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Frequently my laptop supply reads "plugged in, but not charging


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andyyax

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Laptop is an Alienware M14x. The charger is the standard one that came with it. PA5M10. Input is 100-240v and Output is 19.5V

This is an American laptop. But I noticed this problem in Amman, Jordan. I thought initially that it was probably related to an inconsistent power supply. But now I notice this problem persists in England. It is not every time it is plugged in, but at least 50% of the time.

It's lead me to a couple of conclusions about what is probably causing it:

1) Both England and Jordan run 230V. The US runs off 120V. I wonder that, even though the AC adapter says it is capable of running up to 240V it's not really designed to as it's american. I wonder if getting a good converter could solve the problem??

2) Perhaps the charger is a dud.

3) It's something else I haven't thought have.

Any suggestions or any help would be fantastic!
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I'm surprised this laptop is still alive as the charger is not a dedicated transformer from 240v down to 115v.

If you're in the UK or Jordan then obtain a good quality adaptor.
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