Problem solved. Universal laptop charger question.

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Sargent¥, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    So I bought a universal laptop charger since mine got fried. Before I bought it, I asked the guy at Best Buy if it would charge since my old charger has 20V, 6.75A and this one has 19V, 4.75A. He said it would, it'll just be slower but it should keep it on no problem. So I went ahead and bought it, afterwards, I proceeded to charge my laptop for approximately 3 1/2 hours, turned it on and it didn't charge at all. Any reason why?
     
  2. Chel

    Chel Australian Skial God Contributor

    Because it's not compatible with your laptop. You should return the charger because it doesn't match the voltage of your original charger. You need a 20V charger, anything higher or lower can possibly mess things up or not work at all. No idea why that employee would suggest that. Either way, your best bet is to buy it online. I bought my third party charger for about $20 on Amazon and it's been fantastic.
     
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  3. Defibyoulater

    Defibyoulater Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Why don't you just buy a exact duplicate of your old charger?

    Or did it literally melt?
     
  4. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

  5. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    The wire ripped, I plugged it in without noticing, it sparked after then started a minor fire, put it out with the bottle of water beside me before things got worse.
    Not the same product ID according to Lenovo tech support.
     
  6. TapTap

    TapTap Legendary Skial King Contributor

     
  7. Chel

    Chel Australian Skial God Contributor

    What's your laptop model?
     
  8. Kyle

    Kyle Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    You're lucky that didn't make it worse. Never use water to put out an electrical fire.
     
  9. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    Sort of impulsive thinking but I unplugged the wire from the outlet, then the charger from the laptop. Not just the wire from the laptop, this is besides the point anyway.
    Lenovo ideapad z710.
     
  10. KillerZebra

    KillerZebra Forum Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Its okay the Best Buy rep told him he could use water to put out the fire
     
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  11. Party Chocobo

    Party Chocobo Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Natural selection was so close
     
  12. Chel

    Chel Australian Skial God Contributor

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
  13. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

  14. Chel

    Chel Australian Skial God Contributor

  15. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    • I need 135W
    • I need 6.75 A
    • Z710
    I thought I specified that :/
     
  16. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

  17. Chel

    Chel Australian Skial God Contributor

  18. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    needs to be 135W
    Um...
    One you have up is the thinkpad. Why do I still have this open, I ordered the damn thing from Staples like 4 hours ago, my bad Maxwell.
     
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