ac pin connector

January 26, 2010 at 05:20:48
Specs: Windows XP
One of the three pins that connect the power supply to the laptop has broken off, is there any way to purchase the 3 pin ac piece to a dell latitued laptop

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#1
January 26, 2010 at 05:53:43
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#2
January 26, 2010 at 07:41:10
Try searching the web using the specific model number and a few appropriate words.
E.g.
Latitude xxxx "power jack"
or
Latitude xxxx "AC jack"
or similar

The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site.

For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup.

The model is often also displayed on a Dell logo (graphical) screen early in the boot, but it's often not as specific as the specific model number.


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January 26, 2010 at 07:43:29
thank you for your response

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#4
January 26, 2010 at 08:11:37
Waddaminit.

The jack I was thinking of is the DC jack on the laptop - it has one pin, two connections.

Do you mean that one of the pins is broken off on the recessed jack on the AC adapter, for the cord between it and the AC plug at the wall or whatever?
If so, try contacting a local place that repairs Dell laptops - they may have a used AC adapter or a new or used replacement jack for it.
Or used AC adapters are cheap, new ones are not all that expensive, on the web.
OR
Do you mean one of the pins (they're not actually pins - they're called prongs) on the AC plug for the AC adapter is broken off?
You don't need a Dell part for that.
Chop off the plug, connect a standard 3 prong AC plug you can get at any place that has AC electrical parts. Sometimes they have ones that are the same size as the original , but often they're larger.


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#5
January 26, 2010 at 08:15:01
it is one of the three pins located on the laptop
they are tringular on the laptop and the power supply plugs into them

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January 26, 2010 at 10:22:06
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#7
January 26, 2010 at 11:30:47
"it is one of the three pins located on the laptop
they are tringular on the laptop and the power supply plugs into them"

Ok then, my info in Response 2 applies, except it's probably NOT AC there - it's probably DC. I've never encountered an AC adapter for a laptop that supplied AC to the computer jack/port - only DC.
The third pin is probably for a ground connection - when the laptop has that, it should always be connected .
Similarly, for a desktop computer, and your AC adapter, it should always be connected via a 3 prong plug to the AC source so it's grounded, and the ground should be continous to the wall connection if there's anything in between, and be continuous to the source of the wall connection's power .


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#8
January 26, 2010 at 12:08:27
... "larryb1957" are you talking one of these pins? > click me

... which country are you working that laptop?


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