Get a USB adapter
If you can’t charge your laptop with the charger that came with it, get a USB adapter to plug into the wall. You’ll need one that has a long cable to reach where you are and an output jack for USB. This can be purchased for a couple of dollars at any computer store. Plug the adapter into an electrical outlet and plug the other end into your laptop. Note that a charge indicator will be displayed on the adapter, and it will stop charging when full. If you don’t want to use an adapter, there are other options. Consider taking the charger from your phone or camera and buying a cord that fits that charger.
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Find the correct USB port on your laptop
Once you have your adapter as well as your laptop, locate the USB ports on the laptop. These are usually located on the side of your laptop but can also be found on the back. Note that not all laptops have a USB port; in this case, you’ll need to get an adapter that plugs into a serial jack. The port is usually the same color as the laptop so you can’t miss it.
Once you’ve located the port, plug in your adapter, and check to see if it works. If the adapter doesn’t light up green when plugged into the laptop and doesn’t charge your laptop, try using another USB port on your laptop. You may have to try a few different ports until you find one that works.
Make sure your adapter works before unplugging it. If you have an adapter that uses a AAA battery, make sure the battery is seated inside the adapter securely so that it doesn’t fall out when you remove it from the laptop.
If the laptop still doesn’t show up in Windows when plugged in, or the battery indicator on your laptop says “plugged but not charged,” then you may need to replace your adapter.
Warnings: Remember that extremely high voltages can damage or even kill the adapter after a few hours of use. Always read the label before using any charger or adapter.
Plug in the USB adapter
Using a digital camera or other method, take a picture of the port before you begin. This will help you determine where to plug in the adapter. It is also very important to ensure that the adapter is plugged in all the way. If you have to force it in, it probably isn’t in correctly. It must be fully inserted into the port. If you have to hold down the adapter while sliding it in, try another port if possible.
Tools needed: flathead screwdriver and pliers, if adapter is spring-loaded.
Step 1: Most USB ports are located on the side of a laptop, or in the back at the bottom of a desktop PC. If the adapter is spring-loaded, grab the tiny arrow at the end of it with a pair of needle-nose pliers. Pull slightly upward on the arrow so that it disengages from your laptop or desktop.
Step 2: The port must be exposed by removing any other devices attached to your computer. If you only have a corded mouse and keyboard, remove those before disassembling your computer. There may be other cable plugs underneath. Check your manuals on proper removal.
Step 3: A flathead screwdriver may be used to pry the port out from its casing. If it resists, try sticking a thin object like a toothpick into the small hole of the port, to release the tension. You may also need to pry down on a plug-in board on your laptop if one is present.
Connect the charger to the USB adapter
If you do not have the charger that came with your laptop, use a cellphone charger with the same voltage. Connect it to the USB adapter. This is where you could get a shock from the adapter. If you don’t it could damage your computer and the charger. If possible, ensure the laptop is turned off.
Next, you will have to hold down the power button for 10 seconds until it shuts down. If it froze, then use a paperclip or a needle to press the reset button on your laptop. Ensure that your adapter is hooked up before leaving power on for an extended period of time as they may overheat and damage your USB port and computer.
At this point, your laptop should start normally. However, if it is still frozen, try the Power + Volume up and down (press volume down three times and then press power) this should reset your computer and set it back to factory settings. If this fails, you will have to take the necessary precautions to remove your hard drive and place it into another computer.
Turn on your laptop
Turn your laptop on and check that your computer is charging. Connect the adapter to the charger and the laptop to the adapter. Wait for the charge light to come on. This is usually located at the front of the laptop near your mouse. Some laptops use a bar that lights up, rather than an actual light.