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I can not get my laptop to charge where you plug in to the laptop it seems to be hard to make contact. Some times I can move the insert around and it will charge.

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I have to move around the power plug to keep the power charge on. The power jack get worned out and want to fix it. I need acces to it. How could I open the case?

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I got a compaq c36 it was working fine but now it wont switch on or anything do you now what it could be

1. Plug the laptop into AC power.

2. Take out the battery.

3. Try a different outlet.

4. Look for the light that indicates that the AC adapter is plugged in. If that light isn't on, try plugging and unplugging the AC power jack and moving it around until the light shows its connected. If no light comes on, its possible you have a bad DC jack or the AC adapter needs to be replaced.

5. If the indicator light is on and the laptop won't power on, then it's possible you have a bad switch board or stuck button. Make sure no buttons are stuck. Conversely, push hard on the power button and move it around in order to make sure you're making good contact.

6. If you know the battery has a charge, unplug the AC adapter and connect the battery. If it turns on, then you can be sure you have a bad DC jack or a bad AC adapter.

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Hi i have this problem i dont know if its bad or not but every night i turn off my lap top and let it charge over night then this morning when i log on to my user my battery says 4% plugged in, not...

This can be a couple of things. The battery, the charger, the internal charging circuit, or the connector.

The battery is not that old but just enough that you could see problems depending on how you use or charge. If you drained it a lot or never used it on the battery this can happen. If the battery was the problem then you would see very short run times when it was fully charged. For example it may run down in say 10-15 minutes or less. The battery may still be under warranty. If you feel a hot spot on the bottom of the laptop after charging overnight this usually means the battery has a problem. The heat is from the charging circuit working pretty hard.

The adapter or charger can be bad but rather rare for it to happen. Usually they work or they don't. Again should be under warranty.

The internal charging circuitry can be having a problem. Not common at all but it happens. Again will be covered by warranty.

Last is the charging plug. This is the connector where the adapter plugs into the laptop. If the plug has been damaged or is loose it won't charge properly. The way to check this is to plug the adapter in and then gently move it around if the plug moves or doesn't feel secure then this has a problem. Usually when this happens the lights on the laptop may flash off and on as it makes proper contact. This may be covered under warranty. When it isn't they will say it is user abuse.

It may take you a bit of watching to see what the problem is. It could be a one time thing ie the connector wasn't plugged in right. It can be a bad battery. Batteries can go quickly but normally they fail fairly slowly over time. You need to check if you have warranty. All of this should be covered on a ~18 month old laptop but you may only have had a 1 year oem warranty.
If you have to pay for anything a battery is $40-$80, a power adapter about $50. The charging circuit requires a new mainboard and the plug depending on the model either requires a new mainboard as its built in or the plug is a seperate piece which can run from $5 to about $100. The battery and the plug are the most common cause for this type of problem.

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Dell inspirion 1501 laptop, not charging battery light showing red, have bought a new mains adaptor but still not charging

Does the back dc jack seem loose when you have the ac adapter plugged into it? Wiggle the cord right where it plugs into the laptop. If it moves around then most likely the dc jack on the inside has one of it's 3 points of contact broken. This means that someone would need to re-solder that contact or put a whole new jack into the laptop. Another thing to try is replacing the battery. Sometimes they won't charge because they are bad. Another thing to try is take the battery out, plug it into the adapter, turn it on, get into windows, shut down, put battery back in, turn on. See if that resets the battery and makes it charge.

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Try this...
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Check to see if your power supply is loose and go from there. the power supply is the little hole where you connect the cord to the laptop.

let me know what the status is

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My Laptop will NOT charge! What do I do?

It is obviously not charging. Either the battery is defective, the power adapter is not getting power, the adapter itself is defective, you're not using correct adapter or power outlet is no good.

Try to see if theres any light at the laptops jack where you connect the power, if not theres no power getting in.
Try to remove and insert the battery again.
Make sure all power connections are secured
Try removing the battery and just plug it the power adaptor to isolate the problem.
Try another power outlet
If plug in to power strip, try resetting strip by turning off and on

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