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Dell d400 not turning on?

Can a broken ac adapter make the laptop short out and not turn on my cat chewed on the wire and all of a sudden the thing stopped working. we bought a new adapter just waiting for it i was just wondering if that don't help what would? or what could be wrong with it if it don't turn on at all?

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  • scorpio5050 Feb 15, 2008

    ty for trying to help me the laptop wouldn't turn on at all even with the new adapter in :(

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Don't look for a problem before it exists , wait for the adapter as it will most likely fix it.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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    Karl Whisenand Feb 15, 2008

    Well now it might be that the previous adapter if it shorted and sparked then it would have blown the protective diode in the power supply circuit.
    be sure the new adapter is putting out voltage check it with a meter.
    to you have any indication that the laptop is getting power at all.

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