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Targus laptop ac adaptor is not recognized by laptop all the time i have to wiggle connector for it to work

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Hi theetum - Is that a Targus with the interchangeable tips? If the tip is tight but still has wiggle while it's connected it sounds like the dc jack on your laptop. It's a board inside that has the pin on it that goes inside the connector on your ac adaptor. You can repair it yourself if you feel up to it or have it done by someone for about $50-75. If it's the Targus adapter with changeable tips and the tip is loose you can buy a new tip for $6. Look on the tip and it should have a number like 1,2,3,4,etc. If I sufficiently asnwered your question PLEASE rate this as fixed. If rating as helpful please don't rate at all as it only hurte my ratings. If you need further help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.

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Its not your ac adaptor its the connector in the laptop it eather has to be fixed or replaced

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