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Laptop reserected itself and don't know if i can trust it

By jeffddntdt
Feb 8, 2008
  1. one day i turned it on and set it down. as soon as i picked it up it came it died. i then plugged in the ac and nothing so i disconnected the battery and ac waited and put it back together and nothing. geek squad tech (who i think was an *****) told me it could be a proken sotter with the ac plug. so i had them pull the infor off the hard drive, and when i got it back it worked. my roomate then mentioned that he could smell something burning when it was on. but now it seems to work just fine but i don't know how long it will last.

    question is what happened? Could it have been static electricity?
     
  2. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    1st af all, tell exact model of your laptop.
     
  3. jeffddntdt

    jeffddntdt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    compaq prisario v2565
     
  4. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    it seems, that geek was right :) it can be problem with AC jack on MB(bad soldering). you can check it: pull out the main battery, connect the AC-adaptor, turn on your laptop, and slowly move in both sides the jack. if there;s bad soldering - the laptop turns off.
     
  5. jeffddntdt

    jeffddntdt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried it and no problem. not to mention it shut down when it wasn't plugged in
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Still, based on a lot of experience with that model, I would order an OEM power adapter on eBay. The non-OEM power adapters generate a lot of radio interference and other noise.
     
  7. jeffddntdt

    jeffddntdt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what is the odds of it happening again?
     
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    If anything can go wrong, it will.
    That Compaq model does not have a good history.
    If it is the power adapter, the chances that additional harm will occur are a bit to high for me to count on nothing happening.
     
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