Using the wrong AC adapter caused white screen issue?

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I have an old Compaq Presario 1700 laptop, lately, it's been developing
a white screen at boot up. If left off for a few days, it would work
for about a week without this problem. It started getting to the point
where it wasn't helping, so I took it to the local computer shop.

They swapped out my IBM thinkpad adapter (the original died, I've been
using this one for about 3 months) with a universal AC adapter and they
noted the problem never came up. When they put my IBM in, the problem
reoccurs. They think the IBM adapter also shorted out the battery
charging circuit.

Does it make any sense?

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