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Windows 7: Can HP charger be used for Gateway laptop?

17 Jan 2012   #1
gregrocker

 
Can HP charger be used for Gateway laptop?

My roommate's large 17.3" Gateway NV9 laptop had its charger die (no power light) so he insists he can use my smaller 10-year-old HP 510's charger with no problems. I'm guessing his uses more power than mine so could burn out or otherwise mess up my charger. What do you think? The specs are hard to read on both.

I've made this laptop last 10 years, carried it all over the world, it's durable and runs 7 better than any new HP. I dont want to have to replace the charger or hurry it's long-expected death.


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17 Jan 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As long as the power specs match up and the physical plug fits in, you should be fine. HP seems to have changed their power chargers much more often than Dell does, so it wouldn't surprise me if it wouldn't work, or even physically fit.
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17 Jan 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Unfortunately, it fits. I'm telling him he needs to determine the specs first. You think it would be risky if he doesn't? Thanks.
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17 Jan 2012   #4
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This is just a little fact about Dell; all Dell power supplies have a small microchip inside them to let the laptop know that it's an official Dell charger. If you use a third party charger (i.e, one from Hong Kong on Ebay), the processor speed is halfed... permanently. There is absolutely no way to get your processor back up to full speed, even Dell support wont repair/replace it as it isn't faulty, it's intentional.

Anyway, I suggest that your friend should just spend a bit of money on buying a real HP charger and save him the trouble/worry of something going wrong.
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17 Jan 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Fortunately my other roommate's Dell chargers don't fit.

He's only here for 3 more days and hasn't the cash to buy a new one or the shipping time to wait for one off eBay.

The specs I find for replacement chargers for his Gateway show 19v, 4+ amps.

The specs I find for my laptop charger show 18.5v, 3.2 amps.

Is this enough to burn out my charger if he uses it?
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17 Jan 2012   #6
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Different ampage, different models, completely different power supply. Not a good idea.
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17 Jan 2012   #7
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Greg, you should be ok to use your charger , what you could do to protect yourself is to put a lower rated fuse (3amp) in the plug end
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17 Jan 2012   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
As long as the power specs match up and the physical plug fits in, you should be fine. HP seems to have changed their power chargers much more often than Dell does, so it wouldn't surprise me if it wouldn't work, or even physically fit.
If the power is OK.
I would use to charge the Notebook battery only, when off.
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17 Jan 2012   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

greg just to be certain , make sure your room mates PSU is a 2wire plug and not the 3 wire monitoring type
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17 Jan 2012   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
This is just a little fact about Dell; all Dell power supplies have a small microchip inside them to let the laptop know that it's an official Dell charger. If you use a third party charger (i.e, one from Hong Kong on Ebay), the processor speed is halfed... permanently. There is absolutely no way to get your processor back up to full speed, even Dell support wont repair/replace it as it isn't faulty, it's intentional.
That has to be one of the most ridiculous comments I've ever read online, and is absolutely untrue. I can say from my own personal experience that this is completely false....with their home and business lines.
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