Please help ! lost me power cable for my monitor what are my options ?

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Hi people ! I am selling my old PC and monitor to my inlaws but I have managed to loose the power cable for the monitor. I managed to find another cable that fits which did seem to work for a while then it just didnt seem to pwer the monitor any more.

I think the problem is that the cable I used was 12 V AC when it says on the back I need a 12 V DC cable so no dout it was loosing power.

any way this is the info it says on the back of the monitor 12 V DC 3.0A. So my question is, were can I find a replacement cable that will all so plug in to my wall socket ??

I cant remember the make of the monitor as it doesnt say anything on it, but the input is just like the input power cable on the slimline PS2 - not a kettle lead cable.

Hope you understand.

thanks for any help !!! :)
 
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^^ he says "cable", but he means "DC power supply" ;)


--> well known auction site

TFT Monitor Power Supply - 12V up to 3.3A - LCA01F
£12




hth :)
 
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jamieuk23 said:
any ideas ?


as I said,
buy another one, this one should do....

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--> well known auction site
TFT Monitor Power Supply - 12V up to 3.3A - LCA01F
£12
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:confused:

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I managed to find another cable that fits which did seem to work for a while then it just didnt seem to pwer the monitor any more.

Do you mean you found any old adapter to plug into your monitor?

Sounds to me that if it did work, but does not anymore, you have fried something. This could simply be the adapter, or worse your monitor.

When you need to sub an AC adapter you need to make sure that the voltage (V) and current (A or Ma) are identical (A/Ma can be slightly greater, but you run the risk of frying stuff).
 
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Hopefully your lucky and the transformer you used was simply burnt out by the fairly high current draw from the TFT. You can quickly test this by connecting a 12v PC fan too the transformer, if the fan spins then you have most likely damaged your TFT by using a non-regulated transformer that is outputing way more than 12v DC!
If the fan don't move and is as dead as A doodoo then fingers crossed it's just the transformer that is burnt out and not the TFT.

[Pedantic mode]

Its mA not Ma ;)

''(A/Ma can be slightly greater, but you run the risk of frying stuff).''

Complete and utter rubbish :rolleyes: The ONLY thing that needs to be identical is the voltage and even that can be slightly different depending on the device supply voltage range. The current form the transformer has to be equal too OR GREATER than the one it is replacing, YOU DO NOT 'risk frying stuff' if you use a transformer with a higher current capacity as electrical devices ONLY draw the current they need!
 
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