Re: HP Omnibook xe4100 Laptop, Broken DC Jack, Can the laptop be powered any other wa
On the underside of the Omnibook xe4100 is a port replicator docking port.
The port replicator has an AC power port. I think it's possibe to power the laptop by docking it to the port replicator, and connecting the power adapter to the port. Though I'm not sure. Besides, this is costly and rather pointless since you can't really use the laptop anyway.
If you want to format the hard drive, then you could take it out and put it in another laptop and format it (if the laptop has the same hard drive interface, eg: PATA / SATA). Or you could purchase an external hard drive enclosure for 2.5" hard drives and format it.
If you're not going to use the hard drive again, then why not just remove it from the laptop and store it away, or destroy it?
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