Ibm thinkpad - wrong ac adapter plugged in

By alidabiri
Nov 6, 2007
  1. Hi,
    i have an ibm thinkpad type 2628 (pentirum III). the charger was lost, and my son found a charger that he thought would work. while i was at work, he plugged a sysco router charger (48 volts) into the laptop. now the laptop won't turn on. my question is, would the pc just shut off when a power current larger than allowed, is plugged in? (just like when it gets too hot, it shuts off). is there a fuse or reset or something? or is this thing just fried? there must be a way to fix this. or is there?
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Not good news. At best the power controller card is fried, at worst the whole motherboard went with it. You need a specialist repair shop - if you are in UK I can let you have a name.
  3. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 441

    thanks albert,
    where would this power controler be? i mean the pc didn't smell like burned or anything.
    p.s. in in usa
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    The power regulator board will most likely be by the power socket, but as AlbertLionheart said, you will need a specialist to test the extent of the damage.
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