You haven’t mentioned the suspected cause of the damage,
so I will cover a couple of issues. Note Books use an external
Power Supply for supplementary power to the battery pack, and
to provide a means of recharging the battery pack. While the
configuration gives a degree of separation from the AC Mains
Power, Note Books are not impervious to power related damage,
in particular when travelling where power can be suspect.
The problem is that if you are on the road or abroad and
you lose your Power Pack you can be dead in the water, the
power Pack is still susceptible to Power related damage in
the same way as internal power supplies, protection is often
better than cure.
More often than not, damage to Note Books and PC’s
are sustained via the Modem, which connects to the Telephone
line, and a Surge finds its way in via the telephone connection
and Communications Port.
What about my wireless connection, you say? If you have blue
tooth you are probably OK, if not and you are using an “Airport”,
then you can end up with a great organiser until you can replace
the business end of the “Airport” kit.
Again protection is better than cure and makes good sense.
Weighing in at less than 200gms and at less than AUD$200.00
we recommend the Note Book Modem Protector (NB3903) if you
travel abroad (as it can protect on all international AC Voltages,
read specification before using), and we recommend the Computer
Modem Protector Ultra2 (CMP3903) for Australia and New Zealand.