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Laptop to TV no audio with VGA cord and y cable

Question: Laptop to TV no audio with VGA cord and y cable

Hey guys I have been trying to set up my tv so I can watch movies online... to say the least it is not going well.. I have been trying for over 2 hours and 2 trips to Best Buy to figure out why i have no sound on my tv.

My headphone jack does work.
There is a picture due to the vga cable.
I have a Y Cable plugged all in but no sound

Please someone help!!

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Answer: Laptop to TV no audio with VGA cord and y cable

Hey, I've tried to set this up at one point.. VGA doesn't seem to give sound at least on some T.V's so if you have a sound input you could try:
amazon [dot ] co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=vga+with+audio&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=8326471606&ref=pd_sl_2xe1bbnp3q_e

sor maybe you could get something like:
electgadget [dot] co.uk/sg/index.html?s=3219F6825E2CD6CA31C2DE7A93A69CF9&p=51679ce3738a69b94d40325e0e3d57db&m=1324951106152&a=/products&categoryid=28&stockid=460

play [dot] com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/20708900/Trixes-HDMI-Male-To-VGA-Cable-1-8m/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518|cat:20708900|prd:20708900

However I don't with to take the blame if any of these don't work

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Anyone that can help me? I really cannot afford a new laptop and I use it for school as well, thank you.
 

Answer:Help Question (cord stuck in port for cable modem (laptop)

The end of the cord should have a small release button to hold down as you pull it out.
 

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Answer:How do I set up a connection to a cable modem with a cable cord?

Just plug it in at both ends. It should work fine.

Once plugged in, it will take a few seconds to detect the new wired network and get an IP Address. After that you should be all set.

Edit: You can disable the Wireless if you want. There is either a switch on the laptop or a Fn+Fkey combination to do it.

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I'm trying to tidy up some space in my workstation because I just added a new 2TB external hard drive enclosure. & well I would like the cables connected to the enclosure to be as neat as possible. So I got some split loom [eg: empty plastic flex pipe], and put the usb and power cord cables for the hdd enclosure in the split loom. Both the usb and power cables have copper ferrite beads but only on the ends that connect to the enclosure itself. The ends of the cables that connect to the pc usb, or power outlet do not have copper ferrite beads. My understanding is that copper ferrite beads keep interference out. But than what's the purpose of having it only on one end of each cord? I guess it makes sense because most people don't really put their cables in split loom, so both cables would normally be apart from each other. But anyways here's the question I'd like to ask:

I'd like to know if I will experience a considerable amount of interference or possibly data corruption by keeping both the usb and power cord connected to my hdd enclosure through split loom?

They're laying side by side in the split loom which is why I worry...
 

Answer:Is It Bad To Run A USB Cable Next To A Power Cord?

No, it should make no difference. Cables are often bundled and are not prone to cause interference.
 

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Answer:Laptop to Samsung LCD TV - Which Audio cable?

it's a 32" LE32R41BD...

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When you say "power cord", do you mean power supply or do you just need a cord?

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here is the set-up:

t.v. set 1 is in my room, which is also where DVR box is.

t.v. set 2 is in the living room, the only problem is that there a range problem
with the remote. (as the box is in my room)


now my question is, is there anything you know of that would attach to the
end of a t.v. cable-cord, and produce a wireless extension of the cord?

it would be something like this:
[box] > [cable-cord] > [wireless adapter] > [other wireless adapter] > [remote antenna]

thank you.

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Hi everyone, right now i have both my s-video cable and 1/8 to rca cable at 6ft. length, but i need some larger ones. I was just wondering how big they make them and where i can get the larger sizes?

best buy? circuit city? wal mart? let me know common stores that carry these!!!

thanks!
 

Answer:longest s video cord and 1/8 to rca cable

This is where I got one Svideo.com. They have them up to 24 feet and you can get a combination svideo and audio cable.
 

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I'm not quite sure where this belongs so apologies to the Admins if it should have been on a different board.

I've connected my laptop to my TV using a VGA cable as the laptop is too old to have an HDMI.

I've also got a 3.5mm audio cable for the sound. This is plugged into my Audio In on the TV and the Headphone Out socket on the laptop.

It was all working fine with the sound coming through the TV rather than tinny speakers on the laptop, but then my husband started messing about with the keyboard and now there is no sound from the TV. The only way we get sound is to unplug the audio cable.

Does anyone know of any toggle functionality on a Dell keyboard which may have switched off the sound through the audio cable?
 

Answer:No sound using VGA & 3.5mm audio cable to link TV to laptop

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Answer:modular patch cable/cord for broadband?

I don't think that's for broadband, it doesn't mention it anywhere. Try somewhere like this click here , just type 'RJ11 cable' into google and then check the hits. HTH TR

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I am able to connect with my cable modem using the USB, but the ethernet does not work for some reason

It just started doing this a few hours ago

my ISP is charter communication

modem = Ambit U10CO18

whenever I try to go through ethernet I get "imited or no connectivity"

I need to use the ethernet so I can get my Playstation 3 online

it doesnt work with the PC or PS3 so it isint a PC issue
 

Answer:cant connect with cable modem using ethernet cord

If it's not a PC issue then it must be a bad cable or bad ethernet on the modem.
 

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Answer:Internet not working. Both with cable cord and wireless.

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with yellow flags? If so, these devices need drivers installed. On an internet computer go to the Gateway drivers site Gateway Support - Downloads & Support Documents Find your make and model # and download the Chipset, LAN and Wireless LAN driver for your model and any other drivers you need in the Device Manager. Save them to a USB Flash Drive and transfer them over to the troubled computer.

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usually just run bulk wire and if it gets ruined it gets ruined... at the end of the job it just gets thrown away...

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So yeah, I use a HDMI - HDMI cable to my laptop whenever I want to watch DVDs on it.
It used to be that the audio would work, but now that does not seem to be the case.

I've tried rolling back to previous versions but to no avail.

And yes, i've lurked through all the previous threads but to no avail.
The default audio device has been set to the TV's, the HDMI audio has been enabled and i've tried everything. Nothing

Please Windows 7 forum guys, you guys are my only hope!

Here are the specs

Acer ASPIRE 4741G
Intel Core 5-460M processor 2.53 GHZ
4 gig ram
Windows 7 64bit Home premium
NVIDIA GT 420M

Answer:Need Help : Audio won't work when I attach my HDMI cable to my laptop

found this info for you,give it a go and let us know how it went
- Click on the "Start" button
- Click on "Control Panel"
- With the Control Panel in "Control Panel Home" view please click on "Hardware and Sound"
- Where it says "Sound" in green letters there are three options below that are in blue click on "Manage Audio Devices"
- This will bring up a window labeled "Sound"
- On the "Playback" tab there is listed the sound options available to you. One should read "Digital Output Device (HDMI)" Click on that.
- There should now be a check mark on that option.
- The Sound should then play through your HDMI hookups to the TV.

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I took my computer to a repair shop and he told me my LAN card was bad and put a new one in. He plugged it up and my computer was online at the store. I get home and it won't work! I take it back to the shop and he runs another test on it and he is very confused as to what is going on.

I've called Cable America and they told me the modem is fine and that my media state is disconnected. Well, why does the computer work just fine at the repair shop but not at home? After my son wakes up from his nap, I'm running out to Cable America and switching out the modem to see if it's really the issue.

I'm using Windows Vista...I know, I know, everybody's favorite OS. I just bought this computer just under a year ago, so I would love to get it fixed. I've even restored it back to factory settings and that didn't help.

Can anybody give me some ideas to try?
 

Answer:Solved: Problems getting online through cable modem with ethernet cord

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Answer:X1 Carbon 2015 not turning on without AC cord (but cable can be immediatly disconnected)

Just wanted to mention that i tried the reset pin-button and it didnīt do anything. I dont think the machine is hanging in any way, its just not getting power. I just updated the BIOS on the off chance if might help.

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Answer:using a vga cord how do i get audio to my tv

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Would something like this work for you?My name is JRComp, and I approve this message.

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Hi all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L500D laptop. I am trying to connect my laptop to my surround sound using an Audio wire (one end has the 3.5mm jack and the other end has the red & white jack) but there is no sound coming out, I have the Realtek HD Audio Manager, when i go to insert the 3.5mm jack into the headphone port it will ask me what device have i inserted and i click >Headphone< but still no sound comes out. I have also tried with my Logitech 2.1 computer speakers and still no sound. what could possibly be the problem here. I am a learner DJ and would love to get this sorted. Thank You:confused:;)

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Answer:No Audio using HDMI cord to connect to external (additional...

Hi, Curtis: See if going into the Control Panel>Hardware & Sound>Sound>Manage Audio Devices>change the setting from the HDMI audio device to the speakers, save the setting and see if you have sound again.

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Answer:xbox 360 mVGA cable AUDIO Cable Questions

What is the Make & Model of your Monitor

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Hi,

I have a new Inspiron 7359 and whenever I am listening to something, and unplug the power, the sound goes staticy and crackles for a few seconds. It does this in addition to continuing to play whatever I am listening to. Plugging in the power does nothing, its only when unplugging it.
Is this a known issue with this computer, or do I have a hardware defect and I should return it?

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Question: Laptop Cord Help

Let me start by explaining a few things first. First off, I have this old Lenovo laptop, which doesn't have a usable hard drive in it (It was formatted for Apple computers.. its a long story...)
I have an Ubuntu (Linux build) flash drive, so I wanted to be able to use my old Lenovo with it... BUT my cat chewed up part of the charger, it is on the adapter part (the cord attached to the adapter) (Output 20V).
The cord still functions, but part of the wiring is exposed.. I put some electrical tape on the exposed part, but I feel nervous about using it, as when I plug it in, the charger makes a sparking noise a couple times...
My question is, Is it safe to use this cord??? Or is it a fire hazard???

Answer:Laptop Cord Help

I wouldn't risk it and replace it, or patch it yourself by cutting the exposed part out, solder together the new ends and use heatshrink wrap to wrap the wire(s) inside, as well the outer sheath.

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Question: Laptop cord

We have a HP Pavilion ze2000, we bought a new HP DL606A#ABA 65 watt cord from HP to replace the old one. My son says the part that actually plugs into the laptop itself is hot. Is this normal?
Thanks Nancy
 

Answer:Laptop cord

Well, how hot is hot? If it is warm to the touch, I would think it is most likely ok, if it is burning your fingers hot to the touch, discontinue using that and get another!

Hopefully someone will stop by with more info. My laptop plug is room temp.

E
 

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Answer:Audio Driver Update, Will not play audio via HDMI cable now...

I haven't had mine long but I always have to do that with my tower system. (switch playback device for sound). I played a movie on the Z70 last night and go audio without doing anything (so it is different) but the sound level was low even though I checked the outputs were set to 100% HDMI audio required I turn up the sound at the TV end a lot to hear it. I figure I am missing something but did not want to spend the time troubleshoot, rather tha watch the Netfix movie.





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My laptop does not start up any more.

The battery might be broken, but also with/wihout inserted battery, the laptop does start when powered by the regular 220V power cable.

What does this siound like?

A great many thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Laptop down, power cord does not help

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Question: laptop power cord

My husband has an hp touch laptop that the power cord will not insert all the way into the laptop. Sometimes it will charge, and sometimes it will not. It is a model  15ay041wm, he has had it less than a month. My laptop cord fits it just fine. How would we get it replaced? And will be have to pay for it, and how much?

Answer:laptop power cord

Hi,Manual: Page 37 - see power cord part numberhttp://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05087748Specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/10862302/model/11830175/document/c05216...Contact HP in your region. If power cord is defective, they'll replace it with new one free of cost, if you're within warranty.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlhttp://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlWarranty check: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarrantyRegardsVisruth

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My Toshiba Satellite needs yet another cord. My replacement, which was not OEM, has pulled apart at the cord. As I searched for a replacement, I became confused. It seems my current cord is rated at 19V, 3.95A, and 75W. It seemed to work fine. As I searched for replacement cords, I noticed some, that were supposed to be for my model, were rated slightly differently. This one for example:

http://www.amazon.com/HQRP-A305-S6825-A305-S6829-A305-S6833-A305-S6834/dp/B001Q4FZW2

What gives? The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6825 model # PSAG0U-00U00K.

Thanks for any guidance.
 

Answer:Help With Laptop Cord Purchase

The cord linked to does not list the amps output, which is probably more important than the voltage. If your laptop requires 19vDC, you can get by with an 18v-20v as long as the amps are rated at 3.95a. I suggest going with a wattage higher than what your PC requires, so a 90w or even a 120w unit would be fine. Just don't go below the rating listed, which is 75w in your scenario. So, the charger you linked to should be fine, but it doesn't list the amps which is VERY important. The amps on the charger should match as close as possible the requirement on the PC, if the charger is a bit higher, that's better than being a bit lower; the watts on the charger can be over the requirement but DEFINITELY not under; the voltage can be +/- 1vDC or even 1.5vDC, but try to get as close as possible (obviously).
 

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Question: Laptop Power Cord

I have a Dell Latitude D620.Because I travel so much, I don't use the OEM power brick, I have a Kensington Universal adaptor (great for cars, planes, etc.).Well, beginning last night, it no longer charges the machine when it's plugged in. It has to be held in place with a little upward pressure (i.e., putting a soda bottle cap underneath the male end).An original Dell power brick works just fine. So... something has changed that makes a loosey connection with the non-OEM, but the OEM is A-OK. Any thoughts on a) what might have happened, b) can it be permanently fixed? (The soda bottle cap trick works when I'm sitting at a desk, but it means I can't charge it when the computer's in my briefcase, or on a plane or car, etc....)

Answer:Laptop Power Cord

I've also noticed the block seems to be warmer than usual...?Could this be location-specific, or am I doing something very, very bad?

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Question: Laptop Power Cord

My girlfriend has been bedridden due to an operation. I put my laptop on the bed so she can use it when I get up and put it in the case at night. I leave the power cord plugged into the wall all night but no PC plugged into it. There is a light on all the time on the rectangular thingy on the cord. Is it bad to leave the power cord plugged in all the time? Thanks,

Answer:Laptop Power Cord

No, but i'd rather keep the adapter cool.

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Hello I have a quick question! what is the difference between Audio Cable and Aux Cable? Is there any difference in sound quality or in Left Right Channel Sound? I'm asking because I recently bought Edifier C2 2.1ch Sound System for my PC that has an External Amplifier that has Aux Input as well. Reason is I'm asking coz I want to hookup my PS3 with it as well that through the Audio Cable as PS3 sound output isn't working on the Aux but I primarily use this audio system with my PC as I use it more frequently.. so was wondering to hook the PC with Aux and PS3 on the Audio input.

Answer:Difference between Audio Cable and Aux Cable

Depends on what type of audio signal you are dealing with. Low level audio should use "shielded" audio cable. Speaker links can use "speaker" cable.

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Sorry if I am a little vague with the details, but I'm not totally computer literate...
Anyway, I was using my Toshiba laptop, it's relatively old, and all of a sudden the power cord stopped supplying power. Everything was plugged in correctly and the outlet on the wall was working. My laptops battery only lasts like 10 seconds without a power supply, so it turned off relatively soon after that, and without power will no longer turn on.
I checked to see if the cords wall plug or the box (this thing) was the problem, but they worked fine with another computer.
I was wondering if the problem could be my laptops outlet or the part that connects the cord to the computer, and if there is any way to fix it / or if the problem could be fixed by replacing the cord.
Thanks c:
 

Answer:Laptop power cord fail

I would check to see if the connector on the back of the laptop is loose. The power adapter should plug into it and not move around very much. If it does, the power connector may be broken loose from the laptop motherboard.
 

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Hi,
I have an HP laptop, but the power cord connection has become loose somehow and it makes no connection when I plug it into the laptop. The laptop has absolutely no power and no lights. I tried several different ways to twist and turn the cord into the laptop to make some kind of connection, but it doesn't do anything. What can I do?
Thanks,
Sue
 

Answer:Can't connect power cord to HP laptop

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I was using my laptop when I noticed the cord near the plug to the computer was smoking, as I reached to unplug it it actually caught fire.  The laptop itself appears to still be ok, but I am not certain as I quickly closed it to conserve battery after making sure it was not hot.  The fire was put out with only a minor burn to myself and no obvious property damage beyond the cord itself.  The HP part number is 740015-004 and CT: WEFQA0AGM7Q0ID Being that it appears to be after hours on the weekend I am having trouble getting anyone on the phone or finding a quick replacement.  Are these cords covered under warranty in the event of something of this nature?  I've seen information regarding recalls but from what I can tell this cord is not covered under the recall for fire hazard. 

Answer:Laptop cord caught fire

@Shezzyla

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I tripped Mon my charger plug and pulled it out of the laptop. Now it won't charge. Is this computer doomed? 

Answer:tripped on cord and unplugged laptop. now it won't...

HI krisr971,
 
I'm sorry to hear of your problem.
 
Please let us know which model laptop you have and we'll direct your question to the right location.
 
Thanks!



Remember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution. You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.  Use the  Give Kudos button to offer a thumbs-up for good post content and a pat on the back to the author.

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I tripped Mon my charger plug and pulled it out of the laptop. Now it won't charge. Is this computer doomed? 

Answer:tripped on cord and unplugged laptop. now it won't...

HI krisr971,
 
I'm sorry to hear of your problem.
 
Please let us know which model laptop you have and we'll direct your question to the right location.
 
Thanks!





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We have a half dozen laptop power cords lurking around our house, and it would be nice to just station some by appropriate chairs and tables for any passing laptop to plug into. We have four users in our house, each with his/her own current laptop plus a collection of dead/dying/being-transferred-from/brought-home-from-work laptops in various stages of functionality. The actual physical connectors all seem to fit the various laptops, but I'm not sure about the amps/watts/volts issue (all we did in high school physics was shoot rockets into the ceiling to see if they'd stick in the holes in the ceiling tiles, so I'm pretty ignorant in this area).

My latest latop (not purchased by choice; it was the natural consequence of one too many coffee/keyboard interactions) has Vista and a virtually toy battery that doesn't last very long. The power cord that came with it has a label that says "125V 7A." How can I determine which of our other power cords work with it? If I plug in the wrong power cord, will my laptop blow up in my lap? I don't mind experimenting, but I'd rather not ruin my new computer right away.
 

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I got this laptop for christmas, and the power cord is already having problems. If I bump it, it looses its connection. I tried wiggling it, and I noticed that when I move it a bit toward me, it looses connection, but if I move it away from me it works. I have not abused it in any way (no yanking it out, tripping over it, or twisting it). What could be the problem? This was a refurbished unit, and the warranty is only good if the unit won't turn on at all.
 

Answer:My new laptop's power cord is already failing?!

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Need new Ethernet cord that attaches to my router. But I have a extra cord (yellow)  for my router. Can I use this cord? If not where and how to get new cord. Connection is  lowsy..

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My laptop inexplicably stopped recognizing its power cord.

I have a Compaq Presario 2500, and I was just surfing the web last night when I noticed that it said I was running on battery power. It never gave me an error message or did anything weird. I tested the connections in all areas of the cable and AC adapter, and everything was tight. I changed outlets and that wasn't the problem. The laptop ran out of juice as I was trying to figure out what was wrong. It still flashes its lights when I try to turn it on so I know it's responsive, but it's drained.

Today I got a new adapter and power cord, but the problem persists so the problem isn't caused by a bad cord.

What do you think it could be? I'm not experienced with taking computers apart, but I would like to have some ideas before I take it in for repair.

Oh, and I got a universal power cable, the kind you can use in the wall, airplane, and car. Do those have a history of being flaky, maybe? I can hope, anyway.
 

Answer:Laptop won't recognize power cord

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My laptop cord power source started making this ticking sound whenever it was plugged in. After I finally found out what the ticking was, my laptop now won't turn on. The ticking sound is very strange and it is coming from the box type part on the power cord. I need help!
 

Answer:Laptop power cord failure?

HI ChaKarlMalone, and welcome to TSG.

That box type part is part is probably a power supply that converts the high voltage AC mains power to the low voltage DC power needed by your laptop. Is this the power supply that originally came with your laptop?

The ticking noise may be a circuit breaker that is tripping and resetting due to an overload. The overload may be inside the power supply or inside the laptop. The easiest way to figure that out would be to test the laptop with another known good and compatible power supply.
 

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Does anybody know if the power cord, when you insert it is directly connected to the motherboard?

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Running Windows 7, Dell Inspiron 1525, Used to work when it was Vista but ever since upgrading it doesn't work. I think there is something wrong with the drivers. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

Answer:No sound from laptop to TV using HDMI cord

Hi,
A suggestion - go to the Dell website support and downloads pages, and download the W7 audio drivers for your Rig from there.
You could also visit the audio chip manufacturer's site to download W7 drivers from there.

All of these new drivers should provide the HD Audio driver which is required for the audio to be transported over the HDMI cable, provided that the cable is at least a "version 1.3" cable
Regards,
Kevin

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I have a laptop power cord and need to identify which laptops it fits. How can I do that?

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Computer will turn on for a few moments via battery pack then goes into hibernate. Battery is low because AC power cord will not power laptop. I tried new cord, same issue. Took apart unit and nothing obvious like a loose or dissconnected wire / solder joint. Any suggestions? Please help if you can.
[email protected] Thanks!!
 

Answer:Please help, Sony laptop VGN A-250 won't power up from cord

http://www.fonerbooks.com/laptop_7.htm
 

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i got xp pro sp3.. when i run my laptop on battery it doesnt overheat. but when i connect my power cord, it overheats.. i tried 2 other powercords and thats not the culprit. it there a way to make the laptop stay the same temperature as when its on battery?
 

Answer:Laptop Overheats w/ Power Cord - HELP

When on battery power, the typical power profile is set up to run the laptop at lower performance compared to mains power (to maximise battery life), which means less heat is generated.

On mains power, everything is ramped up to give maximum performance = more heat.

So check that all the ventilation slots are clear of fluff and dust build-up. If that doesn't help there may be an internal build-up of fluff.
 

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So i broke my laptop cable a few months back by tripping over it and dislodging the part that plugs in the computer. however i temporarily fixed it by smashing the piece back into place, however recently its started to become loose and dislodge itself on occasion. Now im asking where is the best place (in southern ontario, specifically hamilton) where i can get it replaced for relatively cheap.

to clarify my laptop is a Toshiba satellite i got from my grandpa a couple christmases ago so i didnt buy it myself. i just need to replace this one external part. (id use amazon but the post office where i live will not give us our mail of we get packages because we dont have government issues ID (drivers licence for example)

also i dont have a steady income as i live at home with my mother and do not have a job. which is why im asking for a cheap solution. it doesnt have to be the lastest in cable technology, it just has to work
 

Answer:Replacing the power cord for a laptop

If it is like many Satellites, you may be lucky. They have a standard jack so you can use any power supply that puts out 19 volts DC. Mine is 130 watts, but it wouldn't need to have that high an output to work. You may be able to find the power supply easily at a computer supply store since many laptops are 19v, but it may not have the right connector on it. You would have to pick that up at Radio Shack and attach it yourself.
 

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I reakise for sometime i cant hear anything using a HDMI cord on my Toshiba 855 laptop to be able to watch HD films from my monitor. I can only hear audio when using a VGA cable. Is there a way round this? Surely HDMI cables can be used on laptops. Hope to hear some ideas thanks.

Answer:Problems Using HDMI Cord on Laptop

You need the correct HDMI cable to transmit Sound with it or you will need to connect a sound cable from earphone socket on Laptop to sound in on TV

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I just bought the HP Envy and it has an AC adapter that does 120-240v AC but the power cord that plugs into the adapter says 7a 125v. Does that mean that that power cord will not work in a 240v AC country? Thank you,

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I was given a free Sony Vaio laptop yesterday and I tried hooking up my internet cord to it because the wireless people around here have crappy internet but when I did nothing happened. My modem does nothing on PC/ACTIVITY like its not even plugged in. I tried giving my laptop the same IP , Gateway, etc as my desktop and nothing happened. I tried everything I could think of but nothing has worked. Any help will be great. Thanks
 

Answer:My internet cord does not work for my laptop

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I am looking for a power cord for my Acer Aspire E1 -572 laptop, to use in my car. On line I have seen two - one with output of 19v 3.42A  and the other with 19v 2.1 A. Which one would be best?Thanks for the help!

Answer:power cord for my Acer Aspire E1 -572 laptop, for ...

Hello, As the original AC adapters are 40 or 65W, I suggest you to use the second:19x2.1=40W19x3.42=65W

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Hello everyone,
I was hoping someone here could give me some knowledge about my power cord. I have a Compaq Presario R3000 laptop that is no longer very user friendly. The power cord that charges the battery is loose and has to be positioned "just so" to keep power flowing to the computer.

I have taken the laptop apart and done what I could to rebend the metal tabs in the female part of the connection to make better contact, but this fix only lasted about a week. Is there any way to replace the female receptor. I would like this fix to be as cheap as possible.

This computer is mostly a desktop replacement and stays plugged in most of the time. Unfortunately the battery is the original and is about 4 years old and no longer holds a charge that lasts more than about 5 min. So, whenever the plug jiggles loose the computer switches to battery and then promptly shuts down. I know I need to replace the battery and I already have plans to do so. But, I am not sure I want to get a new battery if I am not going to have a way to keep it charged.

Any wisdom from the computer sages here is greatly appreciated. Or anyone who just happens to know the answer would be fine to (no sage status required)

Thanks alot.

Steve
 

Answer:Laptop power cord connection-Fixable?

Hey,

I had this exact same problem with a Presario 2100. I took the laptop apart and found the problem was the socket which it seems you have to.

If you look around you should be able to find out what model number the socket is, I'm not too sure which one I got and they'll probably be different but I found one on eBay which was just a few quid from America, I removed the old one and soldered this one on. It's probably best not to mess around with it unless you know exactly what you're doing.

I also replaced the male connector on the cord, just picked up a universal charger from the shop, cut off the end of my charger and re-connected this one, although now its got a lot of electrical tape on it. Doesn't looks great but works perfectly and saved a lot of money.

Again, best not to do this unless you know what you're doing. Lucky for me my dad's an electrician and really helped me out with this.

I hope this helps you!
 

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I have a Dell Latitude notebook. In the lower right hand corner it shows a plug that indicates that the notebook is plugged into the wall directly. However, now and then a lightning bolt will appear over it indicating that I am on battery If I shake the cord sometimes the bolt will go away and sometimes will not. Does this indicate I need a new battery, i.e. that it no longer can hold a charge or do I need a new AC cord?

Thanks
Nancy
 

Answer:Dell Laptop New battery or cord needed??

Hello,

Check your AC adapter connector on the laptop to see if it is loose. Plug the AC adapter into the laptop and where the connector goes into the laptop see if you can move it around and how much play it has. It sounds like a typical problem that I see all the time on laptops in our shop.

If that is the case, then you will have to have the laptop serviced to fix the problem.

I hope this helps a little.

Shane
 

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just happened this morning.  accidently removed the plug from the laptop.  and the laptop shutdown.  weird because this happened before and no problems.   however, it laptop would not turn on.  only after i plug in the laptop's AC cord would the laptop power on.  i checked the battery is the the meter shows 100% charged.  in windows, it is 100% charged.  but as soon as i unplug the laptop the computer shuts down. i have windows 7 and my computer is the HP dv6t Quad Ed.  any help would be much appreicated.  











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Answer:Laptop shuts down when AC Power Cord is not plugged in but B...

Plug in the power adapter. Log into Windows and open the HP Support Assistant and run the battery test. Post your results here. If you have the newer UEFI (v 5.1 or greater) environment installed --> press the power button --> tap the Esc key to invoke the startup menu --choose F2  the System Diagnostics  --> HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI --> choose component tests --> Battery Test.   Post your results here in your thread. Best regards,erico

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I am looking for a power cord for my Acer Aspire E1 -572 laptop, to use in my car. On line I have seen two - one with output of 19v 3.42A  and the other with 19v 2.1 A. Which one would be best?Thanks for the help!

Answer:power cord for my Acer Aspire E1 -572 laptop, for ...

Hello, As the original AC adapters are 40 or 65W, I suggest you to use the second:19x2.1=40W19x3.42=65W

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I was having an issue with the computer going into SLEEP MODE without any warning for about a month. I kept changing the POWER SETTINGS to a higher percentage but nothing worked. I decided to download a Battery management software to see if I could get THAT problem solved.  It didnīt! Iīm guessing the computer went into SLEEP MODE at around 50%. That software decided to do a Battery calibration (depleting the battery and recharging it about 30 times) and there is where the Battery started to give me problems. It charges up to 95% (that?s it, no more) and the display says "calculating" (it never gets past that) From what I can tell looking at the diagnostic, that although it says that the battery is "OK" the 4th cell doesn?t have a charge. Could this be a Software problem? I know it?s farfetched but the problem started after I installed that battery management software. Thanks in advance for the help   

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I need help with connecting my laptop to my TV, i have my VGA to HDMI cable but i do not see the screen on the display menu, it also fails to detect it. Please i need help ASAP.
 

Answer:Connecting laptop to TV, Vga to HDMI cord not detected

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I recently purchased a new power cord for my Dell Vostro 3700 laptop. It is not an original dell cord but one that should be compatible with my laptop. I noticed that the cord will power my laptop when plugged in, but it will not recharge the battery at all.

It is an 85v power cord. I am just wondering if I need to change something in my computer settings to allow this need cord to power the laptop and recharge the battery.
 

Answer:New Power cord for laptop will not charge computer.

runfromabear said:





I recently purchased a new power cord for my Dell Vostro 3700 laptop. It is not an original dell cord but one that should be compatible with my laptop. I noticed that the cord will power my laptop when plugged in, but it will not recharge the battery at all.

It is an 85v power cord. I am just wondering if I need to change something in my computer settings to allow this need cord to power the laptop and recharge the battery.Click to expand...

Shut the laptop down, pull the battery and re-seat it. If it still fails to charge, it means the battery needs replacing.
 

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When i plug in the power cord to the side of the laptop the icon on the bottom right says the cords in the it also says not charging. I have a HP computer and when its charging a light comes on. But the lights not on and my battery dies even though its plugged in.
 

Answer:Solved: Power cord not charging laptop

If the cord is good the pblm should b the battery
 

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Hello
I recently misplaced my AC charger for my IBM Thinkpad T20 TYPE 2647(PentiumIII 700mhz 128mb ram 60g hd XP Home svc pack 2). After pricing new ones I looked to Ebay and found MANY with different specs than what is on my machine. The ID sticker shows the power requirements as 16v 3.36a. I viewed a few chargers advertising 16v 4.5a and assume they would not fry my power supply but am not sure. Any advice you can provide would be appreciated.
Thanks, Brad
 

Answer:Replacement Laptop AC charger/power cord

They should work fine. As long as the supply is capable of providing the rated current for your machine, any excess will simply not be used. The supply will only provide the power you require, up to it's maximum capacity.
 

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I am looking for a power cord for my Acer Aspire E1 -572 laptop, to use in my car. On line I have seen two - one with output of 19v 3.42A  and the other with 19v 2.1 A. Which one would be best?Thanks for the help!

Answer:power cord for my Acer Aspire E1 -572 laptop, for ...

Hello, As the original AC adapters are 40 or 65W, I suggest you to use the second:19x2.1=40W19x3.42=65W

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I did not know what to title this so i hope i got the right info for y'all.

I have a HP Pavilion ZE4220 Laptop with no power cord and i also got a HP 19inch wide screen LCD monitor. Can i use the monitors cord to charge the laptop?

The laptop calls for input 19vdc 3.95A
while the LCD monitors power cord is output 12vdc 5.00A
i would think the LCD's should be powerful enough to change the batt with the laptop turned off right?

problem one. if its hooked to the power cord and you hit the power button it will turn on for a sec only flashing the I/O light and the power cord light then shuts off same thing happens when you remove the battery. But if you hit one of the 5 buttons at the top of the keyboard it turns on and all the lights flash and kick on for afew seconds then turns off but if you remove the battery and hit one of them the laptop will start up and go to windows then go right to stand-by mode

problem two when it powers up it showed me a problem the screen is way dark so i hooked it to a CRT monitor just to watch it power up to windows and while its in windows for what little time it is i can slide in the battery and it shuts it off within a sec but if i don't pop in the battery it just goes to stand by and stays there.. If theres any other info needed let me know and i will try to fill in the blanks.
 

Answer:Power cord help.LCD's on a laptop. and afew other problems

If it were me, I wouldn't chance it. I'd be afraid with the different volts and amps, I'd fry my notebook. It just isn't worth that risk to me.
I'd either get one designed for your HP model
http://www.atbatt.com/product/5461.asp
or a targus universal notebook adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834999852

But wait till someone that knows ranges of safe volts and amps weighs in with an opinion.
 

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Laptop is approximately 15 months old. In the past few weeks it has had a problem charging the battery. When the power charger is plugged in the icon in the bottom right of the GUI does not show the power cord symbol and the battery discharges in a normal manner as the laptop is used. I have taken the following steps.1. Run the HP battery diagnostic. Test indicates "battery is good but full diagnostic not possible because power cord not plugged in." The power cord is plugged in during the test.2. A replacement power cord was purchased. Does not solve problem.3. Opened the Device Manager, selected, Batteries, and uninstalled and reinstalled "Microsoft ACPI - Comliant ........ I have observed that when I power the laptop off and plug in the power cord, when I return to the laptop it is fully charged.This makes me think the problem is software related. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Laptop does not recognize power cord/adapter

You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have a Dell 1545 laptop that's over 3 years old. The battery gave up, and after a couple of years of running it always plugged in, I bought a new non-OEM battery off Amazon.

The battery charges fine, and holds a charge. The quirk - now if I unplug the power cord while I'm using it, it reboots.

Any ideas on making it not do that?
 

Answer:Laptop Reboots When Power Cord Removed

Quick question, when you say reboot, you mean it restarts as in Windows shuts down correctly and restarts itself, or it just powers right off as if no charge then boots up on its own?

CQ.
 

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My laptop just developed a problem. It immedately boots after you've inserted the AC cord. It used to require pressing the power button.

Does anyone know what happened and how this can be fixed?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Laptop immediately boots after inserting AC cord

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Hi again fellas,

I've been having a problem with my laptop. When I plug it into the back, I have to be very super sensitive otherwise the computer will die on me, but still be on. The screen goes blank. It's as if the entire thing fries. Up until now I've been real cautious as to where I put the laptop so it does get touched and ends up freezing. Yet, it gets really annoying when it does.

Just to clarify things: when anything touches the "outlet" itself that goes into the laptop, the entire computer just freaks out and freezes on me. Screen goes blank. I'm curious as to whether or not this is typical with them or not. I find it hard to believe its typical considering I have a battery running with the laptop. It's uber annoying.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Laptop A/C Problems - Wiggle cord, and it dies

1. It could be that the power supply in the laptop has become loose or unsoldered on the laptops mobo
2. try using another AC adapter to see if it is not the adapter it self that has any frayed or damaged wires. You can usually find universal AC adapters at stores like best buy circuit city and many office supply stores like office depot and staples. You could buy one, try it and if you are still having problems you can return it.
3. check your outlets with a multimeter and see the voltage in the outlet isnt spiking. The outlets should run about 120 volts on AC (plus or minus 5 volts is okay)
4. you could try to discharge the laptop of any built up charge by unplugging the laptop and taking the battery out and holding the power button for 30 seconds
 

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Apologies if in wrong thread

Hello,

I plug my Laptop into my TV with the VGA cord and everything works fine. I can duplicate screens, extend screens, show only on laptop or show only on TV.

BUT

When I want to end this session, I press Show only on Laptop (which works, it shows only on laptop). Then, I unplug the VGA cord. The second I do this, my laptop screen goes black. The screen comes back when I plug the VGA cord back in.

WHY?

How do I fix this?

My screen only appears on laptop now when the VGA cord is plugged into my TV (or other pc monitor that i used to test).

I just want to end this session and disconnect from the VGA cord.

I've tried:

Shutting down > unplug VGA > turn on > starts up but then suddenly the screen disappears. DOES work when I plug in VGA at this point.

As I am right now, I am tied down to a second monitor connected by VGA. This is not portable at all as you can imagine!
 

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Hi there, I suppose this issue could be seen as a need for a tweak (but apologise if I am posting in the wrong forum).

I have had this issue for a while with my Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop.

It is a guess, but i'd say 5/10 times the power cord comes out of the laptop (for whatever reason - moving it etc) then the laptop will simply black screen and instantly restart and boot up again without an error message or any information as to why.

This doesn't make any sense to me because every time I do have the battery pack inserted into the laptop and over 30% battery life (this is when ill plug the charger in).

If anyone has any ideas, please do post that would be super.

Thanks a lot, Nick

Answer:Laptop restarts 50% of the time when the power cord comes out

The power cord issue could just be a red herring.

How long have you had this computer? The reason I ask is that it's quite possible the CMOS battery wants changing.

The batteries normally have a life of three to five years depending whether it is a rechargeable battery or not.

You mention inserting the laptop's battery pack. Is there any particular reason why you remove it in the first place?

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My brother has a Dell Latitude C600 laptop. Recently he started experiencing blue screen memory dumps and crashes. The tech he had replaced the hard drive but it started crashing again.

Now he noticed something really strange. He ran it this morning on battery only and it ran fine for around 3 hours till the battery got down to about 65%. Then he plugged in the power cord and within 15 minutes BAMM it memory dumped and crashed.

He charged the battery and got it going again, just fine then plugged it in to the power again and BAMMM another blue screen memory dump and crash.

Is it possible there is something wrong with the power system causing this memory dump? It seems to illogical but, then, what do I know. He had a new fan installed and it is turning on and off properly it seems, so cooling shoujldn't be an issue.

I suggested he try a new proven good memory chip next but with this new info, I didn't know where else to turn and thought this might be something the experts are familar with.

Thanks
 

Answer:Laptop crashes on power cord but not battery

might be worth checking this DELL site as they did have a big recall at the end of last year on faulty AC power packs.

https://www.delladapterprogram.com/Main.aspx
 

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Want to plug my laptops power converter into a extension cord and then into wall?

How big a no, no is this?​
 

Answer:Plug my laptop into a extension cord and then into wall?

I wouldn't see it as a problem....what are you concerned about?
 

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I recently bought a new power cord adaptor for my laptop, the original died after content use, the thing is, it creates a snowy static on the TV, the original never caused it, so I decided to get another adaptor, but the same thing happens. Now, I don't have cable, I use an antenna with a digital receiver. Is there anything I can do to stop the interference?

Answer:Static on TV from Laptop Power Cord Replacement

If indeed the 2 "new" replacement cables are both creating a problem that was not there before there is a common defect with them. I assume this cable also includes the charger/transformer unit (which is more than likely the source of the interference that is generating the noise on your video screen). If you can take the unit back to point of purchase with the laptop as well and have them run the video to a monitor it should reproduce the same fault. Then have them try other units until one is found that doesn't cause the problem. You may also eliminate the interference if you can extend the distance of the laptop (with the charger connected) from the proximity of the TV.truenorth

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My laptop shut off this morning and will not come back on.  Last night it was sitting on a couch and was heating up a lot, but it operated fine and shut down normally.  This morning my roomate was using it on another surface that causes it to heat up.  Both it and the power cord were significantly hot.  She tells me that it shut down spontaneously and will not turn on again.  No lights, no response, nothing.  She gave it nearly an hour to cool, to no avail.  It is not taking a charge, its power lights won't come on when plugged in.  My roomate told me that it didn't appear to be taking a charge while it was still running today, but she's not sure if it died from a low battery or if it burned out.  My computer has never really done something like this before.  It overheated once before and came back an hour later, and it was able to charge while turned off.Does this sound like a problem with the power cord and not the computer?  I wasn't there when it shut down and I don't have the details.  Does anyone know if there's a way to tell whether or not my power cord is broken and the computer is just on a dead battery?

Answer:Laptop won't turn on, is power cord broken?

try a new battery

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After my sister knocked my laptop off my bed, immediately it began shutting off when I would plug the cord in. When that works, it shuts off when I unplug it or just move the cord a bit where it plugs into the laptop; then it won't turn on until the cord is plugged back in... I've been having overheating problems with this laptop; it overheats and shuts off every once in a while, in case that means anything to the problem at hand. Could all this mean I have a problem with the battery? I've already taken out the battery and put it back in, in case it got knocked around a bit when my laptop fell. The problem persists.

Answer:G50-45 laptop shuts off when cord is either plugged in or unplugged

Hi Chel_1,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Isolating the AC adapter and battery can help as described in the power check out page 21-22.
 
It should still run without the battery. After removing the battery press down the power button for 12 seconds then attached a known working AC adapter to turn on.  If the same on/off, try to check for a better position is needed for the AC cable in the dc-in port of the laptop (assuming that the port got tagged from it fell).
 
Further that this would need board level troubleshooting so it would be better if you have it serviced at any local service center like Best Buy. They may need to check the fan, thermal assembly if in proper place as the same with the memory.
 
For in-warranty repair, you can call in technical support.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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I am writing this from my desktop. I just got a new HP Laptop (Pavilion) which came with a 45W power adapter. The power cord section (which plugs into the adapter) is shorter than the one on my older HP Laptop (G60-63OUS Notebook). I would like to have a longer power cord section or, in the alternative, could I/should I use an extension cord to reach the wall outlet I want to use. The older laptop has a 65w power adapter. I have 2 questions:

#1 - Can the power cord section from the 65w adapter be used in place of the one that came with the new laptop? I would, in effect, be mixing the two because the 65w adapter plug is too big for the hole on the laptop.

#2 - Can I get a higher power adapter for the new laptop or should I leave it alone?
Another question I have is regarding the use of cordless earphones to watch TV while working on the laptop. When the laptop is plugged in (to recharge the battery), I get static noise in my left ear. When on battery only, there is no noise. Is there a solution to this?
 

Answer:Laptop AC Power Supply Cord and Adapter

#1 Yes, if the older adapter's power cord fits into the new adapter you can use it.

#2 There's no need to get a more powerful adapter, the new laptop must not need as much power as the old one.
 

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hello,i have Acer laptopn extensa 4420 using win XP SP2. the problem is i install malware antimalware and scanned for virus found 3 virus then it says for restart. when i click OK to restart it taking time to shutdown. then i unplugged the power cable to turn it off because i dont have battery. after put the power cable back on and then try to boot the laptop its not booting. when i push power button the light comes up but it off quickly..i waited for almost 20 min then i tried again it works...laptop booted up and work fine.thanksFarhan

Answer:Laptop won't restart after pulled power cord

"when i click OK to restart it taking time to shutdown. then i unplugged the power cable to turn it off because i dont have battery."You probably damaged the motherboard with the jolt. Next time, just press and hold the power button untill the PC shuts off.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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If you can answer this, you will have earned my undying admiration. Well, in truth you already have but still.... this is strange.
My brother has a Dell Latitude C600 which recently started giving him the blue screen "memory dump" crash. He had the hard drive replaced because that is what the tech told him it was. Still does it but he just noticed something.

He ran it for over three hours this morning on battery only and it was fine. then he plugged in the power cord and within 15 minutes, it crashed.

He charged the battery and tried the same thing with the same results only quicker to crash once he plugs in the power cord. It seem obvious that something is amiss here but I haven't a clue. I thought the power cord charges the battery which then powers the computer.

Anyway, this is totally unfamilar to me. I have heard of power cords failing to provide a charge but this is a new one. Any thoughts?

Thanks as always to you
 

Answer:Laptop crashes on power cord but not battery

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I have a Toshiba satellite a55-s209. I've had it for two years, and this problem arose about 4 months ago. Sometimes, my power cord stops working. I'm not sure what's going on, but basically the light on the front of the laptop that indicates wether the cord is connected turns off and my laptop goes into long-life battery mode, as if I've pulled the cord out. At first, jiggling or twisting the cord helped. More recently I've taken to inserting the cord at different angles until the computer recognizes the charge.

I tried another power cord, one of those all-in-one laptop power cord converters. It didn't work either, but I'm not sure if it was the wrong type or if the problem is with my laptop. Is there something I can do to my cord that will help? Is it my computer that's not working?

Any info or tips are much apreciated.
 

Answer:Toshiba laptop power cord failure

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My letter to Mr. Michael Dell

Dear Mr. Dell,
I realize that there is an extremely small chance of this letter ever reaching your desk, and I guess that is the reason I have never written a letter of 'issue' or 'complaint' to a company. I have little faith that it will ever make a difference.
However, I am so extremely disappointed.... at the moment, and I feel I must do 'something' for my own peace of mind.....
I am a single mom ... raising 2 kids, alone. I have 4 desktop computers ("hand me downs" from friends). I have been able to fix almost every single problem that has ever occured.......with all my desktops. I have replaced fans..... installed hardware....set up a complete wireless networking system etc.. (I understand this may not be impressive to you, but I have had no computer classes or nor have I ever been taught anything....)
Six months ago I made the decision to purchase a laptop. I was looking for small... convenient and inexpensive. This would just be a luxury for me to check email and have a few files on hand for when I go somewhere.
I did a lot of research... and talked to several friends... My brother has 2 HP's and loves them... but he started having problems with one of them (it was TWO years old)....I wanted a more 'reliable' laptop....... LONG story short... I decided on DELL...
I purchased the Dell 1000 (service tag # 8MFXZ51) on Feb. 19.
It has been less than six months and a few days ago I start... Read more

Answer:Dell Laptop Power cord issue

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I have an HP/Compaq nc6320. For some wierd reason after the power cord is pluged into the laptop for a few minutes it starts to interfere with the touchpad, making it skip or sometimes not work at all. As soon as I unplug the power cord it works just fine. Is this something that can be fixed? The power cord is a replacement, but it has worked fine up until now.(I have had the new cord for about a week or so)
 

Answer:Laptop power cord interferes with the touchpad

Try updating the drivers for the touchpad.

Or get an external mouse ;-)
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L650 that is almost two years old. About a month ago the laptop started shutting off immediately after the power cord was disconnected. I have since bought two new batteries and one power cord to see if either of those items were causing the problem but it still keeps shutting off. Any suggestions? THANKS!!!
 

Answer:Laptop shuts off right after unplugging power cord

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I have a Vostro 1500 laptop, just over a year old.
O/S: Windows XP Pro, SP3
RAM: 2gb
CPU: Intel Core Duo 2ghz

A few days ago as I unplugged the power cord to move to a different room, as I have done hundreds of times over the past year, the laptop rebooted. Thinking this was odd, I let it boot completely off of the battery, then plugged it in. Nothing happened, apart from the computer registered that it had been plugged in and was working off of AC. So I unplugged the power cord again, after checking to see that the batter was, in fact, fully charged. Again, it rebooted. So, I decided to check the Event log to see if it logged any errors. The event log didn't show anything out of the ordinary for the laptop.
So I decided it might be a hardware issue. To check, I manually rebooted the laptop while it was plugged in, and then unplugged it at the BIOS screen. To my surprise, it kept booting up. So I plugged/unplugged it at regular intervals, partway through loading Windows, the action of unplugging the cord once again caused a reboot.
I am clueless as to what is going on, other than it must be a problem with a Windows component. Does anyone know anything I can try?
Thank you,
Tyler Sweet

Answer:Laptop reboots when power cord unplugged.

More Info: I've played around some more, it has the same behavior when booted from a Ubuntu Live CD, but NOT when you boot from the Dell Utility CD, which asks you to unplug the adapter as part as the tests. It also did not find any errors, even when running the test seven times.
Please, Most of my day is moving my laptop between jobs and rooms, I'd really like to not have to shutdown my laptop just to move from one room to another.
-Tyler Sweet

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We have the same problem, and we noticed if we press down with our fingers on the top and back of the laptop right near the power cord jack the problem resolves. What problem would that represent? 

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I'm not sure where to post this.  I bought it in July.
The power cord which  was original received a "we cannot determine that the power X  is part of Dell.   Or something very similar.   And the sales company sent out a new power cord. 
Now,  3 months later, I got the same comment;  except that this time, the light on the front edge began blinking yellow.  Or orange.    I  checked the cord completely and the plug-in at the wall that it uses. All is well, except that now, the light informing me it's connected no longer lights except at the very beginning of the boot process.
I read of various issues online about this and nothing was similar.
HELP!  & Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm having a problem with my laptop (HP 6530b) locking up when I plug in the power cord.  This happens when I'm actively using the computer on battery and then plug in the power cord.  When I do that, I get two beeps and the computer freezes. Nothing else is plugged into the machine at the time.  Any thoughts on what may be causing this?  I'm also experiencing occasional BIOS errors (501) which may or may not be related.





rockinrl

Answer:Laptop Freezes when plugging in power cord

Mine is doing the same thing. Any thoughts out there?

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i have an old composite audio and a broken pair of ipod headphones. i want to put them together to make a converter basically. i have an old tv tuner card and no way to put composite audio into my computer because i bought the computer used and the guy who had it before me lost the y adapter.

How would i put those together ?


thanks in advance,

Gflo
 

Answer:Making an composite audio to 3.5mm audio cable

Have you looked at some of the sites like www.cyberguys.com and www.L-Com.com, as well as audio and broadcast sites?
 

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Hello, I have a Y510P notebook and I am having some problems with it. Once I was playing on this laptop and it suddenly it turned off. The power cord would make a weird noise and it wouldn't turn on. After a while it started to work normally. It was probably a high voltage spike in my house, since we already lost a cellphone. After that I notice that the laptop would turn off, as soon as I plugged the power cord. I ordered a new power cord and battery, but this issue is still happening. Anyone has an idea? Thank you!

Answer:Plugging power cord turns laptop off (Y510P)

Hi Tiagoramosleite,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
You can initially start isolating the issue using the power checkout guideline (page 21). 
Try to notice anything on the DC port like bent pin , unusual appearance / marks or smell of burnt . 
 
Would any led status light (page30) still be lit when plugged in. 
 
It would be best to have it further checked for further isolation for dc in port issue against failure on the systemboard itself with nearest service center or call in technical support for further recommendation. 
 
Update us how it works best for you.
 
Regards

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Hi guys,
I'm hoping some of you will be able to tell me what is going on with my laptop. Here's what happened- about a month ago (while I was in London for a weekend), I wiped Vista from my Toshiba Satellite M100 (it's about 2.5 years old) and replaced it with Windows7. Everything was great for a couple of days...then I came back to Amsterdam and plugged it in to charge, and realised it wasn't charging at all. I removed the battery completely and tried to turn my laptop on, and it seemed to be a problem with the power cord- it was totally dead. So, I ran to the nearest computer store, bought a new generic power cord, and my laptop was back on track! Or so I thought...

With the new power cord, the battery seemed to register that it was charging, but only briefly each time I plugged it in. As soon as the battery drained (which didn't take long as each attempt to charge it didn't go very far), the laptop would switch off. So, I removed the battery. I have been using my laptop sans battery for a month now, which isn't a huge problem. However, over the last week, my laptop has just completely blacked out a handful of times. The first time it happened, I thought it was because I'd somehow pulled the generic power cord out without noticing. When it happened again, I realised that my laptop really isn't happy, but I have no idea why.

Each time I have started my laptop after a blackout, it seems to be ok. One time, however, it went into... Read more

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I need a replacement power cord

Answer:Re: HP Laptop Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement

Hi @Deejay011,Welcome to the HP Forums! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that you need a power cord replacement. Please check this document for the power cord replacement:HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this helps resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution". If you require further assistance let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos. Regards,

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