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Ruining lap tops

My wife just had two laptop computers ruined using the 175 w mobile power inverter. One of the computers was almost new , but bought at circuit city, and they are going out of business. My wife is desperate because she has all her college info on the laptops. Why did this happen?

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175 W inverter is not enough power for your computer and most of the cheap inverters do not put out a true sine wave. Buy one rated at least at 400w. Then it will output continuously at 300w. That should be sufficient for your computer. Your 175 w inverter is overtaxed then the voltage drops increasing amperage and burning things out.

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You are too stupid to plug the computer in to ta regular outlet.

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