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Will not charge,the plug is sloppy where it plugs in to laptop is this a common thing

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For the cq60-215dx has a DC input that actually has a harness to it, so essentially strip down your laptop which requires you to take literally everything off of the laptop, and replace it with a new DC input from Compaq when you replace it use gorrilla glue to secure it. The way it came from the factory was dumb and the holding spot for the input was shottly designed. If you have the part and know what your doing you can get the job done in under a hour, its a easy job good luck.

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This is common for laptops that have been subject to heavy use. Most likely, you will need to have a new plug soldered on to replace the old one. If you are not comfortable soldering on a plug yourself, try taking it to a local electronics shop.

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No its normally quite tight....damaged mobo.

Need to check the output of the battery charger even though the light works still may be faulty charger.

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