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Quick computer question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Guy_Incognito, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Anyone know if my neighbor's IBM Thinkpad power cord will work with my (dead) Dell laptop?
  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Try it and see -- check the boxes on the cords and make sure the power outputs match.
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    The smart money's on no.
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I agree with Mike.

    It's probably too new for your old Dell and not compatible.
  5. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  6. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    If the connectors are the same (and they should be), and the power outputs match (this is the important thing right here, check that the voltages are the same), there is no reason the cords shouldn't work.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I've yet to find a power chord to match my Dell; not even the universals work. And I can't buy them anywhere but Dell. It's the one gripe I've got with the company.
  8. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's a diminished chord.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Ask this guy, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/03/06/boeli06.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/03/10/bomain.html
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Damn straight. That fifth is a bitch to control.
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