A friend of mine brought me her laptop and said it wouldn't charge or power up with the power adapter. She said she had the charger tested at a store and even got a new one, but it still wasn't working. I bought a new dc power jack (the internal component to the laptop) and replaced it, but it didn't help.
My guess is: the power adapter is bad, or at least useless. Here's why...
1) I found out where she had it tested, and it's basically a little electronics store with "kids" working, where they aren't actually computer experts.
2) It's some generic, multi-connector (where you can change the ends) adapter.
3) When she brought the netbook to me, it still had a small charge on the battery, and would come on long enough for me to log into Windows briefly. This leads me to believe that the netbook itself isn't dead.
4) It doesn't appear that the battery is necessarily the problem, since just using the adapter without the battery doesn't work either.
With that in mind, I think the wisest thing to do is just buy a new adapter and try it out. I cannot really think of any other alternatives at this point.
Any other ideas or thoughts?