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Dell laptop turns adapter LED off

Very common with dell computers. 1. Check the caps for short around the power area and the vga area just check for cap shortages around there.  Other component can alos be shorted out because of bad caps. 2. Check MOSFETs near power in area for short/open. Note: Check FL1 filter for cold joint if just no power but not […]

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How to test your laptop AC adapter.

How can you tell if the AC adapter is supplying enough juice to your laptop? Well, You can test your adapter with a voltmeter. Here, I’ll show you how to test a HP 18.5v AC adapter with a digital voltmeter.  Most AC adapter has a label on them with their input and output specs. This […]

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Power Drain Procedure

With an extensive use of the notebook, some times notebook would store some static charges which indeed will stop the notebook from powering up or charging the battery. The procedure to remove this static charges from the notebook is known as power drain. Performing a power drain procedure will not effect any personal data or […]

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Laptop Power Connector

Power Connector A common weak spot on most laptops is the DC power jack. If someone trips on the wire while you have the power adaptor plugged into your laptop, chances are that the power jack will get damaged. On most laptops the DC power jack is soldered directly to the motherboard and there are […]

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