Need help with charger

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  1. Tha Hunter

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    After an extensive Google search, I am right where I have started. Basically my laptop's charger has blown. I have another charger of a different laptop though. My input requires 19v 3A, yet the other charger has an output of 20v 6A. My question is simply whether I can attach the broken charger's pin wire to the other charger's points. Would the 6A influence anything?

    Thanking you in advance
    Hunter
     
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    The 6A rating simply gives you a 3A headroom over the requirement and is a good thing. It could not have been swapped the other way around.
    I believe the 1V extra won't damage anything, but I have no information or experience with how sensitive laptops may be to overvoltage.
    Take care to get the polarity right anyway.
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks a million Resqueline!! It's working like a charm :) Appreciative over the prompt response too!
     
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    Wait. I've just noticed something. It now appears that the battery is not charging. It's running exclusively on AC power. This indicative of the fact that when I pull the charger pin, the entire laptop switches off. Does now mean I have fried the battery?
     
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    No, it probably just means you have a Dell computer.
     
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    I had the exact same problem with my laptop!! I replaced my power lead with an almost identical and spent more time than i should of trying to figure out why it didnt want to work until i found this same article.
     
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