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GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 08:39 PM
my laptop charger doesnt seem to be charging

it has been working fine but when i plug it in the backlight doesnt change to full brightness when on mains power.

is there anything i can do to fix it or do i have to get a new one.

laptop is less than 18 months old

HP dv5 1209AX

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 09:18 PM
this is really important guys

johcar
20-05-2010, 09:22 PM
Same thing happened to my daugther's EeePC recently. Faulty motherboard - replaced under warranty...

Have you checked the Power Management software to see whether you have accidentally set the brightness low?

KarameaDave
20-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Have you tried manually adjusting the brightness?
fn+f8 on my HP lappy.
Otherwise you may have the dreaded HP power connector
breakage.(they are poorly designed and the soldering can give way)
http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/bb/ftopic73146-0.html

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 09:29 PM
when it runs off the battery the brightness is set to the lowest setting.

when it is plugged into the charger/mains it changes to full brightness.

it was working fine when i was at university but at home no go :(

the battery icon doesnt say it is charging/have the plug icon on it.

i can change the power plan from custom(i've described above) to maximum and full brightness is on

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 09:48 PM
should i take it back to bond and bond and see what they have to say about.

surely it should work for more than the 15 months i've had the laptop

R.M.
20-05-2010, 10:03 PM
My charger failed completely after eight months (a Toshiba). Toshiba replaced it under warrenty. My first phone call didn't get any action (although it was promised). I rang again (to Australia but on a NZ 0800 number) and the charger arrived in two days flat... :)

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 10:10 PM
i could try emailing HP new zealand or ringing them ????

i really don't want to have to fork out big money for a replacement:dogeye::badpc::crying

KarameaDave
20-05-2010, 10:13 PM
Do you know someone else with a similar model
you could try the power supply with?
Just to confirm which it is, power supply or motherboard power connector.

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 10:18 PM
Do you know someone else with a similar model
you could try the power supply with?
Just to confirm which it is, power supply or motherboard power connector.

I'll look into that Dave :thanks.

(quickly texting friends to see if anyone has a similar model!!!!!!)

im emailing HP aswell, see what they say.

zqwerty
20-05-2010, 10:37 PM
My experience is that the problem is broken wires at the plug to the computer or where the wire comes out of the power supply, I have fixed quite a number successfully.

It is caused by bad handling and bad wrapping of the cords during transit. There is a prescribed method for doing this.

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 10:40 PM
My experience is that the problem is broken wires at the plug to the computer or where the wire comes out of the power supply, I have fixed quite a number successfully.

It is caused by bad handling and bad wrapping of the cords during transit. There is a prescribed method for doing this.

i would love to be informed of this prescribed method to fix it :help::o

zqwerty
20-05-2010, 11:14 PM
No, prescribed method for wrapping cords during transit so as not to cause problem in the first place, sorry, best to try another identical power supply and see if it is the problem or the laptop is f....d and then proceed from there.

If the power supply is faulty then I can give advice on how to fix it but first ascertain which is faulty.

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 11:21 PM
oh right sorry.

i've contacted a friend who is gonna ask at his work 2moro and put out a message on facebook.

this had to happen when i need my laptop the most :(

i'll update this thread when i have new information.

thanks for all suggestions and comments thus far :)

zqwerty
20-05-2010, 11:27 PM
If the power supply turns out to be faulty and you can't obtain a replacement then I will be happy to tell you my method for fixing it if the wires are broken.

Get back.

GameJunkie
20-05-2010, 11:31 PM
If the power supply turns out to be faulty and you can't obtain a replacement then I will be happy to tell you my method for fixing it if the wires are broken.

Get back.

much appreciated :thumbs:

im sure i can get a replacement, its just how much its gonna hurt my bank account :(:waughh:

i just hope its a faulty charger.........

im off to get some sleep and hand in that essay tomorrow:punk

GameJunkie
21-05-2010, 10:00 AM
important update: i tried my moms laptop charger( it has the same voltage output/current info as my laptop's charger and hers works.

so it is just a faulty charger and nothing worse.

also found out that my laptop was brought in april last year so only just out of warrenty.
gonna go to where i brought it from to see what they say

KarameaDave
21-05-2010, 10:15 AM
I'm glad it is just the power supply.
Lucky it wasn't the other possibility.

GameJunkie
21-05-2010, 10:20 AM
indeed, was a big sigh of relief when it was the best of a bad situation

Agent_24
21-05-2010, 10:54 AM
Probably just a broken power cord or something simple