Thursday, February 7, 2013

More eBay charger adventures: Now laptop chargers

A laptop power supply / charger bought in eBay. Worked fine for some months, but then started to work intermittently for some weeks, and one day BOOOM!

Once opened the case I saw this:

A broken fuse placed where the EMI filter should be, This didn't look good. Then I removed the PCB just to see this:

Funny, isn't it?


  1. Aw… a friend once told me that if I’m going to order on eBay I should pretty much do my research first. Read reviews and the sort. But the problem is, it’s hard to find reviews in this case, and it would be better not to order. I’m sorry about the charger. :[

  2. I had the same problem once, from one side if looks almost fine and the other side looks all exploded :/ in my case it wasn't a fuse

    here's an image of it

    couldn't find the picture for the other side