My Hp Laptop charger hasn't been working properly for a while and I identified the problem as the wire being bent. When the wire is moved around a bit it would work but a few days ago it wouldn't work at all. Now I have poceeded to buy a new replacement one which clearly stated that it was compatible with my laptop and when it arrived sure enough it worked. But only after about 30 minutes charging it stopped and now it wont charge at all. Does anyone know what the problem may be because it deffinately isn't because of a dodgy wire like it was with the first charger. Any answers would be much appreciated.
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This is a common problem. It may be that the charger is dammaged. these Dell chargers have a micro thin communication cable in them that tell the charger to charge the battery. this micro thin cable can often break. Its use it to prevent the laptop battery from over charging, but if it breaks or becomed broken inside tha charger cable, then the laptop simply won't get the charge signal and the battery won't charge. If this is the case, then you will need to replace the charger with another Dell charger compatible with your laptop
The first thing to check is for proper power. Try connecting your charger with the battery removed and powering up the computer. If you are not successful with this, it may be that the charger is defective and not charging your battery. Advise that you purchase/borrow a supported laptop charger. A local HP repair center should have a compatible charger that you could use to test. If it is not the charger (the laptop should work without a battery), then you have motherboard problems. Memory or other issues would cause a power on but errors. No power up at all is going to require some sort of board replacement. At that point, your choice is warranty repair service or, if out of warranty, best bet will be replacement of laptop.
If the laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% and gradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR The battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the battery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
Please check the connector / port where u plug-in the charger. Does it happen with all other compatible chargers or only with the one you have. Also try charging some other compatible laptop with the same charger. If that works, it means there is some problem with the port. Its not making the connections well.
If the main battery is not charging properly and you state the charger and battery are fine, then there is only one possibility, the charge circuits on the motherboard are defective, this is a very rare situation and I have seen it once in all the years of service, make sure the battery is not the problem because in most cases it is.
Well, it's either AC or DC.
If the AC charger has failed, then the battery hasn't been charged and the PC just won't come on. I would go to a box store or a PC Repair shop and tell them you want to try a charger and if it will turn the PC on agree to buy it.
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If your laptop won't hold a charge and you need to hod the connection in order for it to stay on, you may have a power jack issue. The power jack on the laptop may have been moved around from moving the laptop while connected or wiggling around the connection, and needs to be re-soldered back on the motherboard.
Also, just before taking that step, try using a different or brand new charger. Sometimes the pin inside a charger might be bent or broken, therefore not making a proper connection with the power jack.
I had the same problem
eventualy the end fell off
i had a look at it and it turns out that the connector, after general use, snaps inside because the connection between the main wire and the connector got bent when i charged my laptop
i am now on my third charger and even that is dodgy