Extreme Laptop Charging Situation

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Chargers are mostly the leading problem of portable devices.


For myself, my Samsung Series 3 Notebook/Laptop needs a ground connection via HDMI or VGA from a source with a power-brick itself. I don’t really know why it does, it just does. And recently my VGA has broke as well as my VGA monitor from a power surge. So I was up to get my HDMI signal split while still having all my devices work. Here is a crappy diagram.



A few months ago, I bought a VGA to HDMI from amazon, it didn’t work for what I wanted, but it did send signals in both directions which was perfect for charging my laptop.

I also have a HDMI splitter, which removes HDCP from my PS3 to record gameplay. I have the PS3 into the input side, then have the VGA to HDMI in the second output port. In the first output, I have it wired to my HDPVR then that outputs to my 3D monitor “HDMI 2” option. The laptop is plugged in the “HDMI 1” option, and it charges!

If I unplug the server from its power brick or VGA, the laptop won’t charge.  However, I can turn off and on the PS3 as well as put my 3D monitor in hibernate, and it still charges.

Have any of you had extreme issues like this? If so, please share him below! Thanks!

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Katy Pillman

Katy Pillman is the Lead Programmer for Tactician Studios LLC. She is young, but experienced in the technical field, and writes in her free-time. △ ◎ × □

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  1. Nicholas Fusco July 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    You have the craziest setup. I think an HDMI Stereo/Surround Receiver or a physical HDMI Switch (http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=4088&seq=1&format=2)would have solved your problem much more eloquently. What I think is happening is your laptop is supplying power over the HDMI to the bypass thing and its causing it to drain battery.. Something weird is happening. HDMI Pin 18 allows 50ma of current, but that shouldnt be enough to be causing your problem.
    Either way– I’d bet money that a powered HDMI switch or a nice receiver will fix your problem.

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