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  1. Consistent

    Consistent Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Basically I have a question to put forward to learned head. Recently my laptop charger exploded partially, rendering it (obviously) useless, and I am now left with a laptop that I desperately need to use, but has no power.

    Is it possible to charge it via another means, or am I left with no alternative but to set my work back 6 days which I desperately can't afford to do considering the fact the deadline is Tuesday morning.

    I attempted to connectt the laptop to the PC I am currently via a FireWire cord, but, as expected, the computer couldn't directly feed the laptop power, nor can I switch the laptop on to somehow transfer the files I need onto it.

    Is there any other way that doesn't involve dismantling the laptop to retrieve the hard drive and buying a hard drive enclosure/connecting it via IDE?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Consistent

    Consistent Thread Starter

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    No one?
     
  3. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    Hi Welcome to TSG!!

    Any chance of getting a charger from a local computer shop?
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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    Sorry missed it.

    There are stores that sell devices that charge laptops via USB. Kind of like this. I don't think its good enough for sustained use but should allow you to charge the battery enough to be able to power it up and transfer files.

    http://us.kensington.com/html/7207.html
     
  5. StumpedTechy

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    BTW what I linked to sells in multiple big buisness chains.
     
  6. Consistent

    Consistent Thread Starter

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    They're sending an HP charger to me free of charge (it's the third time I've had to change it in 10 months, the first charger had the wires giving off sparks, the second charger simply ceased functioning, and this one blew a chunk of plastic off after 5 weeks of me owning it)
    so buying one would be profligate.

    Nothing else I can do then?
     
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