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Laptop won't charge

Last night I tripped over my own foot and the laptop went down with me. The next time I attempted to charge it and plug the adaptor into the jack, it didn't power. I put a voltage meter on the charger and it is working fine. I'm assuming it's my jack that is damaged but I can't get the computer disassembled. I took out every screw and it still won't budge. I'm scared I'm going to break it. Any suggestions?

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Do Not Force the case Apart!!! I am assuming you flipped the laptop over and removed all the screws on the underside.. There Are More.. Along with removing the keyboard and LCD, the case might be held on with a metal bracket affixed to the motherboard.. You can visibally see this from the top side, once the keyboard is removed.. As Well, There are screws when you remove the hard drive and battery...
List your exact model/make and I can be more specific as to the screws youre not finding...

All this aside, What you described, You most likely pulled the DC Power Jack Pins out of the motherboard, or at least loosened them to the point of Not contacting with the leads.. You Can Try to Resolder the Pins on the DC Jack if you are any good at Soldering.. If you have never soldered before, then I suggest you find someone who has.. Best of Luck..

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