Art Alexion on 3 Jul 2009 08:54:37 -0700

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

Looks like it is the aftermarket battery (about a year old but not often 
used).  I took the battery out and the lights went on.  I still have the 
original battery which works OK.

Short in battery?  Something that can be reset, or just get rid of the 

On Friday 03 July 2009 10:46:58 Eric wrote:
> Art:
> 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.
> Eric
> (1)
>    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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