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R50e laptop I am not able to use the power adapter for recharging or for a power supply, is it my power port? To confirm I have used the adapter on another similar laptop and no problem with this, I have also switched battery with another similar laptop and my laptop works. How do I fix this?

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It's probably your power jack inside your laptop. It's attached to your motherboard, it's not making a connection with the cable when you plug it in.

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Or you might have to call a local repair shop.

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