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I have a Dell 9300 and bought a new battery and power cord a few weeks ago. Now it won't charge or stay charged even a few minutes. It seems like the cord connection is not staying in the port.

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  • esther66 May 19, 2009

    This makes complete sense..... charges in some positions and not others. Thank you!@!!!!!!!!!

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If its a brand new charger and cord, so the problem can't be on the cords or the battery then its most likely the plug on the motherboard thats faulty, broken or loose. re soldering or properly soldering it in place should solve the problem, or replacing it incase the old one is broken.

now this should solve the problem, definitely if you move the plug around and you notice that it charges on some positions and not on others, then thats confirmed as your problem.

if replaceing or fixing that doesn't solve the problem then the issue is on the motherboard, could be the power circuits, or other related components on the motherboard, Now I do have laptop motherboards here next to me, it is going to be extremely difficult to replace and or find the faulty components on the motherboard and 90% of the time can't be done at home, you will need to seek the help of a professional or contact dell for repairs, if your on warranty it might be a free repair, but I can't guarantee that.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • Ekse May 19, 2009

    You can't reply to me anymore, so if you want you can email me your response at nikoht@gmail.com

    Did you replace the charger and its only the plug that you move to get the laptop to charge? your not moving the cord? I had the same problem few years ago I suspected that the plug on the motherboar was loose but it actually wasting, the problem was that the other wire that came from the charger had gotten loose inside the charger and didn't touch - so no charge coming.

    But if you replaced your whole charger so that can't be your problem and it must be the loose plug.

    let me know, thanks, at email nikoht@gmail.com
    Niko / Fixya - Ekse


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