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Problems with charging

Hi im having problems getting my laptop to charge.im not sure if its the charger or the battery,its been fine then ive started having problems within the last week ive had to put the laptop on different angles to charge.
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  • kelly_johnso Nov 21, 2008

    no the whole laptop

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I have a Toshiba A-75 S206 laptop. The battery refuses to charge. It's a fairly new battery. I've tried replacing it and the AC adapter. No change. I also don't have the typical problem that other Toshiba laptops have with the jack. That's been repaired. Any suggestions?

  • Jam964 Feb 18, 2009

    Please help me! My computer began having the same issues, I have an Ispiron 1300. It has done this once before and I took it in to have it looked at and they said it was an issue with the inside of the computer and not the charger. Im not exactly sure what was done that fixed it because Im not the one that brought it in, all I know is that it was fixed for a long time and now has begun doing the same thing. The chargers light is on and working yet i have to hold the computer and power cord at different angles to have it stay charging. I went along like this for a couple days until one night I left it on the floor charging and Im sure that it stopped charging and by morning it had died. Now I cannot turn it on nor find an angle thats right for the light to blink. Soemtimes it blinks that its charging for a second and goes away, never stays. I dont know what to do! I am sure I will have to bring it in again, but I cant even tell if its worth it to spend money to have it fixed onyl for it to break again, or just g et a new computer. Help!

  • P. Thomas
    P. Thomas May 11, 2010

    hmm..different angles..as in the screen or the power cord?

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Ahh...ok..that helps a bit...that is most likely an issue with the place the power goes into the laptop...does the light for the battery flicker at all?

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This still could be either if the cord is being moved at the same time. when the laptop is able to turn on, Does everything (programs, software, etc) function properly? If yes, then we can narrow it to the battery or ac adapter.
To find out whether it is the ac adapter or battery, take out the battery, and see if the laptop powers up and stay that way. If it intermittently closes or shuts down, it's most likely the ac adapter. 
If it stays powered on, even if you move it, then it's most likely a battery issue.
If you want to be sure before spending some money, go to a friend's, neighbor's or computer store with a with the same manufacturer (dell, toshiba, etc), and borrow their ac adapter to check

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