Originally Posted by psi777
i like this guy he admitted hes a idoit, thats awesome n my book
Originally Posted by murphyrulez
Send me your power cable and I will make it for you. I sleep with a soldering iron in my hand.
Originally Posted by athospaco
I got my Inspiron 9300, and the 3rd time I plugged the ac adapter in, the pin in the ac adapter barrel that plugs into the back of my computer... bent.
Therefore the computer does not recognize the adapter, then battery does not recharge.
When I tried to unbend the copper pin, naturally it broke.
Why would dell design such a fragile, delicate "barrel pin" ac adapter for something that gets heavy handling activity?
Unlike the virtually indestructible ac adapter entry pug for the I8000 the one for the I9300 is destined to break down.
I am considering upgrading to a XPS M170 DO they have the same lousy barrel pin?
If so I probably will just get a Qosmio G20. The adapter is idiot proof. Perfect for me.
Which would break my heart,..,.for years I used to swear by Dell.
Originally Posted by geelen
While we're on the subject, who the hell thought it'd be a good idea to use a proprietry plug on the power brick (for the cable that runs to the wall), rather than the standard PC (actually, most electronics) power cable. I mean, I could a bunch of them and have them neatly poking up behind my desks at home/uni/work and that'd be great. But no, I have to dig around underneath every morning and try and poke the little cable up...
Honestly, how hard could it have been to use the normal socket on these bricks...