Using power block from diff. laptop

  Batch 16:45 24 Jan 2006
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I've got 2 laptops - an old Dell Inspiron 7000 and a new Samsung X06.

Both power blocks are rated the same output (19 volts /3.16 amps).

Apart from the fact that the plugs that go into the laptops' DC sockets are different, could I use either power block on either PC if I can get adaptors to matc the plugs to the sockets? Or is there something else about the output that means that they are (or might be incompatible)?

  Gongoozler 16:48 24 Jan 2006

Hi Batch. I see no reason why the power blocks shouldn't work provided that you are very careful about using the correct adaptors and getting the polarity right. However I suspect that Samsung would say that this voids the warranty.

  Batch 16:53 24 Jan 2006

Polarity is the same - first thing I checked!

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