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Power cord not working

My power cord is plugged in to the wall and computer and it was working about 5 min. ago and now it's not. Do I need a new cord? or could it be the connection on the computer?

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  • draykyn2 May 11, 2010

    A few things to check first: 1. Have you tried a new outlet? 2. Does the connection feel loose when you plug in the power cord to the back of the laptop? 3. Do you have a battery installed? 4. If yes, has it been charging the battery before it went out today? There are a few problems that can cause this issue. If the connection is loose between the back of the laptop and the power cable, that could mean that the DC Jack needs to be repaired.(this is inside the laptop and it is the hole you are plugging the power cord into). If it is not loose, you could try this without the battery installed: unplug the power cord from the laptop; press and hold the power button on the laptop for about 15 seconds; plug in the power cord (w/o the battery); Does the laptop power on now? .

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Let the power cord/adaptor cool down a bit, then reattach it. It will work.
I suffered this problem with an IBM adaptor on a T41 machine. It started working again after 1 week and is still working fine. Ofcourse it was no use since i had already purchased a brand new adaptor.

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Try unpluggin the power cord and check with battery.
Check whether battery is charging with the power chord on.
Try with a different wall socket.
If this does not help.
Try with a different power chord of the same kind and check whether it works.
If yes, the power chord is the ussue. Best would be to replace it.
else
Try your power chord in a laptop similar kind and check whether the other laptop works fine.
Try juggling the power cord and check whether it gives supply.If yes then check for AC adapter for any damages or cuts. If any is found the contact manufacturer for replacement.
else Main board is the issue.
But before this I would request you to go to the website and check for Updated BIOS and updates for chipset driver.
If any is available then download and install.
Check with your AC adapter if it works, Good, else I would request you to contact the manufacturer for a Main board issue.
They would replace the main board if under warranty.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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