HP G71 power problems

By kernan217
Aug 24, 2011
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  1. My hp G71 laptop won't turn on, but I can feel the electricity on the metal parts when it's plugged in. When I moved from the US to Ireland I lost my charger, so I bought one over here for my laptop. I think I might've overpowered my laptop and fried it ,but I'm not totally sure. If this is what I've done, what can I do to fix it? Would I be better off getting a new laptop all together? If you can't tell, I'm not brilliant with computers.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    US charger 120 volts, Ireland 230 volts. The US AC adapter won't work in Ireland unless you purchased a converter. It is very possible that you fried the motherboard if you supplied 230 volts to a 120 volt laptop

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