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January 27, 2010, 8:52 pm
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I have a five year old Compaq Presario M2000 laptop that will not
charge or run on ac power anymore. It still powers up fine on battery
power, but once the battery runs out, it'll be over...
I have had issues in the past with the power connector on this laptop,
but was always able to fix the problem by resoldering the connector to
the board. This time, no luck. I'm wondering if the power adapter
may now be bad. But I hate to spend $40+ on a new power adapter (or
more for a universal adapter) without knowing for sure that is the
problem. Is there a way to test the power adapter? If I knew someone
with a compatable adapter, I'd just borrow it and see if the laptop
works on ac power with a known good power adapter. Any ideas?
Re: laptop not charging, power supply problem or laptop problem?
jfg typed on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:10:52 -0600:
I too was going to mention the eBay option. That many times you can find
them for about 10 bucks. The only bad part is some of them are not UL
approved or anything. This one looks like it is covered though.
The ones that hasn't passed those standards tend to have higher ratio of
radio interference problems. Some also worry that they maybe a fire
hazard as well. Although I believe such an event would be pretty rare.
And if it freaks you out, just don't leave it plugged in when you are
not around. But this one that J has posted looks okay, so not too worry.
Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Windows XP SP3