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The point to which AC adapter connects to my SL 400 laptop is loose or broken. I am required to hold it tight so that battery can be checked. What can I do to ensure it is loose or broken. If it is broken, will it be a part replacement or I will need to replace the whole motherboard (as in certain cases) it is attached to the laptop. Any help in this regard would be appreciated.

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Hi, Thanks for joining fixya.

Because you required to hold it tight in order to check the power, I think it's not broken but loosen. No need to replace the whole motherboard. Just remove and replace with jack/point.

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