Thanks for your reply. No it doesn't have a light. The (much older) Toshiba we have uses a 15V supply. What's frustrating about the Gateway one is that it has a three circle thing to go into the adapter (which I haven't seen on anything else), instead of a two circle one (can you tell I know the technical terms!lol!)The whole thing is only about six months old and I rarely unplug it, when I do always from the plug. I can't see any signs of wear on it. I posted on CC because that's where I am and no plans to go to SP just yet. Is there anyone in CC with the Gateway adapter, just so I can try it? Please?