Problems w/ laptop power .. Please help !!!!
I have an averatec 3250HX notebook. I have owned it for a little bit over a year.
For last couple of month, I have been having some problems with it.
The powercords fits loosely in the jack. Initially I thought it was nothing big, and i jiggled the power chord and little, and it would go back to normal. However, it gotten worse overtime. The number of times I had to agitate the chord kept increasing, and now the power chord also started getting hot. Eventually, it got over heated and the rubber on the pin/plug was burnt.
Someone from RadioShack suggested me that there might have been something wrong internally with the power adapter, so I should rather get a new adapter than merely change the plug/pin.
I ordered a new adapter from averatec. The new adaptor didn't have the problem at first. But soon enough, I started having the same problem. I had to agigate it frequently in order for it to work. And just yesterday, I smelled something burning while I was using the laptop. I shut it off instantly, but when i unplugged the powerchord from the laptop, I saw smoke coming out of the port/jack in the laptop. I have stopped using it since then.
Has anyone ever faced similar problem? Does anyone have any comments/suggestions?
I really love this laptop, and don't want to sell it just because of that.
Any comments are welcomed and appreciated.
Thanks a lot.