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11-23-2011

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AC Adapter Not Working

2011-11-23, 3:06 AM

I just noticed a few minutes ago that my new Lenovo Thinkpad Z470 wasn't charging, even though it was plugged in. I checked, and the cord was in correctly. The small indicator light on the AC Adapter module isn't coming on, and I've tried it in multiple outlets. I also tried unplugging the wall cord from the adapter and plugging it back in to be sure it was securely in place, and the problem persists. Any help?

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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2011-11-30, 2:34 AM
hey ajgoren,

welcome to the forums and since you have tested on different power outlets (which you know works) , high probability that the AC adapter for you unit is dead or something.

have you tried, plugging in the adapter into your unit without the battery attached ? If you have done so and even if your unit still does not detect an adapter being attached, then get in contact with the support team via :


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12-06-2011

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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2011-12-06, 15:36 PM

I have two Lenovo laptaps and both AC adapters stopped working within a year. the first one lasted 6 months, the second lasted 12 months.i love the laptops, but would not buy Lenovo products again because of poor workmanship. I spent $100 at Radio Shack on a universal AC adapter.

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11-22-2011

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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2011-12-14, 2:50 AM

My lenovo y570s' AC adapter also seems to be faulty. It works fine almost 3 months. Now it needs to be plugged in/out power supply several times to start battery charging. Now I have to carry the notebook to a service center in complete set (although i'm sure that the notebook itself works fine). :(

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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2011-12-14, 3:02 AM
even if they let you to take the ac power, you won't be able to use it anyway. still, tell them it's faulty ac adapter, they may help you.

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com
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02-10-2012

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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2012-02-10, 9:47 AM
Hi Serge,

I have same problem with ajgoren. my ideapad z460 still can boot with plugin adapter without battery attached.
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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2012-02-11, 13:58 PM
@ matt_mizi
due to jamez(serge) no longer works for lenovo, please, contact lenovo support line for further informations and support.

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com
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11-09-2013

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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2013-11-09, 18:25 PM

Listen up  lenovo people  there is nothing wrong with your batteries or chargers ,The receptor on the computer  where the charger plugs in is broken (worn out)so the sooner you stop this waffle about batteries and chargers the sooner we can get to the real problem There is a major fault with our computers that lenovo will have to address .Just move cord around it will eventually engage ,but is determined to fail altogether (mine)      Dennisod

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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2015-07-08, 2:39 AM
I brought 24 lenovo desktops for my company and 2 laptops for myself and both of the AC adapters stopped working, that's why I'm never buying their products. Never got refund or replacement for my AC adapters. One of which burned one of the laptops.
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Re: AC Adapter Not Working

2016-03-18, 1:15 AM

I do agree. Lenovo needs a break away connector like Macs have.  Mine has broken twice.  I have never had an AC adapter fail and I have been using and supporting Thinkpads for over 20 years.

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