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I am thinking that I just need to give up my paper weight

I tried the connector that you have told me about. The one I had the connector for my portable cd player and I was using it for a power supply so I tried fitting the 12volt connector in the hole in the monitor but the plug in piece was too big it's wierd I think it a problem that I am just stuck with because the thrift store let it go cheap because the didn't get the cord that came with it. Thanks for trying to help me out. I'll be back

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  • Jerry Sexton May 27, 2007

    I have tried Gateway. They told me since it's not under warrenty that I am out of luck. I tried looking at where Gateway liqidates thier spare parts through and no luck. I have treid google and now I found you nice people who are giving me great adavice on how I may try to fix it. I have looked into having it bulit but it's gonna cost me more than I really want to spend but it seems like it's the only option that I have. And $35 just to find out is more than I really want to spend on a paper weight. It looks great stiiting in my corner but it might have to find a new place to collect dust.



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Try the Gateway Tech support team or look on their site for accessories - they may well sell the power supply you need.

Posted on May 26, 2007

  • Anonymous May 27, 2007

    I still think a universal stabilzed power supply as sold in places like Walmart will do the job.

    The units come with a strip of connectors
    each connector is a different diameter and has a colored tip.
    On the unit there is a slide switch which runs through from 1.5v through to 12v in 1.5 v increments.with a color patch to match the connectors
    Take the old power supply along to see if one of the various sizes match your existing[bust]one.
    Also somewhere on the monitor on the spec plate
    there be an indication of the operating voltage.
    It could be 18 v but I doubt it.
    Just look a little deeper into this.
    Here [in the UK] we have specialist component suppliers that sell everything that goes to make up electronic equipment- one is called Maplins or
    It would be worthwhile just looking into the web catalogue to see what is on offer ,I am sure there are US equivalents from which you can sort out a power supply.



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