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Power/charging from wall cahrger

Light "charging" won't light up unless connector is pushed in and held extremely firmly

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  • paulkwada Oct 22, 2008

    how do you fix it?

  • mechfam Nov 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. Now holding the cord firmly no longer works. Of course now we can't use the laptop because the battery is dead. If the resoldering/replacing needs to be done, how do I go about getting that done? Is this an expensive fix?

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Either a bad charger with a weak/short in the end of the cable or the plug port in the laptop needs re soldered/replaced..

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