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Power adapter on the laptop that the plug ,plugs into the connector part not the actual plug or cord

Can you help me figure out how to install the new power plug on y laptop . I have the replacement part , but I have no clue how to do this . Is it fairly easy to install? I am not talking about the power cord I am talking about the actual circle that the plug cord plugs into on the laptop on the right hand side of the m250 gateway laptop ? Please help. Thank You, Desperate College Student,

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Get a cable retention device to hold the cable in place and keep it charging until you can fix it.

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May I ask why are you just changing that one piece? Going off shakys solution I suggest you get someone who has experiance working with circut boards do the job, they are pretty sensitive to the heat needed to soder the termanls.

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Hey Mate, its a real pest to do, you need to dismatle the laptop till you get access to the motherboard power outlet part, then you will have to solder it on with a soldering iron. as long as you be careful should last long enough.. All the best John

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First thing....remove the laptop battery, click the battery back onto the laptop and try again. If this doesn't help then read on...

When you put the laptop on the dock, it is getting it's power from the dock connector on the bottom of the laptop. When it is not on the dock, it gets power from your DC adapter. Soooo......take the laptop off the dock and plug the DC adapter into the laptop. Do you see ANY led's light up (on the laptop) when you plug the power cord directly into the laptop? If not, then your DC power adapter for the laptop is probably dead. If you DO see any led's light up when you plug the power cord directly into the laptop but the power button won't turn the laptop on, then the power button on the laptop is the problem.

Take your laptop to an electronics store, and see if they have any universal power adapters for laptops (they come with tips to fit all major laptop brands). Test your laptop at the store with their new power adapter. If this fixes it, then buy the adapter. If this does not fix it, then you should take it to a reputable service shop to get the power button repaired or replaced......or call HP if your laptop is still in warranty.

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I tried to power on my computer and there was nothing. It was plugged in and the battery light was blinking amber when I tried to press the power button. The light on the power cord is green but there is...

It sounds like the Power adapter is:

1. Not plugged into the computer
2. Not functioning
3. Has a broken connector (or the laptop has a broken power connector)

Unplug the adapter, remove the battery, hold the power button on the laptop for 30 seconds. Plug in the power adapter connector to the laptop - if the power indicator illuminates, remove the power cord, insert the battery ant then plug in the power cord. Press the power button (hopefully you're back in business).

If that does not help, p borrow an adapter from a friend and try it with your laptop, if it works, then go buy a new adapter!

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Try to isolate the problem first. See whether it's a laptop issue or an adapter issue. If the adapter has a light, see if the light is coming on when you connect it. Also see if the laptop works if you remove the batteries and connect the adapter.
There could be several issues here:
1. Your adapter's light may be coming on, but it still might not be delivering power to the pin. If you have a multimeter, connect it to the terminals of the charger and see if you get a voltage reading; if not, there may be a problem with the cable running from the adapter to the laptop or the adapter itself may not be giving the right voltage.
2. The second possibility is that the adapter is OK, but the laptop's power connector is faulty. This will require a technician to remove the old connector and solder a new one into place.
3. If both the adapter and the connector are fine, then the problem is most likely with your charging circuit, which is inside the laptop. This circuit powers the laptop through the batteries, and will once again have to be inspected by a qualified technician.
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Toshiba satellite laptop will not power on if you plug in the power cord.even you take off the battery. but it will turn on if on battery power. if its runnung already it freezes if you plug in the power...

I would suspect that either your power cord or power adapter is defective.
Try testing using a new power cord/adapter & see if this fixes the problem.

Another possibility might be a loose or defective power connector in the laptop. Check the connector where you plug the power cord. It might need to be re-soldered or replaced.

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Laptop Not Getting Power

There could be a number of resons for this. Some thoughts:
1) Was your laptop working fine before you bought this new adapter? Eg. did it work with the previous one.
2) Are you positive that it is compatible? You should check all the power ratings against the old adapter (voltage output, current output).
3) Make sure the connector that plugs into the back of the laptop is a perfect fit. Connectors have a + and -. The outside metal ring may fit, but the inside 'pin' may be too small and not making contact with the receving part of the laptop.
4) Make sure that the connector inside the laptop has not broken. Easy way is to get a pencil with eraser and stick it in there and wiggle it around. If it moves sustantially, you may have some connector pins that have become unsoldered. If so, you need to get this fixed.

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sounds like the d/c adapter was either installed backward or the wrong part was installed, also check the connector on the new power cord to the laptop, you may have gotton an incorrect power cord. because what you describe is the internal power system is shorting out. take battery out and check it with a volt meter , if the is no volts/or negative volts on the battery ,it has gotten internaly reversed , and needs replacement.

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If you need to wiggle the cord in order for it to charge, then you have a problem.
If you have to wiggle it at the computer, you probably have either a bad plug on the adapter or the power connector on the motherboard is going bad. This situation will not cure itself. It will only get worse.
Check the voltage at the end of the power adapter cord (the plug where it goes into the computer). If it's constant even when you wiggle the plug, you're gonna be looking for a new motherboard soon. I have actually replaced the power adapter on motherboards, but it's tricky--you have to be really good with a soldering iron!

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Besides the amps and volts for the laptop, did the connector actually fit snug into the power connector. Only cause if it doesn't it will have intermittent connections, leading to a flashing lights. How did you plug the cable out of the laptop. not by hard yank, hopefully.

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Power issue

The power cord might be bent or screwed up. Or option two, the actual power connection in your laptop (i.e. the place where you plug in the cord to the laptop) could be broken on the inside.

Worse case scenario, it could be both.

If it is just the laptop cord, try another connection cord that will plug into your laptop. If it works, buy a universal adapter.

If it doesn't work, and you notice that when you plug it in to the laptop, it kind of wiggles around a bit or seems loose on the "inside" of the laptop ... you might need to take it in to a shop to have a new power connector sodered into place in your laptop.

Best of luck.

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