Dell :: Proper Part Number For 130 Or 150 Watt Power Supply
Nov 3, 2007
I've recently upgraded to a Quadro 2500m in my 9400. Sometimes after playing games for awhile it will freeze up for a second and then get really slow (sometimes staircase like lines will appear on the monitor). I doubt the 2500m is broken since it came in a sealed Dell box and my temps aren't too high, so I'm suspecting that the 130W adapter that I got off of eBay is not really up to it. I noticed that sometimes when it boots up it cannot recognize the adapter (Press F1 to continue, F2 for setup etc...) but other times it recognizes it as the 130W adapter fine.
I also noticed that that PA-13 that I have was made in 2004...isn't that way before any of the Inspiron 9400s came out?
So I'm wondering if anyone knows where to get a reputable 130/150W adapter and/or what the part numbers are that people have been using successfully.
Anyone, by chance, know the part number for the HDD bracket and plastic cap assembly for the M1330? This is bascially the assembly that goes around your HDD with the 'cap' on the end that mates up to the laptop case.
I've been looking on Dell's site for a bit (and ebay) and can't seem to find the part. I'd like to pick up a spare for my Win7 Drive I've been playing with, rather than swapping the HDD in and out of my existing frame.
I recently updated my Dell m4800 to BIOS A8 with Windows 7 64. I had been using a collection of older power adapters from my previous Dell m4400 without any issues. After the update, wow. A huge performance hit if I do not have the 19.5 volt and 9.23 amp adapter connected.
The m4400 power adapter is 19.5 volt and 6.7 amp. Pretty close right? Not any more.
I do have it connected to a Dell docking station almost all the time. Just checked. They are both 6.7 amp.
What changed in BIOS A8 and what the deal is with the performance? Looks like I need to request a new docking station, but I'm not sure IT will believe my story.
Iíve seen 2 fairly new Dell laptops recently (a Latitude D520 and an Inspiron E1705) with the same symptoms. With a known good adapter attached to the unit, they do not charge at all,
but they run off the battery until the battery dies. I disassembled both and checked the connection between the power jack and the mobo and found them to be solid.
I connected a power source directly to the + solder point on the mobo and a ground and found they did not power up at all. If this were a desktop, I would change the power supply immediately, but being a laptop, Iím not sure what (if anything) can be done to fix the problem. Any ideas or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
What I've done: 1. Both units work normally with charged batteries, so I know I'm working with good laptops. 2. Removed, cleaned contacts and re-inserted RAM. 3. Cleaned accumulation from the internal lint trap, i.e., from the CPU cooling fins. 4. Removed, cleaned, re-applied thermal paste and reseated CPU'
needed a new charger, dell listed 5 options for my service tag #. So I called them and the guy in india said said the NF599 was the one I need if I wanted the 6' cord.
Put NF599 into amazon and ordered one, received a UU572. Specs all appear to be the same, this one doesnt say 90w anywhere on it but the specs online all say 90w. Its also a 3 prong and not a 2 prong like the NF599, that may actually be nice so it doesnt fall out of the socket so easily.
I have a problem with my XPS 1730 laptop, this started probably 4 months ago. (second laptop that has screwed up after the warranty ended). I'm hopeless at explaining stuff, so i'll do it in point forms.
* First sign of trouble started when i booted up my comp one day and it beeped before loading windows and paused saying something like
"AC power adaptor not recognised, press F1 to continue F2 to enter setup, system will run slower"
If i continued then it did run really slow (even though power option was set on high performance) and the battery didnt charge.
* Every time i turned on my computer i had to keep putting the power cable in and out, adjusting it as i did so, until the battery light on the top right (near the lcd screen) flashed. If that didnt flash and i turned it on then the unknown power adaptor message would come up.
My Dell Inspiron 15 will not boot up. Started randomly shutting down over a week period. Would also display a plaid screen which would require a hard shut down by me.¬† I was trying to run Dell diagnostics on it and noted that the video card failed, but it could not complete the diagnostic without shutting down.¬† Now the power supply light blinks on and off in a 10 second interval. ¬†It acts like it has no power, but I know the battery was charged.¬†
I have a VAIO VGN SZ230P. It has always worked fine. Recently, it has begun to hibernate after about 5 minutes when plugged into its power supply. When on battery, it operates normally. I have tried two different power supplies, same problem. All sleep, hibernation and power setting are off, yet it still happens. All virus and malware scans come up clean.
I use lap top G62. Untill yesterday its working fine. But due to my stupidity for cleaning the fan i opened it and cleaned it and fixed all the parts accordingly. Now the lap top is not turning on, i dono what the problem is but the power button is not showing the glow of LED nor the fan is working. The battery is working fine (i checked on others lappi) and even when i connect to an AC power supply the LED shows charging sign.
I have a 12'' sony vaio with a 16V power adapter. My battery is not good anymore, it was not even holding for 20Min, but my problem now is that the computer does not turn on without the battery at all. I have to leave it charging for hours, then it will go on, but in the middle of the windows loading process it shuts down and does not show any signs of life until you leave it charging for another hour.The voltage output out of the power supply shows 14.70 ~ 15.20 never gets to 16V. Now, comes the questions...
This particular laptop needs a good battery to " buffer" power and the AC adapter only charges the battery but does not have enough Amps to run the computer without the battery?
Do i have a Bad power adapter that is not even charging the battery properly?
Anyone use one of Kensington's universal power supplies with their VGN-SR? Trying to figure out which "smart tip" to use.
Their compatibility wizard on the Kensington website doesn't list the VGN-SR290; only lists a Vaio SR series. I think this may be referring to an older series and not the VGN-SR line. The tip the wizard recommends for this 'Vaio SR series" is N15, which, according to the power supply instrcution manual has output volatge of 15-17V. Another tip, tip N27, has output volatge of 17-20V. The power brick that came with my SR290 indicates a 19.5V output (Sony VGP-AC19V25 - 19.5V, 4.7a)
I have just received this laptop. I followed the instructions out of the box, installing the battery, then connecting the power. The battery started charging that first time, but after that, any time I tried reconnecting the A/C power supply, the laptop would not recognize the adapter and I am not able to charge my battery.¬† ¬† I have tried the following steps: ¬† 1. Shutting down the computer, removing the battery, and starting the computer from the A/C power supply. The computer will not recognize the A/C power supply to turn on the computer. ¬† 2. Updating all the power management drivers. Everything was already installed properly. ¬† 3. Using the Lenovo Energy Management battery gauge. I must have the A/C power supply plugged in to use it, but the computer still won't recognize it. ¬† 4. Held down the power button for 30-40 seconds then reset the BIOS to default settings. No change ¬† 5.¬†Tested my outlets and connections between my AC adapter cords.¬†Everything is working properly. ¬† There is one way that I can get the computer to recognize the AC adapter, and that involves all of these steps shown below, but when I unplug the AC adapter I am right back to the beginning, and I have to redo the whole process. I have just received this laptop and I am quite sure that you shouldn't have to go through this process every time you want to recharge the battery, or use your computer while only powered by the AC adapter. ¬† Steps I have to take to recharge my battery: ¬† A.¬† Disconnect the A/C power supply. B.¬† Shut down the computer. C.¬† Remove the battery D.¬† Connect the A/C power supply E.¬† Start the computer. F.¬† Uninstall all battery drivers that are labeled Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery (which come back every time). G. Shut the computer down. H. Disconnect the A/C power supply. I. Insert the battery. J. Insert the A/C power supply. K. Start the computer. ¬† That is the ONLY way I have gotten my computer to recognize the A/C power supply. I know the power supply is functional, but why I have to go through all of those steps for the laptop to recognize it.