My old generic laptop needs a 24v/2.0A power supply. The input consists of 4 pins arranged in a circle.
The old AC/DC power supply is gone and it has proven to be impossible to replace. The manufacturer of the laptop does not exist - i am convinced it was some guy with a soldering iron in his basement. Its called a "SmartBook".
Anyway, i am wondering if it would work to somehow connect 6v/2.0A to each pin. Is it more complicated than this?
Another possible solution is to manually recharge the battery. It is also rather generic looking - its a Ni-MH labeled as 1.2v * 12, 1800mAH. It has 6 pins connecting it to the laptop.
Any ideas? How would i build something that provides 6.0v/0.5A on four separate lines. Thanks.