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The ac adapter on my daughter's notebook just sparked and was very hot. Does this likely need to be replaced?

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Likely, yes. However, it could also be a problem with the plug in on the motherboard or the circuitry thereof. The best thing to do is to try another adapter on it and see if that corrects the problem.

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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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What a lovely daughter, how very nice of her,

here goes....straight for Mr. Koss

To Operate with AC Adapter
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  2. Replace battery covers.
  3. Connect DUAL PLUG CONNECTOR on left speaker to right speaker at connection marked "TO LEFT SPEAKER."
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  7. Set "INPUT SELECTOR" switch to audio source.
  8. Turn on audio source
  9. Adjust sound in the following ways: Turn volume control to desired level; push Bass Boost button located on right speaker to "ON" for added bass; push Treble Boost button on right speaker to "ON" for added treble
  10. Operating a microphone through your speakers require an additional 3.5mm plug to 3.5mm plug cable (included). Connect cable with 3.5mm straight plug to right speaker at input marked "MIC" on back of speaker. Plug the remaining 3.5mm L--plug into the mic input on audio source. Connect your microphone to the front of your speakers at "MIC" input (microphone not included)
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Make sure the ac adapter is correctly plugged into the notebook and into the power cord.

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