Excellent replacement charger except the length is about 3-4" short. This arrived before the expected delivery date. Saved me a great deal of money instead of taking my laptop for a check up.
Ignore any review that says this power chord doesn't get hot because it does. It is not that abnormal for a power chord to get hot though. What does concern me is the noise that comes out of the power unit. The sound is not one that I want to hear coming out of an electric device. While analyzing the sound I rotated the power block a few times and while turning it over to analyze the sound something happened that amplified the sound to a new, even more concerning sound. After shaking it a few times it went back to the silent buzz but the change in noise due to a few shakes indicates that this power chord is cheap and fragile. In short, you get what you pay for here. Since this power chord is for my Son's laptop I am going to go ahead and buy the official Gateway power chord to avoid worries of a fire hazard.
Note: I give it two stars and not one because it does work. My paranoia about the sound may not be valid. Everything in this review is based on my experience...
This was exactly what I needed for my laptop. SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than thinking I needed a whole new computer!!
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.