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    Need AC adapter

    I need an AC adapter for a Compaq Lite 4/25e laptop. It's for a friend who got the lappy for a buck, so $65 at a reseller just ain't gonna get it. If anyone has one or knows where to get one cheap, please let me know.

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    there is this cool white one at radioshack, that comes with 6 different heads.. it was cheap... and really useful

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    I don't know if this will do it. I keep seeing the specific Compaq adapter for at least $65. They surely wouldn't just slap a huge price tag on a regular old AC adapter.

    I haven't seen the laptop, does anyone know if a standard adapter will work?

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    well, they do have a little weener box attachedd to them.. but.. shrug i'd try anything before paying 65+ for a freaking ac adapter..

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    well? you should look at the laptop first.
    it might be an easy you just need that funkey 2 prong cable for it. my compaq lte just uses one of thoes. (but its a 386)
    if it comes down to it take the sucker to radio shack and ask if you can test out an adapter.

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    mmm yeah - they sometimes have the 2 prongones, well - older ones.

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    Thanks for the help, I'm going to send her to the Shack. It's just a one prong. If they say it's something special, maybe I'll come back and bump the thread.

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    We need some electrical specs;

    Like 14v @ 2200 ma

    See if you can get some more data, at the very least we need the voltage, you can overkill on the amperage a little bit, but not on the voltage..

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    Looks like quite the piece of modern technology! Circa 1992, it has a 9.5 inch B&W screen and 25Mhz 386 processor. Here's a link to the laptop specs that I found. Unfortunately, there's no mention of the AC adapter specs.

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    If it uses the same power specs as Compaq Armada laptops, I have one almost new one for sale. Cheap.

    Lemme know.

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    Umm, beware of assumptions, folks. The lappies PSU might have 3 or more contacts, thus money might get spend based on well intentioned but still incorrect data.

    BTW: the link which howste posted shows power supply!

    EDIT The lappy might repeat might take AC straight into the back of the lappy. /EDIT

    EDIT Go here and read the PDF file for part numbers. /EDIT
    Last edited by dunbar; November 12th, 2002 at 02:45 PM.

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    129827-001 is the AC Adapter according to that PDF, and googling for the adapter by part number produces:
    http://www.ambry.com/html/lite_lte433_parts.html
    http://www.logicbox.com/catalogue.phtml?cat=ACAD
    and more.

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    Originally posted by shahani
    If it uses the same power specs as Compaq Armada laptops, I have one almost new one for sale. Cheap.

    Lemme know.
    Hey Shahani, I've got an Armada M700 laptop and could probably use a spare adapter. I don't suppose you have a battery too?

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    Hey Steve.

    No battery but its for the M700 and its the new model. The output is 18.5 volts, 2.7 amps.

    http://www.techimo.com/forum/t40542.html

    heatware: shahani

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    Well, she went to the Shack. They said they didn't have it.

    Just saying, but I already Googled it, and went to Compaq. Figuring that surely some off the wall bargain bin place would have it. But the cheapest I saw was $65. They have what looks like different specs for every notebooks power adapter. Doh! I hate Compaq even more now.

    Oh well, I was just trying to do a favor for a friend. Anyways, if she can't find it she's only out a buck.

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    I have a box of power adapters nd I'm fairly sure there is one from a previous Compaq Lite 4/25e unit in there. Look up the input specs and I'll look for that power supply.

    If I still have it, you'll just need to pay shipping.

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    DVNT1 - ygpm.

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