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D600 doesn't recognize power supply

I know Dell went to a lot of trouble (probly had meetings of the Difficulty Commitee) to make their laptops only accept genuine Dell power supplies or properly functioning supplies. Is there any way to overide this built in conspiracy so I can charge my battery and just use the computer normaly, without buying annother power supply?

Don't respond with instructions how to overide the warning in the Bios. If it was that simple I wouldn't be asking.

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  • n3sjh Oct 01, 2008

    If you read my question, It is published that Dell actually uses the
    center wire to identify the power suppy so it knows if it one of
    their's or not. I want a way to tell the computer to disregard this
    information and go ahead and charge the battery.

    By the way I am a ham radio operator (technition class) and almost 20
    years ago I was repairing electronic medical equipment to component
    level so I see volts and amps in my sleep. I wish the answer was
    that simple.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    I have four Dell laptops that all take pa10 adapters. Only one of them doesn't recognize the adapter, and it won't recognize any of them or charge the battery. Dell keeps telling me it's the adapter or the battery and they want to sell me one, but the battery is good because it works in another notebook. The adapter works on all of them except the 1721. So I'm assuming it's the mother board.



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Sorry to hear that you are having trouble charging your D600. In regards to the message that you are getting it most likely just a warning to make sure you plug the proper rated AC Adapter into the system. To my under standing there is no why for the noteboook to know if you are plugging in an AC Adapter that is not from Dell. However the notebook can tell if the power out is not right. So it may not accept the charge as a safety thing to keep you from frying the notebook.

Now if your original adapter is not working but you still have it this is good because you will need to get info off it. The important part is the output voltage and amps. The info has to match the info of the one that you are trying to use, if it does not the adapter will not work. The other thing is to look at is the WATs is needs to be the same or higher. It can not be lower or you will not enough power.

So in most cases if you are trying to use another adapter from other notebook it may not work. Note this is not a Dell thing, all the manufactures do this. Granted there may be an adapter that works for several model but they are usually in the same series.

Now if you can not use the original adapter then you can get a non Dell adapter. There is several 3rd party adapters out there you just need to make sure that it is made to support your system. Most of you big chain stores carry them. Like I mentioned above different notebooks have different power requirement. The down side to this is since they are made for serveral different models they usually cost a lot. However in regards to Dell's systems most of time you can get a better deal by getting a replacement from them.

Let me know if you have any more problems and/or questions regarding this issue.


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