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# 175435 29-Jun-2015 18:11
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Silly old me left my laptop charger half way around the world at home. I'm back in aus/nz for the next 6 weeks and need to use it for work so I'm going to need a spare.

What's the deal with those universal chargers that you can pick up at dse. Anything I should be wary of? Can anyone recommend a specific one to get? Or would I be better off trying to find (and probably paying more for) the exact charger for my laptop (Msi ge60 apache pro)?




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  # 1333609 29-Jun-2015 18:16
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Check the specs on the one you left behind if possible. DSE? Check PBTech or similar for a better price and possibly better quality.

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  # 1336942 4-Jul-2015 16:12
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PMFJI but this has made me wonder why I didn't ask here in the first place. My daughter grabbed an old chargere from here when hers was no working. She's now in China and occasionally has odd problems that make me wonder if the power supply is not quite right.

As well I've been thinking about getting a new one to replace it - not quite sure but might have a use for the old laptop. Today say a laptop adapter for plugging into a car. So it's got me wondering.

So when you say to check the specs, what are we looking for that might vary from supplier to supplier - or even machine to machine?

Thanks

 
 
 
 




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  # 1336944 4-Jul-2015 16:22
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I just had a look in my manual which told me the specs of the charger. Turned out it was 120W, 19V, 3.6A. I found an Amacrox universal adapter which had the exact same specs and so far seems to be doing the job. I'd say that's probably the best thing to do.

Really, the ideal replacement would be the exact same one as you had, but as long as it's providing the same charge you should be fine.




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  # 1336946 4-Jul-2015 16:24
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Thanks - now to see if the original spec are handy / available.



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  # 1336948 4-Jul-2015 16:26
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If you've got the old broken one it should be written all over that. Otherwise there will most likely be a manual for the laptop somewhere online.




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