS 13 has recently been unable to recognize my AC adapter. I've tried several outlets and chargers, but to no avail. Once I plug the charger into the laptop, the charging light on my Dell lights up for a second but turns off immediately after.
I am unable to get past the Dell SupportAssist and it seems to be an endless loop that won't allow me into my desktop. 
Would I be able to bypass the "AC Adapter Unknown" error by using Google's Pixel 2 charger? It would allow me to charge through Dell's USB-C port instead. Has anyone tried this method or has solved the issue in any other way?
Thanks for any help at all! 

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Hi all, have been trying to power my netbook with the battery but it seems unable to turn on. However, when I plug in my AC adapter and power on, the netbook is able to power up and my battery indicates 100%, if I remove the battery, the netbook would be able to detect the removal of battery and would show in the "Power Management". Have tried some methods suggested in the forum but I can't seem to get the netbook to power with battery alone. Would like to seek the help of experts in this forum to advise. Methods Tried.1. Pressing 30secs on power button2. Disabling battery ac adapter in windows hardware manager control panel.

Answer:S10-2 Netbook able to power on with AC adapter but cannot power on with battery

Hi and welcome,
try a Update to  BIOS 26
 
 
Lenovo strongly suggests rebooting the system before applying the BIOS update.
after successful update step into BIOS via press F2 while switched on .. press F9 to load setup defaults and exit with F10  to save settings..
 
 

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a DC power cord for my T60 AC/DC power adapter (92P1109}? I have lost mine and do not want to purchase a completely new adapter. Thanks.

Answer:DC power cord for T60 power adapter 92P1109

The part numbers for the power cord itself can be found here. You might be able to find that FRU for purchase online, but the easiest way is to call IBM Spare parts. Info about that is here.





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Hi everyone,  I have bought a Lenovo T570 and a VGA to USB Type-C converter to had an external display on it. The problem is when I lock the computer I need to manually unplug and plug the converter to turn on the external display. Have you an isue like this and do you know how to avoid this ? Thank.

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Hi, It's been a couple of weeks since I bought my Thinkpad E570 (Product SKU 20H5CTO1WW). Since I live in Greece and the laptop is on its way to me (I had it delivered to a friend of mine in UK), I'd like to know what kind of ac adapter the laptop is equipped with. If it's universal (110/220V) then I suppose an adaptor from type G to type F plug would suffice, otherwise I will probably need a new ac adapter. So, can anyone help me with my question? I forgot to ask my friend about it, I just realized about the different power plugs today. Regards,Vas













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Answer:Thinkpad E570 ac adapter type (bought from Lenovo e-shop)

Welcome to the forum.
 
> If it's universal (110/220V) then I suppose an adaptor from type G to type F plug would suffice
 
ThinkPad AC chargers are designed to work with input voltages from 110VAC to 240VAC so the charger that's shipped with your E570 will be just fine. If your new E570 was bought in the UK then yes, you'll need a G to F adapter to fit local power outlets.

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Normally when you insert a pccard into the slot you should feel a slight resistance at the end. After that the ejection pin pops out. also a card should fit in there completely. Now if i test a working pccard (32 bits gold connector) in this r500, it can not fit it in there completely. Also there is no resistance or connection. It will slide in loosely and does not connect. The last centimeter of the card will not fit in the adapter. No new device is found. I tested this in linux as well in windows7. I conclude the physical connection  between the card and the adapter is not there. So perhaps this is a hardware flaw ? Or perhaps i am missing something obvious.if i look closely into the slot, i can see there is a metal pin at the left side deep inside the slot, wich blocks access to the connection pins. It prevents my cards from beeing inserted completely. * I wonder if anyone has found this same problem.* also has anyone found a normal userguide for his laptop ? (r500 2714) i can only find the Hardware maintenance and safetey manuals. Thanks for your responses. 













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Answer:r500 2714 pcmcia/cardbus type i/ii adapter does not work.

Aha, the metal pin blocking access is released when the grey releasebutton is in the 'ejected' state. Now i can fit the pccard type in there. (32 bit pcmcia) These have a gold plated connector on the card and has the word pccard on it.the old style 16 bit cards dont seem to fit. Maybe this info will help other users. Still i would like to see a r500 usermanual in wich i cold have read this * Does anyone know where to find the usermanual ? regards  

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I have an XPS 12 9250 with an external Dell Adapter USB Type C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 470-ABQN.  This adapter is working for Ethernet and VGA, but the USB port is not working.  I suspect that I need the correct drivers installed.  When I plug in my windows phone or my android phone, both devices show that they are charging, but windows 10 does not indicate that it sees the devices.  If I plug in an external keyboard to the adapter's USB port, windows 10 does not react, and the keyboard lights do not come on (keyboard works fine on 2 other computers).
So, I'm pretty sure I've installed all the latest drivers that are listed on support.dell.com for the xps 12 9250, but it's hard to tell as there seem to be scores of them.
Is anyone else having this problem?  Can anyone tell me which specific drivers I need to get USB working?  Thank you

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In the week or two I have updated to Windows 10 from 8.1. The surface Pro 3 has been automatically doing updates. 2 days ago the type cover stopped working and disappeared from devices. Today the wifi does not work and says "The Marvell AVISTAR Wire4less-AC Network Controller is not fixed. Experiencing driver or hardware related problems." Also in device manager "The network adapter is experiencing problems. Failed". The Bluetooth has also disappeared. Can you offer some advice on how to resolve this please. Also when I can get wifi and can restore my devices, should I go back to windows 8.1? Thanks.
Maria

Answer:My Surface Pro 3 has lost hardware/device for wifi adapter, bluetooth and type cover.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question In the week or two I have updated to Windows 10 from 8.1. The surface Pro 3 has been automatically doing updates. 2 days ago the type cover stopped working and disappeared from devices. Today the wifi does not work and says "The Marvell AVISTAR Wire4less-AC Network Controller is not fixed. Experiencing driver or hardware related problems." Also in device manager "The network adapter is experiencing problems. Failed". The Bluetooth has also disappeared. Can you offer some advice on how to resolve this please. Also when I can get wifi and can restore my devices, should I go back to windows 8.1? Thanks.
Maria go to device manager and disable the wifi and bluetooth adaptors and then enable them and see if that helps
Check this article for more info: https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/networking-and-connectivity/cant-connect-to-a-wireless-network?os=windows-10
You can go back to windows 8.1 only if you do it before a month is over since you upgraded
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Hi,im having a very frustrating issue with the built-in wirless network adapter. after starting up everything works ok and the wireless connection connects to my local wireless network.once every few hours it suddenly shows an error on the connection icon in the  right bottom corner (local area connection only, unable to connect to the internet ) nothing i do from that point solves the problem: i tried the following:1. disable and enable the wireless adpater from vista or the Thinkvantage software.2. turn Off\On the wireless switch infront.3. disconnect and reconnect to another network.4. restart wirless related services. the only thing i can do is restart the computer to fix the issue. im thinking it might be some kind of a hardware failure.but there is no other indication or related symptom of when this happens.could it be related to a fan issue i have been having lately ? Please help ThanksBoaz   

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After running Windows updates, the Intel HD Graphics adapter has an error which takes out the use of multiple screens either through the HDMI out or USB 2.0.  I have tried disabling and re-enabling the adapter, uninstalling and re-installing the driver.  Searched on Intel and Lenovo sites for a driver that will work with no luck.  The only thing I have found to work so far is restoring to before the updates were ran - which only last so long until the updates run again. Anyone have any ideas?

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Hello, I have a laptop yoga720-15IKB80X7. When I transfer a display to a computer screen (type-c to hdmi) I get a disappointing view (the adapter intel 630 are user) How do I change the video output settings and use the (nivida 1050 card) or just get a good view on the screen of computer/tv? Thanks for the help

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Question: Monitor type

Hello everyone:

What are some good high quality monitors to buy? LCD or CRT flat?
I don't want to buy DELL.

Thanks
 

Answer:Monitor type

It depends on what you do on your computer. For gaming, some people prefer CRT's because of their faster response time and they're cheaper than LCD's. LCD's are easier on the eyes (supposedly) and use less power. They're also smaller.

So for gaming, I'd say go CRT.

For most everything else, or if space is an issue, go LCD.

People are bound to have different opinions so ask around.
 

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Hi, I really need assistance from the very capable community here. Any help is greatly appreciated. Now, the project im working on requires a great deal of work and i require a linksys router to be powered by a 200 watt PC power supply along with a few fans and cathode tube lights. Could i power the router with one of the 4 pin connectors? the routers AC adapter has a input rateing at 120v 60Hz 23W. And output at 12VDC 1000mA. Since the yellow wire on the 4 pin is 12V could i some use that?

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Hello everyone!

I'm having problem figuring out what type of power adapter / power cord this is. I know it's for a HP PSC 1500 and above series
but they don't sell these parts anymore. Anyone have any clue as to where I should start searching or a possible website that sell these? The one on ebay is way to expensive

http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-PSC-1510xi-15...QQcmdZViewItem

I'm positive there must be other adapter like this elsewhere but I just don't know what it call. I know it a 3 pong cord and that it and it doesn't seem to come up with anything usefull on google

Thanks for checking out this post

Answer:Power Adapter / Power Cord help

Ebay

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Hi:
Dell 19 inches Monitor come with the Dell Mini-tower/XP:

The screen does not appear due to 'power saving' upon pushing 'power' button at the right corner bottom, although the PC running fine. When I used the other monitor with the same Dell PC, the screen comes right away.

How to 'unstuck' power saving in order to get the screen?

Thanks for your help in advance
 

Answer:Solved: 19 Inches DELL Monitor got stuck due to 'Power Saving' upon pushing power but

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Here is my custom build I used cyberpowerpc.com because I have never built my own before. I have posted on a few other forums and they tell me I should get a better power supply. But they did not tell me which type or watts I should get with my build. If I call cyber power in within the next day they will only charge the difference in price between the two power supplies. So please let me know which psu I need. Also is my build alright and did I get an alright price?

Here are the specs

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Here are the specs I am going to run windows7 ultra 64bit on it. Also did I get a decent price for it?
CAS: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Panel Window

CPU: AMD Phenom™II X2 555 Black Edition Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+56]

FAN: Asetek 550LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Advanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) [+18]

FREEBIE_VC: FREE Blacklight: Tango Down Coupon with purchase of ATI Radeon HD5670 video card or above

FREEGAME_VC02: FREE Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+24] (Single Hard Drive)

KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

MOTHERBOARD: GigaByte GA-870A-UD3 AMD 870/SB850 chipset support DDR3 Ultra Durabl... Read more

Answer:What type of power supply do I need?

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I want to start ripping/backing up my Blu Ray discs and play them back in my Power DVD. I have a bunch of files types that I can choose, so I'm hoping someone will recommend the best one for me. I want to end up with one main feature file without subtitles in only a stereo audio format for each disc that I rip. Here are my options:

1) MPEG 4 Video files (.mp4, .Div, .DivX)
2) MPEG Video files (.MPG, .MPEG, .MPE, .MPA)
3) MPEG Video files (.MPV)
4) MPEG-1 Video files (,M1V)
5) MPEG2 Transport stream (.m2ts, .m2t, .TOD, .MTS)
6) MPEG-2 Video files (.M2V, .M2P)
7) MPEG4 AVC files (.264, .H264, .26L, .JVT, .JSV, .AVC, .MOV)
8) VC1 Elementary Stream (.VC1)
9) Video for Windows files (.AVI)
10) Windows Media files (.ASF, .WM, .WMA, .WMV)
11) WTV files (.wtv)
12) VideoCD files (.DAT)
13) Video Recordable files (.VRO)
14) MPEG-2 TV Recorded files (.TS, .TP, .TRP)
15) MLP Elementary Stream (.MLP)
16) MOD (MPEG-2) Series Media files (.MOD)
17) DVD Video Object files (.VOB)
 

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i need to buy a new power supply a 400w maybe but i dont know what type to get for my computer theres ATX, ATX/BTX, ATX 12v/micro ATX, ATX 12v, ATX 12v/EPS 12v, EPS 12v and i dont know which one is the one for my computer?

I have a eMachines T1090.
 

Answer:What type of Power Supply should i get for my PC?

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I'm currently using Windows 7 and am excited about the roll out of Windows 10.
I skipped Windows 8 because of all the bad reviews.
I will be keeping my Windows 7 computer (which is flawless) and buying a brand new machine with Windows 10 as soon as it's available.

My question is, what type of Monitor will I need for Windows 10?
Should it be touchscreen? This will be a desktop and I hate the idea of touchscreen for my desktop.
I love my mouse. But should the monitor be touchscreen capable?
Does it need a built in Mic to communicate with Cortana?
What other type of new hardware will I need to best utilize Windows 10?

Would it be wiser to wait a few months after the rollout before I buy a new machine?
I don't want some stale old Windows 8 hardware that they couldn't unload.

Ideas?

Answer:What type of Monitor is best for Windows 10

Welcome to the forum @BigSilveryMoon Good questions. I have rarely used touchscreens, so I will not have anything to offer there.

I suggest this. If you have a spare drive, do a dual boot and try W10 to see yourself before buying a new machine.

Any mic will work, as for other hardware that is why I say try it first.

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I have recently bought 2 17" Flat CRTs (IBM and Philips), both I was not happy about because the image quality on the edges wasnt satisfactory, so i got a refund on them.......

So could anyone tell me what the advantages and disadvantages for all the different types of monitors which are other there (CRT, Flat CRT, and LCD/TFT)?

I many use the computer for regular web browsing and computer work, however I also want the monitor to perform well for Games and DVDs.

Thanks.

Answer:Which type of monitor is the best? CRT, Flat CRT, or LCD/TFT?

I'd say go for TFT. 17" or 18" theyre not so expensive anymore and the image quality is far better than crt and colors look much deeper and so on. only minus thing is that ur sorta stuck with one resolution. and be sure to buy "fast enough" tft so that u can play games.

i also had problems with getting proper 17" crt monitor. was the 3rd monitor i was satisfied with. first 2 were blurry at the edges! but this one (Hyundai deluxscan v770) has been working fine.

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I have a monitor that I purchased as is from a retail store. The monitor works fine but I have no easy way of identifying what type of monitor I own. There is no brand name on the monitor. The only information I have is the serial number, the fcc number, and the model number of the monitor. I would like to be able to download the correct drivers for my monitor instead of using the generic Windows 98 driver. Is there any way to look up what kind of monitor I have based on the information that I have about it?
 

Answer:Unknown monitor type

Try looking up the manufacturer through the FCC number at this site
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/
 

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Hi all,

I am looking for a good computer monitor for a Compaq computer.

Can anybody tell me what I should be concerned about, in general.

Thanks everyone,

Larry
 

Answer:What is a good type of monitor?

The operative word is "Good". Varies person to person, tends to work the World round but can be so, so difficult to define. More a matter of tastes and your biases and druthers.

I would never buy any monitor without first being able to see it in operation and put my greasy paws on it. With the rage about LCD, one can find some super bargains in larger CRT type monitors. A good place to find bargains are some computer shows, even for used ones. Do need to go thru a check out procedure, play with it for a while and eyeball it for burn marks. One good test is to see how far you can turn the various controls down and still have the display look good to you. Should not have any control cranked all the way up to get the display to look good. Plus you want a monitor with a good set of control knobs, buttons, etc. Some will have menus. Like all things, go for the top of the line for very, very cheap money. We used to call it a bargain.

One good place to peek is on the back for used monitors, will have a date of manufacture tag, gives some idea of its possible use period. Also ask about burn marks and make the seller point out any known ones.

Bear in mind all the manufacturers cheat in terms of claims about how big a screen actually is. 19" is really 18" or maybe even a little less, that has gotten worse over time, hype creep in the modern age.

Don't think I am ever buying one of those LCD things. Can't even touch the bloody thing without damaging... Read more

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Hi

I read through lots of threads on HDMI, DVI and VGA Didn't find an answer to my question. I am getting a Dell XPS 8300 with onboard only video. As I read specs I see it has VGA and HDMI outputs. My monitor (dell) has VGA and DVI input connections. My questions are:

Is (cable connector) VGA to VGA any drawbacks to HDMI to DVI? I know HDMI carries audio but will DVI on the monitor use it?

I don't do games or very fancy graphics. What would be an acceptable choice of cable? I do still have the VGA cable from my current system.

Thanks,
Rbuck
 

Answer:Cable for PC to Monitor TYpe?

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So tablets with usb type C are becoming more and more common nowadays e.g. google pixel c, dell latitude 12 etc.
I believe that usb type C carries display input as well as output hence why there are portable monitors such as the Asus MB169C+.
My question is, can any of these tablets running android or windows receive an input via usb type C from my desktop pc and act as the primary display?
I have looked extensively online using google and it seems no-one has tried this or can see the benefit in it. This would be a major factor in myself purchasing a tablet as opposed to a portable monitor and a laptop for example.
Thanks!

Answer:Can a tablet with usb type c be used as a monitor?

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So, I just got my Dell XPS 15. I also have an Acer H277HU Monitor with USB type c input.
When I connect both directly with the Acer supplied usb cable, it will transfer data but will not charge the laptop nor will it show the display.
HDMI works fine.
Does the XPS 15 (Windows 10) support charging and display direct to the monitor as it can with Mac's without a hub or adapter?
Is there a windows setting or driver I'm missing or is this strictly a Mac feature?
I've tried fiddling around with the intel and NVIDIA settings as I was sure I just to enable it somehow but coming up empty.
Would be nice to have a one cable option without dropping $200 on an Adapter.
Cheers!

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ThinkCentre, Machine Type: 9702-CTOI've visited the Lenovo website attempting to find my original order--not go. Called support and asked them--no go.The monitor is a ThinkVision flat panel LCD. I need to purchase a compatible monitor extension cord so that my wife can stand periodically while working at the computer. For that, I need to know what type of cable to purchase?Any suggestions? Mark

Answer:What type of monitor cable?

the information you provided is not sufficient, but here is a quick reference that you can use to determine the cable type that you need.
 

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How do i find out what type of connection my monitor has, i need to know so that i can know whether or not a new graphic card will connect.
 

Answer:monitor connection type?

Here are two references that should help:
VGA PC Monitor Connection
DVI - Digital Monitor Connections Explained

Adapters are also available. So, you can use a VGA monitor on a DVI port with a DVI-to-VGA adapter.
 

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Hi there . I'm a newbee on this site hopefully some genius will be able to help me with a monitor problem.

I do a lot of typesetting and graphics and have just bought a 22 in Monitor. Trouble is when I run my program (CS5 InDesigh) the A4 page appears out of proportion, somewhat squat if you like. Is there something I can do to correct this. It doesn't lend itself to wisiwig page production. Can I turn the monitor 90 degrees or is there a way of correcting the distorted image.

I'd be grateful for any help and/or advice on this.

Regards

cocoscot
 

Answer:Cinemascope type monitor

Hi cocoscot, and welcome to TSG,

A change in the display resolution settings on the computer may correct your problem. For best results, you should adjust the pixel resolution of the computer's video controller to match the native resolution (in pixels) of the monitor. In most cases this will also correct any geometry distortion you may have had.
 

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