You Shouldn’t Bet On 3rd Party Products


My second adapter

Few months ago, my Compaq power adapter died on me. So I got myself a new 3rd party adapter, just like the image above ❓

I always wonder what kind of effects it would have on my laptop other than the tingling sensation when I put my finger in the RJ45 (network) port. Yesterday, my laptop went on a strike, it just wont start ❗

As an engineering graduate, I can not hide my overwhelming curiosity. So I pulled out my technician kit* and decided to disassemble my laptop to its final bits. After fiddling with the parts, I noticed, nothing is wrong with the components. That was the biggest upset, 5 hours of trouble shooting and I found nothing 😐

Let’s tap the power source! *Light-bulb* I plugged the power adapter into my digital oscilloscope and found out that the AC supplied wasn’t stable. It fluctuates as it pleases! 😯

Moral of the Story, ‘Do not buy cheap 3rd party electrical products‘. It almost fried my hard disk, mother board and other components 🙄

ps: I will die of boredom if my laptop out to repair 😥

pss: My laptop is considerably cheap, it’s the data thats worth milllions (I think)

psss: *technician kit includes digital oscilloscope, multi meters, screw drivers, anti static gloves and a hammer (to knock when it doesn’t work)

Which reminded me of a line in Armageddon,”Russian and American components, is the same, all made in Taiwan


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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. alahai siannyer dier.. beli jer laptop baru..

    en_me’s last blog post..some prefer rice

  2. Soon. Nak pau company Lenovo T Series 🙄

  3. aiyok..means sebab power adapter tu la kan? kalau tak ok he kan?

    syia’s last blog post..spell it

  4. i like the line from armageddon tu… 😀

    aishah’s last blog post..i love you…

  5. pernah ada kes..
    guna 3rd party adapter..
    mungkin tak stabil so it melting..
    dan kena tukar lain pula.. 😥

    t.a.t.a’s last blog post..Ooo Cik Kak..

  6. dulu aku pakai utk handset, meletup babe battery aku. tp tak serik2 gak ➡

  7. hammer..hmm..menarik2..try kat komputer member dulu ah..

    rippa’s last blog post..Men’s Rule

  8. aku tak pernah pakai 3rd party utk compaq evo ngan hp pavilion aku. takut blow je camni. kena beli baru la kot laptop ko. ke ko tunggu mac air ? hehe 🙂

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  9. Nope. Tgh tunggu pricing dari Lenovo ni, nak ThinkPad T60i.

    Evo dan Pavillion same power adapter, aku pon pakai Compaq Evo nye adapter ni ➡

  10. laptop ku tetap selamat. Sekarang ni nak back up semua file je la

  11. I praise you to apply your knowledge to repair the laptop and your suggestions may benefit me. I will remain cautious of 3rd party products. Thanks for the post. I appreciate the blogger for quotation that is “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”- Abraham Lincoln

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