Well, I purchased a cheap DC-DC car adapter off ebay and tried to run my laptop off it. Long story short, I now either need to replace my motherboard or the whole laptop (probably the latter). Well, the reason for this post is quite simple. I just wanted to warn everyone to stay away from non-major brands for their power concerns. All name brand for me from now on. The bad thing is that I had a targus power supply, but was missing the plug for my laptop from it. I know the voltage on it can be adjusted, but there is no switch to do so. It seems to use some sort of resistor or something based on the tip you choose. Oh well, I'll probably just go with the ITX as it seems to be much less headache involved in hooking it up and can accept a wider voltage range input.
No announcement yet.
Waaaaa, I broke my laptop. . .boo hooo hooooo