Dell laptop charger question.

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Jan has managed to break (don't ask) the centre pin from the charging plug on the charger lead... those with Dells will know that this pin allows the laptop to recognise the charger... no pin and the laptop doesn't recognise the charger and while it still powers the laptop, won't charge the battery ..

    Is a new charger the only option or is there a software workaround to fool the laptop ?
     
  2. Steve_UK

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    I've managed to buy a couple on eBay for between £5 and £10 each. Obviously copies but, surprisingly, they worked OK. My view was that I was prepared to risk a few quid rather than splash out coming on for £100.

    The reason I needed two was that two of my children had Dell laptops, not that one didn't last for long!

    Main lesson learned - don't give Dells to children! Quite a number of people I know have had the same issue with their Dell power supply connectors. They don't seem to stand up to "heavy use", let alone any level of abuse.
     
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    ^ bump ^


    +1 What Steve said.
     
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    Jim, I'm having the same problem with my Dell - haven't had to time to sort it out yet.:Eeek:


    Steve, thanks for the tip about Ebay - I'll get looking ( when I figure out what I'm looking for!! :Wink:).




     
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    If in doubt cut the connector off and splice onto genuine Dell charger.
     
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    Marie - just search for Dell <your model number> power supply.

    Steve
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Steve.. just had a look, there are generic ones from under a tenner and Dell 'genuine' for about twenty quid.. normally £85
    I'll go with the 'genuine' and take it out of her housekeeping money :Laughing:
     
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    Scotjimland

    You are a brave man !!!!!, let me know when you get out of hospital,

    Beerdrinker :thumb: :drink:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    well, I was going to give her an option to pay it off weekly .. then she said.. fine, don't expect sex until then,... I said.. what is sex :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    then it all kicked off.... :Eeek:
     
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    I will send you flowers mate,

    Ken. :thumb: :lovewait: :drink:
     
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    PenelopePitstop Funster Life Member

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    OK - I've ordered one from Ebay - £12.85 including p&p - so we shall what that's like!
     
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    just in case you are looking for any dell part,have a look at the part number.I.E p/n C2894,you,ll probably need your specs ,also make sure its 19.5v output.google it and away you go,cheers pete
     
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    I don't want to spoil the surprise but it's just a black box with two wires sticking out of it.
     
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