I use my computer in my car alot for work, GPS, paperwork that kind of thing so instead of tying up my power outlet with my computer I thought I would install a permanent power supply (Genius). Lucky me there was already a power cord in my car from a previous computer but the connector tip was not compatible with my computer, so I applied logic, right? The obvious thing to do would be to get a cord that would fit my computer replace the cord in the vehicle with it and WHALA!! Right? WRONG! The resulting damage was this:
- With the power cord plugged in the battery would hold charge but would NOT charge, nor did the battery icon indicate that the power cord was plugged in. With the power cord unplugged the battery ran off what remaining battery power it had until it went dead, and now.....nothing.......nodda........zilch! What have I done? Is my $1200.00 computer fried? (by the way....the waranty.....expired.....LAST MONTH!!!) Have I really F'd up this time? I guess the obvious thing do to do would be to find away to charge my battery and just use the A/C plug all the time but I would rather fix the problem if possible and put this embarrasing incident behind me! Any help you guys can provide would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!
The system is a Dell XPS Laptop model M1330 runing Windows Vista Home
Edited by Bradlee22, 15 March 2009 - 11:09 PM.