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Seems that either the power socket in the laptop has a loose connection, or the battery terminals are not having good contact with the metal prongs connecting it to the laptop charging circuitry.
A quick check to see if the power socket has a loose connection is to remove the battery & power the laptop only from the adapter. If the laptop works from the adapter without having to be wiggled, then the problem is not with the power socket. Instead, it is the battery contacts. Try to clean the contacts using a non-oily contact cleaner & see if this resolves the problem.

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