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Old 11-16-2005, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Problems w/ laptop power .. Please help !!!!

Hi everyone,
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.
~ Homosapiens

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Old 11-16-2005, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, I forgot to mention. Last night when I was using it (when something started burning all of the sudden), I wasn't using a surge protector.
I just thought that it might be useful piece of information for some reason.


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Old 12-13-2005, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if there's been burning, it's likely the thing is toast.

motherboard or CPU.. try taking the bottom off and dusting it wtih compressed air perhaps.
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Heating issue, perhaps. And agreed, it's likely fried already. Next time, if ever you turn it on again, listen to see if you can hear the fans. A few of them may have died, screwing you over.
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