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Fast dying battery and not charging

Ok i got this computer like 5 years ago, bought it (5 months old-new from Best Buy) from a friend who took very good care of it.. this computer was originally sent in (2 months old) to be fixed for overheating. came back and no more problems with over heating. was later sent in (about 2 years old) to have the hard drive replaced under warranty) the original battery was shot. wouldnt hold charge and wouldnt work unless the power cord was plugged in. got a new battery (about 3 yrs old) just before the warranty was up. so now i have the newer hard drive, newer battery.

my issue is... the battery will *sometimes* stay charged for a full hour. most of the time the "full" charge (as indicated by the green light on the front) only lasts about 30 mins. nd takes about 15 min to "fully charge again" outside of that the power cord only charges about 30 percent of the time. use to have to wiggle it a little and it would charge again.. recently i've had to tape it to the side of the computer (so it doesnt get wiggled) to keep it charging.. now... if i set it down or pick it up... anything that might jar the jack just a little tiny bit.. it stops charging. which is now getting frustrating because if i dont notice that its no longer charging, the battery goes dead and the computer goes into stand by (i have it set to go to stand by at 10%) sometimes it warns me that the battery is low (Warning set for 30%) and sometimes it doesnt. i did notice that the jack is loose... when i wiggle it.. now it actually moves the little peg inside that the power cord goes over..

the only other issue i have had.. is that the hole that the screw goes into to hold the top part in place... the bottom broke off... so when i open the computer too far... (farther than 90 degrees) the mesh part above the keyboard area pops up. just the side where the power button is. hasnt been a problem.. not to worried about that part unless its part of the power problem.


any clue as to what might be wrong?? or what i might need to fix? should i just cut my loss??

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To fix the laptop would not be cheap, it needs to be pulled apart completely (it would be time consuming) to get to the motherboard and the power jack. You could do it yourself. I suggest you get a temperature controlled soldering iron for this job.
Because of the age of the laptop, I would put my money towards a new or a newer 2nd hand laptop. You could take the hard drive out of the old laptop and put it into a USB hard drive case and use it as an external portable hard drive.

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Have your alternator tested

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