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Hard Drive not recognizing Power adaptor?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bonovox, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. bonovox

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    I recently had a new hard drive installed. I started getting a notice on every reboot that "the AC power adapter is not recognized and it could impair system performance". I hit F3 to not see the notice again. I haven't noticed much, except that today the screen completely froze once and I had to do a hard reboot. Should I be looking into buying a new power adapter?
     
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    Maybe the make/modem of the machine would help? This sounds like a laptop, is it? If so, it sounds like the charging circuit may have been damaged inside the unit.
     
  4. bonovox

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    It's an Inspiron 6000. I used to have it on all the time. Could that have something to do with it?
     
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    The actual hard drive swap should have no affect on the power adapter. Did you get the same exact one back that you took in when you had it worked on? That'd be the first thing I'd check. Then take it back to the place you had the work done and have them fix it. They could have damaged something or left something disconnected. You shouldn't get anything back that doesn't work after a repair (car, refrigerator, computer)
     
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    The power adapter was acting up before the new drive was installed. When the old one crashed, I went into set-up utility and it said the power adaptor cannot sufficiently supply the laptop.

    Before the crash I had also noticed that when unplugged, the battery would run out far faster than it used to before. Do you guys think I should just get a new battery and power adapter?
     
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