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Re: [tlug] Stupid mistake?"

David J Iannucci <> wrote:

>Well, now that she's been using it about a month, all of a sudden, the
>machine won't power up. There's just a soft, falling whine (like a HDD
>spinning down), and then blackness. Not even a post screen. When she
>told me this, I suddenly realized that I hadn't thought she might need
>voltage converter. I'm so used to the idea that electrical things just
>pretty much work between US and Japan.... never occurred to me :-(
>Have we fried her power supply?  It's lower voltage than the PS is
>expecting, but... does that matter?  Is there any other plausible
>explanation for this?  If this is the right diagnosis, has there
>possibly been damage to internal peripherals?

 Usualy power suplies for laptops support a range of voltages. Get your wife to check the label on the power supply.

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