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    Bought a Trust 120Watt laptop charger#38445 for an Inspiron 930 17" laptop. Box stated Dell compatability. I get a warning message stating that a non-compatable power adaptor is connected. The laptop continues to work off the mains but it refuses to charge the battery! Anyone experienced this problem before?

  • #2
    Sounds like a possible "you can only buy a dell adapter so we can charge you extra" (of epson printer cartridge non genuine warning fame)
    Originally posted by Aaron
    I want those sweet cherries

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    • #3
      ok, so how does it know?
      is it a winblows driver feature, or is it Firmware?
      does it charge cold?

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      • #4
        Are you shrinking your sig today firerat
        Originally posted by Aaron
        I want those sweet cherries

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        • #5
          Originally posted by coiler View Post
          Are you shrinking your sig today firerat
          no
          bigger is better

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          • #6
            I have seen similar messages with some Acer laptops a few years ago.

            I would love to know how the laptop knows its not a genuine charger plugged into it.
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            • #7
              I've seen this before, it halts the Laptop before boot, so it aint a Windows thing, be good if there was a workaround
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              • #8
                i bet there is some kind of sotftware on a ram chip built into the charger, thats why there so expensive too ROFL
                Originally posted by Aaron
                I want those sweet cherries

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                • #9
                  Wouldn't put it past the frakkers, I ordered mine off **** for a Dell XPS charger. Worked well, get it cheap from Hong Kong.

                  I R Wannabe

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                  • #10
                    They do it to prevent cheap chargers from hong kong assploding their notebooks

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                    • #11
                      the question is how do they do it
                      Originally posted by Aaron
                      I want those sweet cherries

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                      • #12
                        Its a bit backwards though - if their chargers werent so expensive in the first place, then people wouldnt have to buy the cheap ones in place of them!



                        Originally posted by coiler
                        Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by coiler View Post
                          the question is how do they do it
                          It'll just be a chip or something in the PSU, which the bios detects on startup.. And then if you get a message from within windows, it'll just be through some program/service that the laptop manufacturer 'bundles' with their laptop which gets a reading from the bios..



                          Originally posted by coiler
                          Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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                          • #14
                            You reckon its a quad core chip?
                            Originally posted by Aaron
                            I want those sweet cherries

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                            • #15
                              Perhaps they cyle the power at a certain frequency rather than constant?

                              That way the Bios would realise that its a constant supply and declare it a fake?
                              I am not losing weight! I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again!

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