I got this monitor at a thrift store but it didn't have any kind of power cord. I have tried every power supply that says 12 volt but nothing will fit. We have also been told that other cords will work, but have not found one that will fit. I have tried calling Gateway but can't get help because it's not under warrenty. I have tried looking for replacement parts but can't find any that are even close
What is the monitor model and mark maybe i can help cause i got a gateway fpd 1810 and i got many power cord for it and fi got a universal power cord with 18 head plug from 5v to 18v. let me know at email@example.com
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Re: can't get power cord
I assume this model comes with an external power supply- that is a package that plugs into the out let.
you can buy at places like Wallmart a universal power supply, that has a variety of connectors and a switch to change the voltage.
the connectors have a colour code and match the voltage slider which also has a colour patch.
Take a look at the monitor to see if the operating voltage is mentioned- but is does not matter.
what you do is take a connector- not plugged to the cord and fit it to the power inlet- you get several connector and only one will fit -the right one.
Match the the colour to the voltage slide on the power pack and you are in business- well maybe - I bet first time it will not work
That's OK simply unplug the connector from the cord and reverse the pins [reverse the polarity]
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Are you looking for the cord that plugs into the the electrical outlet that connects to the external power supply? Or are you are looking for the external power supply as well? If you are looking for just the cord itself, they should be common item that you should be able to purchase and any appliance store.
If you are looking for the cord and the external power supply, there are many online outlets that you can look like ebay, etc. You need to search for a 15 Volt 4 amp universal power supply. I would recommend the universal power supply since it will come with multiple adapters plugs so you should be able to find the right one to fit your monitor. Also note the polarity of the the plug otherwise it might damage your monitor.
I went to the computer store and I did purchased a generic Laptop power supply that provides 13 Volts @ 2Ah. y display was working fine with it.
You may be able to take the display information (Voltage, amperage, connector size, positive and negative information) and get assistance from a computer store (maybe radio shack, circuit cit... oops, they closed stores, never mind that one. Best buy or any electronic store in your area).
If that doesn't work or you can't get a similar power supply, you can check in e-bay and get one similar like this one:
radio shack would be my starting point. if there are any computer solutions or stores in your area go in and ask em if they have a used power cord should be the same as the power cord for the tower itself.
This monitor requires a power supply with a POSITIVE tip polarity. Monitor requires 12 Volt DC @ 3.3 Amps output. Make sure voltage is 12 Volts DC [absolute requirement]
Power Supply can have greater than 3.3 Amp capacity. More amp capacity increases price, so I wouldn't go for more than 5 Amps [minimum 3300 milliAmps, 5000 milliAmps will be more than adequate].
Put a surge protector on your computer and monitor to extend their life....better yet, a power conditioning battery backup system, that can supply constant voltage, to compensate line voltage when A/C, furnace, or other major appliance kicks on.
first, try the internet...http://www.pricegrabber.com/ and search for your model and then for optional accessories. if no-go, then...
remove your car battery, then devise a makeshift 2-wire cable to deliver 12 volts to the proper pins on the back of your monitor. look for polarity markings
12v at 6.5 amps (70 watts) may be hard to find as a "universal" supply. many older pc case supplies (pre-ATX they are free at recycling centers) have the 12V available...just ensure the yellow and black (ground) wires only are used...may also need to ensure that "power ok" signal is set to activate said supply