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Power Supply cord from ac adapter to wall plug needed

I have the adapter to MyBook Essential 160GB, but I have lost the wire that goes from the ac adapter to the wall, and it has a double hole for the wire to fit into the adapter. What can I do or where can I buy this cord?

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Try to find a store that specializes the product from printer, electrical adaptor, and other electric and electronic shop in your area or browse to the internet to find the same ac adaptor you want to buy.

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Any electronics store should have one, they are all the same. try radioshack

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This means the Input power can be from 100 volts to 240 Volts AC, and at 50 to 60 Hertz

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AC power adapter How the AC adapter worksThe most common type of AC power adapter involves a small box, withone wire to go to the computer and another wire to go to the wall.There is usually an LED light on it, to tell you that it is on. (Is itlit on yours?) By the way, Apple notebook power adapters often have anLED that is actually built into the side of the computer, not into theadapter box, so obviously it won't light up when it's not connected tothe computer.
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Troubleshooting: AC Power adapter LED is off when you plug the adapter into the wall but not into the computerHas it been overloaded? Is the power strip turned on / is the outlet working? Is the cord from the adapter to the wall fully plugged in on both ends (try wiggling)?Your adapter may be fried- try borrowing an indentical adapter from a friendand seeing if that one will work in it's place (but do not plug it in to your computer, or you might fry your friend's adapter).
Troubleshooting: Check output voltages with a volt meter/multimeterFor those of you with circular connectors, your task is easy. Measure the voltage between the inside and theoutside. A diagram on the adapter's label will tell you which should be positive and negative
For those of you with the 3-pin Dell power connectors, I don't have a diagram for you yet, sorry.If you try measuring each of the three possible pairs of pins, you should get 20 volts between oneof the pairs.
Power distribution inside the laptop How laptop power distribution worksvoltregulator.jpgOkay, the power comes into the plug on the back of the computer. This connects it to metal tracesinside the mainboard of the computer. These will be connected to voltage regulatorswhich often output 5 volts, 12 volts, 3.3 volts, and the CPU voltage; they sometimes look like the image at right.
These will be connected to cylindrical capacitors distributed throughout the mainboard. Capacitorsact like tiny, fast batteries, supplying extra power where needed to maintain a steady voltage during high demand.
Finally, power goes to all the devices that need it.
Power for the LCD display is usually done seperately. Generally, LCD backlights require high voltage to operate.A component that might be called a power inverter will step the voltage upto what is needed for the backlight. Sometimes this inverter is a discrete andreplacable component, and sometimes just a chip on your mainboard. It is also involved in the brightness control.
The battery is an important part. It supplys power to theinput-side of the voltage regulators, just like the power from the AC adapter.Additionally, there is a charging circuit, which uses the power from theAC adapter prior to the voltage regulators, to charge the battery. (By the way, this is why the AC adapter voltage is always rated higher than the battery's rated volatge-- you need higher voltage for charging.)
There is a separate page exclusively for Laptop Battery Problems.
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A common trick to help isolate possible problems is to try to removing anything that mightbe a short circuit. Take out the battery, the hard drive, the DVD/CD drive, the floppy drive, PCMCIA cards, USB devices,miniPCI cards. See if the computer will then turn on.
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Computer turns off randomlyYour computer can turn off due to: power overload in the AC adapter,overheated processor / clogged fan,overheated battery, pushing the power button, Windows telling it to,the BIOS telling it to, loose wires (especially the power cord), orintermittent short circuits.
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LOST AC ADAPTER


Go to radioshack or any like store and take your MyBook with you.
It needs a 12 volt adapter and they have the proper fitting for you. Or you can go on ebay for it.

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