I purchased a new power adapter online for this computer. The original part number appeared to be no longer available and the number subbed up to an adapter that had a higher wattage, but they said it should be no problem. When it was plugged in, it smelled hot and sizzled, so it was disconnected immediately. There is some confusion, because when i look up this model, the adapter is 2 prong.. but the one with this computer is 3 prong.. this is why i used the part number off the adapter rather than using the model number... have I ruined my computer?? (adapter was replaced because the old one gradually stopped charging, had to hold the power cord at certain angles to get the current to go through, and then stopped charging altogether.)
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Your Epson product appears to be malfunctioning and requires service. See your options below:
product is no longer within its warranty period (from the original date
of purchase), you can take it to an Epson Customer Care Center for
repair. Note: Depending on the type of repair needed, it may be more
cost-effective to purchase a new unit.
Follow these steps to locate an authorized service center in your area:
Go to the Epson support page for your country (US or Canada).
Select a Service Center under Help me find...
Type all or part of the product name, then click GO to start the search.
If your printer is still within its warranty period (from the
original date of purchase) please contact the Epson Connection at the
(562) 276-7525 6 A.M. to 8 P.M., Monday-Friday (Pacific Time), and 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday.
(905) 709-2567 6 A.M. to 6 P.M., Monday-Friday (Pacific Time)
When you call, please be near your computer and all-in-one or printer.
The representative will provide diagnostic assistance over the phone to
confirm the need for replacement.
We would also like to offer you the opportunity to purchase selected products through our Epson Loyalty Program. This program offers:
special pricing on our most popular products
exclusive offers available to loyalty customers only
free ground shipping on all online orders in the 48 contiguous United States
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An external storage-device has four major components:
* the USB cable
* the power-adapter
* the disk-drive inside the enclosure
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.
One of these components has failed.
Try a different USB cable.
Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.
Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.
Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.
Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.
Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.
Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.
If the unit was a Brand New purchased, and still 4 months old, its better to avail the "warranty" of the unit, to save you from any trouble. But if it is a second hand without any warranty, you can eithertake this risky step or submit it to a certified service center.
The risky step is to open your laptop, and check the "charger terminal" for loose contact, or solder detached terminals.