(05-16-2016, 11:19 AM)kowlooner Wrote: Thanks everybody, and especially Palerider. I hadn't even thought of that cord to brick connection. I might even have a few spares from old laptops lying around (assuming they're the same thing). ...
Also just FYI, in case the question comes up elsewhere, HK's plugs are the same as in the UK.
So, the next step is probably is quick hunt through a couple of stores to see if I can find a new cord with the IEC 60320/C7 connector.
you may get lucky with a laptop, it all depends, there's a wide variety of different connectors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320 ) used on various power supplies. I know I've seen at least four of those
aliexpress may be your best bet in HK, while i was looking for those pictures above, I saw a lot of different ones from aliexpress, but didn't want to put them in, since they had the whole url in them. that or the local electrical/electronics store best of luck!