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Old 14th August, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Good luck with the PSU mod Ron. oh, and take some pictures of your work bench. I always like to see what other people use for their work area and where I can improve mine.
Trust me Boo! In this regard I'd be absolutely no help to you!

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Yeah, seen dead power cords before. Sometimes they get flexed lots, especially when people wrap them around the power brick. That doesn't help them survive.
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Ok, with Laptop power cords, maybe I see that happening, specially the thinner cord. I rarely see a good design for bricks and their cables. Wrapping them around the brick seems to be the only organized way to compact them.
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Well, if the flexing doesn't mess up the cord one can always wait for the generous number of cycles that come hardwired into laptop batteries.
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I replace them all the time. Dell power bricks die like crazy. Thank God for cheap Chinese replacements from eBay.
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I would be really skeptical about those Cheep Chinese Replacements if I were you. Chinese electronics are always a topic for discussion and jokes. Most of these would explode or malfunction at a time you really need it, at least that is what is constantly happening to me so I opt to stay away from Chinese electronics
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Avoiding Chinese electronics is like avoiding the air you breathe. Nearly everyone uses Chinese parts and assembly. If you have a computer, at lest part of it was made by Chinese hands working at a fraction of what a burger flipper makes in the Western world.

It may not be the quality of what they make that should concern us (As Asus uses Foxcom) so much as our part as consumers in their enslavement.

Just a thought for those not present to speak for themselves. I certainly don't speak for them. But I do want to speak of them when ever I can.
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Ok, with Laptop power cords, maybe I see that happening, specially the thinner cord. I rarely see a good design for bricks and their cables. Wrapping them around the brick seems to be the only organized way to compact them.
Not onyl that but the base of the strain reliefs on the adapter tips seem to go pretty swift too. I find I'm constantly replacing the tips every 6months or so. Had to open the whole brick itself once so far too due to the strain relief at the brick side going too.
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Had to open the whole brick itself once so far too due to the strain relief at the brick side going too.
Yeah, I've got a Dell lappy that I'm going to have to open the brick on here PDQ.
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