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Old 01-27-2013, 13:50   #21
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That's a common problem with Dell laptop power cords. They fail right at the plug that goes into the computer. I have one from 2007 that I've used very little. When I do use it I try to be extremely careful with the power cord. I bought a newer laptop that has a smaller A/C adapter so I can't use it with the Dell. I was then given an old HP laptop that included an A/C adapter with the same power rating as the Dell I have.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:08   #22
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if your laptop is old, you might be able to find a used original one for cheap on ebay.

two years ago I went to ebay for a power supply for an old HP laptop.

I got a new one (no-name) for $8 shipped. wow. it worked fine.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:27   #23
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I got a Dell branded one off the net for a reasonable price. Had it 4 months, no issues.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:38   #24
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I searched for one using my Laptop's model number on Ebay. I bought one made by LiteOn. It's been working great for years.
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Old 01-29-2013, 15:05   #25
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It's good to know that the aftermarket and genuine cords are priced right and work well. Thanks for the experienced opinions.

NBT sent me his and it will be here in a couple of days or so. I can't beat a deal that generous, so it should hold me for a while.
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Old 01-29-2013, 22:48   #26
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I just thought that I would share my experiences with the Dell 90 watt charging adapters. I used to go through one every year on my work laptop when I used the velcro strap to secure the wire in a bundle. Now I just slightly coil it up and I've now been using the same adapter for many years. Maybe this will help someone, that cable is just co-ax and isn't meant to be bent often.

Now I cringe when I see people tightly bend those cables. Our Systems admin guy just did one the other day.
I had to get the CEO at a past job to suggest the same thing to our salesmen (they wouldn't listen to me) because I was replacing so many adapters every year because of broken plugs. crack wires etc ...
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:14   #27
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Stand Up Guy!

NBT was generous enough to send me his old power cord. It got here and works perfectly. I just want to thank him and to let you all know that he spent his own time and money to hook me up.
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:57   #28
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Way to go glock-talk.

Nice to see people helping each-other out.

FYI, if you are looking for a cheap cable in the future, give Power + a look, I have had good luck with them.

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Old 02-10-2013, 03:31   #29
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I just ordered one from Dell. Delivered in two days.
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