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Hi everyone, I wonder if one of you knowledgeable people can help me to sort a laptop problem? I have a laptop with the usual round power supply socket, but have also acquired one with a square socket that has four pins in it, and the top two pins are offset slightly to the bottom ones. There are no discernable names on it, but I believe it could be like an Acer or the like. Does anyone know of an adapter from round to square plug, or have a wiring diag of the socket. I don't want to spend about £55 on a power supply only to find the com**ter doesn't work. Thanks in advance

Ron
 

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Hi skylark
Not quite sure what you are referring to with the 4 pin socket, and round to square can you post a photo??? Or is it like the 2nd of these the first being my laptop transformer power lead socket???
 

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Never seem that one before
Compaq always did like to be different!!!
 

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Hi RolfW
it looks very much like the ones on your reply. Do you know which pins do what? If I knew which was the the power in and which was the ground I could probably make an adapter to use my other mains power supply with the round plug!
Cheers,
Ron
 
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