We have the nascar laptop and we have had problems with the charger cord since we got it. I got a universal cord/charger but still having problems keeping it charged. Where can I get the cord that was originally sent with this laptop, not a universal one?
This is a common problem with univeral AC adapters. I have seen several laptops where the battery will only charge with an OEM power adapter. I can't provide specific reasons as to why, but this is common.
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Re: Charger/power cord not working
Your problem might not be the AC adapter but the AC jack of your laptop. if you cant keep a charging icon steady then maybe the AC jack of your laptop is loose already. you might need the help of a guy knowledgeable in electronics to help you out with this one.
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Start by making sure its plugged in and charging. most laptops have a light that is on if the cord is plugged in.if its plugged in and there is no light one wiggle on the connection on your power cord. start at the wall and check every connection. if the light blinks than you power cord is bad or the power port in the laptop has disconnected from the mother board. Some computer stores will have a loaner universal laptop charger you can borrow. I recommend borrowing there universal before you buy a new power cord
The most common reasons for power issues 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 a power jack problem, it should be addressed by someone knowledgeable.
The laptop does not recognize the charger due to a different wattage/ amperage or is not powerful enough to charge the laptop while the machine is powered. I have seen many problems with hps/compaqs and the Targus Universal Charger and recommend the HP universal charger for those models instead.
I have an A-135-S5900. This could be one of two problems. Number one would be the power cord has gone bad and you need a replacement. Walmart sells the universal type that has several different fittings with it for different laqptops. Number two would be the power cord connection on the laptop has broken loose from the motherboard. When you plug the power cord into the laptop, does it wiggle and feel loose? If it does, this is probably the problem. This one is fixable but you have to know what you're doing. Hope this helps.
If your battery is dead and your charger is dead there is no way to test. You need a working ac to verify the issue. Go to an office depot for hp or best buy for dell and ask one of the clerks to plug your laptop into a working charger. power your system. IF it powers up ask where the universal 90watt power converters are. buy one of your liking. I say universal becasue you can use it on a many laptops and it is usually higher reated in watts.
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