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Windows 7: Alienware m11x power issue

17 Sep 2017   #11
logo897

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hey all,

How about this?

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Power-Ad...+90-Watt+hh4hh


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17 Sep 2017   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logo897 View Post
Hey all,

I have a 1st gen Alienware m11x (r1) I'm using for college

One day i woke up and my ac replacement charger was dead. I plugged in a spare one which works, but every time i plug in the laptop, i hear a pop sound with a electronic burn smell, but it still works after several seconds of no power from the AC brick.

so i'm stuck on what to do... should i buy an oem power supply?

thanks
- One day the ac replacement charger was dead.
- plugged in a spare one which works, but every time i plug in the laptop, i hear a pop sound with a electronic burn smell.

Something is really bad. If you continue you may burn the spare charger or even worst, the main mother board as the battery charging controller is on it.
If you suspect it is the battery, remove it and see if you still hear a pop sound with a electronic burn smell.
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17 Sep 2017   #13
logo897

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I have removed the battery and the electronic smell and pop sound remains. I have ordered the Dell OEM charger on Amazon. I will get back to you all in a few days to update you. Fingers crossed!
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17 Sep 2017   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Where does the electronic smell and pop sound come from, the charger or the laptop?
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17 Sep 2017   #15
logo897

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Where does the electronic smell and pop sound come from, the charger or the laptop?
Had to cancel the item for now... will try to get it soon.

The electronic smell I smell in the charger port and tip of the charger. Sadly I'm not sure what it comes from completely.

I never had this issue until my last charger broke on me...
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4 Weeks Ago   #16
logo897

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

UPDATE:

Well I got it in the mail, laptop still sparked, so I sent the charger back to Amazon.

I don't know what else to do...
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4 Weeks Ago   #17
logo897

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

So should I sell the laptop as

"for parts or repair" on ebay?

I have no idea how much a shop will charge to fix this issue. I imagine it's my charging port that's acting up...
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