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Blue Screen Again
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-17-2012
Location: France
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R61 power circuit broken

Hello!

 

I've a R61 (8918) who worked like a charm for 4 years... until now.

 

The last time I used it, it was plugged with batteries in.

After some time, I saw that the batteries was not charging anymore, so my 1st guess was my power supply was dead.

The laptop discharged, and that was the last time I saw it working...

 

I bought another power supply, but no luck, not even a flashing led, nor a charging power supply.

I tried to use a docking station to see if the connector under the laptop can charge it.

 

So, my guess is that my power circuit is dead. What do you think ?

Do you have any tip I can try to check if my guess is right ?

Do you think of something I could do to recover my laptop ?

Is this something that is fixable for less than half the cost of the laptop ?

 

Thanks in advance for any help

Olivier (France)

Retired Guru
Posts: 2,090
Registered: ‎07-13-2009
Location: USA
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Re: R61 power circuit broken

Try without the battery?

The dc jack on the laptop may have failed.
I think it is on a cable, so replacement is feasible if faulty.
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Blue Screen Again
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-17-2012
Location: France
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Re: R61 power circuit broken

I tried with or without batteries each time.

If it is a faulty dc jack, why I don't any result with the dock ?
Is the dock using the same cable as the dc jack ?

Thank for your help
Community Moderator
Posts: 3,066
Registered: ‎01-01-2010
Location: San Francisco

Re: R61 power circuit broken

The jack is fine if it won't work on a dock. The dock and jack inpiuts go through the same fuse and power selector circuitry.
Paper Tape
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-25-2011
Location: Germany
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Re: R61 power circuit broken

Same problem here with R61 (8933). Did you already find a solution?

Blue Screen Again
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-17-2012
Location: France
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Re: R61 power circuit broken

No, I simply will buy another laptop...

If I find time, I'll try to send the whole or the parts on ebay.

 

If you find a solution, tell me Smiley Happy