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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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!
I have the same model. I pinched the cord from the from the supply to the notebook. The cord looked ok from the outside, but was damaged internally. I called Kensington support and they sent out a referb unit at no cost using only the serial number to validate the date of manufacture. The company has a two year replacement policy from purchase date, but if you lose your receipt they came go by maufacture date. give them a call. HAL
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.
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 (:
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.