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Dell Inspiron Laptop Not Recognizing Universal Power Cord

\015 I have a Dell Inspiron (8600). The Dell power cord that came with it recently died. I now have a universal cord. When the cord is in, it does not charge the laptop battery, as the laptop does not recognize the power supply. Do I have to use a Dell power cord in order for this work properly?\015

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Some universal adapters work.but a dell power supply would be better for you.at least you know its the proper one. ebay search there.
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