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Laptop question - please help!!!!

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    Hi all

     

    Can anyone help?

     

    I have a laptop we brought with us last year from UK. The ac adaptor broke so i bought another one 'stupidly' may i add from ebay (came from hong kong) - i know i know it was very stupid of me....

    Anyway, i used the new charger for a couple of months and it was working well, however, i then started noticing a burning smell and then the charger died. Now when i plug it in it doesn't work and it smells of burning. I've used the last of the battery power on the laptop so it's completely dead. We're gonna buy a new laptop but how can i get stuff off my old computer - i have loads of pictures and stuff that i don't want to lose...

     

    Does anyone know of anyone that can help me..

     

    Many thanks

    Helen

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    You should be able to get replacement chargers, there is a shop in the city called MSY my husband goes there for all his computer bits and pieces and I am sure places like Dick Smiths, Harvey Norman will have them? Seems a bit drastic to buy a new laptop

     

    Hope that helps

    Michelle

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    What type of laptop is it, i got a few spare chargers kicking around.

    As Riponian go to MSY, Computer warehouse, Dick Smith or Harvey norman and you should be able to by a new one.

    Be a lot cheaper than buying a new laptop just cause of the charger.

    How ever if you do buy a new laptop then buy and external harddrive as well so you can take the old hard drive out and put it in the external and keep that as a back up.

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    Thanks for your replies...

    We went to JBHIFI at colonades and the guy there said we shouldn't buy one from a store as it's best to go to samsung but i haven't had an email back from samsung yet and can't see an option on there website to buy one which is why i went on ebay.

     

    The laptop is a samsung R505 - model: NP-R505H - INPUT: 19V==4.74A

     

    Thanks Diane will drop him an email

     

    Helen

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    And I shall chime in with

     

    Back up, back up, back up your computer on a regular basis to an external hard drive. Saves lots of tears and frustration if and when something happens to the computer.

     

    We have 4 external hard drives for our two computers. They are set to back up every 10 minutes on the main one for certain things :GEEK: But then I know if anything happens I've only lost the last 9 minutes worth :cute:

     

    But seriously, invest in an external HD and ensure you use it, at least once a week. Don't rely on the back up on the computer itself as if it gets really borked you may struggle to get the data off.

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    And I shall chime in with

     

    Back up, back up, back up your computer on a regular basis to an external hard drive. Saves lots of tears and frustration if and when something happens to the computer.

     

    We have 4 external hard drives for our two computers. They are set to back up every 10 minutes on the main one for certain things :GEEK: But then I know if anything happens I've only lost the last 9 minutes worth :cute:

     

    But seriously, invest in an external HD and ensure you use it, at least once a week. Don't rely on the back up on the computer itself as if it gets really borked you may struggle to get the data off.

     

    Couldn't agree more, I also suggest that the external drive is not attached or kept near the PC/Laptop. That is why I use an Apple timecapsule.

     

    If they are together and you are burgled, they will both go!

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