input V output

  eysha 20:27 09 Oct 2008
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My daughter's laptop electric connection cable has been somehow cut and the wires are showing which makes it unsafe to use.
her laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A100-200. so now she cannot charge her battery.
my question is can she use an old electric cable from her previous laptop? the difference being that the input is the same but the output is different.
the Toshiba elec cable has an output of 15v and the old elec cable has an output of 19v. is the old cable usable on this newer Toshiba laptop or not?
thanks in advance
E.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:51 09 Oct 2008

No

output must be the same

Can he not just cover the wires with electrical insulation tape?

  eysha 20:53 09 Oct 2008

thought of that but will it be okay to do that? she isn't sure and niether am i.

  Woolwell 20:54 09 Oct 2008

You can get replacement chargers.

  eysha 20:56 09 Oct 2008

yes Woolwell but apparently they are in the region of £50, which is a lot so was trying to save money she hasn't really got.

  windsock 20:59 09 Oct 2008

what about puttig a joint box in the cable, its just like wiring a plug you will get one from your local diy store like theseclick here

  eysha 21:02 09 Oct 2008

windsock could you explain please?

  windsock 21:11 09 Oct 2008

if the cable is just split, as long as you have enough flex at each side cut the cable in two and ethier end fits in the terminal block, if your not sure just take it to the diy shop and they will show you what to do or maybe do it for you its only a 5 min job

  eysha 21:14 09 Oct 2008

Windsock, it's not that kind of cable. it's a core wire i think as in lots of small silver wires twisted together.

  windsock 21:33 09 Oct 2008

sorry my mistake thinking about the plug end not the transformer end might be as well going with fruit bats suggestion

  eysha 21:34 09 Oct 2008

happy to do that if it is safe to do it - is it?

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