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Notebook smells like burning plastic.

All of a sudden one day the notebook started to run on the battery while it was plugged in. At the same time it started to smell like burning plastic, but no smoke. I shut it down as quick as I could. The next day i started it up but it was once again running on the battery, and the battery was not getting charged. Everytime I plugged it into the outlet it made that smell. I bought a Targus AC70U, thinking it was the stock power cord, but the notebook still smells with the Targus. The new Targus doesn't charge the battery either. Any solutions? I've got a Packard Bell Easynote MX45.My adaptor broke so I bought a universal adaptor, but while I was using it, the removable charger head came loose, so I plugged it in again. It started to smell like it was burning and hasnt worked since. I sit the charger or the laptop

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  • Liam Self
    Liam Self Mar 19, 2008

    it started to smell at first. it doesnt any more but still wont work. I still have charge in my battery.

  • Liam Self
    Liam Self Mar 19, 2008

    it started to smell at first. it doesnt any more but still wont work. I still have charge in my battery.

  • Liam Self
    Liam Self Mar 19, 2008

    it started to smell at first. it doesnt any more but still wont work. I still have charge in my battery.

  • Liam Self
    Liam Self Mar 19, 2008

    it still doesnt work but doesnt smell anymore

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Same thing has happened to me i would really like a fix :(

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Cud be your onboard voltage regulator for the battery charging. if you remove the battery and use the external power source does it smell also?
if the battery charges normal out of the unit, and the laptop works well with the AC power unit without the battery, then it's your voltage regulator for the batt charging

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

  • Redentor Rivera Mar 24, 2008

    you mean your laptop does not work anymore?

    have you tried removing your battery and work on your laptop using the external power supply? and your battery, are you charging it outside of the laptop and have tried re-inserting and use in your laptop?

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SOURCE: Packard Bell Easynote Charger gets very hot at end

Shorted DC connector in the laptop.
Needs replacement.

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