At GUADEC, someone tripped very violently over my Belkin travel power supply for my laptop. I don’t know who, the guy was away before I had a good look at him, mumbling excuses. This was at the spidery floor that was Etap’s.
I couldn’t get it to work anymore, so I quickly bought a replacement travel power adapter made by Trust. It worked fine in Belgium. This morning I plugged it in at work, then plugged it into my laptop, and after ten seconds it made a loud pop. Now the blue light on the power supply won’t come on anymore. Sigh.
What’s worse, since then, my laptop doesn’t detect the power cable plugged in either – obviously not with the busted power supply, but it also does not work with the IBM one for this laptop. I can still boot the laptop, since I have some charge left in the battery, so I don’t think it’s the motherboard as such. I opened up the laptop completely, removing the screen, so I could tighten the power connector screw, but it didn’t help.
So, intarweb, anyone else ever had this problem, and what should I do to fix it ? Is this a case of “take out the motherboard and resolder the connector ?”