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Problem with finding a ac adapter

I have a power cord in hand with the model number. But the problem is I don't know what kind of gateway it goes to is there a way to look it up.

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    pgmadhav May 11, 2010

    Please explain what exactly is the Problem you have

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Google the part number on the device and see what you find.

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I need power cord and AC adapter for an Acer H236HL BID monitor


You may want to call Acer support for them to send you a new power cord and ac adapter. Acer technical support number is 1-800-816-2237

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Fault finding


What! !O_O!

For a statement, such as, "Motherboard not on", you would be stating the motherboard either does not receive power, or the motherboard does not use the received power.

Primer:
You press the Power On button. The first chipset to receive power is the BIOS chipset. The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized.

BIOS looks to see what devices are connected, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor (CPU) on; and hands the computer over to the Operating System. (In this case a version of Microsoft Windows)

If the statement is the motherboard is not turning on, you are in effect stating the BIOS chipset is Not receiving power.

Diagnoses must start from the AC adapter (Charger) You need to know if the AC adapter is putting out the correct Voltage. Also while testing have an assistant, gently wiggle the cable FROM AC adapter TO laptop; and power cord TO AC adapter. Any fluctuation in the reading, means a broken wire.

AC adapter proves to be good, the diagnoses goes to the DC Power Jack. The DC Power Jack is the jack on the laptop, that the AC adapter plugs into. (DC_IN)

AC adapter removed, Battery removed; a small instrument is used to see if you can gently move the DC Power Jack. ANY perceptible movement means a bad DC Power Jack -> Replace.

DC Power Jack checks out OK, then the problem will most likely be the Power MOSFET's on the motherboard. They determine if the Battery is to receive a trickle charge, or full charge. Also determines if the laptop is to run off of the Battery, or just the AC adapter.

Using the HP Pavilion dv6000 series, and Pavilion dv9000 series of Notebook PC's; as an example,

http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

I can give a lot more, than the generic information above, if I had the Model Number of the Acer laptop. This is on the Bottom of the laptop. Post back in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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Gateway laptop won't come on


Here below are possible causes and troubleshooting steps of laptop that can't power on, hope it may help:
Possible causes:

1. AC adapter failure.
2. Power jack failure.
3. Motherboard failure.

Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solutions:
1. Test the AC adapter with a digital multimeter. It's possible that you have a failed AC adapter. If you don't have a multimeter, test your laptop with another known good AC adapter.

2.It's possible that power jack (socket where you plug the AC adapter) is broken. Remove the motherboard and take a closer look at the power jack. In some cases you can fix the jack by resoldering it on the motherboard. In other cases you have to replace the jack with a new one. Using a multimeter, test if the power goes to the motherboard through the jack.

3. If replacing the AC power adapter and jack on the motherboard doesn't help, most likely you have a bad motherboard. Replace the motherboard.

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I have a panasonic phone set tg1103. I used it in a previous house and now cannot get it to work in my new home. How do i reset it to find my phone line. Do i need to set it to factory settings and if...


You should not have to do anything to make the base find the phone line as long as it's plugged into a working phone jack and the AC power is on.

Have you tested the phone jack where you are connecting the base to be sure it's working? You can check with a simple, basic corded type phone. (You should have one of these on hand anyway, in case your power goes out. Without AC power, cordless phones won't work since their base unit would be off. The basic corded phone gets its power from the phone line so it will keep going. It's a good thing to have.) Plug the phone in and see if you have dialtone at the jack. You don't know what kind of phones the former residents had and how their jacks were wired. The one you're using may have been set up on a second line, for example.

If you don't find dialtone at the jack, you can try others and move the base unit as necessary, or see about having the wiring corrected. The model number of your phone is a UK version, and I don't know the rules regarding who can do telephone wiring there. Here in the US you can do the work yourself, hire a contractor, or contact the telephone service provider.

If you find the jack is working, something may have happened to the cordless base unit during the move. Try another cord; maybe the one you're using was damaged. Then your remaining option is to see about servicing or replacing the phone if it's still not working.

Jul 04, 2011 | Panasonic KX-TG1103 Trio Cordless Phone

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Laptop won't power on with ac adapter or battery


Could be a combination of things.

1) Battery is low. Not enough power to turn the laptop on.
Caused by;

2) AC adapter has a plug on the end of the cable. The plug plugs into a DC Power Jack on the laptop.

The DC Power Jack is bad.

2a) The DC Power Jack has a bad connection to the motherboard, (Cracked solder joints), and/or the jack itself is bad.

2b) Center Pin is loose in the jack's mount.
The back of the Center Pin where it mounts has become loose.

2c) The plastic body of the jack, which composes the jack's case, is cracked. This allows movement of the Center Pin.

2b, and 2c cause a bad connection with the AC adapter plug.

No charge to the Battery, no power to the laptop.

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/For-Gateway-MX6920-DC-Power-Jack-GW51425.html

[ If this is the case the DC Power Jack needs to be resoldered to the motherboard. The cracked solder joints need to be re-melted, (Reflowed)
Entire laptop needs to be disassembled down to the bare motherboard in your hand.
(No Processor, Ram Memory, or any adapter cards mounted to the motherboard. Nada)

OR,
The DC Power jack needs to be replaced.
This entails disassembling the entire laptop, down to just the motherboard in your hand. (Same as above)

The old DC Power Jack is de-soldered, and a new one soldered in place.

Very FEW computer repair shops have the necessary skill level.
They just want to replace the entire motherboard.
IF one is available.
More Ka-Ching for them also. ]

3) The AC adapter is bad.
Not providing power to the laptop, to charge the Battery, nor give power to the laptop without the Battery.

AC adapter cord from adapter to plug, which plugs into the laptop, (DC Power Jack), may have a break in it.

May be an intermittent contact provided by wiggling the cord.
If this is the case the wires have stretched, and broken.
Wiggling causes the wires to briefly touch, and make contact.

Where this cord meets the plug itself. A lot of times there is a break in the wires in this area.

Solution is to replace the AC adapter. There are universal AC adapters you can buy, or perhaps Gateway still has some for sale.
(Ka-Ching)

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I need a power cord for a mintek poriable dvd player


You did not state the model number. Kind of hard to find the correct adapter without that knowledge. Also which cord do you need, the power cord for the car, or the wall in your house.

Have you tried ebay:
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could this be it:
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Have you tried searching on google:
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