seeking power socket component

I'm trying to repair a laptop power supply: anyone know where I can get one of these? http://home.freeuk.net/tonj/psu/ps.htm
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its called) - but the outer dimensions of the socket may be unique.
Have you considered doing away with the socket, and hard-wiring a cable in to the supply - soldering it where the socket connections would otherwise be soldered? If you do this, you will need to fabricate a socket-sized strain release mechanism.
Roger
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Looks to me like as what's known as a Telefunken socket. The actual socket is a standard item, but the mounting it's in may not be.
Won't the laptop maker supply a spare, or is the maker's name on the socket?
They're used on a variety of domestic appliances from radios to DVDs. But finding one that uses an identical one might be tricky.
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net wrote:

Try http://custom1.farnell.com/cpc/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=CPC+Catalogue&category%5Fname=Electrical%2C+Security+and+Test+%2D+Connectors+%2D+Mains%2C+Test+%2D+Mains+%2D+Low+Current&Page=1 There's a couple on there that might fit the gap you've got depending on how much space there is in the casing.
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Watch out for the link wrapping back to the next line.
http://www.scolmore.com/accessories2002/31_NonFusedPlug_NonRewireablePowerCords.html
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Sorry !!! Wrong link in last post. :-)) It should have been this one:
http://www.rapidelectronics.co.uk/connmains_23-0042.htm
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How about looking for a replacement psu on Ebay instead - might be a much easier option?
David
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wrote:

I don't know how much detail they go into, but you could try www.laptopbits.co.uk since they specialise in spares for a lot of the popular models..... -- cheers,
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but knowing CPC, they've prolly sold out by now
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