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Packard bell Easynote L4 won't turn on.  No lights, sounds, nothing.  Took battery out plugged in adapter....nothing.  Kept adapter plugged in to see if it got warm...it did.  Adapter must be working then.  Any ideas?

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    nipperthedog Jan 05, 2008

    Are you saying it may have blown its cpu? OMG

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    nipperthedog Jan 06, 2008

    Borrowed a mate's multi-meter, power adapter no good. Problem solved.

  • oryan86 Sep 18, 2008

    I have the same problem.
    what do you do now you've realised your power supply is no good?
    which bit is no good; the fuse in the plug? the AC Adapter cuboid?


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    nipperthedog Sep 26, 2008

    Bought a new power adapter from ebay (about £15). However, a couple of months later, tripped over the lead while it was plugged in and it wasn't long before the laptop was dead. I had damaged the dc jack and it needed replacing. Bought a new one from ebay (about £5), googled for some disassembly hints, bought a disassembly manual from 9manuals and took laptop apart. Once the motherboard was out I got an electrician friend from work to do the soldering. There are sites that talk you through this step in great detail though http://www.laptopsockets.co.uk/new_jack_... This seems to be quite a common problem with laptops, but cheap to fix if you attempt it yourself. Mine has been back up and running again for 6 months now.

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It sounds like your power supply is no good or the chip in side your laptop has over heated

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I've just fixed one of these for a customer. The problem in their case was a damaged DC jack. Very fiddly to do, but definitely fixable!!

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