Both the motherboards that I have used were faulty ? gosh . . i need to be the man with the least luck on the globe ...!
Anyways, I have been told by the guy that the adapter was 'ok'. So, going ahead with the 35 $ re-work + 11 $ belkin surge protector.
Sincerely hope this resolves my problem for good.
I am leery about a 11$ surge protector, make sure that it cuts power off and not absorbing it when it surges. The good ones I know cost at least $100 with a lifetime warranty