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My Dell laptop only charges when the plug in where the charger meets the computer is propped up or held up. I tried my new charger and have the same problem. Now, the icon says plugged in, but not charging. Is there a connection to my motherboard broken that I could get replaced?

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    bibendum Sep 16, 2010

    check the power point for loose contacts

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The DC jack, where you plug the power adapter cable, might be loose or defective, & needs to be either re-soldered or replaced.
In order to do this, the laptop needs to be disassembled & the motherboard taken out. Also, the motherboard needs to be checked for defective/burned out components in the area near the DC jack. Any defective/burned out components found should be replaced, or you might need to replace the laptop's motherboard altogether.

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