Question about HP Compaq Presario R4010US (PX352UA) PC Notebook
Was using Compaq Presario R4010US (less than 2.5 years old) with power adapter plugged in to recharge battery. Up until this point had never had a problem with unit charging and holding a charge. Unit went into hibernation mode and would not power back up. I initially thought power adapter not properly plugged in but connections were tight. Noted amber "lightening bolt" symboI on front of machine was flashing fast and then I detected a faint "acid" smell, almost like burnt plastic. No other lights on. I unplugged power adaptor but unit would not come on, probably because battery not recharged. I removed battery and plugged power adapter back in but unit would not power up. Instead, I saw a faint puff of smoke and possibly a spark come out from ethernet port located on back right side. (No ethernet plugged in.) I immediately unplugged power adapter. (Battery was not plugged in.) This does not appear to be a good sign. Can a power adapter (original HP model less than 2.5 years old) go bad and then fry the unit? Will a new power adapter resolve the problem or is the smoke/electrical spark indications unit got fried?
There were several recalls on Compaq's ac adapters and batteries that caused fire to units... Check this out I would also check with compaq about your problem. They were replacing and repairing the units free of charge due to the defects. I would check with them Hope this helps you
There were several recalls on Compaq's ac adapters and batteries that caused fire to units...
Check this out
I would also check with compaq about your problem. They were replacing and repairing the units free of charge due to the defects. I would check with them
Hope this helps you
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
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