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Ac adapter for laptop

I have a disabled daughter and someone gave her an Acer Aspire 3000LCI laptop because their Ac adapter (power supply cord) was bad and they didn't have it any more. I was wondering if we found some other type of supply cord can you use it or does it have to be specific to this computer. We don't know how good the computer is to even know if it is worth the price of the cord. Thanks CJ

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  • urbo44 Feb 21, 2008

    I do not have any cords for this laptop and my main questions is if I use another cord from some other electrical device , that appears to fit into the computer, will it hurt the computer. It seems people have some spare cords but I didn't know if I can use them if they power up the computer. Thanks Cj

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You need to clarify one issue.
Are we talking about just the power cord or power supply.
laptop power supplies

If it is just the cord, you can replace ot it with any that fits.
Power supply for your laptop should be 19v dc at 3.42A.
As long it fits and has rating as above and correct polarity(that means it is right way round) you can use it.

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Is that the cord, on which side of the adapter?

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Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 22, 2008

    it's all about the power rating, volts and amps, and also whether the center and ring have same rating.If you check these from the old unit to the new one, then you'll be in good shape.

    I'd measure the voltage with ohmmeter first, though.

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