Eric on 3 Jul 2009 07:47:08 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] [semi-ot-hardware] compaq power brick


I don't know if my 2 Compaq adapter(s) match what you need(1).

In my experience with Compaq laptops the problem is most likely either in the 
laptop's power receptacle or a broken wire in the cord.  When you insert the 
connector into the laptop does it seem "loose" at all?  Can you slowly push it 
left|right|up|down and make the charging light go 'on'?  Also, try slowly moving 
the cord around - particularly near the ends.

I also have a multi-meter you can borrow for testing if you need.


   Compaq series: PPP014L - no "model number" shown.
   Compaq model ADP-60DB (with aforementioned broken wire in cord)
      works occasionally if it's in the correct position :-(

Art Alexion wrote:
> Suddenly my Compaq Evo N610c stopped charging.  The transformer block for this 
> unit has no light to indicate power, so I have no way of knowing whether the 
> problem is at the transformer or the charging system in the laptop itself. 
> The age of this thing is borderline so it is worth buying a used or 
> reconditioned charger on ebay, but now worth spending a lot.
> My problem is that I don't have another  transformer to test the unit so that 
> I can isolate the problem.  Does anyone have a transformer compatible with 
> this laptop so that I can run a short test?  I can come to a location 
> convenient to you, and it should only take a few minutes.
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