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Chill mat notebook cooling chill mat will not turn on

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  • Nimelen Apr 27, 2008

    I have a Targus Tornado Chill Mat. I love it, but it stopped working after over a year of use, and I discovered that the cord is the problem after buying a new one and trying the new cord with the old mat... It costs $10.00 plus shipping to replace the cord, and I only paid $25.00 for the mat and cord! Any ideas about how I might fix the old cord?

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The cable you get never works

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

I have 1 as well and it broke too. this is http://computers.pricegrabber.com/laptop-accessories/m/1754767/

right?

if its the cord's thats broken, its most likely the switch, more specifically the soldering where the wire connects to the switch is prolly broken. i just sawed my switch open w/ a knife, and took a look. now if a wire is loose in the switch, u can either solder it back on, or (in my case i always have the fan on anyway cuz of my **** dell computer overheating) rip the wire off the switch completely and just connected it w/ aluminum foil.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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I have the same problem, and I looked inside to see the cause- the interior part for the power is poorly made and comes loose. That's the reason for the one fan not working and it getting weak. Sometimes wiggling the cord or trying to stabilize it will help. But, as I learned the hard way, it will eventually break. Its a poorly made product, and I've had mine about 4 months now and it completely broke today. I opened it and did my best to stabilize the part, but... it will break. As best as I can tell, its a poorly made product and there is no permanent solution.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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