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Most power adapters are able to run the Euro 220v @50/60hz but make sure. The "Input" side should say 110-240V and 50/60hz if it says only 110v and 60hz then you power supply will not work in Germany. Also check to see if the "output" on your power cord is the same as what is your laptop is. I have mixed up power adapters before and it will simply not work. If you try and plug it in it will fry it. If you have to grab a new power adapter the best store i can think of is a place called Saturn Electronik kinda like Germany's Best Buy. It has a hazard orange sign most times.
If you have a soldering iron and some experience, it is easy to solder the parts back together, just be sure to examine the cord closely for any chew marks /pierces. If you do not have a soldering iron / eperience, generic power supplies for laptops with voltage switchable voltage for different brands and different heads are about 30$, check your local store. be sure to by one with enough watts to power your system.
If this is a PC, I suspect that your power supply needs replacing. If this is a laptop, then it's likely that the DC jack has popped loose and is no longer soldered to the motherboard the way it should be. That's a pretty common issue with laptops - it has happened to me twice. If that's the case, then you'll need to send the laptop off for repair - it isn't the kind of thing you can fix easily yourself. There are several services that can repair your laptop DC jack for $99-$125 or so, plus shipping, including the manufacturer's authorized repair service. Another place you can try is dropping into any big-box electronic store, such as Best Buy, that offers repair services, they can diagnose the issue quickly and manage the repair for you. Hope this helps!
Did you put in the drivers for the Motherboard Chipset? There is a Northbridge and Southbridge chipset which control USB and many other functions. Does device manager give any indication as to USB being attached?
I have the same model. I pinched the cord from the from the supply to the notebook. The cord looked ok from the outside, but was damaged internally. I called Kensington support and they sent out a referb unit at no cost using only the serial number to validate the date of manufacture. The company has a two year replacement policy from purchase date, but if you lose your receipt they came go by maufacture date. give them a call. HAL
Both power adaptors are 4 pin, ITHINK that the Porsche that you have is the same as mine which has the smaller (4 pin DIN) plug
34W power supply.
But check on LaCie's site:
Hope this helps.