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7 Inch Notebook Power Adapter Repaired

By on March 28, 2015









Customer visited my place with 7 inch notebook with the complaint of power On intermittently. When I have connected notebook with power adapter on mains there was no power light LED indication on notebook.

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I have tested power adapter for voltages but I did not found any output voltages and this means the culprit is the power adaptor itself.

On visual inspection I found this adapter’s output power rating is 9VDC with 1500mA.

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So I have decided to open the power supply and check if I could find some burn mark or physical damage. While opening the adapter I found the wire near rubber grommet was damaged.

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So for this repair work I had to open the adapter and I did not find any physical damage/ Burn mark. Tested all surrounded parts by meters everything seems to be ok.

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So final conclusions I had to cut the damaged wire and resolder the good one and once the power was applied the meter read  9.10V which means the power adapter is good.

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Hence I have connected the adapter to the laptop and it can be turned On and managed to bring the laptop back to life again.

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This article was prepared for you by Yogesh Panchal who works as a Computer Hardware Engineer in Mumbai India.

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  1. Merlin Marquardt

    March 28, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Very good.

  2. Robert Calk

    March 28, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Good job Yogesh. Sometimes people miss the simple faults.

  3. Peter O

    March 29, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Those pesky twin conductor leads regularly fail at the junction with the grommet.
    This has happened to me more often than other failures & always the grommet is of poor design & too stiff as is the cable it should protect.
    Then of course users tend to apply strain to their cables without thinking.
    You were lucky, generally I find that the shorted cables at the failure point cause other damage which makes any repair uneconomic.
    Replacements from Ebay are generally low cost.


    March 29, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Yogesh,
    Good job Keep it up and thanks for sharing.

  5. Humberto

    March 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Yogesh, good job. Another device saved from the dump. Congratulations.


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