Laptop AC adapter isolated on white.One thing has become certain when it comes to caring for your laptop. It is always best to use the specific AC adapter, and genuine brand parts that were designed for your exact laptop model.

While it is true that you can buy generic universal adapters that will work for nearly all name brands of equipment, what the vendors are not telling you is that over the long term you can actually do great harm to your motherboard by using them!

Many laptops are not designed to use the same wattage rating, and because of this, if you use a universal adapter it’s possible you’re not giving your laptop enough electricity to function properly – or in some cases, too much electricity.

This can force your motherboard to strain itself to do its normal tasks. Too much wattage can do a lot of damage to your battery rendering it useless in a short time or just from wear and tear over a long period of time.

The truth is, in many cases, purchasing a genuine adapter for your laptop is no more expensive than a generic, even if it can take a day or two to get your hands on one. Talk to your local computer repair shop to get a price quote and order the proper adapter for your needs. Leave your comments and questions below!