It may be not much harder and safer to pull the hard drive out of the laptop
and connect it to another system. If there is a short you don't want to risk
frying the hard drive. I have (and I'm sure others around on campus and in
ETS) an adapter for connecting internal hard drives to USB for recovery.
I'm certainly willing to assist though, but wouldn't be surprised if ETS has
something more official in place.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Kost" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 8:46 AM
Subject: AC adapter
>I have a Dell Latitude D510 with a bad battery and a fried AC adapter. Not
>sure of the laptop itself since I have no power source. I am looking for
>an adapter to borrow so I can see if the unit can be saved. This might be
>risky for the adapter since I don't know if the laptop was in fact the
>cause of the problem with the adapter. There are some indications that
>there may be a short in the system, but I don't know if that would kill the
>adapter or not.
> This isn't a big deal, as the owner is pretty much resigned to getting a
> new laptop.
> Larry Kost