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kirstyevans98
April 10th 06, 08:00 AM
i bought my laptop about 2 and half years ago and now the problems are
starting. It seems that the laptop keeps overheating to the extent that the
plug that goes ino the back of it for the power supply has melted please
please can someone help me!!!!!

Ben Myers
April 10th 06, 01:59 PM
I've found that blasting compressed air inside a notebook computer's air intake
and exhaust openings can alleviate overheating. Just like desktop systems,
notebook computers can accumulate dust and dirt inside, but the effects are more
serious... Ben Myers

On Mon, 10 Apr 2006 07:00:34 GMT, "kirstyevans98" <[email protected]> wrote:

>i bought my laptop about 2 and half years ago and now the problems are
>starting. It seems that the laptop keeps overheating to the extent that the
>plug that goes ino the back of it for the power supply has melted please
>please can someone help me!!!!!

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
April 10th 06, 08:58 PM
"kirstyevans98" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

> i bought my laptop about 2 and half years ago and now the
> problems are starting. It seems that the laptop keeps
> overheating to the extent that the plug that goes ino the back
> of it for the power supply has melted please please can someone
> help me!!!!!

That's not a typical symptom of a laptop overheating. Maybe a problem
with the plug or socket, leading to a partial or intermittent short-
circuit of the power supply?

Suggest you have it checked out, could be a fire safety risk.

kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com
April 10th 06, 09:33 PM
i dont think that this is the case as this is the 3rd powersupply i've had
and every one of the plastic parts of the plugs has melted i think that the
problem lies within the laptop itself any more suggestions?


Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>> i bought my laptop about 2 and half years ago and now the
>> problems are starting. It seems that the laptop keeps
>> overheating to the extent that the plug that goes ino the back
>> of it for the power supply has melted please please can someone
>> help me!!!!!
>
>That's not a typical symptom of a laptop overheating. Maybe a problem
>with the plug or socket, leading to a partial or intermittent short-
>circuit of the power supply?
>
>Suggest you have it checked out, could be a fire safety risk.

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metronid
April 10th 06, 10:12 PM
I think that you may all be correct.
The fact that you have had 3 power supplies has a significance.


The power/charger of aprox 19 volts and 3 amps is more than powerfull enough
to melt the plug.
Is the problem in the plug to the power supply.
Probably not.
The socket that it plugs into or very very close to it is most likely the
place.

A short or low resistance load somewhere is the problem
and closer to the input of the laptop is most probable.

You could still power the laptop
I would check the current draw of the laptop through the charger.
If it is drwaing over 3 amps
I would look at the connector.

Should the charger auto shut at 3 plus amps
Maybe
Maybe not

Would it fail
Yes
Three times


"kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>i dont think that this is the case as this is the 3rd powersupply i've had
> and every one of the plastic parts of the plugs has melted i think that
> the
> problem lies within the laptop itself any more suggestions?
>
>
> Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>>> i bought my laptop about 2 and half years ago and now the
>>> problems are starting. It seems that the laptop keeps
>>> overheating to the extent that the plug that goes ino the back
>>> of it for the power supply has melted please please can someone
>>> help me!!!!!
>>
>>That's not a typical symptom of a laptop overheating. Maybe a problem
>>with the plug or socket, leading to a partial or intermittent short-
>>circuit of the power supply?
>>
>>Suggest you have it checked out, could be a fire safety risk.
>
> --
> Message posted via http://www.hwkb.com

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
April 10th 06, 11:56 PM
I suggested *either* the plug (attached to the PSU lead) *or* the
socket (mounted on the laptop chassis) as potential suspects. Given
you're on your third PSU, the socket on your laptop PC would be my
prime suspect.

This is a common problem across several vendors' laptop product
ranges and there are specialist businesses on the web making a
living out of fixing them. Don't go to a generalist repairer or HPQ
because their stock reply will be 'new motherboard' - expensive.
The specialists can usually repair your PC's motherboard for a
lower price.

"kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> i dont think that this is the case as this is the 3rd
> powersupply i've had and every one of the plastic parts of the
> plugs has melted i think that the problem lies within the laptop
> itself any more suggestions?
>
>
> Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>>> i bought my laptop about 2 and half years ago and now the
>>> problems are starting. It seems that the laptop keeps
>>> overheating to the extent that the plug that goes ino the back
>>> of it for the power supply has melted please please can
>>> someone help me!!!!!
>>
>>That's not a typical symptom of a laptop overheating. Maybe a
>>problem with the plug or socket, leading to a partial or
>>intermittent short- circuit of the power supply?
>>
>>Suggest you have it checked out, could be a fire safety risk.
>

metronid
April 11th 06, 02:57 AM
If you have an ohm meter
I would measure the resistance at the input connector to the laptop
If the resistance is low I would suspect a bad input connector.
That is my suspect
If you have the know how I would also measure
the input current.


Who to fix it.
Ben would have a good answer


I doubt if the heat is that extreme throughout the unit
or you would have no working unit.
I suspect not a completely dead short or the unit would not charge
The short could be static depending on current draw and time



"Frazer Jolly Goodfellow" > wrote in message
...
>I suggested *either* the plug (attached to the PSU lead) *or* the
> socket (mounted on the laptop chassis) as potential suspects. Given
> you're on your third PSU, the socket on your laptop PC would be my
> prime suspect.
>
> This is a common problem across several vendors' laptop product
> ranges and there are specialist businesses on the web making a
> living out of fixing them. Don't go to a generalist repairer or HPQ
> because their stock reply will be 'new motherboard' - expensive.
> The specialists can usually repair your PC's motherboard for a
> lower price.
>
> "kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in
> news:[email protected]:
>
>> i dont think that this is the case as this is the 3rd
>> powersupply i've had and every one of the plastic parts of the
>> plugs has melted i think that the problem lies within the laptop
>> itself any more suggestions?
>>
>>
>> Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>>>> i bought my laptop about 2 and half years ago and now the
>>>> problems are starting. It seems that the laptop keeps
>>>> overheating to the extent that the plug that goes ino the back
>>>> of it for the power supply has melted please please can
>>>> someone help me!!!!!
>>>
>>>That's not a typical symptom of a laptop overheating. Maybe a
>>>problem with the plug or socket, leading to a partial or
>>>intermittent short- circuit of the power supply?
>>>
>>>Suggest you have it checked out, could be a fire safety risk.
>>
>

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
April 11th 06, 03:08 AM
"metronid" > wrote in news:qd-dncK-
:

> I suspect not a completely dead short or the unit would not charge
> The short could be static depending on current draw and time
>

Agreed. IME most laptop PSUs are able to tolerate an overload, even a
total short-circuit - but I'd expect much lower life expectency if it
is over an extended period.

A steady partial short-circuit or intermittent total short-circuit -
either would account for the symptoms quite neatly.

kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com
April 11th 06, 10:19 AM
thanks are there any specialists that you suggest? i have no idea and its
driving me crazy i really need to fix the problem and dont know where to
start?????

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>I suggested *either* the plug (attached to the PSU lead) *or* the
>socket (mounted on the laptop chassis) as potential suspects. Given
>you're on your third PSU, the socket on your laptop PC would be my
>prime suspect.
>
>This is a common problem across several vendors' laptop product
>ranges and there are specialist businesses on the web making a
>living out of fixing them. Don't go to a generalist repairer or HPQ
>because their stock reply will be 'new motherboard' - expensive.
>The specialists can usually repair your PC's motherboard for a
>lower price.
>
>> i dont think that this is the case as this is the 3rd
>> powersupply i've had and every one of the plastic parts of the
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>>>
>>>Suggest you have it checked out, could be a fire safety risk.

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Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
April 11th 06, 10:26 AM
"kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> thanks are there any specialists that you suggest? i have no
> idea and its driving me crazy i really need to fix the problem
> and dont know where to start?????
>

Searching with Google brings up a good selection of hits.

Which continent/country?

kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com
April 11th 06, 06:57 PM
i'm in the UK but i don't know what i should be searchig for


Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>> thanks are there any specialists that you suggest? i have no
>> idea and its driving me crazy i really need to fix the problem
>> and dont know where to start?????
>
>Searching with Google brings up a good selection of hits.
>
>Which continent/country?

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Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
April 11th 06, 09:27 PM
<sigh> Is this a wind-up?

Open up Internet Explorer.
Browse to www.google.com
Enter a search string such as "repair compaq laptop power socket"
or similar.
Click "pages from the UK", then the Search button.

If you cannot cope with that, I'll get it sorted for you. Send me
your laptop together with a blank signed cheque and I'll return
your laptop in brand spanking new condition, including 12 months
warranty.

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"kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> i'm in the UK but i don't know what i should be searchig for
>
>
> Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>>> thanks are there any specialists that you suggest? i have no
>>> idea and its driving me crazy i really need to fix the problem
>>> and dont know where to start?????
>>
>>Searching with Google brings up a good selection of hits.
>>
>>Which continent/country?
>

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow
April 13th 06, 12:30 AM
You don't need to be a genius of any kind to use a web search page.
So it seemed bizarre to me that you appeared to be OK asking for
help in a news group (which the average Internet user wouldn't
recognise if it fell on 'em) but then had a blonde blackout about
using Google. I genuinely began to wonder if some assh*le was
taking the p*ss!

"kirstyevans98 via HWKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> no it's no a wind up if u have a problem don't help me just
> because not everyone is such a genius like you SEEM to be at
> computers i'm very sorry!!!!
>
> Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:
>><sigh> Is this a wind-up?
>>
>>Open up Internet Explorer.
>>Browse to www.google.com
>>Enter a search string such as "repair compaq laptop power
>>socket" or similar.
>>Click "pages from the UK", then the Search button.
>>
>>If you cannot cope with that, I'll get it sorted for you. Send
>>me your laptop together with a blank signed cheque and I'll
>>return your laptop in brand spanking new condition, including 12
>>months warranty.
>>
>>---
>>
>>> i'm in the UK but i don't know what i should be searchig for
>>>
>>[quoted text clipped - 5 lines]
>>>>
>>>>Which continent/country?
>