[Durham] Slightly OT: temperamental power adaptor

Nick durham-lug at njw.me.uk
Wed Sep 26 16:59:50 UTC 2012

Hi Bill,

I have, thanks for the suggestion. Made no difference, sadly.


Quoth Bill and Anne Pritchard:
> Hi Nick,
> Have you checked that mains power is getting to the adapter? Mains socket could be pitted or wire broken.
> Bill
> --- On Wed, 26/9/12, Nick <durham-lug at njw.me.uk> wrote:
> From: Nick <durham-lug at njw.me.uk>
> Subject: [Durham] Slightly OT: temperamental power adaptor
> To: nelug at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Date: Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 15:43
> Hi,
> I'm the guy who was enthusiastic about meeting everyone a few months 
> ago, and since actually moving to Durham I've totally failed to make 
> it to any meetings. Sorry about that!
> Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding my 
> laptop. It isn't directly Linux related, but it's close enough that 
> hopefully you can forgive me.
> My power adapter has recently started randomly turning off for a few 
> hours. After much worried wiggling, turning on and off again, etc, 
> it then will turn back on of its own accord. I wondered whether it 
> was overheating, but it runs quite cool. Anybody have any advice 
> (other than the obvious "buy a new one")? Has anybody taken a power 
> adapter apart to ensure any loose connections are resoldered? I'm 
> slightly wary of doing that, having had a bad encounter with taking 
> apart a PC power supply in the past (don't ask!), but if it's likely 
> to be a case of a loose wire, I'd rather fix it than buy a whole new 
> one.
> Thanks,
> Nick
> P.S. When I say the adapter 'turns off', I mean the LED goes off, 
> and it stops providing power to the laptop.
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