Question about EliteGroup ECS A535 Notebook

1 Answer

Modified power conector polarity.

I need to determine tip/ring polarity for the DC power connector of my ECS A535 notebook. Also need source for the connector.
I was given this unit by my son who described the problem as "The cord has a short in it". Visual exam shows someone spliced a "universal" adapter cord to the A535 power adapter. The way the universal adapter is configured allows connection for either polarity.

Posted by on

  • charlie bouchard Aug 21, 2008

    A new adapter at this point is not an option. I don't want to put money into it not knowing if it even works.

  • charlie bouchard Aug 21, 2008

    I still need a source for the part. I've figured out the polarity with my meter. I could find the source myself if I knew what to call it. A type number or style number, dimensioning specs, etc.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,028 Answers

I know what you're trying to do, and I don't recommend it. I've done some splicing, and had a few that burned up the machine, so I recommend buying a new power supply. Check Ebay, you can generally find one at a reasonable price. Here check this link to Ebay, they have your adapter for $16 and change. You can't beat that. So why take the chance of ruining the machine.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Broken connector for ac adapter .conector is on mother board need correct size to replace or how to hard wire

Hard wire is not recommended.

If you are confident in opening a notebook up and working on a highly populated component motherboard with a fine tipped soldering iron then it is a task that some people may do themselves.

An easy way to get the socket is to take your AC adaptor to a good electronics component store (even radio shack, the source, Tandy, etc may carry one)

There may be some VERY fine tracks around the power socket and damaging those with the incorrect equipment may cause you a more expensive repair.

This site has some very helpful hints and guides about working inside laptops. this may help you decide if you want to do it yourself or get it done by a pro.

These are not expensive repairs


1 Answer

Reloaded XP on ecs a535 laptop and now need the hardware drivers enter your product model and search for your mod and download your drivers.

thank you been a pleasure serving you

Jun 22, 2009 | EliteGroup ECS A535 Notebook

1 Answer

Free download driver

You can find those drivers here.

Hope this helps!

Mar 16, 2009 | EliteGroup ECS A535 Notebook

1 Answer

ECS a535 laptop drivers


Oct 03, 2008 | EliteGroup ECS A535 Notebook

1 Answer


Hello! Did you try ""? The Balance a535 is actually manufactured by Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS). Go to their website and you can find downloads for their laptops. I hope this helps!

Sep 08, 2008 | EliteGroup ECS A535 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

101 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top EliteGroup Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

781 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Jerry Umali

Level 3 Expert

979 Answers

Are you an EliteGroup Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides