Posted 21 December 2010 - 03:35 PM
Okay, to get past this hardware I.D. issue.
I believe laptop adapters have hardware I.D.s built into them to which the laptop's chipset looks for.
This suggestion will make one adapter useless while saving the original.
This will involve cutting the wire off of the new adapter and cutting the damaged plug off of the original adapter.
This will also increase the length of the wire if you cut the wire on the new adapter as close to the power supply as possible.
You have to make sure you correctly match the wires!!! Failure to observe the correct wire to wire will cause reverse polarity and can damage your laptop!
Shielded wire goes to shielded wire.
Red to red
Black to black.
Any other color goes to matching color.
If for any reason, one wire has a wire color code that does not match the color code of the other, please post back here and let me know.
I suggest when you connect the wires together it is best done by putting shrink tubing on the wires and then tinning and soldering the wires together.
Then lightly heat the shrink tubing so it shrinks to conform to the wiring.
This is better than twisting the wires together and using electrical tape, which to me, this is less secure and looks quite awful in appearance.
What you will have now is the original adapter with its original hardware I.D.
A longer wire than before.
A new un-damaged plug at the end of the wire.
Most of the supplies I mentioned above can be found at any Radio Shack store.
Those supplies are listed below:
Shrink tubing for electrical wiring.
Hope this helps solve your problem.
Any questions or concerns please feel free to ask before continuing with my suggestion.
Please be advised, this procedure will void any warranties you had on your newer adapter and can no longer be returned for repair or refund.
Proceed at your own risk.
Please be sure your original adapter is in fact supplying power before you cut any wires, this can be done by checking the plug end with a VOM multi-meter set to DC volts. If the meter reads any voltage above 12 volts DC, the original adapter is still good and what I suggested above will work.
Please keep me updated.
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