Don't let your laptop turn into a brick just because the AC adapter isn't working. It's easy to get a new 65W AC adapter, and it won't cost the earth either. Even if you're tempted to just buy a new notebook, there are plenty of things you can do with your old one. Here's a quick guide to our AC adapters, as well as some ideas about what to do with old laptops.
Get a 65W AC Adapter from Us
We have 65W HP Compaq Adapters in stock and ready to ship. They're suitable for various HP/Compaq notebooks and tablets, but check the page for more information.
If you're looking for an AC adapter for a different notebook, try a search for your notebook model on our search page. You can also browse to your notebook using our handy navigation tool on the left of this page.
Note that our AC adapters are original products from companies such as HP, Dell and IBM/Lenovo. The vast majority are also brand new, but it will say clearly on the product page if something is refurbished.
It's important to get an AC adapter from a reputable brand, because unbranded compatible products, or those from little-known brands, tend to be made to a lower standards to cut costs. They can have compatibility, reliability, and even safety issues.
Things to Do With Old Notebooks
Many of the materials in a notebook can be recycled. If something works, though, even if you need to buy a new AC adapter, why not find a use for it? Here's a few ideas to get you thinking.
Not every family can afford a computer, especially in developing countries. Many charities distribute used computers, especially notebooks, to those less privileged at home and abroad. This could really make a difference to someone's life.
Mount It in Your House
With a little work, you can conveniently mount it somewhere in your house for a variety of purposes. For example, you could have it in your kitchen, so you can easily look at recipes or keep a calendar.
Give It to Someone as a Starter PC
Old notebooks are especially good for younger children becoming interested in computers. They can experiment before you shell out the big bucks on a modern PC. Even if you don't have kids, someone in your extended family can probably use it.
Use It as a Second Monitor
With some software or a KVM switch, you can easily share one keyboard/mouse combo between two computers. This means you can work on your main notebook while keeping reference material open on the second notebook. Or you could just have online TV going on it while you play games, whichever suits you best.
Build a Cheap In-vehicle Entertainment System
If you get a 65W AC/Auto/Air adapter (such as this one from Dell), you can power your old notebook from your vehicle's cigarette lighter. You'll no longer need to worry about impatient kids in the back seat, because they'll be happily playing games or watching DVDs. What's more, it won't matter so much if they spill stuff on it.