30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
It is exactly what I expected.,
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This review is from: AC Adapter for Select Acer Aspire One Laptops (Electronics)
I read several good reviews and several bad reviews for this product. I took the good with the bad and made an intelligent decision and bought the product. I had enough knowledge to know what I was replacing and what exactly I needed to purchase for the replacement. The plug on this unit feels much sturdier as well as the wire.
The original unit had a broken wire between the ferrite bead and the right angle plug going to the laptop. I had removed the bead and plug on the original unit and replace the plug to remove the bad section of wire. It worked for some time but then broke on the end of the wire connected to the power brick.
The new unit wire seems much much more resistant to breakage, and twisting than the original adapter. I would recommend this to anyone who needs to replace a power pack for their mini netbook / laptop. It works well, doesn't get overly warm, and has an led to let you know it is working.
I will note that due to the nature of the electronics inside this device; heat can play a major factor in its lifespan. Heat kills electronics, that is why fans are in computers. If you keep this plugged in and have it inside a laptop bag, or on the floor under clothes, you run the risk of killing it. Even if used correctly, and as directed, electronics exposed to heat wear out. It is just how things are. So make your purchases and further reviews with these ideas in mind. If you hear sizzling / arcing and a flickering LED, the unit is done. You killed it. The products inside are not replaceable, and at this price, it is almost always safer and more cost effective to get a new unit. Also, it is possible that any manufacturing process can have errors. Keep that in mind if you possibly get a defective unit. Nothing is perfect, and those things that are close to perfect tend to get very expensive. Just keep that in mind.