New power cord not exactly what I expected, should I return it?
September 20, 2010 9:01 AM Subscribe
My laptop power cord's ground prong (the third prong) broke off, and it stopped working in most wall plugs. I ordered a new one and when it came, it didn't have a third prong, but it works fine. Why is that? And more importantly, is there some future situation where I'm going to regret not replacing the old one with a new, three-prong plug?
posted by malapropist to computers & internet (4 answers total)
When I ordered the new power cord, it looked like from the picture that it had three prongs, but the one that came is actually designed for my laptop, even though it's an off-brand replacement. I'm just wondering if I should go through the trouble to return it now while I still can, or if I should just roll with it.