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# 41992 27-Sep-2009 17:33
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Hi there. The power plus sizes on the laptops have changed so I can't use my old spare charger on my HP DV6. Has anybody come across an adapter for the adapter so to speak? Yes I could buy another charger, but this one works and want to avoid spending $99.


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  # 263811 14-Oct-2009 09:14
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Do you have a Jaycar close to you? You might be able to find a piggy back to make it the smaller/larger connector.

Failing that, if you are handy with a soldering iron, you could buy a new plug and solder it on.
I think the HP needs a 3 wire AC plug? I know most laptops have a small thin wire going to the signal, thick wire(positive), ground shielding which goes to the ground.

I've only fixed up a dell d610, acer 5215. And those both had 3 plug prongs.
If you can't find one at Jaycar. Ebay has all sorts of plugs for about 0.50c NZ + 0.50c NZ shipping

$30NZD including shipping, Genuine HP adapter. Just remember to keep the AC adapter half to convert it to NZ pinout. They usually take about 10-14 days to arrive

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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