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When i plug it in i have to jiggle it a bit then it eventually works but when i move my laptop it will not charge

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This sounds like either the power plug/cable is broken of which a new plug will need to be fitted or the power socket inside the laptop is broken or needs resoldering to the PCB (known as a dry joint)

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