recently acquired a Dell Latitude D520 computer without a power supply. Is this the socket for it?

Need a computer that runs XP as some specialised software I need wont run on anything more recent. Bought an old Dell Latitude D520 but it came without a power supply.  It doesn't appear to have a conventional power input. There are 3 sockets as candidates - which is the correct one (& what are the others for?)

The most likely looking one has 5 female connections & is about 6mm in diameter

6 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    Not to sound rude, but without a picture, it is impossible to tell just by your description.

    Instead of just guessing and assuming, look at the user's guide from here:

    On page 5, you'll find the section "Back view". Look for #7: AC Adapter connector.

    • fuzzy
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      thanks posted a pic & further info NOT a standard connector that I've seen before

  • 3 weeks ago

    Hi. Just look on this link & find one that lists the right model laptop, & tells You the Dell part name also ... PA## usually.

    Looks like You can get one for as low as about $12.50(US).


    • Another possible situation is that You might actually have a Euro version of the laptop, with a European AC adapter - runs at a diffferent voltage, has a different power connector, try looking up a manual for the Euro version.

  • 4 weeks ago

    google for power supply cord, using the exact model number.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Your best bet would be to get a universal power supply that comes with a bunch of different connectors. Being a Dell laptop, it might not allow the battery to charge without the original power supply but it will still turn on and work.

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  • fuzzy
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    My confusion arises because it's in the right place according to the manual but is described as an AC input & looks to have 5 pins. Attaching a photo.

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  • Norm F
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If you are talking about a power adapter you need a 19.5V output one.This is a standard Jack plug, all conventional and obtainable on Ebay.

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