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    Excellent news! Just as an extra important point; in future everyone should try and visit their local INDEPENDENT IT store to get things sorted BEFORE going anywhere near the big shops, as you definitely can't rely on ASDA, TESCO, pc worldicon or any other large retailer's staff to know anything about what they're selling, especially technology stuff!! Maplin's and J Lewis staff are sometimes a bit more capable, but even they are hit and miss.
    One other hint for you and all CAGgers is never have your battery in the laptop if you mainly use the laptop with the electricity cable, as it can tend to ruin the battery and shorten its life. A lot of our clients used to think the battery has to be in the laptop for it to work, with or without being connected to the electricity!

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    Thanks for the hint radmm0.

    I did go to a local independent first (not my usual one), but for a cheap adapter it was 30, or there was one for 50. pc worldicon was also 50, and I was going to get one online when I thought about Asda because I was being impatient.

    I've had my laptop quite a while and didn't want to spend much, because if I had to spend 50 I'd rather put that money towards a new one.

    It is a shame that it's so difficult for independent traders to be competitive price wise, because undoubtedly they will know much more about what they're doing than sales assistants in the larger retailers. I'd rather go to them if I could, but I'm afraid price has to be a consideration for me, as it does for most. If I have a problem though, I always use a very good local company, and I have bought a part exchange off him in the past and will use them again. The young man started the company, and even had a shop at 14, but on this occasion I didn't go there as he's moved premises and isn't quite so handy for me. Lesson learned though because you're right about independents.

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