I am trying to service a person's HP 2000 Laptop. I also have a HP Laptop of my own and I've noticed the same issue.
The power supply works spottedly? If you disconnect and reconnect the 3 way power cord a few times you might be able to get the power supply to stay on, the yellow light stays on and you have continuous power. Otherwise the yellow light starts on then quickly turns off meaning no power to the laptop.
I take it that this is common with HP power supplies? In any case I just want to find out if I can solve this by purchasing a new HP power supply for this laptop(s)?
Or is this hopeless with HPs as I've noticed with online repair persons saying that HP is the number one computer that comes through their shops.
Also, this person's HP is slower than molasses, I am going to recommend that she invest in a new non HP laptop.
But, like I said I also have a HP laptop (given to me) with the same issue, is there any salvage value in replacing the power supply?