Stopped turning on, charge light appears when plugged in...
I had to flip my house's main breaker switch a couple times while replacing an outlet in my kitchen and did not remember my Gateway cx2610 was charging. I went to use my machine later on that day and noticed it was charging, but not running. I tried to turn it on, but no response. Any ideas?
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Re: stopped turning on, charge light appears when plugged...
Here in the UK there is a fuse in the power plug, I don't how it goes in the US, but if you have a fuse in the laptopcharger's plug try to change it to a new one. If there's none in the plug than if the laptop was not switched off, but it was in standby mode (very common with vista) and the charger went dead, than the battery went out of juice and the windows switched off the laptop, in that case try to buy a new charger, or use a spare one if you have any and it should work if there's no bigger problem, bout you had to have a big power spike for that and that would have damaged the TV or something else in the house as well.
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Each outlet receives power from previous outlet box or switch box in a long chain of parallel wiring back to ceiling box, or junction box, and then back to circuit breaker. Use process-of-elimination to find problem. Locate all boxes on same circuit breaker. Locate box before the two dead boxes... it can be in ceiling light, or switch box, or outlet box. Then test those wires. Look for loose quick connect where wires are pushed into hole on back of device, or loose white wires twisted together and shoved to back of box. http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-switches.html Gene
It sounds like a bad neutral wire. Somewhere the neutral is not properly connected. Most residential wiring operates on a 240 single phase system comprised of two seperate 120 volt legs. Connect between either leg to the neutral gives you 120 volts.connect btween the two legs gives you 240 volts. If the neutral is not present the circuit will search out the other leg to try to complete the circuit causing dimming of lights extremely bright lights and all around chaos. Check ahead of the main to see that the voltage is correct. Check each leg to neutral with a voltage tester. Have some one turn some lights on and off while checking as sometimes a load is required to get fluctuating readings. If the reading fluctuate wildly the problem is between the power grid and the panel. If not recheck on a a couple of breakers and if the readings fluctuate it is on your side of the system.
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One single cable runs from the circuit breaker to a junction box in that area of the house. The cable has a black Hot wire, white Neutral wire, and bare ground wire. Once the cable arrives at junction box, it can split up 2 or 3 directions. Each successive box receives a cable that feeds back to the first junction box.
Chances are the junction box is on the ceiling. And it will be the ceiling box that is closest to main breaker box. Junction box can also be a switch box. In that case it will be switch box closest to main box.
Find the junction box, as point of organization. Open junction box and separate all black and white wires. Turn power on and see if breaker sets. That will tell you if problem is between main box and junction box.
Junction box wires are separated. Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power. Turn power ON and test each wire in junction box to bare ground wire. Tester will light up on Hot wire. Test Hot to each other wire in box, except bare ground, and tester lights up on Neutral This identifies the cable that comes from breaker box.
Now, reconnect cable from breaker box to one of the other sets of black and white wires located in junction box. Check if breaker resets. If breaker resets, see what circuits are working, and you can eliminate them as suspect.
Remember each successive box in a circuit has 1 cable that connects back to main breaker box Going 1 box at a time, and disconnecting black and white wires, will eventually lead to the suspect.
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Problem 1. Fan will not start. Probable Cause 1. Fuse or circuit breaker blown. 2. Loose power line connections to the fan, or loose wire connections in the switch housing. 3. Reversing switch in neutral position.
Suggested Remedy 1. Check main and branch circuit fuses or circuit breakers. 2. Check line wire connections to fan and switch wire connections in the switch housing. 3. Make sure reversing switch position is all the way to one side.
WARNING: Make sure main power is turned off.
Problem 2. Fan sounds noisy. Probable Cause 1. Blades not attached to fan. 2. Loose screws in motor housing. 3. Screws securing fan blade flanges to motor hub are loose. 4. Switch housing binding against the blade hub. 5. Wire connectors inside switch housing rattling. 6. Screws holding blades to flanges are loose.
Suggested Remedy 1. Attach blades to fan before operating. 2. Check to make sure all screws in motor housing are snug (not over-tight). 3. Check to make sure the screws which attach the fan flanges to the motor hub are tight. 4. Check to make sure that the switch housing does not bind against the blade hub. 5. Check to make sure wire connectors in switch housing are not rattling against each other or against the interior wall of the witch housing. 6. Tighten screws securely.
WARNING: Make sure main power is turned off.
Problem 3. Fan wobbles Probable Cause 1. Setscrew in motor coupling is loose. 2. Setscrew in the hanger ball/downrod assembly is loose. 3. Screws securing fan blade flanges to motor hub are loose. 4. Fan blade flanges not seated properly. 5. Hanger bracket and/or outlet box is not securely fastened. 6. Fan blades could be out of balance.
Suggested Remedy 1. Tighten the setscrew in the motor coupling. 2. Tighten the setscrew in the hanger ball/downrod assembly. 3. Check to be sure screws which attach the fan blade to motor hub are tight. 4. Check to be sure the fan blade flanges seat firmly and uniformly to the surface of the motor hub. If flanges are seated incorrectly, loosen the flange screws and retighten. 5. Tighten the hanger bracket screws to the outlet box, and/or secure outlet box. 6. Interchanging an adjacent (side-by-side) blade pair can redistribute the weight and result in smoother operation.
WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY TURN OFF POWER AT FUSE BOX OR CIRCUIT BREAKER BEFORE TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR FAN!!!
did any outlets stop working, mat be a tripped or bad breaker in elect. panel she if one breaker is tripped. flip off and back on, could se short in fan but unlikely. if cannot see tripped breaker, turn off computor, tv, any appliance you have on and go down breakers and flip off and back on. if a short is present one breaker will trip back off. call repair