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Hello, i have a d600 latitude. i didn?t have a power supply for it so i rigged one from an old laptop with the same power ratings. i ended up switching the polarity by mistake though. a small cloud of smoke came out next to the jack and now it doesn?t work at all im sure its a fuse but not sure where could some one help me out please

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  • Barry Parks May 11, 2010

    I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I believe you have blown the power inverter section of the mother board. I don't know if they are available as a replacement part. If one goes bad under warranty, a Dell tech usually installs the replacement. If you send me the Service Tag from the bottom of the laptop, I will try to investigate further for you. ~ Spoem

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