Ok, a couple questions about this.\n\nThe DC end of the charger (adapter) is a barrel connector with a center pin\nthat seems pretty dang thin for the job. I've always been suspicious of\nthat things ability to tough it out over time.\n\nIt's missing, and a small amount of it fell out of the notebook bent and\nmangled. Presumably because it had not lined up properly or something\nsimilar and got munged during some insertion attempt.\n\nThe adapter is one of the PA-12 family and is the model #:\n\nPA-1650-05D2\n\nWith that dell PN of\n\nF7970\n\nPain having all these identifiers by the way.\n\nQuestions:\n\n1. There may be some part of it still in the notebook's connector. Is there\nan easy way to open the notebook up, and poke it out with a pin from the\ninside?\n\n2. I've ordered something that claims to be a genuine dell PA-1650-05D2 from\na 3rd party source. Hopefully not a refurb/used thing. What is the\ndifference between the 05D2 and the 05D ?\n\n2b. Are 3rd party non-genuine non-dell adapters safe when they have all the\nsame specs?\n\n3. What is the difference between the various DP/N's ? They are often all\nPA-1650-05D2's but with differing dell part numbers.\n\n4. Is it worth it to try to open the adapter up, and replace just the DC\nbarrel connector? The AC end of the thing just pulls out, but in someone's\nwisdom, the DC side is connected in such a way that I would have to split\nthe thing open.\n\nThanks.