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Of laptops and power cords......
#51
RE: Of laptops and power cords......
It seems really weird to me that you dropped your laptop causing it to not charge properly and at the exact same time at least one of your outlets went all wonky.

I'd be questioning the 'repair' and it's possibly looking into an issue with the battery itself.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#52
RE: Of laptops and power cords......
If the power-jack on the computer got pried by the cord at impact, it be acting intermittently or inefficiently. Couple that with an outlet that for some reason isn't putting out 117 VAC, it might not charge ... in that jack.

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#53
RE: Of laptops and power cords......
(April 15, 2022 at 6:39 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: If the power-jack on the computer got pried by the cord at impact, it be acting intermittently or inefficiently. Couple that with an outlet that for some reason isn't putting out 117 VAC, it might not charge ... in that jack.

Most of our electronics can handle anything from 110V to 130V, 55-65 Hz. Our electric grid is al over the place and it's the only way to make certain everything will run, wherever you are. A wonky outlet <110V simply won't do anything. The built in safety circuits will simply not let the equipment run. If it's >130, the safety circuitry should do the same thing, but it's more prone to failing catastrophically.
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#54
RE: Of laptops and power cords......
Everything seems to be fine now, at least with my laptop. It is 10:40pm I have had the laptop back since 4pm and it says it is 100% fully charged.
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#55
RE: Of laptops and power cords......
(April 15, 2022 at 8:07 pm)Ravenshire Wrote:
(April 15, 2022 at 6:39 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: If the power-jack on the computer got pried by the cord at impact, it be acting intermittently or inefficiently. Couple that with an outlet that for some reason isn't putting out 117 VAC, it might not charge ... in that jack.

Most of our electronics can handle anything from 110V to 130V, 55-65 Hz. Our electric grid is al over the place and it's the only way to make certain everything will run, wherever you are. A wonky outlet <110V simply won't do anything. The built in safety circuits will simply not let the equipment run. If it's >130, the safety circuitry should do the same thing, but it's more prone to failing catastrophically.

I've seen enough insulation failures screw stuff up, but if Brian says it's working it's all good.

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#56
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(April 13, 2022 at 2:42 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Negatron, Abba is kosher. We all love Abba.  Dont front.  Wink

What he said *pointing* Who doesn't like ABBA? Heresy I say!

(April 13, 2022 at 4:54 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: My Toshiba Satellite that runs Windows ME still works.

The only reason I retired it is I wore out the keyboard.

My IT buddy was impressed. He had never seen a laptop with the letters worn off the keys and hand "heel prints" worn through the outer layer of coloring on the case......


That was over 15 years ago. My Compac running windows 7 is still running fine.

I feel in good company. My laptop is only about a year and a half old and already four of my keys have worn off letters, 3 more are on the way. I chalk it up to using a cloth that had a bit of cleaning agent.

Also, I accidently tripped the cords which pulled it to the floor a few times. My mouse USB port is slightly bent inward but that is the worst it got. Still fully functional. My only problem is that sometimes forget to plug back in my power jack when I take bathroom or food breaks from gaming, and the battery runs down. I am very lucky so far.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."--Thomas Jefferson
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#57
Lightbulb 
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Captain's log, Delldate 106.4B.22.02  

Spock mind melds ABBA and has an aneurysm.

Chekov asks to depart the Enterprise in order to go back and time and kick Putin's ass.

Bones refuses to work on Brian's computer saying, "Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor, not a idiot whisperer."

I asked Scotty if he could ABBA proof the internet and he said, "I can't do it, I haven't got the power."

After......... da y s of  disjointed speech and.......... worry, and weird gyrations and........STRIANED facial..... Ex press ions....... I ........ have my computer....... back. AND....... It has been 16 ....... hours ...... still is keeping a charge........(clinches fists). 

(Kirk ends Delldate log) 


"Sulu, set a course for the Borg, warp speed, just make sure you don't damage the power supply cord for the Enterprise."

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#58
RE: Of laptops and power cords......
If there's any doubt with a laptop, hit it with a hammer.

It will either start working again, or it won't.

Either way, the problem's solved and you can buy a real computer.
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#59
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(April 16, 2022 at 9:20 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: If there's any doubt with a laptop, hit it with a hammer.

It will either start working again, or it won't.

Either way, the problem's solved and you can buy a real computer.

Whats wrong with lighter fluid and matches?
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#60
RE: Of laptops and power cords......
(April 16, 2022 at 12:55 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(April 16, 2022 at 9:20 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: If there's any doubt with a laptop, hit it with a hammer.

It will either start working again, or it won't.

Either way, the problem's solved and you can buy a real computer.

Whats wrong with lighter fluid and matches?

Carbon emissions.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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