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Power Supply unit failure to turn on neither with AC-plug nor its battery.

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Why My Inspiron mini will not start?


Hi,

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.
    #iworkfordell.

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Apc xs900 will work off batteries not off ac


So something happened to this apc and the first thing is to replace batteries...
I'm going to guess major circuit board failure.
go to apc site, download Power Chute software and pray there are useful diagnostics.

Mar 31, 2014 | APC Back-UPS XS900 (BX900) UPS System

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My hp compaq tc4200 wont turn on.if i plug power cable it shows charging after few seconds it wont charge i removed battery but the problem still


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 your compaq tc4200 power supply 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.

Jan 08, 2013 | HP Computers & Internet

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Goodmorning. I have a THINPAX Realtime GSM GPRS GPS Tracker TK102. My problem I would like from you to help if possible is that: If the electrical 220 V power is unplugged then the battery normally...


Is the unit being left plugged into a 220 AC supply socket ALL the time?

And is the power supply to that 220 AC socket being switched on and off intermittently as would happen on a boat or RV which is sometimes plugged into shore power?

Or is the unit being used normally in it's covert unplugged mode and then just getting plugged into the 220 AC occaisionally to recharge the battery?

I don't have an electrical diagram for that unit, but if you are not using the device covertly, then one possible solution is to have the tracker plugged into a PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY (power pack), which is in turn left plugged into the AC mains to recharge when necessary / possible.

Here is a link to a Duracell brand 600 watt portable power supply although there are certainly many different brands / models available:

http://www.duracellpower.com/portable-power/power-packs/powerpack-600.aspx


This type of portable power supply could probably power that small tracking device for weeks at a time before needing to be connected to a live AC power supply again to recharge. The power pack could be left plugged in even if the AC was shut off, and the tracker could be left plugged into the power pack. That way the tracker would always be powered by the power pack and could be left turned on all the time with no need to switch it on or off.

It would obviously not be a totally covert setup, but could at least be partially concealed on a large boat or RV which might work well enough if that was your intention.

I realize this is not the type of solution you were originally looking for, so feel free to click on the NOT HELPFUL rating button and another expert will automatically take over and hopefully be able to help you with a better solution.

Good luck and take care.

Joe.


Sep 16, 2011 | GPS

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My acer aspire 4740g does not power on. i have removed the battery and directly connected to the power supply but still does not turn on.


Problem description:
The laptop is completely dead. When you plug the AC adapter and press on the power button, nothing happens. The laptop has no signs of life at all. None of the LED lights is working.
Possible cause:
1. AC adapter failure.
2. Power jack failure.
3. Motherboard failure.
Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solution:
1. Test the AC adapter with a 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.
Acer Aspire 4740 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.

Apr 21, 2011 | Acer Aspire 4235 4240 4535 4535G 4540...

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Laptop won't staart up.


Hi,
Yes, it should run off AC power even if the battery is removed. Sounds like either the motherboard or your AC adaptor might be failing. I would start by trying the AC adaptor with another dell to verify it it's not dead.

Good luck,
Raf

Nov 09, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook

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Gps dosen't hold a charge. ac power charge, or mobil charge


Ahh, the notorious battery problem. I had (2) units that would not charge or turn on (red light just kept flashing). I opened the unit and disconnected the battery on (1) and completely removed the leaking battery on the other since I could not find replacements batteries. The units work fine now when plugged in (AC or DC adapter of course !). Still looking for a replacement battery...

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I have a compaq presario 700 laptop that is no longer charging.


The notebook battery may have a defect if it will not power on the notebook and if it will not hold a charge. The battery indicator light on the notebook either does not light or always blinks orange. The notebook operates correctly when connected to the AC adapter.
A battery that will not charge may be the result of an AC adapter failure, a system board failure, or a battery failure. Perform the steps below to diagnose the failure.
Troubleshoot the power supply
To verify that the AC power supply is functioning properly, follow the steps below.

1.
Plug the AC adapter directly into a functioning wall outlet, and plug connector into the computer. Do not plug into a power strip, surge protector or secondary power source.
2.
Verify the following operation and take the appropriate action:
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That all power cord connections are secure.
If the AC adapter connection to the notebook is loose, the connector may be damaged and require repair. Contact HP service and support for further assistance.
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That the power button or power LED is lit when the computer is on.
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That an LED on the AC power supply adapter is lit when plugged into an AC wall outlet (not available on all AC power supply adapters).
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That the AC power supply adapter is the correct type.
Different notebook models require different AC power supply adapters. You will need to know the Product Number of your notebook to determine the Part Number of the replacement part. Click Start > HP Help & Support to view the product name, product number, and serial number that you'll need to have to speak with HP Customer Service.
View the See Also section for information about locating HP Help & Support in your operating system.

Troubleshoot the System Board
If you've verified that the AC power functions properly, troubleshoot the PC's system board by following the steps below.

1.
Remove the battery, and keep the notebook connected to AC power.
2.
Press and release the Power button to start the computer.
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If the notebook PC powers on , then the AC adapter and system board are functioning properly. Go to Troubleshoot the battery .
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If the Power LED is off , then the AC power adapter needs to be replaced. Contact HP Service and Support for further assistance.
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If the power LED is on , but the notebook PC does not power on, then the notebook PC needs to be repaired. Contact HP Service and Support for further assistance.
3.
Shut down Windows by selecting Shut Down from the Start Menu.

Troubleshoot the battery
If you have verified the AC power supply and system board are functioning correctly, troubleshoot the battery by following the steps below.

1.
Insert the battery into the battery compartment on the bottom of the notebook PC.
2.
Connect the AC power supply and allow the battery to charge for 15 to 30 minutes.
NOTE: The Battery Charging light should be on while the battery is charging. If it is not on, check the AC power adapter connection to the notebook PC.
3.
Unplug the AC power adapter cord from the notebook PC.
4.
Press and release the Power button to start the computer using only the battery as the power source.
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If the PC does not power on, then the battery needs to be replaced. Contact HP service and support for further assistance.
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If the notebook PC does power on, the battery is functioning properly.
NOTE: If you have purchased a second battery for your notebook PC or you have access to an identical battery, you can also check the battery by inserting the second battery into the PC and performing the Troubleshoot the battery steps again.

Apr 14, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Power indicatoror


From the manual:

"Attach the barrel tip of the AC Charging Adapter to the AC Charging port of the POWER TO GO® and plug the standard two-prong plug into an appropriate, functioning 120 volt AC outlet. The red Battery Status LED indicator will flash, indicating a proper connection has been made and the unit is charging. The green Battery Status LED indicators will gradually light as the charge level rises. The POWER TO GO® must be charged for approximately 11-17 hours prior to first use. All Battery Status LED indicators will be lit solid (the red indicator will stop flashing) when the unit is fully charged.

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My PC won't run with ac /dc power!


Hello. There is a hardware failure with the laptop not the AC charger. AC chargers have some range of protections of their own. If the power requirements of the laptop are bigger then what the charger can handle, the charger will turn off. Also other parameters can bring the charger offline. In your case, you have a problem with a small chip, the battery charge controller unit, witch regulates the amount of current required to propperly charge the battery. When this thing fails, the charging requirements for the battery are reported rong and the AC charger is forced to give more power then necesary. This results in disconnection of the AC charger ( an internal fail safe of the AC charger) and the laptop to swich back to battery power. When the laptop is turned off, it can charge the battery because the power requirements are low, having all processor, main board, hard disk etc turned off. Therefore the AC charger can handle the load. However you will need to have it checked by a service center as it is a hardware fault. Both AC charger and laptop needs that check. The charge controll circuit needs to be replaced probably. It will be a somewhat expensive repair. Don't buy any other battery untill you have the laptop checked. For more aditional info please post back. PS. Sorry for my bad english, I am from Romania, it is pretty hard for me to explain tehnical stuff in english.

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