Solved How do I get a power cord

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September 9, 2017 at 20:00:33
Specs: iPad
How do I get a power cord for my HP Pavillion Windows 8 laptop since it is dead & I have bo idea of model # .

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#1
September 9, 2017 at 23:39:04
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if you mean the cord/lead which plugs into a power outlet at one end and into a mains adapter at the other end (and that adapter then has a fixed lead which conne ts to your laptop) then almost any computer store will have one that is compatible. Equally Amazon, eBay etc. are usual sources.

But if you're saying your laptop won't power up, nor charge up its battery. then that would sound like you need a new adapter?

What is the exact model of your hp Pavillion?

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#2
September 10, 2017 at 05:12:45
You should have a sticker under the battery that will show you the model number and serial number.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
September 10, 2017 at 07:13:39
Broadening what the question seems to be, won't almost any
laptop power adapter work with almost any laptop?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
September 10, 2017 at 07:28:43
"won't almost any laptop power adapter work with almost any laptop?"

No. There are different voltage, amperage, wattage requirements. Plus the plug tip varies from brand to brand.

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#5
September 10, 2017 at 07:34:24
Is there no model number on it anywhere?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
September 10, 2017 at 07:43:06
mmm as per ririider...

Even if the voltage and current specs are the minimum (even a little higher current) that a given laptop requires, not uncommon to find the tip of the laptop connector isn't the same... There are so many many size variations in those tips; and although many are colour coded, one cannot rely on that colour code alone.

As in previous posts recently most laptops use 19volts out f the adapter; but the current capacity required may be more for some laptops than for others...

Wattage is important - remembering that watts = volts x amps...

One can have19volts and whatever amps - but must ensure the amps is the current stated for a given laptop - at least. It can be greater and thus the adapter watts output can be higher - BUT the volts must remain the same as spec'd for a given laptop. Otherwise one will blow the laptop onboard power distribution ccts. and more than likely fry a few chips too (no fish though...).

So there is the tip size and volts/amps combination to check with a replacement adapter; which is why useful to get a decent one properly specified foe the laptop in question.


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#7
September 10, 2017 at 07:51:03
Good heavens! I never imagined there were so many different
sizes of essentially the same design of power connector! I had
the impression that at least that one connection was more or
less standard, where so many others are not.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
September 10, 2017 at 08:46:30
Even the shape of the connector varies greatly between different laptops. The connector for my Surface Book is nothing like that for a MacBook.

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#9
September 10, 2017 at 08:52:06
Some of the Dell and Acer ranges had different size tips to others in the same range.. Similarly across manufacturers... The difference might be no more than 0.5mm but it makes a difference... Either the plug won't go in if the inner cores don't match in size; or if they do but the outer diameter of the plug/socket don't match, then again the plug may nott go in. If it does it may even wobble about due to differences between the inner pin and the plug - the laptop socket pin being smaller than the hole in the centre of the plug even though the outer diameter of the plug and laptop socket match!

The variations and combinations are seemingly endless...

No-one will accept to a single standard size laptop end plug!


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#10
September 10, 2017 at 13:18:30
I hadn't noticed that the two laptops here have different power
plugs. Same design and length, but the Dell from 1997 is larger
diameter with black end, while the HP from 2016 is smaller with
blue end. The power brick on the HP is somewhat smaller, too.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#11
September 11, 2017 at 08:01:30
Wow! Thank you all so much!

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