Eric on 3 Jul 2009 09:12:45 -0700

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

Just for safety's sake I'd say toss it or, if possible, return to the place you 
bought it.

Art Alexion wrote:
> 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 
> battery?
> 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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