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Jack is loose where charger plugs in

The jack that i plug my power cord into on my laptop(gateway 3522GZ) seems to be loose and i have to hold the cord or tape it in a certain position to get it to charge.trhis is bad for me because i believe my battery is loosing its power and i need the cord alot.i think at one point i trippped over the cord causing the first cord i owned to bend and the ceter part of jack is loose.i cant afford much as im on disability for now and was wondering if i can get the part and put it in myself or just live with taping it in place while i charge and use it.thanks in advance for any help as it will be greatfully appreciated.my email is

done4fun1@hotmail.com

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  • eddyred Jul 19, 2008

    hi done4fun,



    That is exactly what is happening with my Gateway laptop as well. Except that I was trying to hold my loose charger while it charges the laptop. Now, my laptop does not charge at all anymore, probably because we pushed the charger in to the laptop too far. If you find out what to do, please let me know.



    eredwine@optonline.net

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    i have the same problem how to fix this problem

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    same

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This same thing is happening with my acer laptop. I sent it to the company about 3 months ago, and it happened again. I really need my laptop and cant take a month without it. I advise sending it in to be fixed to your laptop company.
Good luck (:

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