Question about Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook
In error I put a Toshiba Satellite A105- S2081 into power socket in Australia, which is 240 V, without adaptor, and it blew. There was a puff of smoke and it went dead. What damage have I done?. Can I replace a part or two? If so, what parts are likely to have been blown or damaged and can they be replaced.
I have taken the machine apart and would like the experience of trying to fix it myself.
If I cannot fix with individual parts, would like to get a new motherboard. What one would work with this model?
Did the smoke come from the computer or the power supply. Most of the power supply boxes for notebooks are multi voltage and can auto switch from 110 to 220. If the smoke came from the power supply box it may not have damaged the computer. If it came from the system, the power stage of the motherboard cooked and it will need replaced. If it is an older laptop it will probably not be worth fixing as it may cost more than half of the cost or a new one. I would try using a different power supply to test it and see if it comes on. If not, you may be looking at getting your data transferred to a new computer.
Best of luck
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