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Dataworld LP 320 (386) laptop power supply issues

SwissArmyTin

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Greenville, SC
Just picked up my first vintage laptop today, and boy is this thing a beast (19lbs!). Haven't been able to power it on because the (external) power supply is royally messed up. When I first got it, half-way down the cable, it was hacked in two, and the wires twisted back together with electrical tape. It's since been properly repaired, but I noticed something a little more concerning.

One of the pins on the male 8-pin mini-DIN connector is missing (pin 8, I believe). When plugged into the wall and into the computer, all the power supply does is click once about every 2 seconds. The battery doesn't charge, and the computer won't power on.

Any ideas on where to go from here? This computer was the last of my pocket change, so I'd like to be able to do repairs than replace anything yet.

Thanks!
 
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