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Power cord for computer

I have to move the cord around for it to charge the computer ...is it the cord or the computer

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Looks like you have some issues with the port on the motherboard where the AC adapter is plugged in. Try another AC Adapter cord in, if still the same, then call up Dell to have the motherboard replaced.

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