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The power jack on my laptop is loose. we have to hold it a certain way to make it charge.. it moves around inside the computer. is this a major problem or can someone fix it easily? we we going to unscrew the back to see what we could do but after taking out 8 screws and getting no where i got nervous and put them back. any advise would be great. thanks

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  • firerose9451 Aug 22, 2010

    its not the cord. its the thing you plug it into. it's loose inside the computer... i wish it was just the cord!

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I had that problem. I had bought an extended warranty. I took it back to the store and they replaced the cord. That fixed my problem. No charge. Try another cord from someone and see if it works.

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