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Targus 70watt adapter

I am useing my brother laptop adapter its a targus ac70u to charge my acer travelmate 2410.when i plug the charger in the blue light comes on and then goes off again and it doesent charge my laptop what can i do as thecharger in newish

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  • HaabHimself Oct 04, 2008

    definitely have the same problem battery won't charge light turns on on the power adapter then light goes laptop says battery is still uncharged? any solutions???? sfrogs@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with this particular adapter. It is virtually brand-new, but the blue light goes off after only a couple of minutes and starts making a quiet beeping noise. I'm not sure what the problem is, but this happens with or without the cord being plugged in to the laptop.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    I am having the same problem. i plug the adapter in and the blue light on the adapter turns on and then fades to off.

  • quadismodo May 03, 2009

    plug it in, blue light lights, then fades.
    If you make and break contact multiple times, the light goes bright-dim.


  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i have the same issue with the ac70u from Targus; the blue light on the charger itself lights temporarily when the charger is plugged into the wall but slowly (or quickly, if the laptop is plugged into it) dims and goes out.  the issue is with the charger, since it happens even when no laptop is plugged in (it is not the laptop drawing more than adapter expects).  plugging the charger back into the wall re-lights the light again until it dims and goes out again, almost the same as in a flashlight with dead batteries will power the bulb for a few seconds each time the switch is flipped, although the bulb starts out just as bright every time.  happy to hear ideas...

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Mine was brand new and it worked for 2 days then started doing that. I know it's not my laptop. I work in a computer shop and I tested it several different ways. I think it may be a faulty capacitor. either way, you just have to replace it. That's what I am doing. I would suggest the same.

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Sounds like the notebook might be pulling more current than the adapter expects. Which one of their tips are you using? I think tip 14 should support that notebook.

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I have got one AC70U myself. Try it on another laptop to see if it works fine. Do you speak about the blue light on the charger itself or on your PC ?

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If the charger is new and you haven't been experiencing any issues with your pc prior to this, then i would contact the manufacturer and see what they say.. it could be a faulty part, has it worked before?

good luck and let me know how it goes...thanks, d

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