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The essential part of a laptop that makes it portable is the rechargeable battery. Batteries have given devices the much-needed freedom of movement that humanity craves. However, you will need an AC adapter in order to charge your máy tính xách tay battery. For Dell users, charging their batteries has somewhat been a problem. There is a particular issue that has been bothering several users; as far back as 2005. When the charger is plugged in & the PC is booted up, the user gets an error in a black screen stating “The AC power adapter type cannot be determined”. A variation of this message says “The AC power adapter type and wattage cannot be determined”.

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The AC power adapter type cannot be determined

The computer will then state the wattage of the adapter you need e.g. ‘Please plug in a 130W adapter’. The user has an option to ignore this message & complete the boot by pressing F1. This error also occurs when you have fully started your PC and logged in. when you plug in your charger at this point, a notification message comes up in the system tray stating that the AC power adapter type could not be determined. In both cases, your battery will not charge và you will not see any indication on the system tray that the charger is plugged in. This article explores this problem và gives you the remedies lớn it.


Why your AC power adapter type cannot be determined?

As the error says, this means your PC cannot identify the charger you plugged in. The power connector consists of 3 pins, 2 are power & earth, the 3rd is a signal line to identify the PSU as a compatible (Dell) unit. If the Laptop does not get the signal, it does not allow the PSU to lớn charge the battery, it will, however, allow it to lớn power the laptop. This will protect the battery from high currents if the wattage of the charger is higher than the OEM specification. If you choose to ignore this message, the system performance will go down, and you will notice that your processor cloông xã tốc độ has been halved.

This problem can be caused by using the wrong charger. It can also be caused when the data connection for charger identification is broken; it could be due khổng lồ a problem in the charger (cable, plug or central pin) or in the máy tính (power đầu vào port or motherboard). While trying a new adapter is a good idea, changing the battery is not. This error is not caused by the battery in any way. In fact, you will get the same error if you just plug in the adapter without the battery.

Troubleshooting

If you have sầu a charger that has been working before, then vị not worry. The fault is a comtháng one và happens because the plug sits so proud from the side of the máy tính that it constantly gets knocked và causes the connector on the power board to lớn fail; most commonly open circuiting the signal line. Wriggling it around might solve sầu the issue but temporary. It is a matter of time before your charger will need you khổng lồ plug it in in an awkward angle for it to lớn work. Eventually, it will stop working all in all.

You can know the source of your problem by trying your charger on a similar máy vi tính, or by plugging in a similar charger. If your charger works in another máy tính xách tay or the new charger still shows the same error in your PC, then your problem is likely to lớn be the DC charging port in your máy vi tính, or a bad charging system on your motherboard. If another charger works on your PC or your charger shows the same error on another máy vi tính, then the problem is the charger. Below are the solutions to this problem.

nguồn cycle your PC

Completely discharging your PC might fix the unresponsive state of the charging system.

Unplug your charger, power off your máy tính, & remove your batteryHold down the power button for at least 30 secondsPut the battery back in, with the charger and rebootChechồng if this fixed it

Workaround with ThrottleStop

There is a workaround you can try in order to fix this issue. However, you will have to lớn use a tool named ThrottleStop. It’s a really lightweight tool that you can tải về for miễn phí. Here is the link. Once the program is downloaded, follow these steps:-

mở cửa ThrottleStop.Now uncheck the option named “BD PROCHOT”.Enabling BD PROCHOTCheông xã if the issue is resolved.

If it isn’t resolved you will have sầu khổng lồ bởi these additional steps:-


Set the “Multiplier” to “Max”.Set the “Speed Shift EP” lớn “1”.Check if the issue is resolved.

Get a new AC adapter/Charger

If you have tried troubleshooting and you have sầu found that your charger does not work on a similar computer or a similar charger works on your PC, then it is time to change your AC adapter. If you are sure your charger worked for an extended period before, then the problem could be anywhere. It could be loose soldering in the charger briông xã, a broken pin, fried capacitors, a broken connection, etc. If you think you can try repairing the charger (by changing cables, capacitors, soldering) then go ahead. In most cases, the charger cannot be salvaged & you will need khổng lồ buy a new charger.

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Please note the wattage (e.g. 65W, 90W, 130W etc.) of your OEM charger, the voltage (12V, 19V) & charging current (1A, 2A, 4A). Make sure this numbers match with the new charger, otherwise you will get the same error.

Change your DC power jack

To be honest, Dell laptops come with some flimsy soldering and charging ports. I have repaired a lot of Dell computers and I have been surprised how easily the soldering comes off, và the amount of DC charging ports I have sầu had khổng lồ replace. If you are the kind that will get the computer to charge by wiggling the charger around, then it is time to change the DC charging port. Attempting a repair on the port is no good because you will need lớn destroy the whole thing to get lớn the solders.

The power board on some Inspiron models is a separate unit lớn the motherboard & has the power socket mounted directly on it. You can open your PC, unplug the charging port from the motherboard, and replace it with a new one. It will cost you a few dollars and you can get one from Amazon, eBay or from here (search for ‘DC power input’ or something similar). The local repair cửa hàng might have one too. Make sure that the part numbers (e.g. DD0R03PB000 or DD0VM9P000) match or at least make sure that the wiring is the same & the units you are swapping are compatible.

If your máy tính DC input đầu vào port is soldered onlớn your motherboard. You will have sầu lớn unsolder it & solder bachồng a new one. If the problem persists, then your motherboard might be the problem và will need replacement.

NB: You can get a direct/external battery charger if you can’t seem to find the problem. If your laptop is still under warranty, it is recommended lớn gọi your manufacturer; a repair will be made, or a replacement sent. Also, make sure that you plug in your charger directly inkhổng lồ the AC outlet/socket: power surge protectors & other power conditioning equipment can affect the sinusoidal nature of your supply & throw this error.

Disabling nguồn Warnings

If you are able to charge your computer normally but the warning keeps coming up, you can make the warnings go away permanently by changing the BIOS settings. Every máy tính has settings which determine whether the power warnings will show or not. In this solution, we will navigate to your BIOS và disable the power warnings.

Note: This doesn’t mean that the issue you are facing will go away. We will be simply disabling the warnings.

Once in BIOS, go lớn the Advanced tab & then toggle the option of Adapter warnings. This option may be present in another tab as well.Disabling Adapter WarningsSave changes & exit. Restart your computer & the warning will be disappeared.
By Kevin ArrowsMarch 30, 2021
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Kevin ArrowsNetwork Engineer (LAN/WAN) |
Kevin is a dynamic và self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining lớn network infrastructure design, implementation và administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time và under budget.

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