WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Stats
12220 Members
65 Forums
72731 Topics
980263 Posts
43 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
84 registered (8HBob, 12 invisible), 1443 Guests and 165 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple. 456
On-street parking charges dropped 389
Ceiling needs smoothing 333
TS Indefatigable 215
Hezballah 213
Sea Shepherd 200
Patio work 187
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank 152
Lost ladies Swarovski watch 109
Re sizing 79
New General Forums
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
Warning!!!
by muzzy2
9th Feb 2017 9:09am
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
07:53 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
vet fees
by diggingdeeper
Today at 12:09 AM
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Stanlow Abbey
by EportCat
Yesterday at 09:14 PM
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 01:10 PM
Tony Blair
by granny
Yesterday at 12:56 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
Yesterday at 12:19 PM
Trump
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 09:56 AM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 11:28pm
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
12:19 PM
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#166941 - 20th Aug 2007 1:30am Weird Problem With Laptop PSU
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Basically, it keeps switching itself off randomly as though some sort of cut off point within the adaptor itself and the fuse is letting through too much power. Sometimes its every few minutes, other times its every half hour or so.

Take the plug out of the adaptor and plug it back in, or flick the power switch off then back on and its fine again until the next time it decides to go off.

There is a 10amp fuse in it atm, because last month I had to replace the 5amp for the same reason and didnt have a new 5amp to hand.

After I replaced the 5 amp it seemed to work fine until tonight when its started doing it again.

Gonna get a new 3amp and 5amp fuses to try tomorrow, but any other idea's??

smile


Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#166943 - 20th Aug 2007 1:32am Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: MattLFC]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Maybe the adapters overheating?

Try another one (if possible)


Edited by Totopop (20th Aug 2007 1:33am)
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#166944 - 20th Aug 2007 1:35am Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: _Ste_]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Lol I wish I had another to try. I thought about it overheating yano (I did for a while think this had to be the problem), but how would we then explain it going back to normal operation (well for a month or two) when the fuse was change?

It does get quite hot however, although no hotter then usual. Its 135watt (has to power a full Pentium 4 laptop) so it does run hotter then most laptop adapters.

Top
#166945 - 20th Aug 2007 1:39am Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: MattLFC]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Mind you, my old kettle used to physically turn itself on and off so maybe im just jinxed??

Or maybe its me ded nan and grandad playing tricks on me lol.

grin

Top
#166946 - 20th Aug 2007 1:40am Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: MattLFC]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Maybee its overheating faster than normal? in order for the fuse to blow there must be a serge in the power, the reason it lasts a bit longer with a higher fuse is because it takes more to blow it.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#166947 - 20th Aug 2007 1:41am Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: _Ste_]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Well the fuse cant be blowing can it cos wouldnt that mean it wouldnt work again until its replaced??

think

Top
#166949 - 20th Aug 2007 1:50am Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: MattLFC]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Duhhh, silly me, lol smack
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#166950 - 20th Aug 2007 1:52am Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: _Ste_]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Lol, it must be due to some sort of cut out protection device in the adapter... im just wondering whats causing it haha!

It hasnt done it since I started this bloody thread now lol!

Top
#166991 - 20th Aug 2007 2:51pm Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: MattLFC]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Well it happened this morning, when I first turned the laptop on, so it can't be overheating.

Replaced the fuse with a 5amp and it still happened a couple of times, so I will have to try a 3amp when I can find one.

Top
#167000 - 20th Aug 2007 6:21pm Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: MattLFC]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
I'm guessing the PS adaptor/transformer is fooked - faulty component inside or dodgy connection?

Try moving it about and knocking it to see if thats what causes it?

Wouldn't be a fuse though.
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#167002 - 20th Aug 2007 6:24pm Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: BMW Joe]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Dunno, its been okay since this morning. I might phone up Acer and get them to have a look at it though as its still under insurance.

Got a feeling if I send it back to them, they will turn around and say there isnt a fault lol and send it back and then the fault will re-occur, because its a random fault that doesnt happen all the time.

think

Top
#167024 - 20th Aug 2007 8:33pm Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: MattLFC]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Demand a replacement, you pay for extra cover, your entitled to it. Just explain its an intermitant fault and you need it for work etc.
These aren`t cheap!
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#167032 - 20th Aug 2007 8:57pm Re: Weird Problem With Laptop PSU [Re: _Ste_]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Yeah, I think im gonna have to contact them about it, cant be assed paying for a new one, the cheapest I have found one for my laptop is £39.00 for the one included (I can probably get cheapo ones from Hong Kong, but I won't trust cheapo power supplies im afraid).

smile

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
vet fees
by eggandchips
Today at 12:01 AM
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
For Sale & Free
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
ESCHENBACH Illuminated Magnifiers
by buddy
15th Feb 2017 1:12pm
Canon EOS 550D + lenses & more
by j_demo
14th Feb 2017 4:24pm
Samsung NC10 Notebook PC
by gerrymoore
14th Feb 2017 3:55pm
Suitcase...never used. 2 wheels and sliding handle
by gerrymoore
14th Feb 2017 3:51pm
Featured Member
Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2810
Newest Members
SunsetP, RachelBinns, Rog0137, Iestyn, Neill_Davies
12220 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
vet fees
by eggandchips
12:01 AM
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
X Box One S
by rossie
9th Feb 2017 8:56am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 39
vet fees 10
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:18am
Sunset Mon 5:33pm
Local Time Mon 2:00am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me