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rongtw
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HP notebooks

i dont know if people are aware of this , but if you have a HP notebook you may be best checking your power lead
https://h30652.www3.hp.com/
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TORPC
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Re: HP notebooks

Thanks for the heads up Smiley
PowerLee
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Re: HP notebooks

Cheers for the heads up, the one we have is a LS 18 so it's ok.
MJN
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Re: HP notebooks

Yeah thanks for this. I've got one so a replacement is apparently now on its way.
nanotm
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Re: HP notebooks

i'll have to check mine as I have a few in the house, just need to get the kids to stop using there machines for a few minutes first  Embarrassed
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
nadger
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Re: HP notebooks

Just checked lead for HP laptop that I purchased 2 weeks ago.
Mine is also LS18 so not affected.
Thanks for info rongtw  Smiley
MJN
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Re: HP notebooks

Replacement cable arrived today and, amazingly in my view, the enclosed note said to chop the old cable in two before putting it in the bin. So, we've gone from a potential risk based on a few dozen issues out of thousands of leads to a very real threat to every single one of them by making them in to a lethal electrocution device. Obviously just putting the old one in the bin is insufficient to stop someone retrieving it, so they recommend intentionally making it very dangerous if they do!
nanotm
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Re: HP notebooks

they should of said cut the plug off ....
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
MJN
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Re: HP notebooks

That might be just as bad given there'd still be bare wires revealed. I don't think there's any way of safely, yet easily, irreversibly disabling a mains lead. Snapping the pins off would work but that might be too much to ask of the general public.  Throwing it away as-is is the only practical way. Obviously they thought different though.