11-20-2008 09:28 PM
My laptop power cord fried tonight just as I was getting ready to print off some notes for a mid-term that I need to study for and I was also getting ready to back up all my new notes from my classes this semester.
I was wondering what I can get to replace it. I have a Compaq Presario V2030 US and Power Cord says that it has:
Input: 100-240V ~ 1.6A (1,6A) 50-60 Hz
Output: 18.5V 3.5A
I need to get one right away as the mid-term is on Monday and I can't wait to order on online and I need to pick one up tomorrow as I am working all weekend long and need to start studying.
Is there anywhere that I can get one made specifically for my laptop model? I know that future shop sells some universal power cords what kind of requirements do I need to look for? They have an HP (I know that Compaq is made by HP)90W Smart Laptop AC Adaptor - now this might be a stupid question, but can I use this or because it is 90W I cannot use it because I mine says 65W? Futureshop also says the Emerge ReTrak Retractable Universal Laptop Charger - it does not however say what the wattage is, could I use this - although I hear that it is not that great and has a short cord.
I have also seen the Targus Mobile 90 Universal Notebook AC Power - it says that it has up to 90 watts of power - so would I be okay then with my 65 watt?
Will any or all, or none of these work with my laptop? Are there any that are better? Or is there something else that would be better - that is readily available at a (competitor), Future Shop, (competitor) or other chain store that would be in a big city?
I am really desperate and need something and want to make sure that I am getting something that will work and is good for my computer
11-21-2008 01:27 AM
The HP one will work just fine. I have the HP travel adapter (also 90W) and it works with no problems on my 65W laptop. The secret is that it's actually a 90W maximum, meaning it'll also work for lower power devices. The only catch is to ensure that it has the correct plug-in for the adapter (which it should come with a few adapters, so you should be fine).
I hope that helps you feel better and that really sucks re: the adapter frying! What happened?
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