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Hi, this is my first time posting here and I heard you guys are very helpful. The problem I am having is when I go to plug in the power adapter to the back of the laptop the green light keeps flashing and the computer does not turn on or anything. All you get is a smell like that of smoke, but there is no smoke. Then I went out and bought another power adapter and tried that and the whole thing started smoking. So the question is,what is overheating and how can i fix it?

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Take it to a technician and get it checked. It may be that it is already damaged beyond repair - are you sure the replacement power adapter was the correct one for your laptop?

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I will tell you the same thing I told ploppy this is extremely common on the 700's. I am almost sure this is your problem.

"Ok, first off I have an old compaq presario 700 and I have serviced multiple others. The power supply is integrated into the motherboard so buying a new one is out of the question. One of the most common problems with the 700 is the internal port into which the power cord connects often breaks. If you plug your cord into the back of your computer and can wiggle it around, the port is probably broken. The best way to check is to take out the keyboard and your cd drive and to look behind the cd drive at the port. The computer I am using the port completely broke off but I have been able to fix it up a little, just enough so it runs. Let me know if that is the problem and I will try to help you more."

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