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The power cable is plugged into my Compaq presario v4000 laptop but only charges when I move it. I keep a support against the charger while plugged in to keep it charging. However, If I just left my laptop with the charger in then the battery icon will show until I place a support under the charger. Basically, the laptop only charges when i manually adjust the position of the charger cable. The charger cable is fine as I have tested it in my brothers laptop which is the same model. I can only assume it is the laptop at fault

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The internal plug is worn / bent. Or the notebooks connection is loose. You can try to bend the power pins (ever so slightly away from each other). So when you plug in you're adapter it maintains a tighter fit. Do this with the power off. The next step is to replace the notebooks power plug.

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