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Ok here's the deal.
I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000. It works and runs great, except for one thing, It Needs Power!!!!
My power cord, after sparking and overheating for many months now, just decided to bite the dust. Luckily I have a Desktop, but the problem is that i've got homework on the laptop i need, which sucks do to the fact that it basically included a huge paper i needed to write and was given back to do corrections on. To top that off the Quarter ends tuesday.
It was on warranty so i've got a new one coming but it's gotta ship on monday and come within 2-3 business days. my laptop will take a PA-12 or PA-10 power cord (don't ask me what that is onther than the fact it's the power cord), but i'm wondering if anyone knows of anything else that would work with it. It's 19.5 volts, 4.62 Amps, and 65 watts.
Please help.
P.S. I also am trying to jerry rig something with the old one, but i'm not to confident i won't fry my laptop.

^Thats alot of words^
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The biggest problem you will hit is that the connector for each manufacturers power supply is different. Which means cable splicing and a good chance of a fry if you haven't don it before. So even if you find the right type, chances are the end won't fit.

If it is really that critical, your best bet is to yank the HD and get an adapter (about $10) and hook it up to your PC.

Edit:
Most all computer shops carry these - they use them to troubleshoot laptops.
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hey man
thanks for the help
unfortunatly my dad won't let me take it apart so i think i'm stuck rewriting it.
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