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New power cord not exactly what I expected, should I return it?

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? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Sep 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Is my new (aftermarket) power adapter safe for my laptop?

Can I damage my laptop by using a power adapter that has a slightly higher wattage than the original adapter? The original adapter was 65W, and the aftermarket one is 70W. The voltage is switchable. My original adapter had a voltage of 18.5V, this one says that if I need 18.5V, I should choose 18V. Any chance of damaging the computer by using this one? [more inside]
posted by leticia on Nov 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Dead power source? And is it fixable?

Question about power source on an iBook G4. (Namely: I think it's broke. Is it, in fact, as totally borked as I think it is?) [more inside]
posted by kalimac on Jun 7, 2007 - 13 answers

My laptop won't charge...

My laptop (due to me always having it in my lap) has quit taking power from my power cord. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 24, 2006 - 20 answers

Assault on battery

The power cord keeps falling out of my laptop. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Nov 6, 2005 - 12 answers

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