Power Surge Damaged Laptop?

My Windows laptop died the other day following a power surge, despite being plugged into a surge protector. No smoke< smell or "pops" that you'd associate with a bursting capacitor.

I have tried most of what I can find on the internet like remove battery - including CMOS battery - for 10 minutes. No good. Still dead.

Does anyone have any further suggestions or does it look like it's "fried"?

If it's probably beyond repair I don't want to spend any money on it.

Power supply still delivering about 19 1/2 volts.

Win 10 Asus Gaming laptop - although I did use is for various jobs.

2 Answers

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Try another power adapter for the laptop. If that works, you know what to buy. IF not, laptop's fried. You can try salvaging the hard disk. You can use a SATA to USB adapter or attach the old hard disk directly to the motherboard as a slave drive to recover your personal files and data.

    • Dave591 month agoReport

      I would, but I can't find one with a "nozzle" that fits. A voltmeter across the nozzle reads about 19 1/2 volts.

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  • 1 month ago

    You get no response at all, just blackness and no charge/power lights?

    The Power supply may be damaged. (not the charging transformer)

    • Dave591 month agoReport

      The power pack appears to be working. Thanks anyway.

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