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Screen blackout when using AC cord

Warranty expired last spring. When I power up, the screen goes black around the login XP screen. I pull the AC cord out and try the same thing off just the battery and it's fine.
I tried another power cord from out IT dept. at work and it does the same thing. I also tried using the machine AC without the battery and no luck.
All power settings are normal.
What's the problem?

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  • g8torstang Feb 12, 2008

    I've wiggled the plug quite a bit and nothing happens. The only way I can use this laptop now is let it charge, pull the plug, then run it off the battery.


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I think you're goin to have to replace your" dc-jack" as it's called. This is where your AC cord plugs into your laptop.DC-jack problems are very common in laptops.Over time they wiggle loose just enough to mess up the solder connection on the motherboard.Try gently wiggling your AC cord where it plugs into your computer ,if you screen returns to normal when you wiggle the plug a certain way,then you've most likely got a bad dc-jack.

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