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Is the power supply still an issue?

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2017/07/31 16:21:01 (permalink)
I've been researching what laptop to get for about 7 months now and keep landing back on the SC17. but when ever i think i'm going to go with it, i keep going back to the amazon page and the posts on this forum about the power supply not lasting more than a few month.
 
I've contacted EVGA directly for my country to see if it's possible to just buy another power supply so i have one spare, which i like to have with all laptops i own anyway. however they don't sell it separately in Australia and they confirm that the one on the US store cannot be shipped to Australia.
 
It would seem that the threads and posts that I've found seem to relate to the 980M version and am wondering if anyone has the 1070 and has had any problems with the power supply?
Alternatively are there any third party adapters that anyone is able to confirm works with this laptop? I've been able to find someone who stated that the Dell M6800 supply does work, however I'm not fully convinced as the specs are different, though only slightly.
 
original
19v @ 12.6a
vs Dell
19.5v @ 12.3a
 
Again, the official power supply is not obtainable in Australia so I don't really have any other choice than to get a third party one IF the dying power supply issue still persists.
 
 
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    RafalPL
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    Re: Is the power supply still an issue? 2017/08/01 14:46:51 (permalink)
    I have model sc1070 my power supply dead 3weeks ago bud have guaranty I contact support the guys send me new original power supply. 
     
    But one problem how long work the power suppy?. 
    My opinion is too hot no air circulation only plastic box.
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    Re: Is the power supply still an issue? 2017/08/01 14:50:28 (permalink)
    I would talk to EVGA about the warranty support that they would be able to offer on the laptop if it was to be used in Australia. 
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    Re: Is the power supply still an issue? 2017/08/01 20:48:54 (permalink)
    Hoggle
    I would talk to EVGA about the warranty support that they would be able to offer on the laptop if it was to be used in Australia. 


    I already have. the Taiwanese Customer Service team were the ones that told me i would be unable to buy a new one directly from them. They directed me to the Australian distributor who essentially told me i would need to source a third party replacement if i wanted to have a spare myself. I have no doubts that if the supply stopped working EVGA would be able to provide a new one to me, but the amount of time i would take is not exactly appealing. 
     
    Most comments i have found have stated that the extra 0.5v "shouldn't" cause any issues and the 12.6a noted on the power supply would be it's maximum output current. but since it only seems to draw around 200w at full load there's tons of head room in the supply.
     
    I'm not sure if i'm just over analyzing it issue since I've only founds about 3 people who have stated that they had an issue with it, but with such an expensive laptop i can't imagine there's a lot of people with one. so the odds don't instill a bunch of confidence in me.
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    Re: Is the power supply still an issue? 2017/08/03 16:30:43 (permalink)
    It has a good warranty and EVGA has awesome customer support. I'd not worry about a backup myself. :)

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    Re: Is the power supply still an issue? 2017/08/11 18:50:10 (permalink)
    I've had my SC17 980m for 13 months and the power supply is still going strong.
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