Sony :: Kensington Universal Power Supply & VGN-SR Series

Feb 16, 2009

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)

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Dell :: Universal Power Supply

Sep 27, 2009

So i have a new e6400 moved from an e4200. Figured I could use the nice dell travel adapter I had with my 4200. Once i plugged it into my new beast i got a not enough wattage message from DCP.

Which is fine, I now realize that my nice slim power adapter is very much under powered for this laptop.

I went out and got a Cooler Master SNA 95 it is a 95 watt adaptor and acutally is really small and light. Got it home and plugged it in and I got this message .....

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Jun 15, 2014

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.

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Jul 17, 2009

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May 4, 2010

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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?

or

Do i have a Bad power adapter that is not even charging the battery properly?

or

Bad power supply and battery?

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Feb 22, 2009

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Dell :: Is There A Power Supply Gremlin?

Apr 26, 2009

Ive 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, Im 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'

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Nov 24, 2009

I have a question regarding the battery life of my E6400..

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BTW: what is the best way to work with the machine when it is 99% of the times connected to the power supply..

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May 1, 2010

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May 12, 2010

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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.

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Nov 3, 2007

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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.

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Symptoms: Laptop switches off unexpectedly; unexpected failure to charge battery; random changes in brightness. Messages appear such as: "This AC adapter may not provide enough power to your Lenovo computer. Please reconnect the proper AC adapter"; "Battery 2: There is an error"; Do you want to switch to 'Airplane in-seat power plan' (if this option is enabled in Power Manager).

This is why I think the power connector is to blame: I opened Power Manager to the Battery tab and also ran BatteryInfoView by Nirsoft. With the power connector firmly plugged in at the back of the laptop and with "90W AC adapter is attached" showing in PM, moving the connector slightly from side to side often triggers one of the symptoms. The two apps then indicate that the AC adapter is no longer present and that charging has stopped. In some cases vibration due to typing or moving the laptop is enough to trigger a symptom.

Supporting evidence: After I taped the power adapter's output cable to the laptop so the plug cannot easily move in its receptacle I found the symptoms stopped (see photo).

Summary:This is a serious annoyance. It means I can't rely on the battery being properly charged when I need it, or that the machine will stay running when I leave it unattended.

T540p / 64-bit Win7 / 840 Pro SSD / Ultradock.

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Jun 11, 2009

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May 4, 2009

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My question is, is it safe for me to detach the docking station when the M1530 is booted up and running? What about detaching the monitor? Except when I have an external USB harddrive turned on, there is not anything in my tray icons to indicate (as far as I can tell) that any hardware needs to be safely removed.

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