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Replacement power supply adapter doesn't have ground prong - dangerous?

The replacement power supply adapter I purchased for an older laptop came with a two prong cord instead of three, which the original had. Is this dangerous? Details and model number within. [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Feb 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Should I fix/replace this Apple Power Adapter cord?

Having successfully pried open my 85W PA-1850-02 Magsafe brick in order to fix (or possibly replace) the power cord, it doesn't look like the various repair tutorials/videos: the inside is full of a kind of white mastic/gunk. Is this perhaps melted plastic (from too much charging heat)? Is this a situation where the only (or the wiser) option is to shell out for a new brick?
posted by progosk on Jan 11, 2014 - 10 answers

Electronicsfilter: AC adapter compatible w/ off-brand (System76) laptop?

Can you help me figure out which affordable AC adapter would be compatible with a System 76 Bonobo Extreme laptop ? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Nov 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me not fry my laptop

I have two laptops, both Dells. I'm going on a trip and would like to take only one power brick. Can I do it? Specs inside. [more inside]
posted by Dilligas on Sep 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Replacement power supply for external IDE enclosure?

I lost the power supply for an external hard drive enclosure. What are the specs I need to know before heading off to Radio Shack for a replacement? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

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

How to power a Canon EOS from the grid?

Where can I find a AC power adapter (not battery charger!) for the Canon EOS / Digital Rebel series? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Jun 18, 2008 - 4 answers

How to remove broken power adapter stem from inside laptop?

The tip (inside stem) of my power adapter broke off in my wife's computer (White iBook G4). Thus, its unable to recharge. How do I get it out? What are these parts called so I can look it up at an appropriate place? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Apr 24, 2007 - 16 answers

My computer left its passport at home.

Why won't my iBook G4 charge in a foreign country, even with a converter? [more inside]
posted by chickletworks on Jan 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Where can I buy a reliable Al Powerbook AC adapter?

My Aluminium Powerbook G4's AC adapter is on its last legs. I'll need a new one soon and I don't want to fork out >$100 for an official Apple replacement. Where can I buy a durable, affordable replacement? [more inside]
posted by teem on Apr 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Power tip for NEC monitors.

Does anyone know what power tip adapter an NEC monitor would take? [more inside]
posted by Dipsomaniac on Feb 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Power adapter voltage question.

I need a 6V positive-tip power adapter for a USB hub. I have a bag full of old adapters of varying voltages. I know the 6V means that it should not exceed the 6 volts, but can I use a lesser-volt adapter?
posted by Edward King on Oct 25, 2005 - 8 answers

Replacing battery on Dell Inspiron 4000 causes problem with power adapter; any ideas?

I recently replaced the battery in my old Dell Inspiron 4000. Today I noticed that the led on the power adapter goes off if the battery is in the machine and the machine says it is running on batteries. If I unplug the battery the computer turns off. I am able to boot on AC power but the moment I insert the battery the adapter stops working. I think this is new otherwise the battery would've drained days ago. Has anyone encountered this before? Any ideas? Also, if the computer is off and I plug the adapter into it while the battery is also present, the led on the adapter goes out. If I then remove the battery and attempt to boot the machine, nothing happens. This is very weird. [more inside]
posted by Grod on Nov 20, 2004 - 2 answers

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