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Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

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Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

I brought my laptop with me to Bangkok from New Zealand and am annoyed that it is not working, despite having a power adapter connected to it so that it can plug into the wall. I understand that it's due to the voltage difference so I was hoping anyone would be able to help me out and advise where I can go to purchase a converter power adapter here in Bangkok - I've read recommendations about going to Pantip to find it but then I've also seen comments advising that MBK have them too - where would I go???? Thanks =0)

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1. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

Hi,

Both will have them.. but I suspect you'll have more options and find it quicker at Pantip than MBK.. only owning to the fact that Pantip is essentially an electronics/computer venue whereas MBK is more of a general merchandising venue.

But again, both would/should have what you need...

I'd suggest you take your laptop with you and ask/insist to do a "live test" right there before you buy it, as the notion of a return due to product unsuitability is not very common here.,

Travel Safe,

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2. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

surly the voltage in nz is the same as thailand??--240 volts, or is nz 110?

Edited: 26 June 2011, 01:22
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yes its 240v in nz ive just checked-- your puter should be fine, if not its something else

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4. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

Fortune Town 2nd or 3rd floor is the place to go. MBK 4th floor is predominantly iPhones, cellphones and such without much computer stuff anymore. Pantip has everything but it's so big it's overwhelming and you're continually being harrassed by porn DVD touts. Fortune Town has lots of shops with adaptors and other computer accessories, along with photo, video, phone DVD etc. It's relatively quiet and there are no touts popping up in your face yelling "sexy movie."

Take the MRT to Phra Ram 9 station.

It sounds like it's not a voltage problem, but your power adaptor is on the fritz. They're very cheaply made and often quit working for whatever reason. You should be able to get a new one at Fortune for about 500 baht. Make sure the connector going into your computer is the right one.

Edited: 26 June 2011, 01:47
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5. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

Virtually all laptop power sources will work on the full range of worldwide voltage (110-240). Agree with the prior post that your problem is likely not the voltage but either your power source or possibly the computer itself.

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6. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

as acek says - all laptops are designed to work worldwide, you won't need a convertor. check the fuse in your plug or indeed (if in a hostel/shared area) ask to borrow someones power lead - might be something to do with your laptop.

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7. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

thai plugtops don,t have a fuse

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8. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

Could anyone help me with charging my iPad while un Thailand ? Thanks

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9. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

Thank you all for your helpful replies. Just thought I'd let you know that I know for sure my laptop itself is not the problem as I managed to turn it on and use it using the battery supply as soon as I arrived @ my hotel - the power adapter may or may not be the issue either as I fully charged my laptop and used it @ Wellington Airport New Zealand.

What confuzzles me is that this is the same issue I am having with my hair straightener as well. I used it in New Zealand just before leaving for Thailand and it seemed to be absolutely fine too - until doing the same thing I did with my laptop - plugging it in only to find it didn't work either. Could it perhaps be that the adapter itself is faulty (as I haven't tried it with anything else) or am I absolutely wrong because the power adapter converter has nothing to do with that? I'm getting a tad desperate as my hair is at the moment: "Absolutely Horrifying" and am finding it inconvenient to take the elevator down to the hotel lobby just to use the internet. Thanks =0)

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10. Re: Where can I buy a Converter Power Adapter for Laptop in BKK?

your in the tropics ,let your go natural