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No power,not charging

I have an Acer laptop that's about a year old.Had a hard time charging unless the cord was in a certain postion.Then yesterday it shut down with nothing...I went and bought a new power adptor tonight and tried it but got NOTHING.No power battery light didn't come on for charging.What can I do?Can I fix it?

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Hi,

It is most likely that there was nothing wrong with the original adapter/charger. What I suspect is there could very well be a loose connection more aptly a cold solder among the pins of the power jack that is soldered to the motherboard. Normally, this jack would have two (2) pins and your description "...unless the cord was in a certain position..." indicates that one or both pins are not connecting right to the motherboard solder points.

It is relatively easy to resolder the said pins. What would be more challenging would be opening the laptop and exposing the motherboard's to be able to do solder work underneath.

Should you venture a DIY, then you would be needing a set of jeweler's screwdrivers and a soldering iron and a little lead. Should you be uncomfortable and unfamiliar with electronic works, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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