I get the following warning just after the BIOS loads, on my Dell
WARNING: 70 Watt (20v,3.5A) AC adapter detected. System will not be
capable of running in full performance mode without a 90 watt (20V,
4.5A) AC adapter. Press F1 to continue in battery optimized mode, or
F2 to shut down.
However, I do _not_ have a 70 Watt adapter. I have two 90 Watt
adapters. Both are reasonably new (less than 3 months old). There is
no pin damage on either the laptop or the adapters.
My laptop is about to go into Dell for the second time, to "fix" this
problem. The first time they changed the fan/power supply. This time,
they're supposed to replace the motherboard.
Does anyone know what could cause this, _OTHER THAN_ a weaker/damaged
adapter? The tech support guy I talked to didn't sound very confident
of his own diagnosis and it sounded like he chose replacing the
motherboard because he just didn't know what else to try.
"Beartach le crdean"
Echna dalta ngusa - 5th century Irish Gael
(Eachna, foster-daughter of Angus)