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Power faulty The power on my compaq 1275 shuts off whenever i move the display/monitor or the labtop itself. Sometimes it shuts off without me moving it. Any help would be great.

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  • reneemcp Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem, but I think my problem is internal. The part that the ac adapter plugs into seems to be loose and if moved it loses connection and shuts down. How do you get to the inside to tighten?



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First check the batery hdd and ram

then go start run msconfig and remove any programs from start up

and use win xp cd to repair it

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I'm not certain if a power issue or graphics / display issue.

If a power issue, the most common reasons are the battery, power jack and power adapter/cord.

Power off and remove the battery. If the laptop powers on with just the adapter connected, your battery is faulty.

If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.

The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement.

If no change, the power adapter is probably faulty and needs replacement.

If a display / graphics issue, connect an external monitor to your laptop. If an external monitor works, it is the display's backlight or inverter board.

If you were experiencing discoloration in the screen (pinkish lower light hues) before it failed, that would indicate a CCFL backlight issue. If the screen suddenly went dim on you rather than a slow degradation, the inverter would be indicated.

In either case, a technician in your area should be able to help. Evaluate to see if the repair is cost-effective.

It's also possible that your graphics card is faulty and needs to be replaced.

Hope this helps.

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I have a xerox xa7-19i monitor and it keeps tripping the power. i have had a look inside and nothing is shorted or blatently blown so i dont know whats wrong, anyone know what to do?

I assume you mean the monitor itself keeps shutting off and on? These LCD style monitors are infamous for failed power supplies, due to faulty capacitors inside the unit (which are very hard to detect). the capacitors buldge and sometimes leak when they are faulty. they work for a very short time, then fail. BE VERY CAREFUL inside any monitor as Capacitors Can give you a whopper of a shock, Even after being unplugged. if its your house power breaker, Id look to a frayed power wire, or the wall receptacle. Try a different outlet see if the problem moves with you, which would point to the monitor itself.

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Can I run my 1275 w/o the battery and use just a/c power

Hello, the short answer is YES you can. I am not sure why are you trying to do this but just remember while running laptop just AC power your are running the rick where if you accidently move the laptop and power connector coming lose from laptop will cause instant power off. This can cause you lose data you might be working on. This can also cause OS corupption.
So my recommendation is to do this if absolutely nessasary and be sure thatpower cable doesn't get pulled or moved.

I hope this helps,

Kind regards,

Amar Sondhi

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Our one year old monitor comes on, but then goes black after just a few seconds. it is not the graphics card. I hooked it up to another computer and it did the same thing.

If the monitor power light on remains on, either the monitor itself or VGA cable is faulty. Move the cable to see if there is any change on the display. I'd suggest changing the cable - less expensive than a monitor. If not the cable, the monitor is faulty.

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Hi rhymers3,

First, check that monitor power save is disabled. Right click on desktop, properties, Screen Save tab, power button. Select "Never" for the "Turn Off Monitor" drop-down box.

Also, check that the monitor itself doesn't have any power save/ sleep options enabled.

Another possibility is a faulty graphics card or faulty cable to the monitor - try moving the cable/card and see if the image comes and goes.

Try using a different (lower) display resolution. It could be that the one you currently have is just on the limits of not working with that monitor.

Good luck.

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