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Jacquie
14-12-2006, 08:56 AM
Hi, I have a hp laptop which I brought from the UK, yesterday the lead melted (I think the problem was the lead not the laptop), I am going to buy a new laptop but just need to get it on for long enough to get all my stuff off it. I have tried about 9 laptops from my office but they all have slightly different leads. It is likely to be UK specific? I don't really want to buy a new lead if I am buying a new laptop. Any suggestions? Thanks Jacquie
PS Where's best for a new laptop, I have been told PB technology or Dell?

Nomad
14-12-2006, 10:55 AM
Buy a 2.5 inch converter cable (?) and put it in a PC and copy files or if you have a external HDD just pop the HDD in that.

For the lead try asking a laptop specialist, they should be able to order the part for you. Its not UK dependent. The only thing that diff is the UK plug head.

Nomad
14-12-2006, 10:58 AM
Not sure if this will work but you can take HDD out and put in a another laptop and boot via a bootdisk and access your files that way. But copying lots of files will be another issue. I don't have exp with thumb drives or CD drives in DOS, maybe Linux if someone can advise, you can do a DOS network bootdisk I know.

I think the issue is that if its on NTFS access is restricted, but I think there are workarounds, maybe someone can chime in.

trig42
14-12-2006, 11:11 AM
Which bit of the lead has melted?

If it is the part from the 'brick' to the laptop, it's likely that your power supply has died. You can get generic ones, you just have to be (very) careful to match the voltage and the polarity of the plug going into the laptop. Go see Dick Smith or somewhere like that.

If it is the part from the brick to the wall, you should be able to get a replacement cable for that easily enough.