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Samsung Series 7 Laptop weird charging problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RobinTheEmpath, Oct 31, 2016.

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  1. RobinTheEmpath

    RobinTheEmpath Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2016
    So I'm having a strange problem with my laptop. While on, and plugged in, it continually flickers between charging and not charging as if I we're repeatedly plugging in and unplugging the AC adapter. However, the laptop charged with no issues when it's powered down. I initially thought that it was my AC port on my laptop, as some of the plastic has been broken off for some time, but when I noticed that it charge while off I was confused. The charging light flickers even on, but stays a solid orange while off.
  2. DataBase


    Jan 15, 2004
    If you have a multimeter you could check the power supply (if you know how) I have seen some (Toshiba) power supplies display similar charging symptoms. The last one I tested about 3/4 months ago was rated at 19 volts but when testing without any load it was displaying 17, 18, 17, 18. Which when under load would probably have dropped it further. Anyways a replacement PS resolved the issue.
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