Cat chewed through my macbook power cord. I tried to fix it, but when I plugged it in it sparked a little bit and then went out. I bought a new charger, and when I booted my mac up, everything was fine except the time and date needed to be reset and my desktop wallpaper had changed to the default background. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Jul 31, 2011 -
Can I buy a 90W Power adapter for a 65W adapter? The description of the product says it is compatible with my new Lenovo T400, but I don't understand electricity so I thought I'd ask. [more inside]
posted by vincele
on Jul 28, 2011 -
My girlfriend's Apple Macbook Pro power cord stopped working, and I want to replace it with something that's not $80. Which third-party magsafe power cord should I get? [more inside]
posted by prior
on Apr 11, 2011 -
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 -
For the sake of convenience, I'd like to have a second power cord for my laptop.
Can I safely use the power cord from my old laptop with my new laptop? [more inside]
posted by marsha56
on Jan 22, 2010 -
LaptopSetUpFilter: Between my wife and I, we have two laptops that spend unequal amounts of time in different rooms. We can't seem to figure out a system where laptops and cords and everything else get strung around between two rooms. Advice/personal experiences requested. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Jul 23, 2009 -
My recliner sheared through the magsafe power cord attached to my Macbook. Is it safe to attempt to repair it? If so, what do I need and how should I go about making a clean repair? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jan 15, 2009 -
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 -
Help! My puppy just bit through my Apple MagSafe cord and now it doesn't work. I don't want to give Apple another $80. Has any MeFite (or anyone else) successfully spliced one back together?
posted by Xurando
on May 7, 2008 -
Can I use a powercord from an older ibook on a newer ibook if the output voltage and amps are the same? [more inside]
posted by HuronBob
on Mar 22, 2008 -
One of the rooms in my apartment has no ceiling lighting, so I'd like to hang a fixture (paper lantern, very lightweight) from the ceiling. There are no power outlets on the ceiling. Is there an artful and attractive way to snake the power cord for this light up the wall from the outlet, onto the ceiling, finally leading to the fixture? The ceiling is 9 ft high, the cord is fairly long, extension cords are OK, and the light will be placed in a location that is maybe 4 or 5 feet away from the wall, and 2 or 3 feet from the ceiling.
posted by jroybal
on Nov 20, 2007 -
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 -
I'm missing an adaptor for my Nintendo Entertainment System. it takes 9v, 1.5a but I've found a 9v 4.5a adaptor that fits and works but I wonder if there are any consequences to the addition current strength? well, are there?
posted by mcsweetie
on May 29, 2004 -
I have a 350 watt antec power supply that whines when I pull the plug. If I turn it off and back on 3 or 4 times, the whine goes away and the computer boots. The whine is coming from the PC Speaker. I should know better and get a new one, but do I run the risk of damaging my components by using it? If the plug stays in the computer will turn back on.
posted by Keyser Soze
on Mar 15, 2004 -