matchuing power cords to laptops.


Gene
 

then there is no point in determining if they feel the same unless you only have two laptops with two different kinds of plugs.  Any time you have two or more laptops and chargers with the same kind of plug, you shouldn’t plug a plug in.  There is no reason why a compatible plug means the charger is compatible electronically.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Yes, hopefully common sense would dictate if they feel the same then you don't plug them in.  It's only a suggestion for differentiating between the various ends that plug into the computer.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.

But if they feel the same, that doesn’t tell you the charger is compatible with that computer, just that the plug may fit.  And I don’t know if polarity is the same from computer to computer, something you can’t tell by feel.  If polarity is different, that may cause damage.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Feel the ends that plug into the laptops, and if they are different that'll tell you which belongs to which just from that.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 6:19 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops
that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that
mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy






Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Yes, hopefully common sense would dictate if they feel the same then you don't plug them in.  It's only a suggestion for differentiating between the various ends that plug into the computer.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.

But if they feel the same, that doesn’t tell you the charger is compatible with that computer, just that the plug may fit.  And I don’t know if polarity is the same from computer to computer, something you can’t tell by feel.  If polarity is different, that may cause damage.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Feel the ends that plug into the laptops, and if they are different that'll tell you which belongs to which just from that.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 6:19 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops
that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that
mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy






Nancy Hill
 

Mike, yes, I did.  Thank you for your help.


It seems that my laptop's 1T SSD was virtually full and the 4T external drive WAS full.  I will have to find a place where I can get a good deal on a 4 or 5T WD My Passport.


At this point I have my SSD trimmed down and the touch to my laptop feels much more responsive again since it now has about 2/3 to 3/4 capacity free.

Thanks,

nancy




On 11/26/2021 10:00 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Nancy,
 
Did you get your external drive used space, free space and total capacity figured out?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 6:19 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.

Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops
that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that
mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy






Gene
 

But if they feel the same, that doesn’t tell you the charger is compatible with that computer, just that the plug may fit.  And I don’t know if polarity is the same from computer to computer, something you can’t tell by feel.  If polarity is different, that may cause damage.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Feel the ends that plug into the laptops, and if they are different that'll tell you which belongs to which just from that.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 6:19 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops
that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that
mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy






Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Nancy,
 
Did you get your external drive used space, free space and total capacity figured out?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 6:19 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.

Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops
that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that
mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy






Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Feel the ends that plug into the laptops, and if they are different that'll tell you which belongs to which just from that.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 6:19 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.

Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops
that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that
mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy






Gene
 

I looked up the question and I found a lot of sites that just say don’t do it.  Here, however, is a detailed article that says you can use the same charger if it meets the laptops requirements.  That sounds correct to me but in your case, I would absolutely not just plug a charger into a laptop without knowing if it is compatible with the laptop’s requirements. 
 
Others may know if chargers have identifying information so you know which one matches which computer.  I would think they do.  Its probably time for sighted help.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2021 8:19 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] matchuing power cords to laptops.
 
Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops
that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that
mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else?  Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy






Nancy Hill
 

Some how I have managed to separate the power cords from the laptops that belong to them.


Does anyone know how to tell which belongs to what?


There is a Lenovo, an Asus and maybe another one involved.


If I plug a power cord into the computer it doesn't belong to, will that mistake fry the computer.


Has this happened to anyone else?  Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


Thanks in advance!


nancy