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Plugging Laptop In Cigarette Lighter?

02 March 2014 - 08:57 PM


Have a quick question. I'm not clued up when it comes to electrics so thought I'd ask you guys :)

I have an old laptop, around 10 years old. I use it in the car for diagnostics, only problem is the battery is dead so I have to run an extension lead all the time which is hassle and on wet days cannot do it.

I have looked into buying a replacement battery but cheapest I could find was £25, which isn't bad but i wondered if there is a cheaper way.

Can I plug my laptop into one of these adaptors:

Car Charger DC 12V to AC 110/240V Power Converter Inverter Adapter for GPS IPOD | eBay

It seems cheap compared to other types and if I did use one of these would it damage my car/laptop?

This is the specs of the laptop if required:

Satellite A40-241 - Toshiba

Posted this in general as it applies to all vehicles

Dash Cam - Have You Got One?

25 February 2014 - 03:00 PM



Just wondered how many people on here have a dash camera? They seem to be getting more popular nowadays due to insurance scams. I’m currently looking around for a mid-range one, not to cheap and not over the top, just something that will last and provides HD quality video.


I was thinking the G1W or G1WH, see here for review and video quality - http://dashcamtalk.com/g1w/

Like most gadgets there are a lot of fakes out there (eBay/Amazon) that do not have the real CPU/chips inside therefore performing less but that website links to genuine sellers.

Can anyone provide feedback for this particular camera or recommend another type?


17 February 2014 - 01:31 PM

Just wondered what oil everyone uses for there particular model?

I'm officially meant to use Castrol Magnatec 4L 5W-30 A1 but its expensive. Can anyone recommend another brand which is approved to use?

Im meant to go by one of these approval numbers but not sure which one: WSS-M2C913-C, WSS-M2C913-B & WSS-M2C913-A

Mot @ Ford Or Usual Garage?

16 December 2013 - 08:34 PM

Quick question, I have a £15 off voucher at Ford for an MOT but wondered if Ford are trustworthy when it comes to MOT's? Will they make up problems/advisories to make you spend money?

Or am I best off going to my local trustworthy garage who I always use and pay normal price?

Advice appreciated

Ford Parking Sensors 149.99 / Free Brake Pads For Life - Anyone Done These Offers?

17 July 2013 - 09:47 PM

Come across this today, anyone had them fitted?


Also the free break pads for life deal:


Not really sure how this one works??