Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: laptop power supply

  1. #1
    Title Contender
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,674
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    laptop power supply

    Guys My laptop power supply dies and the model for my amilo D 7820costs an arm and a leg

    the laptop says I need 20v @ 6amps, will this be easy to replace without going back to the manufacturer

  2. #2
    Oh no!I've re-dorkalated! Jiff Lemon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny MK
    Posts
    2,504
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    44 times in 41 posts
    Pop code L23AY into maplin.co.uk and there's a universal one - still £50 though

  3. #3
    Gold Member Marcos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,119
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    26 times in 17 posts
    How did it die? My laptop power supply was temperamental for a while and when i finally found out what the problem was i did some DIY and took it apart and fixed it. Im no electrician but it worked.

    Turned where the cable met the PSU the wires inside were worn from movement, i had the bring the cable back about 3 inches and re-wire it. Sealed it back up with some tape and it works again.

    But if you cant be bothered with all that, try ebay www.ebay.co.uk

  4. #4
    Title Contender
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,674
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    How did it die? My laptop power supply was temperamental for a while and when i finally found out what the problem was i did some DIY and took it apart and fixed it. Im no electrician but it worked.

    Turned where the cable met the PSU the wires inside were worn from movement, i had the bring the cable back about 3 inches and re-wire it. Sealed it back up with some tape and it works again.

    But if you cant be bothered with all that, try ebay www.ebay.co.uk
    same problem as yours but I only have 2cm to work with as theres some sort of inverter on the cable

  5. #5
    Gold Member Marcos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,119
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    26 times in 17 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Flash
    same problem as yours but I only have 2cm to work with as theres some sort of inverter on the cable
    , ummm...looked on ebay?

    If its broke anyway theres no risk in trying to fix it, no one is going to buy a broken PSU from you anyway. So i suppose you could try.

  6. #6
    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    14,268
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked
    828 times in 468 posts
    • Steve's system
      • CPU:
      • Intel i3-350M 2.27GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GiB Crucial DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD3000
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.10
    Quote Originally Posted by Flash
    same problem as yours but I only have 2cm to work with as theres some sort of inverter on the cable
    Inverter? You sure it's not just some iron designed to smooth out noise?
    PHP Code:
    $s = new signature();
    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

  7. #7
    Drop it like it's hot Howard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Surrey, South East
    Posts
    11,731
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    42 times in 39 posts
    • Howard's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B
      • CPU:
      • Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x1gb OCZ DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 250GB & 500GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Inno3d iChill 7900GS
      • PSU:
      • Antec SmartPower 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 330
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x AG Neovo F419
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit
    That's exactly what it is
    Home cinema: Toshiba 42XV555DB Full HD LCD | Onkyo TX-SR705 | NAD C352 | Monitor Audio Bronze B2 | Monitor Audio Bronze C | Monitor Audio Bronze BFX | Yamaha NSC120 | BK Monolith sub | Toshiba HD-EP35 HD-DVD | Samsung BD-P1400 BluRay Player | Pioneer DV-575 | Squeezebox3 | Virgin Media V+ Box
    PC: Asus P5B | Core2duo 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 PC6400 | Inno3d iChill 7900GS | Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 | 250GB | 500GB | NEC DVDRW | Dual AG Neovo 19"
    HTPC: | Core2Duo E6420 2.13GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 250GBx2 | Radeon X1300 | Terratec Aureon 7.1 | Windows MCE 2005
    Laptop: 1.5GHz Centrino | 512MB | 60GB | 15" Wide TFT | Wifi | DVDRW


  8. #8
    Title Contender
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,674
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    Inverter? You sure it's not just some iron designed to smooth out noise?
    probably I didnt know what they were called so guessed

  9. #9
    Title Contender
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,674
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    That's exactly what it is
    like a thick cylindrical shaped thing?

  10. #10
    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    14,268
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked
    828 times in 468 posts
    • Steve's system
      • CPU:
      • Intel i3-350M 2.27GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GiB Crucial DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD3000
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.10
    Yes, feels quite heavy (usually). You see them on USB and other cables sometimes too.
    PHP Code:
    $s = new signature();
    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

  11. #11
    Title Contender
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,674
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    are they necessary or can I cut past it?

  12. #12
    Gold Member Marcos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,119
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    26 times in 17 posts
    I assume they are unnecessary as i have a few that are removable from the cable with a few clips. And seeing as many other PSUs dont have them, it must be ok

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 18-06-2007, 08:31 AM
  2. Chayang Fun Minicube noisy power supply
    By rollins in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-12-2005, 08:48 PM
  3. Questions on a New Power Supply.
    By catattack in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26-06-2004, 11:54 AM
  4. Good -silent- power supply?
    By Mozzer in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23-03-2004, 03:41 AM
  5. how to choose a PSU?
    By loriel60 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14-01-2004, 04:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •