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smoke & flames behind the adapter jack

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by MannyR, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. MannyR

    MannyR Guest

    Hi all,

    My son in college has a problem with his Dell (I think it is a CPi)
    laptop. When he plugs the ac adapter to the jack, there is a flame
    visible inside the laptop behind the adapter jack. The laptop still
    works though with a fully charged battery. I gave him a dead laptop
    so he can use it as a charger for the battery. I was wondering if
    this problem can be fixed.

    MannyR, Oct 2, 2004
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  2. MannyR

    Al Dykes Guest

    Did it occur to him to call Dell ?
    Al Dykes, Oct 2, 2004
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  3. MannyR

    ikenfixit Guest

    Problem can be repaired generally providing theres not a hole the size
    of a dime burned in the board..
    ikenfixit, Oct 5, 2004
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