Not Powering on - A/C Adapter bad?

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq60-211...
June 2, 2010 at 18:42:58
Specs: WINDOWS 7 Ultimate 32, Celeron / 2gb
Hello, the girls laptop is flaking up again! I think it's time for a new one.... lol... anyways

Shes got a CQ60 211dx, Compaq Presario

I haven't seen it yet but according to her, when she removes the battery for a a/c adapter test, the battery light blinks when she hits the power button but the power light never comes on, with or without the battery and it will not come on...

I don't think it's the battery, and because no lights power on when the adapter is plugged, i'm guessing it's that

I would just like a second opinion, and!

The adapter says replace with HP Spare #463958001 - which comes up with a 65W, 18.5V...

When i Do a general CQ60 211dx power adapter search, a lot with 90w, 19V, 4.74Amps come up for output...

on the HP Website, it offers a few different replacements, some 65W and some are 90w

Will it hurt to get the 90w model adapter? I only ask because i found a good deal on the 90w model, which says it will work with the 211dx

Just curious on the difference and whats the best option?

btw: this website seems to have incredible prices, can't vouch for anything because i didn't order from them but... this is what comes up for a general CQ60 search

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June 3, 2010 at 17:37:46
1. It could be a bad AC adapter, AC connector ON the laptop
or motherboard issue. The AC Adapter could be tested with a
multimeter fairly easily:

Or call a PC SHOP to see if they have an adapter for you to
test with. Most shops will be happy to assist (at no charge,

2. The 65/90 wattages usually correspond to an adapter that
powers a laptop off of a docking station (only 65W), or a
laptop ON a docking station (90W).

3. I would be careful there so that you have the right part
number(s). The 65W and 90W adapters should be the SAME
voltage for your laptop which is specified on a label on the
bottom of the laptop.

Just another stupid saying...

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