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HP Pavilion ZV5000 Charger

Hi! I have a HP Pavilion ZV5000 and when i plug it to the AC it doesn't charge. I took it to a technical service and they fixed it telling me that it is a factory problem in many notebooks of this model. The problem was that a little piece of the motherboard that is connected to the port of the charger is broken so they weld the piece. Now, after 2 years i have the same problem but worse... It doesn't charge in any way. Before I had to bend and strain the charger but now, the charger is peeled and every time I had to bend to a different side. If anyone have a permanent solution for this, please TELL ME! I can't use my notebook!!!

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  • mark_hirt Dec 06, 2008

    My HP ZV5000 will not work with the battery, I purchased a new battery and it still wont work, only with it plugged in.


  • bluesbabe78 Jan 05, 2009

    i have a hp pavilion zv5000 i plug in ac adapter into laptop but it wont charge if you move it about charger flicks on and off but wont stay on to charge. help me please is it my laptop or the ac adapter ????

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I have a HP E9002. or something like that, i have the exact same problem. i have to have the port that goes into the laptop elevated so it charges. I have tried other chargers in my laptop but they all have the same problem, Any Ideas



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HP has a cord that plugs into the right side of the zv5000 that is intended for use with a docking station that they sell separately. The connector has a blade with a bunch of connections, but I only use 2, power and ground. The outermost contacts are power +and-. I bought the cord - re-wired my power cord to the new cord power wires - takes some figuring to determine correct wires - soldered them up and it has worked great for 2 years - much better connector also - squeeze side tabs to plug in or un-plug. This solution was about $25 if I remember - compared to $135 that the shop quoted me to replace the internal MB power connector

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I have the same problem, it isn't the charger, it is the DC jack on the computer. If you get it repaired, it will only happen again. The best solution is to find an "XC1000" all in one media cable which plugs into the expansion port (should be on the RH side of your computer). That way, you bypass the DC jack, and your computer charges through the expansion port. The only problem with this solution is that the XC1000 cable is hard to find. If HP still manufactured these, they would be a hot seller (definitely more profit with this than selling computers!

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Have the same problem with mine right now... the best thing I found is to jam some paper towels right underneath the bulky end of the power cord going into your computer. This will prop the power cord up in the computer's input. You'll know when it's inserted correctly when the little charging light stays on and doesn't blink or go out (unless your battery is full).

You'll have to re-do the paper towels every couple months or so.

Not the ideal solution, but definitely the cheapest.

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You replace your charger. It was the problem. Have you tried other charger to check if your charger is still working? If the voltage output will be the same, they will have the same work in any port of the notebook. Just check if the positive and negative terminal of the charger are the same with your present charger.

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