My original powercord got stepped on or something - it worked for a while after and then just stopped working altogether as the wires became totally disconnected and unable to provide a charge. This power cord/ac adaptor is a perfect match for my HP (and this version fits most of the HP Envys). It's almost the same exact cord that this computer came with. It comes well packaged and works perfectly. These cords are fairly ridged and if they get bent or stepped on, they can break close to the connector and they just can't be fixed with electrical cord or anything else. For an inexpensive replacement, this cord works very well. My laptop was back up and running in no time.