Troubleshooting Laptop Power Issues

By content at May 15, 2013 09:54
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Troubleshooting Laptop Power Issues

A laptop cannot function without adequate power, and laptop power issues can sometimes be difficult to diagnose and to fix. Here are a few of the most common power issues and a few ways to troubleshoot them.

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How to Test an AC Adapter with a Volt/Multi-Meter

By content at February 11, 2013 13:02
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
How to Test an AC Adapter with a Volt/Multi-Meter

If your laptop is no longer receiving a charge, or is only intermittently receiving a charge, there are a few different components that could be the cause. The AC adapter is a likely culprit, but it can be difficult to determine if a fault DC jack or another component could be causing the problem instead. By testing your AC adapter with a multi-meter or volt meter, you can determine if it is outputting power and eliminate the possibility of a failed AC adapter. Here is how to test the AC adapter and determine if it needs repaired .

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Finding the proper HP Laptop AC Adapter

By content at January 09, 2013 17:44
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Finding the proper HP Laptop AC Adapter

If your HP laptop is not charging the battery while your AC adapter is plugged into the laptop, you probably need a replacement Laptop AC Adapter. It is important to ensure you have the correct AC adapter for your specific HP laptop, as using an incorrect adapter could potentially cause damage. Here are a few methods for finding the proper HP laptop AC adapter.

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Troubleshooting a Laptop AC Adapter

By content at December 05, 2012 17:45
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
All laptop parts have the potential to fail at one point or another. The most likely components to fail are often those with a number of moving parts, as wear and tear will eventually take their toll. A laptop AC adapter failure, however, is common. Since the adapter has no moving parts, it is much less likely to encounter mechanical problems, but failures can still occur.

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How to find out if the AC adapter for your Acer laptop is bad

By content at November 13, 2012 16:20
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
When an Acer laptop is experiencing power problems, it can sometimes be a challenge to figure out which part is causing the issue. A faulty AC adapter may cause problems, but a fault DC jack may also be the culprit. Following a few of these troubleshooting steps can help to identify whether your AC adapter is bad and needs replacing.

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Review of types on connectors found on AC adapters

By content at April 11, 2012 09:34
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
When it comes to laptop AC adapters, there are a wide variety of connectors that connect the adapter to the laptop’s power supply. Manufacturers specifically try to make their adapter unique for each model, and even compared to other manufacturers, to avoid a user plugging an adapter into the wrong machine, which could cause damage. Here we will look at a few of the most common types of connectors.

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AC Adapters can operate on 110V and 220V AC current. Why is this a good thing?

By content at December 21, 2011 17:43
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Electrical current that comes from a wall outlet generally comes in the form of AC (alternating current), but the voltage of the AC current can vary from country to country. For example, the US uses 110V AC current, while many European countries use 220V current. This can create a problem for devices and appliances that were designed to run on one system, as they are often not compatible with power outlets in another country.

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Universal AC Adapters vs. OEM AC Adapters

By content at August 26, 2011 09:41
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Buying an OEM AC Adapter is usually the first choice of most buyers when they need replacement laptop AC adapters. In many cases, the high cost or limited availability of OEM adapters may make universal AC adapters a better choice. What are the differences and the pros and cons of these two options?

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AC Adapter Tip Sizes and Colors: What Do They Mean?

By content at June 28, 2011 14:47
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Anyone who has owned many electronic devices over the years can attest to the fact that AC adapters for recharging these devices can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. When it comes to laptops, one might think there is more of a standard, but this is often not the case. Laptop AC adapters generally come with a variety of different voltages, tip sizes, and sometimes even tip colors. Why is there so much difference between AC adapters and what do the differences mean?

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Why Does AC Adapter Polarity Matter?

By content at April 26, 2011 15:56
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
The AC adapter is an important component of any laptop. Without it, it would not be possible to recharge the laptop’s battery, which is essential for portability. The AC adapter also makes it possible to use the laptop without draining battery life, helping extend battery life on long days. Laptop AC adapters are not all created the same, however, and one of the distinguishing characteristics of different AC adapter designs is their polarity. More...
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Innovative features now being incorporated into Laptop AC Adapters

By content at March 01, 2011 10:06
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Laptop AC adapters have a fairly straightforward function. Very simply, they are designed to convert the AC (alternating current) power coming out of a wall socket into the DC (direct current) power needed by laptops. Consequently, there has been little change in this component from the earliest days of laptop computers until now, but in the past few years, some manufacturers have begun to include some innovative features and designs in their AC adapters to make them more functional, portable, and durable. Here, we will examine a few of these features. More...
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Common Failure Points for Laptop AC Adapters

By content at December 08, 2010 16:28
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Laptop AC adapters are an important component of any laptop. Without them, users will be left without power or the ability to recharge the battery. Since AC adapters are an external part, however, they can often take a lot of abuse, leading to failure. Here we will examine some of the most common failure points for laptop AC adapters. More...
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Common Issues that can Occur with a Laptop AC Adapter

By content at November 17, 2010 17:05
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
As a crucial part of any laptop setup, laptop AC adapters supply power to the laptop battery, recharging it for portability. While problems with AC adapters are generally rare, there are a few issues that can crop up from time to time. Here we will examine some of the most common issues that can cause and AC adapter to fail. More...
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Benefits of the Smart Laptop AC Adapter

By content at October 20, 2010 16:47
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
One of the most common peripherals for notebook all users possess is the laptop AC adapter. Recently, companies such as HP and ASUS have begun to develop what is known as a smart AC adapter. These adapters vastly improve on the function of typical laptop AC adapters and offer a variety of convenient and efficient functions for your benefit. More...
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Apple MC556LL/A Laptop AC Adapter Review

By content at October 12, 2010 17:14
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
The Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter is the highest wattage available in this line of Apple MacBook AC adapters. It is designed for use with any 15 or 17 inch MacBook Pro models. More...
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Compatible AC Adapters - Why are they a better value?

By Author at September 24, 2010 16:35
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
If your AC adapter goes bad, hold off on rushing over to your manufacturer's website. A little research and some digging will show you that sometimes third party compatible laptop AC adapters can be a much better deal. More...
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Diagnosing a Possible AC Adapter Problem

By Author at September 07, 2010 17:27
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
From time to time, laptops can develop power issues. Whether they won't charge, won't boot up, or any other number of conditions, power issues are not uncommon. However, before you ditch your AC adapter, you may want to do some checking around to see what exactly is going on. More...
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Picking the Correct Laptop AC Adapter

By Author at August 17, 2010 17:11
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter

Choosing a laptop AC adapter replacement is fairly easy, but it is important to understand a few terms to ensure you get the proper replacement that is fully compatible with your laptop model. Using an incompatible adapter could cause damage to both the adapter and to your laptop, so it is imperative that you take a moment to understand the main points that differentiate laptop AC adapters. More...

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How AC Adapters Work

By Author at August 13, 2010 14:46
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Laptops are useless without AC adapters. They are what run your laptop when your battery dies. They are what charge that battery when you want to use it on the go. With that in mind, it's important to have a basic understanding of how they do what they do, especially if it comes time to replace them. More...
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Diagnosing a Laptop AC Adapter Problem

By Administrator at July 15, 2010 16:10
Filed Under: Laptop AC Adapter
Laptop AC adapters can sometimes take a lot of abuse. As an external part of a laptop, they are designed to be rugged, but problems can still crop up from time to time. If you suspect that yours may be having an issue, here are some steps for diagnosing a laptop AC adapter problem. More...
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