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Dead laptop plug - any ideas? #409805
06/13/11 04:13 PM
06/13/11 04:13 PM
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UnderThePalmTree Offline OP
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My laptop power cord died just as I got back from the States - perfect timing, as ever! Does anyone know of a place where I could find a replacement part? It would be like finding a needle in a haystack, I'm sure, but if there is anyone out there with a dead hp pavilion dv7-3165dx I'd be happy to buy the power cord from you. I'm also thinking of ordering the part from the States but I'm hoping that it won't take forever and a day to get here. Has anyone had luck ordering parts from the States and receiving them fairly promptly? Boy, I sure didn't realize how much I relied on my computer until I was without it! Any suggestions or advice is much appreciated. Thanks for your help.

Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: UnderThePalmTree] #409806
06/13/11 04:31 PM
06/13/11 04:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,465
San Pedro, Belize
Judyann H. Offline
Judyann H.  Offline
UTPT....Geez sorry to hear about your power cord......A local option may be the computer store on middle street...They have been kind enough to order parts for us in the past....(for a fee of course)....


I have had people order items from deliver them in the States and then some kind sole will bring it to you on their next trip.

Good luck.....

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Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: Judyann H.] #409810
06/13/11 05:29 PM
06/13/11 05:29 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 481
San Pedro, Belize
hazzyy Offline
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Let me check what I have in the office. I'll msg you later this evening. I might have one of those actually.

Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: UnderThePalmTree] #409848
06/14/11 11:21 AM
06/14/11 11:21 AM
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bean819 Offline
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I have a spare one for a DV4..i believe it will fit yours? message me if interested.

Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: UnderThePalmTree] #409867
06/14/11 04:46 PM
06/14/11 04:46 PM
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Posts: 993
Caye Caulker, Belize
C Offline

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If you can't find one in Belize, I've ordered them on Amazon and found someone coming down (right here on the message board) and had it shipped to them.

Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: UnderThePalmTree] #410473
06/23/11 01:04 PM
06/23/11 01:04 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
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SJC Offline
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Maybe a bit late on this but often the problem is with the connection to the laptop. The part where you plug the cord into on the laptop will often break.

If you can find another person with the same cord it would be a good test. You can also find someone with a Volt Meter (anyone who works with electrical eq should have one) and test the power at the end of your cord.

If the connection on the laptop is broke its easy (and cheap) to order a new plug but often a pain to replace it.

Hope this helps

Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: UnderThePalmTree] #410480
06/23/11 06:38 PM
06/23/11 06:38 PM
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MisterB266 Offline
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A friend in Chetumal had the same problem, and had the cord/connection repaired in Chetumal.

Do you want to contact him?

Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: MisterB266] #410484
06/23/11 07:48 PM
06/23/11 07:48 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,520
PACWest, SACSouth
Bear Offline
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Here guys, this was a perfect replacment for my HP Pavillion, and inexpensive as well I mean really inexpensive...

My works just fine, you can 40 if you want but it isnt necessary...

Last edited by Bear; 06/23/11 07:49 PM.
Re: Dead laptop plug - any ideas? [Re: UnderThePalmTree] #410485
06/24/11 12:33 AM
06/24/11 12:33 AM
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PROBUS Offline
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I don't know if this problem's been solved yet, but as Bear says, power supplies for most Windows computers are available really cheaply. I bought a spare one for under $2 on Amazon. Sadly that's not the case with Mac power supplies, which are both rubbish (the current lot) and extremely expensive. And very hard to find.

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