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    I hooked up an external battery to my laptop and it ran fine for about 30min. The laptop then just turned off and now wouldnt do anything. I hooked it back up to a regular charger and the activity light for charging doesnt even blink. How the hell did this happen, what got ruined?

  • #2
    Originally posted by flaVius
    I hooked up an external battery to my laptop and it ran fine for about 30min. The laptop then just turned off and now wouldnt do anything. I hooked it back up to a regular charger and the activity light for charging doesnt even blink. How the hell did this happen, what got ruined?
    Mayb enothing. Try removing the battery. Then hold the power button for about 30 seconds. Try reinserting the battery, and try to power the computer on.

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    • #3
      Still nothing. No warranty so the situation is bleek, i dont want to get screwed . I dont understand, wtf happened to my laptop?

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      • #4
        what type of external battery? how did you hook it up, and what is the input voltage on your laptop?
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        • #5
          when you removed the battery to re-set the laptop did you remove the charger at the same time? you need to remove all sources of power.
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          • #6
            19.5V input, its a masterpower battery

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            • #7
              yea i removed the battery and the charger

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              • #8
                .....you just ran an unregulated battery to your laptop? does your laptop input have a wide range of acceptable voltages?
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                • #9
                  that was stupid.

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                  • #10
                    Wow. Unregulated battery to laptop and he's surprised when it frys?

                    More details of how you hooked up what if you want details on what happened.

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                    • #11
                      laptop power bricks are switching power supplies that output a well-regulated voltage to the laptop, so the laptop doesn't need to perform a lot of regulation internally (which saves space and heat inside the laptop)... therefore all the laptop's internal circuitry would almost certainly be designed for the intended regulated voltage only, and therefore it's not at all surprising that hooking up a battery to it would wreak havoc with the internal power circuitry... after all, as a battery goes from full charge to mostly discharged, it can easily vary by a volt or more, and if you allowed it to discharge too much, it could easily plummet several volts.
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                      • #12
                        Gimme a ******* break you act like i took a car battery and wired it to my laptop. The exteranl battery came with the charger and it comes with separate tips for universal applications. The mass produciton of it means obviously millions of people are using it you stupid pricks. I cant find anything on the net of this happening to some1 else. I hate condescending ****s, omg i bought a product and used it for its intended purpose, im such an idiot

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                        • #13
                          You don't have to flip out. Nothing you said gave any indication that this was an external battery power system with a regulated output, all you said was an external battery. Personally I haven't ever heard of an external battery power system for a laptop like the one you are talking about, (and I'm sure many others haven't either) so we can't assume much other than that you had done just what you said, hooked up a battery to your laptop.

                          Now that you've clarified that your problem is that you used one commercial product (in the manner it was intended) to power another commercial product, there's not much advice we can give you other than the obvious: call tech support at both manufacturers... if you provided some more information about the battery power system maybe people could give you some ideas for testing it for obvious problems, but as with most mass-produced black-box devices like that you probably won't get very far unless it's just flat-out, obviously broken (like providing entirely the wrong output voltage) and from the sounds of it, it's probably already caused damage beyond hope of DIY repair.
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                          • #14
                            Sorry, i wasnt reffering to you, your response had purpose. Im talking about when some1 calls me stupid. I reallyjust want to figure out what got fried and if its fixable.

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                            • #15
                              can you take pictures of what you used and the hookup of the connections to post?
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