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Laptop problems - help needed before I start a fire

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mallus, 29 Jul 2006.

  1. Mallus


    Joined: 14 Jun 2003

    Posts: 592

    Location: Norwich (uni) or Brighton (home!)

    Hi, my Acer Aspire 1400's power supply seems to be sparking alot whenever I plug in the power cord. I have to jiggle it around a fair amount before it will turn on. Furthermore, the battery seems to be dead as the laptop will only work when it is plugged in. Could these problems be related or is the battery definately dead. When it turns on and I don't move it it seems to work fine!
  2. BillytheImpaler

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    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Get a new PSU, I'd say.
  3. Biohazard


    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 31,334

    sparking? :eek:

    I would say stop using it before it damages something