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I can't plug the power cable into the power port!

I went to plug the power cable into the laptop as per usual and it would not push into the port. On closer examination, two "prongs" have appeared in the port which prevents the cable from being plugged in. Any ideas what on earth has happened and what I should do?

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If it won't fit into the power port then its not for that computer.

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