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Acer laptop problem

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  1. jayjay11

    jayjay11 Thread Starter

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    aspire 1670 acer laptop

    My problem is.

    I plug in the power chord and my computer charges like it should, but when I turn my computer on it no longer takes power from the power outlet, it starts running off the batterie.
    I'm tired of charging my laptop before using, there must be a switch or something which will allow my laptop to run off the power outlet.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. HalTrout

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    What happens when you take the battery out, and try to run on power cord?
     
  3. HalTrout

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    What happens with the battery removed and on wall power?
     
  4. jayjay11

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    I start my laptop without the battery
    and it turns on for like 10 seconds then turns off.,
     
  5. HalTrout

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    Sounds like your power supply isn't working properly. Do you have another power adapter to try.
     
  6. jayjay11

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    You mean like another power cord?

    nope
     
  7. HalTrout

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    What kind of power adapter do you have?
     
  8. jayjay11

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    I lost my original power adapter, so I went out and bought a universal adapter chord.
    It says on one of the papers which adapter tip if for what kind of laptop. The adapter tip for acer doesnt fit on my laptop for some reason, so i'm using a different adapter tip, I dont think it should make a difference.
    The adapter I bought has some sort of saftey on it, its almost asif my laptop takes to much power so its cutting off my powersupply.

    I aint sure.
     
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    From what I have read, your laptop needs a power supply that can output 20 VDC with a minimum current rating of 6 amps. Have you confirmed that your universal adapter is configured to output that voltage and current?

    Some some AC/DC adapters that use different add on tips usually allow the tip to be attached two different ways to give different DC polarities to the contacts. Plugging any power adapter into the PC with the wrong polarity could damage the laptop's internal circuitry.

    Putting the wrong size of plug into the laptop's DC input connector may not make a good connection or may even damage the input connector so that it will not work even with the correct plug.
     
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