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Power AC Adaptor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by theoldmole, Jul 15, 2005.

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  1. theoldmole

    theoldmole Thread Starter

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    I'm hard on my power cords (position I hold my laptop, I guess), and they tend to stop working on me. So I have to keep buying new ones. But actually, it's not the whole thing that stops working on me, it's just the wire that goes into the plug which goes into the computer. So why do I have to buy a whole new AC adaptor each time? Can't I just buy the part that goes into the computer on one end, and into the AC adaptor on the other? If so, where? I have a Dell Inspiron 1100.
     
  2. winbob

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    Actually it sounds like you have been very fortunate!!!!

    Usually the part that fails is the socket on the Mobo, and that's a much bigger problem...I am very familiar with as well.

    Is your plug a right angle connection? Are you pulling on the cord and breaking the wires inside? My new laptop has a much sturdier and straight plug/cord. I guess HP realized it had a problem.

    If you get a compatible plug at Radio Shack, it should be possible to make repairs to the cord...with a little skill and luck.
     
  3. CouchMaster

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    Thats where it thinnest and flexes the most and breaks. Put some heat shrink tubing on there and that will stop.
     
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