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My laptop will not make a good connection with my charger. I can wiggle it and sometimes make it make a connection, but the slightest movement can shake it out again. Very annoying... what can I do?

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The power port or DC jack needs to be replaced. There are small tabs within the jack that hold tension and proper positioning of the adapter plug. When these tesion bands wear down or the plug gets pilled out and pushed in over time, there is less and less contact between the components.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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