My neighbour has a Toshiba Equium laptop that is a little over 1 year old and has blown its original AC adaptor (PA3468E-1AC3) and within a week of my buying a replacement for her that too has blown. The laptop was brought to me not charging and I quickly identified the AC adaptor as the culprit (The 3 amp fuse in the plug was fine but a volt meter across the jack showed zero volts). Her story was that it worked ok one day and then not the next. No fireworks. The replacement worked fine for a good week and then blew in spectacular form, blue flash, heat (it was on her lap), scorching around the cable into the black box of the AC adaptor, 3 amp fuse in the plug blown and it took out the whole house electrics. Sorry for the long preamble. Question: Could this be just a fluke or could something wrong in the laptop be causing the blown AC adaptors? Do I order another replacement adaptor (the supplier has been good and given me a refund)? Thanks
It surprised me too, I've never heard of anything like it. I wasn't there but I have no reason to doubt my neighbour. The laptop appears absolutely fine, it powers up into Vista and still has a good charge in the battery. I haven't bought a replacement AC adaptor yet and I only have Dell ones at home (polarity and voltage are wrong and the jack is too big anyway) so I can't try one to see if the laptop socket is ok.
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