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Appears to have a bad power supply where to start troubleshoot

\015 I am trying to help find the problem with an HP Pavilion zt1130 laptop that when plugged in has no power on indication, noise of drive spin, lights, etc. Has what appears to be orginal battery installed. How would one determine if the root cause is power supply, motherboard, ac adapter etc.\015\012Thanks in advance for any help.\015

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I would start with the AC jack. Plug the power cord into the jack and see how much it wiggles. If it does wiggle, try to see if the jack is wiggling inside the computer. HP had a huge problem with the ZD7000 models, the AC jack would break free from the soldering on the motherboard. Solution at that time was new motherboard! Since then you can now find folks to fix the motherboards.

But this also could be the power adapter. Is there a light on the adapter? You could check for power with a multimeter.
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