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Laptop won't charge and fried jack and power adapter

My power adapter was fried on the end and it is loose when put into the power jack on the computer. I could get the computer to power on and charge if I was able to get the power jack placed a certain way in the jack. It ended up burning the power adapter more and it can no longer be used. I tried using a brand new adapter in the jack and it fried that as well. I'm not sure if the mother board is fried since it would turn on before or if it is just something with the jack. Any help will be appreciated.

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  • Michael Hope Jul 25, 2008

    On my laptop the jack was busted off inside, if held just right would power up then after awhile it no longer would opened case and both legs had come lose rom motherboard, laptop is in a sack until i can get sombody to soder on a new jack.....and put it all bac together.

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Go to www.pcrepairhelp.net

have not used them, but plan to send them a dv1000 with similar issues next week.

good luck.

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The back of the Center Pin where it mounts has become loose.

2c) The plastic body of the jack, which composes the jack's case, is cracked. This allows movement of the Center Pin.

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