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Chareger of my laptop dell vostro 1500 is not working

My laptop charger is not working. there is no physical damage seen from out side of adapter. no cut on the connecting wires at any junctio n.some days back it works some time,some times not.I think some part is loose in side the charger.i want to know how adapter is opened.if possible then plz show by fig.

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There is nothing you can do to a charger as the technology is such. but I have seen that in such cases the problem could also be with the socket on the laptop. check that as well. if the charger is not working then buy a universal charger and use it.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Testimonial: "socket on the laptop is working good.i have checked by other charger.is there no provision to repair the charger sir?advise was a bit halpful."

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    Vinay Tevatia Sep 08, 2009

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    No, there is no way that a charger could be repaired. It is always beyond economic repairs.

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