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MY COMPUTER HAS NOT BEEN KEEPING A CHARGE. NOW MY AC POWER CORD IS NOT WORKING. WHEN THE STORE I BOUGHT IT FROM REPLACED MY HARDDRIVE A YEAR OR SO AGO. THEY NEVER RETURNED MY BACK UP AND RESTORE CD'S. NOW I AM WITH OUT SPACE ON MY HARD DRIVE. AND HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY POWER SUPPLY.

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You can go back to the store you bought.. just present the warranty..

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Emachine e730 won't turn on. Havit on power supply and the light is orange. Worked on it for a bit without charge and shut it down, went out, Came back tried to switch it on but nothing.


Hi

Remove the battery but leave the ac adapter power cord in if it still doesn't start

you have to eliminate the ac adapter power cord

try a different adapter power cord
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it could be the laptop power jack is faulty and has to be replaced
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i hope this helps

cheers

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Monitor flickers black and comes back on...I am stumped...


userunnown,

Probably shouldn't have posted about the voltage thing. Power is checked with any wall outlet, and a multimeter set to AC Voltage. Or using a voltage tester. Pardon me if I overstep my bounds, but I do Not recommend you try this procedure. No matter WHAT, I wish you to be safe.

{Electrician? Minimum charge of 1 hour (Usually), even if it takes 4 minutes. May be additional charges also. In my area? Average is around $42 an hour. If we were 'talking' about the Low DC Voltages your Power Supply puts out, I would have no problem, (And have), advising you }

Now 'looking' at the total picture in front of us, it would seem the common 'denominator' is the SSD harddrive. Wouldn't you agree?

How to know? Try using a SATA harddrive.
(Feel foolish posting that to YOU, sheesh! )

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 27, 2012 | PC Desktops

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How to replace the harddrive


Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power cord.
Remove the side-panel that is the greater distance away from where the keyboard-cable connects.
You may also need to remove the other side-panel.
Disconnect the disk-drive from the "data" and "power" cables.
Undo the screws (on both sides) that hold the disk-drive in its place.
Slide-out the disk-drive.
Take it to a computer-store, so that can sell you a "compatible" disk-drive
(same type of data/power connectors).
Slide-in the new disk-drive.
Connect the data/power cables.
Replace the side-panels.
Connect the AC power.
Turn it on, and insert the Windows "System Restore" CD/DVD.
Force the computer to boot from the CD/DVD.
Reinstall Windows.
Run Windows Update a bunch of times (there are a *LOT* of security-updates for Windows XP since it was first released, about 10 years ago).

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AC Adaptor input issues (fries cord, won't charge computer)


dear,

are you using same wall socket everytime for this job...
if yes, then check the mains there too...might be its because of that..

if all are fine in the socket then u have to check the laptop power supply section ....

goodluck!

rate it if issue resolves.....

Apr 17, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Hp computer. hard drive light is solid yellow pc non working


What has transpired is the power supply is bad. Electrolytic Capacitors inside have failed. These capacitors relate directly to the voltage power rails of the power supply. They are filters.

Little more detailed.
Your computer power supply converts AC electricity into DC electricity. (A flashlight battery is an example of stored DC electricity)
AC comes into input Electrolytic capacitors. Goes to a rectifier bridge, and on through various other components. Along the way, this DC voltage is considered 'Raw'. It needs to be a steady, 'clean', supply of DC voltage. There are Electrolytic capacitors used in the final stage, to convert the 'raw' DC to 'true' DC.

In a computer power supply the Electrolytic capacitors are the weakest link. They are usually the first component to go out.

You computer power supply converts AC voltage into three DC voltages. 3.3 volts, 5 volts, and 12 volts. These are the power rails.

When one, or more Electrolytic capacitors are weak, they make a weak voltage rail.
To simplify explaining the construction of an Electrolytic capacitor, let's just state they are small aluminum 'cans', and have a seal at one end, or both ends. Inside there is an Electrolytic paste.
This paste can break down, and when it does it forms a gas. (Hydrogen gas) This gas expands inside the 'can', pushes up on the seal/s, and makes Electrolytic paste ooze out.

So much paste loss, and the capacitor can operate in a weakened state. Too much paste loss, and the capacitor fails.

ALL the lights in your computer use less than 1 Watt. EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts. A harddrive just sitting there spinning, may use up to 5 Watts.

A processor uses 55 to 125 Watts! Depends on the make and model.
Since the power supply is to weak to provide enough power to turn the processor on, the harddrive isn't activated. It just sits there and spins. No Boot record on the harddrive is found, so no Operating System is going to be running. (WinXP is an example of an O/S)

This essentially means No computer! Harddrive activity light indicates yellow, then goes out. There is no harddrive activity.

No signal from the computer, because the computer isn't working.
Monitor stays in Standby, because there is no signal from the computer.
Power supply failure is 70% of computer issues.

Why?
Owner neglects to keep the inside of the computer, and the power supply clean. Doesn't use a can of compressed air for computers regularly.
Also there is another issue that the owner has nothing to do with.
Capacitor Plague.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

Solution? Replace the power supply.

I know the above info may seem like a 'Hard pill to swallow', but as stated. A weak power supply will still spin fans, and light lights.
Harddrive may spin, or spin up, then stop.

The processor isn't getting enough power.

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How do you replace a harddrive


power off the computer and remove the power cord from the power supply
remove the both side covers off the computer
inside you will see the harddrive towards the front probably under the cd rom or a drive take off the cords attached to it i recomend labeling them for identififcation purposes then get a phillips screwdriver and remove the screws that are holding the harddrive in place ow just slide the harddrive out and install the new one put all the screws back and the cables back the way they came off then put the side covers onn and you are done

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Toshiba A300. One month old. With the battery installed, when AC power is switched off or disconnected, computer turns off immediately. With no AC power, and with the battery installed, computer will...


The PC suppose to still be on warranty, so you can go and returned. When you bougth it, you need to charged it for a period of 12 hours. If the battery charging icons indicates that is charging, maybe the laptop terminals are not working and you need to take it to the store for that.

Aug 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Toshiba A-135 Notebook only works with a charged battery but will not work with the AC Adapter. Is the system port bad?


It could be that the DC jack (what you plug the AC adapter in to) has become loose from the motherboard, or it could be the adapter itself. Plug the adapter into the computer, and -gently- move the cord, just a bit. Does the end in the computer move around a little? If so, you'll want to get it looked at.

If the problem is with the adapter itself, you'll need a replacement. I suggest calling up Toshiba and see about getting a replacement adapter. If the computer is less than a year old and falls under Manufacturer's warranty, any parts that you may need should be covered.

Apr 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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HELP! NO POWER !!!


Most common reason for this would be defective power supply, if it is less than 1 year old, may still be under warranty. If older then you can usually find replacement power supply $40+ at local computer store. Not to difficult to replace, average tech could swap it in less than 15 minutes. Can test it with one of these: http://www.antec.com/Detail.bok?no=429

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