Laptop Charger - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 96
Default Laptop Charger

A Compaq Presario F500 currently has a 65 Watt charger. It's been bashed around a bit and the connection is pretty hard to keep unless the wire is the right position.

Laptop Charger Adapter for Compaq Series 18.5V 3.8A 70W - buy online from Blue Unplugged

Will this work fine with the laptop. It says it is 70 watt instead of 65. Any help would be great, thanks!
__________________

Uberg is offline  
Old 06-28-2008, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Laptop Charger

A higher wattage with the correct voltage should work just fine. One of my Dell's uses a 150 watt supply and I plugged in a 130 watt supply into it. When I powered it up the boot screen warned me that I was using a 130 watt supply. It then proceeded to boot running the CPU at half speed.
__________________

KurrentEweser is offline  
Old 06-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 96
Default Re: Laptop Charger

Is it possible for anyone to do us a huge favour and find the charger on a website? I personally buy many computer componants online and am completely surprised that i can't find a single charger compatible with the laptop.

The laptop is a Compaq Presario F500. The current (broken) charger is 65 watts. It needs to be suitable for the UK, since that's where we live!

Thanks in advance for any help.
Uberg is offline  
Old 06-28-2008, 04:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Laptop Charger

May I ask, what is wrong with the charger in the UK link you provided?
KurrentEweser is offline  
Old 06-28-2008, 05:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 96
Default Re: Laptop Charger

The website was a bit iffy. We clicked to buy the product and entered info (not bank details) and when we clicked proceed the whole form reset and the same page reloaded so we didnt trust the site.
Uberg is offline  
Old 06-28-2008, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 999
Default Re: Laptop Charger

I wouldn't trust the site either. Sorry I can't help since I'm from the U.S.


Maybe you'll have luck at this place. I don't like the price though. It could be that it's a genuine replacement.


Power Supply for Compaq Presario F500 laptop


I recommend that you use about 2-3 inches of heat shrink tubing on both ends of the adapters cable. This will reduce the flexibility of the areas which tend to get damaged the most. Then new adapter will most likely outlast the laptop.
__________________

KurrentEweser is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need a new laptop - here is what I'm looking at: Aro2220 Laptops and Notebooks 5 09-21-2008 01:26 PM
XP PC networked with Vista laptop mnelson07 Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 9 08-06-2007 06:57 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.