Laptop Power Supply outputting wrong voltage. Need some advise.
Posted on 2008-10-05
I have a laptop that wasn't working on AC power but worked fine on battery, i took it apart to see if maybe there was a fault with the DC jack but that was fine i then decided to check the AC power supply and had a reading of 19.8V on the output. I checked to see on the adapter what the correct output was meant to be and found that it should only be outputting 18.5V.
Now I've ordered a new adapter but until it arrives was looking for some expert opinions and experience on whether the motherboard would have been damaged due to this extra 1.8V, or would the laptop just not take the extra voltage and i should be fine with the new adapter when it arrives?