My Dell laptop charger is split and the wires are showing and sparks come out.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by cheater87, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I have had this happen with 3 laptops and this is my second laptop charger for this laptop, same thing happened with my last charger!!!!!! I take very good care of my chargers and equipment. Why are Dell laptop chargers so ****tyo_O Do I have to get a 3rd laptop charger or can I go get a 3rd party laptop charger that is more sturdy??
     
  2. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

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    There are others you can check out, Targus comes to mind
     
  3. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    How is it and what are some others? I'll look them up.
     
  4. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I called Dell and I'm getting a replacement. I'm wrapping the wire in duct tape now.
     
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    I have had a few laptops and I don't think DELL ac-dc adapters are any worse (or better) that others. The cord typically flexes between the jack and the filter thingy, and that's the area where problems occur more often than not. I came across a spring that fits snugly between the outer diameter of the molded jack (plug) and the filter thingy, which seems to do a good job of relieving the stress in that area.
     
  6. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi cheater87,
    Have you considered a "universal" power adapter? I have been using the iGo Juice 70 for several years and couldn't be happier with its relibility and fleibility to use it with every Laptop I have owned to date:

    http://www.igo.com/searchresults.asp?search=keyword&search_field=description&search_criteria=Juice

    And the link to thier latest models:

    http://www.igo.com/default.asp

    HTH
    Mike
     
  7. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    The new one came today. WOW. I'll look into that one for a back up one.
     
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