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I have an old brother power notebook. I'd like to know how old it is and if ther are any batteries I can use in it. Also What type of an AC adaptor I would need to use. I didn't find any thing at the Brother Industries site.Thanks Donna

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  • alipik May 11, 2010

    if u can mention the exact model number printed on the body of the notebook , i may be able to help u

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    Buuunge May 11, 2010

    Can you please send the model number so I can answer your questions accurately. This should be under the unit on a company tag.

  • Bradley Boggs May 11, 2010

    Do you know the model#?

  • cappy1964 May 11, 2010

    Hi Donna, Do you have any other ifo? Model number etc.? If you have a manual with it you will find all the info regarding batteries and ac adaptor. Don't know where you live but if you have the specs for the ac adaptor you should be able to get one from your local electronics store/ computer store.

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Hai Donna,
As you aren't specified the exact one i'm sending you the URL just search on you will get..if nothing just send your device accurate name.. http://www.kahlon.com/model.asp?mfgid=18

Hoped it helped You! 

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If you have a multimeter, you can set it to 20 volts DC and with the adaptor pligged into the mains, test the DC JACK end! by putting the red probe to the inner part of the jack and the black to the outer part, if no reading, then assume the adaptor is dead.

Best way to check is by testing with an adaptor (universal charger type) to see if that works.

Assuming the adaptor is putting out power, check the output with a multimeter as above and see if the voltage is at the correct level (think its 19 volts on that model). If it is, then move on to the DC jack connection on the netbook

Watch the power indicator on the adaptor, if it is not steady green (ie flashes on and off), ther power is not making a circuit in the alptop and is being "spat back", this can be anything from a blown circuit board in the power circuit, to something as simple as a motherboard main fuse.

If there is a staedy green light but no power at the netbook and the jack connection at the netbook is firm and not sloppy or loose, then you will need to have the netbook dismantled and the fuse checked ( this will also need to happen if the jack connection is loose.

Sometimes, removing the battery, pressing the power button on (with the adapator unplugged) for 30 seconds and repowering with the ac adaptor can reboot the system, but I'd be inclined to suspect the adaptor first

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If the light on the port is glowing then it is likely that the power supply of the notebook has gone bad as it is not able to switch to ac adaptor or the port where you connect the ac adaptor to the notebook has a short circut when the acadaptor pin is connected , better try with a different ac adaptor to be sure wethere the issue is with ac adaptor or the notebook.
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