Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. Solved: AC Adapter

AC Power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

I have been a tech for a long time and encountered this error dozens of dozens of times. We actually cant find the warranty information for the laptop, which will end up with me probably simply buying one out of pocket. So the tech replaced the power adapter too. Oh, I have a M1330, and I have gotten a lot of use out of this laptop, and I was hoping to use this for school beginning in mid January. Flea power Residual power on your motherboard can cause you motherboard can cause it to behave in strange ways. But, seeing as the system wouldn't power on at all, this leads me to believe there is a problem with the actual laptop system rather than just the adapter.

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Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? Thank you for this very insightful and helpful post. If you are interested in finding out more about this here is one of the links I found discussing this problem. I thought about buying another adapter but am not certain that that will fix the problem. By connecting a metal paperclip across the two you can discharge the power brick there maybe a small amount of charge affecting a clean boot up. I may consider getting a higher voltage power cord, but we really shouldn't be the ones deal with this - Dell should be. The error message did not appear.

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Why is Dell XPS battery not charging?

Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

We warranty those parts and designing them to fail would drive up warranty costs. Well I did not think much of it, I pressed the F1 key to get past the error message as suggested and windows seemingly booted properly. The last post mentioned that a prong needed be adjusted within the charging hole of the laptop. Plugging a 90 watt power adapter into the dock will result in one or more devices connected through the dock to not work, most cases it is the external video that does not work. See if the first level of customer service you talk to can bump you up to the next level. Just recommended I purchase as people have said more of their charging equipment etc. If there is a problem you will get an error code which you can use to look up the problem.

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Dell Battery and/or Adapter Problem. Any help??

Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

I plugged in the adapter to the computer. One of those will likely solve the problem. Turns out the power warning message is very informative. I will overnight you all replacement ac adapters and power cords. I get the following message when I plug the wire in. I am generally good with computers as a matter of fact I wrote a guide here on accatech on So when my computer started being sluggish I started troubleshooting but to no avail.

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Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

Make sure it is firmly plugged in. Could it be that rebooting under battery power reset something that was incorrectly not recognizing the adapter? I had to take of the , the keyboard, the screen, unclip the wires etc. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. If there's warranty, contact Dell at 1-800-288-4410 or if there isn't a warranty contact Dell technical support at 1-800-624-9896. So, I have tried another Dell charger, a 90W one, and the same problem does occur My original is a 65W. Apparently a little dust or something got in there. Tried adapters with different wattage and still get the error.

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Dell Battery and/or Adapter Problem. Any help??

Ac power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined

However I wouldn't want anyone to do anything I wouldn't try myself so I just did using a paperclip on my own 19v 4. It's charger is made in China and never caused that wattage problem until yesterday. You can with following simple method. Sửa lỗi cục sạc adapter laptop Dell Inspiron 3169 không sạc được pin. Important is to understand Dell's power adapter concept which is quite different to that from other manufacturer! I was only pushing it in half way thru. You should also check the power connector, it should not move; if it does it could be loose enough that the contacts don't match up.

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