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Old 05-20-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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ok here is my problem......i have an ibm t30 laptop and out of nowhere it stoped charging.....is there a way that i can test my charger to see if it still works.....thanks in advanced
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Test it in another laptop.
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NO NO Don't do that!!!
All power packs are not universal. You find the oddest voltages on laptop power packs. If you plug that one in another lappy you might just toast it. Plus the polarity make be different. A simple check with a meter is your best bet. However a good reading with no load is not a guarantee under load it will supply the correct amount of juice.

Oh and BTW does it work but just not charge the battery?
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no it wont even turn on when it is hooked up into the outlet.....that battery isnt the problem im like 40% percent sure
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It's probably not the AC adapter. Check the battery. You probably need a new one.
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Yea check the battery.

But you have the same laptop so just check it in that one...
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How's the connectino on the comptuer where teh AC adapter plugs in? is it loose? If it is, it might not be working because it is not getting a good connection with your computer's components.
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try removing your battery and then plugging the laptop charger in to see if it boots

my old old laptop had a completely dead battery and when i tried booting it with the charger it would not coz the battery would not accept charge off the charger and the laptop was looking to boot off the battery so when i took the battery out it was looking to boot off the charger and worked fine
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when you plug it into the wall are you getting anything? any lights on the cable box? Is the laptop lighting up? or is it completly not responding?
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PLEASE NEVER TRY THIS YOU DONT KNOW WHAT KIND OF CURRENT COULD BE RUNNING THROUGH THAT OK MOST OF THE TIME WITH LAPTOP CHARGERS ITS ONLY A SMALL CURRENT BUT IF ITS NOT CHARGING IT MEANS ITS PROBABLY FAULTY THEREFORE COULD BE PUSHING ALL SORTS OF ELECTRICITY THROUGH

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It looks like your charger is dead. Can you hear a bussing sound? Also, I'd try a voltmeter if you have one.
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OMFG that would be very stupid ,i mean how are you supposed to know what current or voltage the adaptor is pushing through , could be broken and is pushing a whole 230v than you are gonna be sued so badly
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yeah thats prolly for the best all round

anyway at the origonal thread poster

i would a take the battery out and clean the contacts on the battery and on the laptop
then look at the power supply , if you have another laptop and it takes the same voltage and current then it would be fine to try on another laptop

i would then suspect the connection on the laptop is broken , in which csase will either need a new laptop or need repairing
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i would then suspect the connection on the laptop is broken , in which csase will either need a new laptop or need repairing
that was my original thought before things got outta hand. I know atleast where i work repair on that part is $300+ american depending on if a new connecter is needed, and if it's harder than usual. If the laptop is more than 2 years old and it is the connection on the laptop, consider a new one.
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that was my original thought before things got outta hand. I know atleast where i work repair on that part is $300+ american depending on if a new connecter is needed, and if it's harder than usual. If the laptop is more than 2 years old and it is the connection on the laptop, consider a new one.
if the lappy is more than 2 years old i would just list on ebay as faulty and someone will buy it for spares/repairs, thats what i did with my old compaw armada m700 and someone bought it for about $45 and so i was happy

although if you bought it brand new it may still be under gurantee i would check that first
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Or,a universal Power pack.
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