The laptop in the above photo gave up the ghost during a power surge. The little light on the charger would go out as soon as the adaptor was connected to the laptop. Looked like it was shorting out. After some brief troubleshooting, it was determined that the quickest way to revive it was to replace the motherboard. I ordered a new board, installed it, hit the power switch and guess what happened next? It worked! And I’ve been using it ever since (going on 2 years now). You guessed it…it was my laptop.