Laptop electrical odor, AC adapter not giving power.

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Laptop electrical odor, AC adapter not giving power.

Post by Toyeboy on Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:29 am

hey, i have a problem, i bought this gateway laptop from someone it's fairly new M-series core 2 duo cpu, I hadn't had any problems with it, until tonight. It was hooked up to the internet, then we started smelling a strong electrical smell. Dumb of me we didn't turn it off for 30 minutes, when a low battery warning light came on, apparently the ac adapter wasn't giving any power, and it was down to 7% battery power and it shut down. So I am worried now, b/c if it's a faulty AC adapter, i'm afriad it may have hurt the internal power supply as there is a strong electrical odor right around the ac input. I'm going to take it to a local repair shop tomorrow and see what they say...but do you think i may have some internal damage? the odor is on the actual power connect and power input in the laptop...not the ac adapter "black box". any input would be very helpful

the laptop does still work it just has no battery left and no way to charge....is that a good sign?

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Re: Laptop electrical odor, AC adapter not giving power.

Post by Toyeboy on Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:43 pm

well i took it to a repair shop, the ac adapter is fine, the tech smelled the AC input, and said "oh that's a burnt capacitor, there's nothing I can do except replace the motherboard, and it wouldn't be worth it..$550. I'm not about to pay that i just bought this a week ago for $300 used, i guess i got burned. it's a fairly new laptop though what do you think I could get for these parts.... Gateway battery, 3 gigs of memory, 160 gb harddrive, AC adapter, LCD, DVD RW drive, keyboard..etc..

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Post by Nazzgull on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:31 pm

Hi, they told you right thing to do. You can not use that laptop anymore, it's not safe for you. Change it for new one. If you still have good components inside that laptop, just open it and sell components over internet, you'll have enough money for new.



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