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Possbile battery purchased laptop from canada.purchased adaptor to step up 110volts to 229volts.battery power was low so turned it off.plugged in adaptor and re switched on the laptop.battery started to charge and then reduce in power.

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It could be a battery fault, have you tried it without the battery?

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Why My Inspiron mini will not start?


It is unfortunate that the computer is not turning on. Request you to try following the below steps which might help:

    (1)Turn off the computer.
    (2)Remove all the external peripherals like AC Adaptor, flash drives, battery, etc.
    (3)Press and hold the power button for 30sec which releases the static on the computer (if any)
    (4)Put back the battery and plug in the AC Adaptor.
    (5)Let the computer charge for some time.
    (6)Try turning on the computer.
    If the computer doesn't turn on then check hoe the Power LEDs on the system, battery and AC Adaptor react. Then I can check and help you further.

    Thanks and Regards.
    Kiran Kumar.

Jun 22, 2014 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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Hi my presario cq62 battery is not charging can u help me

There are 4 things this could be:
1.) There may be an issue with your outlet/power strip. Try plugging the power cable into a different outlet.
2.) The power cable's brick (that box-like component in the middle of the cable) may have gone bad. Some bricks will have a green LED on them to show when they are operating properly. If the LED is OFF, you need to replace the power cable. If it's ON, the cable is probably OK. If there is no LED, test with a multi-tester.
3.) Your battery may be bad and, therefore, cannot charge. The steps to test this are below (after #4).
4.) You're DC jack (the part inside of your laptop which the power cable plugs into) has broken solder joints due to too much tugging of the power cable over time. The steps to test this are below.
For issues 3 and 4, try the following: 1.) Remove the battery, 2.) Plug the power cable into the laptop, 3.) Try to turn ON your laptop.
If your laptop can power ON, then the power cable and DC jack are working fine and your battery needs replaced. If checking the brick's LED (Issue #2) has proven the power cable is fine, AND the laptop does not power ON, then you need the DC Jack resoldered (PC shop).
I hope this is helpful and best of luck!

Sep 21, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX Laptop

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We have a compaq presario cq 60 bought in Canada and it's about 3 years old. Until yesterday, the computer battery would hold a charge for about 45 minutes (yes, we know we will have to replace the...

You need to replace your old battery. Don't over charged your battery. If you are using your laptop in your house it is better not to use it with battery. Just use the power adaptor/supply only. Then make sure you will drain the battery let say once a week. =)

Jul 13, 2011 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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My battery is low and when I plug the power cord into the laptop the light that was on on the adapter turns off and my laptop will not turn on. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400

I'm assuming you are using a GENUINE Dell laptop charger designed for this model?

Check the end of the adaptor, if it is the type that has the centre pin, make sure it has not snapped off.
Check the adaptor is putting out 20 volts DC by connecting a multimeter to the outer and inner parts of the DC jack.

Usually, the ac adaptor LED will flash green if there is no charge going to the laptop ("spitting back power"), however, a dead adaptor is often recognised by a lack of the lED light glowing

You can try with a universal adaptor, it will not charge the battery but at least will eliminate the charger or the charging circuit. If this also fails to power up the laptop, then the issue lies with damage to the motherboard

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My dv7 1245 dx had a short at the ac110 adaptor plug on the 18.5 volt end. This shut my computer down. Twisted wires. I bought a new HP adaptor. The computer will not power up now. The only sigh of life...

Dear Sir/Madam...
You just follow these steps:

1.Remove the battery and Adaptor
2.Press and Hold the On buttun for 30 seconds (without battery/adaptor,this is for reset the BIOS in your Laptop)
3.Now you just connect the adaptor with your laptop
4.On the adaptor socket main switch in main board
5.Watch the Laptop charging Light is ok or not.Also watch the Light in Adaptor is lighting normally or not.if all are normal then try 6th step otherwise problem in your Laptop.Just go for an authorised service center.

6.Try to ON the Laptop

All the Best....
thank you very much By Ganesh(INDIA)


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Gateway laptop model MT6723, when I go to press the prower button the low battery indicater flash about three times also with the power cord plug in with the battery connect please any advise, Thanks In...

Can u use your laptop with battery only? If not then try removing the battery and use the ac power only. If its ok then your battery need to be replaced. If not then i suggest replacing your ac power or both.

Feb 08, 2010 | PC Laptops

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My dell xps M2010 laptop is not working with the battery but it comes on when i plug in the ac adaptor charger. when i checked the bios setting it says battery not recognized and later, when i turned on...

Hello and thank you for using Fixya's services.

Your power adapter is bad and is not able to charge the battery at all (which is why the battery is dead). Yes, this is common with laptops because of the constant plug in and plug out. Yo can purchase a new adapter for less than $25.00 on eBay. Anywhere else it will cost three times more.

Once you replace the adapter, the battery will get a full charge and you will be up and running again.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will assist.

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Compaq armada 7400 does not turn on

Please turn off the Computer and disconnect the AC Adaptor then remove the Battery. Next, try cleaning the metal contacts on the Battery and reseating the RAM modules.Then, connect only AC Adaptor to the Computer and try to turn it ON without the Battery. If the Computer doesn't turn ON then disconnect the AC Adaptor and insert the Battery then try turning ON the Computer. If the issue persists even after performing all the above steps then service will be required.

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Powering off

Actually, if it is beeping as though the battery is low even while it is plugged in, it is because the battery is no longer any good and is sucking all the power from the wall. You need to purchase a new battery. Until you get a new battery, you can simply remove the battery and use the laptop plugged in. That will stop it from turning off. Been there - done that. Hope that helps! ; )

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Shutdown and DVD Player problem

Hi, as this is a new unit I recommend you return it to your point of purchase and have the problem addressed under waranty.
regards mistyman

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