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 Post subject: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:15 pm 
8086
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Hey guys,

I've tried:
1) Switching the battery
2) Switching the motherboard
3) Switching the charge port
4) Switching to a new OS.

But the issue persists. I'm all out of ideas. Someone help please. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:55 pm 
Smithfield
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You've changed everything but the charger itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:37 pm 
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Try a different outlet.

You don't mention "what" is plugged in but not charging (I'm guessing it's a laptop), but make sure the cords are properly seated throughout the power connection. Also, make sure the power cord is completely inserted into the laptop. My mother complained that her laptop never charged and upon further inspection I noticed that the cord wasn't fully plugged in...even though it looked and "felt" like it was.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:58 pm 
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Ah yes, thanks guys.

5) Switched the charger with a Duracell Universal Laptop Charger.
6) Can't push the plug in any deeper.

No luck either for both of those.


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:57 pm 
Smithfield
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Well, it looks like you switched everything you could. So either you're making a simple mistake, or the laptop is totally kaput.

Two more things to check though: make sure the switch on the adapter is set and if you bought too low of a wattage power supply for your computer, it may not charge the battery (at least if it's on).


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:23 am 
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Thanks guys, I think I may be missing something here. I'll try to switch out the other parts too (trackpad, wifi, memory, etc...) We'll see what happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:49 am 
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Not sure what you have but looks like you got yourself a new computer just by switching out all the parts unless we're being trolled.

Also not sure why you are switching components that aren't really tied into the power system?


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:05 am 
Smithfield
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I say just see where this goes, because obviously OP is replacing enough to build a new laptop :D


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:17 am 
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I know right guys? :mrgreen: Well I haven't switched out everything yet. But its getting close. I may have to ditch this laptop. :|


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 Post subject: Re: Plugged in but not charging
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:20 am 
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Don't trust the generic adapters, especially if you have a Dell, Sony or one of the HP's that use a Smart adapter. If you have a friend or coworker with the same adapter see if you can borrow it for a few minutes. Also, in the future, before buying a replacement motherboard, consider taking the unit to a certified repair center. The depot I worked at would do this type of diagnostic for $29, which is far more cost effective than buying random parts.


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