old compaq laptop no power to computer

By rpivending
Sep 27, 2005
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  1. hi all i have a 10 year old compaq laptop (don't have model; not with me at moment) just yesterday when i plug it to power i noticed i dont get the on light meaning it is receiving power. i noticed when i plug outlet into wall i see the smallest of sparks at one of the prongs...does this indicate something with power cord or the computer itself...thanks in advance for any help...rob
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart Newcomer, in training Posts: 510

    Hi
    If you have another ac adapter with the same dc connector and polarity you could try that.
    If you have access to a voltmeter you could check voltages on the adapter, too. If not, a repair shop might not even charge you to test it.
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