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Thread: Made permanent damage with dc-dc adapter for laptop?! help!

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    No parts on eBay either. Thats no good. Looks like it might be the same as the Acer 290, 291 but I'm not sure.

    How many amps was the travel adapter putting out compared to the home adapter?

    Hope you get it figured out.
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    diskey, that sucks man.

    for all those people who have not done so, buy a $10 multimeter. it seems crazy to connect expensive equipment like computers and lcd screens when you don't know the actual voltage of the power source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freelander
    diskey, that sucks man.

    for all those people who have not done so, buy a $10 multimeter. it seems crazy to connect expensive equipment like computers and lcd screens when you don't know the actual voltage of the power source.
    I would have tried the travel charger anyway if I'd checked with a multimeter
    before since it's very accurate. So why all this have happened is a bit confusing to me, can't understand that 0,4V over would make a damage like this!.

    Yes the compal cl50 have many undernames. mine is Whitebox, other are acer and zepto....

    I hope I will get this covered by my insurance since it covers overvoltage damage like this...


    Found the the motherboard in an online store for 450$ and that was on sale!
    But I'm not competent to change it so no reason to dig into it..

    I think my home charger should give 3,5A I will compare and check later..

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    Quote Originally Posted by diskey
    I think my home charger should give 3,5A I will compare and check later..

    What did you come up with?
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    Home carger should give 3,16A
    Travel Charger gives max 3,5 A

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    Not a very big difference. Odd...
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    Be very careful with PSU. Some are done so cheaply and it could have damaged your laptop from dirty voltage supply it pumps into your laptop.

    I just had my dual xeon blown up by a brand new 650W PSU bought off ebay. So far the damaged is around $1500 and it could well reach over $2500.

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...490#post807490


    I thought the laptop you have is compaq. I had this happened to me, what I did was recalibrate the battery under the BIOS setup. The battery wont charge, the charger circuit must be thinking that the battery is already fully charged and therefore wont put in any more.

    If your laptop have that same features, its worth a try. Have you also remove the battery and the supply and left the laptop for a few minutes?

    Good luck.

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