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Laptop keeps switching from ac to battery. Does not appear to be the plug on laptop or the adapter. Possible bad relay on main board? Any suggestions to track down issue would be appreciated.

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Nc6000 multibay battery does not recharge


Perhaps remove the multi-bay battery, and let main battery charge all the way. Then reattach multi-bay battery, and see if it's recognized.
(Will charge)

That is AC adapter (Charger) removed, then remove multi-bay battery.
Plug AC adapter back into laptop, THEN plug AC adapter into power.

[You do Not want to unplug an AC adapter from a laptop, with the AC adapter plugged into power. Could be a power surge/voltage spike. Unplug AC adapter from power, when plugging into laptop, or unplugging from laptop ]

Main battery charged, unplug power to AC adapter, unplug AC adapter from laptop. Plug multi-bay battery in, then AC adapter.
(Then plug AC adapter into power)

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My lenovo G550 appears not to charge when the charger is plugged in despite turning the mains power on and off to see if power is getting though and the blue neon light showing on the mains...


Hi m529,

I see you are having issues with you G550 charging.

You mentioned that the light on the charger is lit up but then it suddenly switches Off, and you also mentioned that the charge still has a light but the power is somewhat low despite of a fully lit up charger Light.

Have you tried draining the power from the system?

  • Remove the battery and the Charger or AC Adapter as well call it from the G550 then press and hold down the power button for 10-15 seconds to drain power from the system motherboard.
  • Once drained connect the AC adapter but do not connect the battery yet, then turn the Laptop ON to see if the system will power ON using the AC adapter/Charger if it powers up then there is no problem with the AC adapter/charger.
  • After testing the AC adapter if it is working power down the Laptop doing a normal shut down.
  • Once shut down or turned Off insert the Battery back in the Laptop then turn the Laptop ON using the battery only without the AC adapter/charger see if the system will turn ON using the Battery only.
  • If the Laptop powers On using the battery alone with out the AC adapter then the battery is most likely working as well on the issue.
  • Now power down the Laptop then connect the AC adapter to the Laptop with the Battery in the Laptop as well then turn the system ON again see if the problem will Occur again having the battery and the AC adapter/charger if the Problem happens with both Battery and AC adapter on the Laptop then the problem is the Motherboard, most probably the motherboard is having issues relaying power from the AC adapter to the battery and may be sent to the Depot for repairs.
I suggest that you call Lenovo for further information about your system, if you still have warranty and is still in the one year period then your system will be covered for any repairs needed - you can call @ 1 877 453 6686 for troubleshooting, you will be asked for a serial number Located underneath the Laptop on a small white sticker that states s/n meaning serial number.

I hope that this Helps.

Have a nice day,

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Jun 18, 2011 | Lenovo G550 PC Notebook

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Hi, my laptop crashes when the ac adaptor is plugged in yet it will charge the battery fine when the laptop is shut down.


Problem description: The laptop shuts off when AC power adapter is plugged in. The laptop works fine on battery power but as soon as you connect it to AC adapter, the laptop turns off.
Possible cause: 1. Power adapter failure.
2. Motherboard failure.
Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solution: First of all, test the power adapter. Make sure the adapter outputs correct voltage. It's possible that the output voltage is not correct and the laptop shuts down to prevent the damage. Test your laptop with another known good power adapter.
If the problem still exists, even after replacing the adapter, most likely it's the motherboard failure. Replace the motherboard.

Resource: Acer Laptop AC Adpaters

Mar 20, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Hi, my Fujitsu A1220 won't start up at all. I took out the battery to reset the laptop but when I put the battery back on or connect it via AC, it still won't start up. I see the Scroll Lock is brinking...


Here are some ideas to try.

1. Plug battery in and see by looking at the charging light if it's charging. The light should stay mostly constant during this process. If it is charging, then wait about 20 minutes. Unplug laptop and attempt to turn on with just the battery installed. If the laptop turns on, then you can be sure you have a bad AC adapter or a bad DC jack.

Uninstall the battery before attempting the next five steps.
2. Look for the light on the laptop that indicates that the AC adapter is plugged in. If that light isn't on, try plugging and unplugging the AC power jack and moving it around until the light shows its connected. If no light comes on, then it's possible you have a bad DC jack or the AC adapter needs to be replaced.

3. Try a different outlet. (I know it's obvious but it's worth a try).

4. If the indicator light is on and the laptop won't power on, then it's possible you have a bad switch board or stuck button. Make sure no buttons are stuck. Conversely, push hard on the power button and move it around in order to make sure you're making good contact.

5. If your laptop has another button that turns it on, such as an internet button, try that button instead of the normal power button.

6. Replace the AC adapter. Find and buy a compatible AC adapter online. You can usually find them reasonably cheap.

7. Replace the switch board and/or the flex flat cable that runs from the switch board to the mainboard. (This requires some technical know-how).

Hope one of these ideas helps.
Good luck and thanks for using FixYa.

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Power problem


Here are some ideas you can try when troubleshooting power issues with a laptop:

1. Plug the laptop into AC power.

2. Take out the battery.

3. Try a different outlet.

4. Look for the light that indicates that the AC adapter is plugged in. If that light isn't on, try plugging and unplugging the AC power jack and moving it around until the light shows its connected. If no light comes on, its possible you have a bad DC jack or the AC adapter needs to be replaced.

5. If the indicator light is on and the laptop won't power on, then it's possible you have a bad switch board or stuck button. Make sure no buttons are stuck. Conversely, push hard on the power button and move it around in order to make sure you're making good contact.

6. If you know the battery has a charge, unplug the AC adapter and connect the battery. If it turns on then you can be sure you have a bad DC jack or a bad AC adapter.

7. Replace the switch board and/or the flex flat cable that runs from the switch board to the mainboard.

8. If your laptop has another button that turns it on, such as an internet button, try that button instead of the normal power button.

Hope one of these ideas helps.
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I got a compaq c36 it was working fine but now it wont switch on or anything do you now what it could be


1. Plug the laptop into AC power.

2. Take out the battery.

3. Try a different outlet.

4. Look for the light that indicates that the AC adapter is plugged in. If that light isn't on, try plugging and unplugging the AC power jack and moving it around until the light shows its connected. If no light comes on, its possible you have a bad DC jack or the AC adapter needs to be replaced.

5. If the indicator light is on and the laptop won't power on, then it's possible you have a bad switch board or stuck button. Make sure no buttons are stuck. Conversely, push hard on the power button and move it around in order to make sure you're making good contact.

6. If you know the battery has a charge, unplug the AC adapter and connect the battery. If it turns on, then you can be sure you have a bad DC jack or a bad AC adapter.

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Its that the battery is not charging, and on the power meter icon its blinking four times orange and one time green. If I remove the battery, the laptop works with ac adapter. but if I reinstall the...


Check for a DC connector problem:

Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.

If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it

Feb 06, 2011 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

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On start up the lap top starts to come on and within 6 seconds it switches off and not even the screen comes on?


Do you have it plugged in? Also, do you know if the battery is charging? You may have a bad DC connection.

Problem symptoms:

  1. Laptop randomly shuts down without any warning.
  2. Power LED and battery charge LED start flickering when you wiggle the power cord or the AC adapter tip on the back or your laptop.
  3. The battery will not get charged.
  4. When you plug AC adapter, the laptop appears to be dead and there is no LED activity at all (DC-IN jack on the system board is broken).

The DC connector needs to be resoldered on the system board.

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My Inspiron e1505 does not charge the replacement battery Gd761


The problem could be the power jack of the laptop and/or the connections inside the laptop.

Try to plug the power adapter slowly and try to wiggle it. It you feel that the power jack is wiggling, then the problem is a loose power jack that is why it won't charge. And you need to have a tech tighten that up for you.

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Dell latitude l400 mother board power problem


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The  adapter can be plugged into the DELL the wrong way and it won't charge then. I've done this myself so check to see if the adapter plug that goes into the laptop has a grey battery icon on it. The icon goes on top when you plug it in. For different laptops the symbol may be different than what I mentioned.

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