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Will a loss of conductor at adaptor side be troubleshooted?

My laptop charger has 18.5 V 3.5 A charger which isnot charging due to a cut at adapter side wire !how can i FIXYA it?

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    Flortzweich May 11, 2010

    How close is the cut to the adapter? Also, how comfortable are you with soldering?


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1) Adaptor/Charger problem. (common)
2) Notebook power problem. (slight)

To check if there is a problem with your charger.

a) Plug in charger to any wall socket.
b) Get a small solid wire (prefferably insulated).
c) insert one end of the wire to the positive point of the adapter or the inner side of adapter.
d) scratch the outer side of the adapter using the other end of the wire to check for sparks. a spark is highly visible on a 12v power.
e) if no spark is created, then there could have been a problem with your charger.

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