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HP dv9408 AC adapter 'dies' when plugged into laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CRWade, Sep 17, 2012.

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  1. CRWade

    CRWade Thread Starter

    Sep 17, 2012
    As per title, the LED on any ac adapter I use fades immediately after plugging it into this laptops power port. I have used several different adapters, universals and standard. I have tried it with the battery removed, and discharged it. I can order a replacement power port, but I feel like there may be more to it than that. Wondering what some others opinions may be on the matter!

    Thanks in advance for all responses!
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Could be a serious fault in the motherboard if it's not the jack, although a broken jack is the first place to start.

    FYI, the DV9408 is part of heavily flawed series, pretty much the entire DV2000, DV6000, and DV 9000 lines, of laptops from HP. The main issue was the nVidia chips failing but the laptops had numerous other build quality issues and defects as well. HP use to have a write-up on the problems and affected models but they no longer admit to it. There were some lawsuits and maybe thats why or it was simply bad PR. Anyways here's a write-up on another site: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-10020782-33.html
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