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need a power adapter for latitude Z600 - the one dell recommended gives a warning

I have a very important user, who has a latitude Z600 laptop, and the cables to her power adapter are becoming frayed and cannot be used for much longer.  I need to get her a replacement.  I called DELL, as well as using their support website (based on the service tag and model), and they recommended a 65 watt power adapter to us.  We purchased it, but when the user tried it out, she says it gave her a warning that said to use the power adapter that came with the laptop.  I called DELL back, but they don't have any other recommendations.

Here is the part number for the adapter we purchased:

Manufacturer Part# : TR82J | Dell Part# : 331-0536

I need to get her a replacement working AC adapter, and I do not want to risk harming her system with the 65 watt replacement DELL sold her, if the laptop is giving a warning.  Is there any other route I can take to resolve this?  As I said above, she is an important user, and she would want more than simply making use of electrical tape.  Please send any ideas.
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I personally disagree with
Under usual circumstances there is no harm using a adapter rated at a higher W than specified by the PC.
one should always use the proper power source as indicated by the manufacturer. electricity isn't something to be played around with, just because it might work 99/100 times doesn't mean it won't start a potential fire.


redemption7,

look under the laptop at the tags, one should say the required power source type. should look like 19V (DC voltage symbol) 5A or similiar.
i have used lower, and higher specced adapters, and there's no problem using them - if the manufa cturer of the laptop has not used restrictive measures (some Dell's have)
using lower specc'ed : will deliver lower current, so may load the batteries MUCH slower, so be aware of that
using higher specc'ed : will ONLY take the needed amps - not more (only drawback is they usually cost more than the lower specced ones)
i see no reason why any of these should start a fire...
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thank you for all the help ... how about this slim adapter, from DELL ?

manufacturer part # c120h
dell part # 330-4113
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That's the same as the one I linked to on ebay in http:#a39016707
thank you