Hello this is my first post and I hope it's in the right category. I've had an HP Pavilion DV7 laptop for over 3 years and today it fell off my bed and bent the power cord end right where it plugs in to the computer, it is now not getting power to the laptop as evidenced by no light coming on there. My powercord/charger says 120 watts on it, it's big, but I went to three stores and no one had one that big. Now, my battery is dead and won't recharge (for awhile now) and I haven't bought another one, I don't plan on it either. I just use the laptop plugged in all the time.
I grabbed my roommate's power cord from his smaller laptop and when my roommate came back, he told me the guy at the store says I shouldn't use it because it's only 60 watts. So, my question is this: They have a 90 watt cord/charger at Best Buy-will this work ok for my laptop? Since I'm not charging the battery? At amazon, when I type in power cords for DV7s they all say 90 watts.
Thank you for any help/info.