With so many advancements in computer technology, one might feel overwhelmed by the lack of consistency in newer laptop models. Updating your software, antivirus, and browsers offer the best experience for any type of laptop user. If your laptop won’t turn on, it might not be a hard drive issue at all it could just be a power adapter issue.
Diagnosing Power Adapter Problems
The power adapter charges your laptop to reach its maximum performance. Since every laptop has different voltage requirements and a multitude of power adapter choices to choose from, it can get confusing trying to figure out what’s going on with your laptop. You might also have a hard time understanding the language of do-it-yourself laptop repair tutorials. Loose wiring inside the laptop is a common culprit, especially if you have an internal battery. Internal batteries are harder to test when it comes to tackling power supply problems.
Here are a few signs of power adapter/DC Jack malfunctions:
- Charger light doesn’t come on when you connect your laptop to the adapter.
- The laptop turns on, but it can’t take charge. Sometimes, the laptop’s charger light will flicker with sporadic charging.
- Some outlets in your house have a higher supply of power than others. If you have to position your power chord at a certain angle in order to receive charge from a specific outlet, you might have an internal disconnection inside the laptop or the charger is failing.
Buying a new laptop charger is expensive and a waste of money when you haven’t properly diagnosed the specific issue. More importantly, you want to get a few more years out of your favorite laptop. Contrary to popular belief, computer repair costs less than a brand new laptop and has more value than a new power adapter that you might not need.
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