I've had my laptop for about 9 or 10 months, but in the past week or so, the cord that supplies the power has been jiggling in its socket. Sometimes it doesn't do anything, sometimes I have to unplug it from the laptop and then re-plug it.
Just now, however, no matter how much I jiggle the cord, it will only stay in place for about a second. I have to keep it in place with my hands -- I've tried resting it on something, but it doesn't work. Is there something I can do (I'll settle for tape, if it works!) that will give me all the power I need? Right now I'm relying on battery power, so please hurry!
The part itself (the power pin) is not that expensive ($5-10), it's the labor to replace it that can cause heartburn ($100 - 250). If you are comfortable working on electronic items it's worth a try. I've fixed two laptops successfully. If you can't get it fixed get a JerkStopper to hold the cable in position so it charges. The JerkStopper was designed to keep you from damaging the pin but it also works to hold the cable in a position that will allow the system to charge.
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I'd call HP and request a new power adapter. I've had a few of them go bad before and it's just a short in the cord. Your plug might be loose also...but a good place to start is by calling HP and getting a new cord.
I suggest you DONT USE PINCH POWER CORD FOR SAFETY.
PLEASE TELL ME IS YOUR POWER CORD & THE PINCHED CORD ARE SAME? I MEAN SAME MODEL? AFTER PLUGING OF YOUR CORD, THE BATTERY CHARGING LIGHTS ITS ON? IF NO THEN I GUESS THAT CABLE NOT SUPPORT HER LAPTOP.
VISIT A DELL SERVICE CENTER OR A SHOWROOM AND BUY NEW CORD WHICH IS MADE FOR YOUR DAUGHTER LAPTOP MODEL.
OTHER WISE SOME CHANCES OF SHORTCIRCUIT ON MOTHERBOARD.
Thanks, i am waiting for your feed back & if you satisfied then thumps me please.
The problem is the power socket on the laptop, the socket is either faulty or has a dry solder joint that needs to be resoldered. To confirm this problem, when you wriggle the power plug that plugs into the laptop the charge LED will flash and holding it firm in a certain position the charge LED will stay firmly on.
Repairing this power socket requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket.
There is one common flaw with most all laptops. The socket plug for the power cord is connected to the motherboard. When you plug the power cord into this socket it applies pressure or weight on the socket inside the computer. It sounds as if your charge cord is working. Moving the computer around while it is plugged in can cause even more stress on the plug socket.
Try this...but be careful...using a small item such as a toothpick or other non-metalic item...push up and down on the plug socket. If it moves around this is not normal and probably the cause of your problem.
I fixed my laptop by soldering the contacts of the socket back down to the board. I don't suggest doing this yourself unless you know how to take a laptop apart. Check with your local computer repair shop and have them give you an estimate to either fix by reconnecting or replacing the motherboard. Hope this helps. Thanks!
How is your power supply? does it seem like you have to wiggle your cord that connects to computer to make it recieve power?...Many laptops power supply become loose over time form moving the cord around..when it does, the battery has a hard time getting electric power to recharge. Also, you my have other problems with your lithium internal battery that powers your cmos.
Check to see if your power supply is loose and go from there. the power supply is the little hole where you connect the cord to the laptop.
Sounds like the DC jack on the motherboard is broken. The jack is very inexpensive, but difficult to replace as it's surface mount soldered to the board and the laptop will have to be disassembled or the plastic case cut/modified to replace the DC jack.
No power at all, not even for a second. this happens all the time, it usually comes back days or weeks later, it has been over a week now and nothing. I have replaced the power cord in the past when this happened, when the computer starts up again the older power cord will work again??
Thank you for your quick response.