sony desktop

  aboutit 14:44 25 Jan 2006
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I am in the process of bi=uying a sony desktop model VA10 PCW2 . I noticed that the descrition stated power supply 110-120v I`ve queried this with the seller and he replied that the power supply comes with the desktop and just plug into desktop and then into socket . Can anyone tell me is this o.k,. then for my normal UK voltage

  woodchip 14:47 25 Jan 2006

No good for UK. You are looking for a 230volts AC. 110v-120v is USA

  rmcqua 14:57 25 Jan 2006

Unlike most laptop power supplies (which will accept a wide input voltage range, typically 100 - 240 volts) most desktop power supplies will not.They are either 110 - 120 OR 220 - 240 volts.
Woodchip is correct. Plug it in and you will probably wreck the PC.
Incidentally, I couldn't find any information on this Sony model. Are you buying from an overseas seller on EBay?

  Minkey1 17:05 25 Jan 2006

The Vaio PCV-W2 is not in the current Sony line up click here.

Voltage isn't mentioned but I would have thought that if these "all in one" systems had a reduced voltage via a power brick it would have been more likely in the laptop range i.e. stepped down to around 19v from anything between 100/240v as rmcqua says.

I'd think very carefully about this.

Mike

Seems likely 110/120v b

  Minkey1 17:07 25 Jan 2006

Sorry, poor editing, ignore last line.

  Totally-braindead 17:16 25 Jan 2006

Unless the power supply has a manual switch which goes from 110v to 240v and you switch it over before switching on I have to agree with the others, if you plug it in to a UK socket it will destroy itself. If it doesn't have such a switch then you've had it, it would be unuseable in this country.

  De Marcus™ 17:22 25 Jan 2006

If it's too late and you've already bought the pc then you should be able to fit a standard UK psu.

If this is ebay and the seller replied with 'the power supply comes with the desktop and just plug into desktop and then into socket' then I suspect he/she knows very little about computers or was deliberately thin with the response.

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