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Solved: Faulty Power Cord or Faulty Battery

Q: Solved: Faulty Power Cord or Faulty Battery

Hi,
I recently bought a new, 3rd party power cord for my Toshiba Satellite L300 from eBay.
Recently I've noticed that my battery stops charging earlier and earlier. At first it stopped at 87%, then 83%, then 80% all in one week. I've had the computer for about a year which seems a bit early for it to start degrading so fast, so could it be the power cord?

The Toshiba cord says Model: PA-1750-29, Input: 100-240V~ 50-60Hz 1.5A, Output: 19V[solid line above a dotted line]3.95A
The 3rd party cord says Model: PA-34671ACA, Input: 100-240V~1.5A 50/60Hz, Output: 19V[solid over dotted]3.95A

If the new cord is harmful to my battery, I can just solder its input plug onto the Toshiba charger (that's the only bit that was broken) but I'd rather not risk breaking two power cords if I don't need to.

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Thanks,
Marlon

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A:Can a faulty power cord cause a compter to power down at random?

If the desktop computer's power cord was conically loose, an electric spark between the power cord and the power supply, could have eventually damaged the power supply or even the motherboard...
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-a-faulty-power-cord-cause-a-compter-to-power-down-at-random.205658/
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A:Faulty power supply ?

It sounds like the PSU. Try a known good PSU.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-power-supply.547789/
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A:power supply faulty??

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~kimmer13
 

A:2nd opinion needed on faulty power supply

Power supply's are easy enough to test. If you don't have a tester take the tower into a shop and have them test it. Cost is minimal. Bad capacitors may also be a source of your problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2nd-opinion-needed-on-faulty-power-supply.718689/
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A:[Problem] - Beep sequence after faulty PC power up

Most likely a mb failure. Honestly that system is so old that it is not worth putting any money into fixing. It uses an amd processor that was released in 03 and is now 11yrs old. No new replacement parts are available and you would have to attempt to find a used board on ebay, etc.

If you want to open the case and reseat the video card, any other add-in cards, atx pw connectors, etc. That will not cost you any money however I doubt it is going to fix anything. It does not hurt to give it a try. When you do reseat cards, ram, etc, make sure the slots are clean. Get a can of air and blow out the slot prior to reinstalling the cards, ram, etc.

There is a chance that your pw supply has failed and you can swap in a known good unit for testing however again IMO, it is not worth putting any money or effort into fixing this system.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-beep-sequence-after-faulty-pc-power-up.1126345/
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Third party adapters usually do not have required logic circuit to complete the batter charging loop.  It's easy to find genuine, OEM Dell adapters:
www.parts-people.com/index.php

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19987856
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/asus-eeepc-1001-faulty-power-jack.1001080/
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A:Repeated crashing, possibly faulty power supply?

hi,

well according to the graphic card spesifications should be using a 500 watt power supply but i personaly would want something in the 600 watt range and with a good make like seasonic or XFX power supply. but wait for a BSOD expert to comment on your thread.

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

a 1000Watt shouldn't have any problem coping with the components that you have, i would recommend that u borrow a power supply from a friend and try it out on your computer, maybe the power supply is old and is not supplying proper voltages on all the rails....
 

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/pavilion-dv7-won-t-power-up-with-without-battery-or-ac-cord/td-p/5623314
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A:Power cord/ battery problem

Computer make and model?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-cord-battery-problem.763139/
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A:Tempramental Power Cord on low battery life

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A:Solved: Is My Ram Faulty

Well, you can do a pretty comprehensive memory test, that should answer the RAM question. Try either of these.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-is-my-ram-faulty.523362/
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A:Solved: Faulty Fan?

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A:Solved: Do I have faulty hardware?

Update:

This appears to have been nothing more than one of the pesky driver issues. With Vista SP1 I don't appear to have any problems any more.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-do-i-have-faulty-hardware.680142/
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A:Solved: Faulty DVI cable

DVI cables are a few bucks, buy one and test, if not return it.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-faulty-dvi-cable.1150531/
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A:Solved: Is my machine infected or faulty

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Could be a faulty keyboard.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-is-my-machine-infected-or-faulty.724122/
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A:[SOLVED] appcrash - faulty mfc71.dll

.NET related driver MFC71.DLL has a timestamp = 0x40c69d92, which = Wed Jun 09 01:18:10 2004

Vector NTI 10 did crash - http://tools.invitrogen.com/content.cfm?pageid=10129

Invitrogen shows latest version as 11.5 - http://www.invitrogen.com/site/us/en...-software.html

Exception code 0xc0000005 = memory access violation. The 2004 driver appears to be improperly accessing memory under Vista SP2.

See if the Invitrogen v11.5 trial runs crash-free.

I would advise that you install all outstanding Windows Updates.

www.update.microsoft.com

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A:Solved: Faulty Application svchost.exe

How long has the problem existed and have you ever tried doing a System Restore to fix it? (Start > run: msconfig > launch System Restore .

If it works it won't tell us what the problem was, but it might save a few days of troubleshooting.
---------------
Post a HijackThis scanlog:

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

The "data execution" error is usually associated with corrupt or incompatible files. I don't see svchost.exe being the culprit -- it is trying to run some other "module" which is corrupt.

Do you have any other symptoms once Windows has booted? Is any other program not working?

If you do a "Clean boot" following these directions -- do you still get the error on startup?

run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible

Note: if a 3rd party application is involved in this it will most likely be configured as a "service" -- rather than under the startup tab -- but do the full drill anyway.

Post your HijackThis scanlog before disabling anything so I can see what is there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-faulty-application-svchost-exe.451507/
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braz
 

A:Solved: Faulty ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

Please post your power supply unit specs like

-Make/Model
-12Volt rail amperage
-Total Watts

It could be the power supply, especially if you upgraded from a much older or weak card.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-faulty-ati-radeon-9800-pro.618630/
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3. I have checked the CPU is seated firmly.
Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Building new PC - Checking if CPU is faulty?

Anyway of trying another stick of ram.....does the MB have inboard graphics if so can you plug the monitor into the MB Video port
 

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does anyone know what could be wrong and what I can do?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows Update faulty

There are a number of ways to fix Widnows Update issues. The easiest is to download a program called Dial-A-Fix and run the Windows Update repair on it. There are other programs but Dial-A-Fix works everytime I use it.
 

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A:Solved: Acer Aspire CD/DVD Combo faulty

This is asmuch info as I could track down.
Manual.
The drive is a standard slim drive,so you could put a DVD-RW drive in there
if you want.
The problem is that it is integrated,so the laptop will have to come apart to install it.
If you don't want to do that,buy a slim drive in a usb case and it will power from
the USB bus.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-acer-aspire-cd-dvd-combo-faulty.636285/
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
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A:Solved: I need advice on replacing faulty RAM stick

Go here and allow the Crucial System Scanner to load and run.

After it's finished and it displays a report, copy-and-paste the link to that report here.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-i-need-advice-on-replacing-faulty-ram-stick.1059391/
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A:Solved: Faulty NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Get the drivers from HP.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...en&cc=us&dlc=fr&sw_lang=&product=3239113#N880

If that fails, check device manager for any useful errors.

If it appears to be a hardware problem, just get another NIC ($20 is about average)

NICs are generally plug and play, and here would be a decent replacement:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127134
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-faulty-nvidia-nforce-networking-controller.940164/
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A:Solved: Could faulty external hard drive enclosure cause HD to click?

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A:Solved: Faulty driver on Kernal Stack - CRASHING fast

Closing this one and opened a new one under the FORUM Malware & HijackThis. I could not figure out how to just change this one. Sorry for any inconv. Please take a look at my open one as my computer crashes after 5 mins. Thanks
 

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A:Faulty Key

What brand and model computer do you have? Where did you acquire the Win 7 Professional program?
Vicks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-key.993610/
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Hello guys.
mu issue is more less common,at my home the electricity is neva stable..its on and of most times...so I woudnt say I used the switch button to turn my pc off.
but a lito while ago,I have this problem of checksum error default loading..poping on the screen,my mouse, keybord not rensponding with some strange noise..(bips) its wen I visited this site read about som tips on the CMOS battery changing ,jumper settings and re-set , but it neva worked so I went for repair it was ok..they tod mi the noise was the one of the RAM was faulty.but wen I went home I tried the other RAM teking off the current RAM one the pc replaced with the one he clamed was faulty was ok..that ment the RAM was finebut the RAM slot was nt not ok...nw same thing has happened and am prity confused...
 

A:Faulty RAM?

Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-ram.186050/
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I was wondering if there was any diagnostic tool out there that could determine if my CPU is kicking the bucket?

My graphics card is fried at the moment, but I also think that either my CPU or RAM is dying. I notice that my computer is running VERY slowly. I'm not sure if this could be contributed to the dead/dying graphics unit, but I'm worried nonetheless.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Faulty CPU?

Is your computer slow at restarting?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cpu.636400/
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Hello,
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My laptop again is Inspiron 15z i7-3537U 2GHz

I made a discussion in a gaming forums and that his reply.
Is he really right?

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19988114
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I ve been having problems with my computer since i moved it into a new case but the latest problem is the worst yet my computer doesnt seem to want to Faulty...something? recognize that i have a disc drive hooked up to it the power doesnt go into the disc drive because the light doesnt come on the drive is brand new after i bought one thinking the old one was broken and neither of them will light up as though they were powered up this was never a problem until i moved the parts into a new case so far ive disconnected all the new cables hooked to the case LED s and new Faulty...something? front USB port and so on so that the computer is exactly the same as it was in the old case still nothing i switched out the power to the hard drive thinking that if just the cable was ruined the hard drive wouldnt run but it did the cables are all in working order is it possible for a power supply to just not like parts nbsp

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A:Faulty CPU ?

I doubt it's your cpu. If your cpu was bad, nothing would work right. You couldn't have seen anything on the screen if your cpu was bad.

Are you loading xp? If so, it has it's own drive format utility built in.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-cpu.31526/
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I have assembled computers before and I know how to properly install hardware, but could it have been an error on my part?
 

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I am having problems using my CD Drive.

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Is this a software error, or CD Drive error

thanks for your help

Lee
 

A:Faulty CD?

Boot from a floppy with CD support. Does it work then?

When do you get this error, anyway? When you put in a disc? When you open My Computer and click on the CD drive? What OS are you using?

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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cd.34651/
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I am unable to measure any DC volts in my PC and suspect that there is no mains supply to the PSU . What would be the sequence of steps that you would take to determine where the fault lay, obvously whilst complying with safety proceedures?
 

A:Faulty PSU

Just buy a psu tester as they do not cost much and use it. If the psu test bad then replace it not repair it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-psu.506704/
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cheers

wolfee
 

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Hello Ive been having random reboots on a new Is faulty? my PSU machine i recently built EVGA i mainboard GTS mb Core Duo ghz x Gb Corsair Ram I googled my problem and found a guide on this forum saying to run Speedfan to check my PSU for voltage consistency The program after it opens up shows my temperatures all as blue down arrows except for the HD and CPU which are green quot Check Marks quot My voltages in the lower left hand corner read Vcore V V V AVcc V Now my main question is are these the v v and v rails he speaks about in his post http www techspot com vb topic html If so arent they all off Atleast the V reading more than V off seems bad to me This may seem like a stupid question but im real tight on cash and if i spent what i have on a new really nice PSU and i was wrong about this id be angry As a side note in Speedfan the green check mark next to my CPU Is my PSU faulty? which idles around C occasionally turns into a red quot up arrow quot for about seconds then back to a green check I havnt seen the temp go over C though I love this computer except for the random restarts and id be extreamly happy if i could fix it Appreciate any help you guys could give Thankyou D nbsp

A:Is my PSU faulty?

" id be angry "

LOL - you'll be even angrier if you don't and your sweet mobo gets gerfunkled.

Yes, that is TOO low on the 12v rail. Whether that reading is accurate or not is another question. Getting a measurement off of a 12v fan lead might verify that if you have a tester available.


 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-my-psu-faulty.79578/