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Power cord connects but it is loose and will not charge without constant pressure. Is there a part I can buy or something to fix it

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1/ Find a tape
2/ Wrap the tape around the plug 2 -3 rounds.
3/ Trim off the redundant tape, to make it neat (as in the picture)
4/ Plug in to see if it works
You may add more rounds if it is still loose.
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If I recall this model line uses a fixed DC power jack directly soldered to the main board. When they become loose, you can visually inspect the jack itself (without the cord plugged in), and use a pen or probe to see of the center peg is excessively loose. The common result is the solder connections have been broken between the DC jack and the main board. Often the jack itself needs to be replaced (involving complete disassemble, de-soldering old jack, cleaning, repair PCB if needed, and re-solder new jack in place.
TIP - if it is not charging, remove battery, and gently put pressure from different angles with the power cord plugged in, and try to turn it on. If it turns on with pressure from a specific angle, it would indicate the DC jack is indeed loose, and likely needs to be replaced. It works becomes the pressure is making the electrical contact that has other wise been broken. ALSO, if it turns on easily, yet losses power at certain angles, its a similar issue.
TIP2 - If it still indeed charges regardless of the angle, and does not lose power, it may be a "Modular" DC jack, meaning the jack connects to the main board through a wire harness, and is less prone to breaking the electrical contacts, and the jack is simply loose inside it's retaining clips/slides. Minor disassembly and hot glue are quick fixes for this since usually the plastic clip/slide in the chassis have broke.

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Yesterday my battery was indicating it was at 17%, so I plugged it in. Awhile later the "battery low" indicator came on screen so I realized it hadn't been charging. It still didn't charge if I...


You have a DC connector problem:

Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
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5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.

If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it

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What happens on almost all laptops is that either a: the solder breaks from the constant wiggling of the power plug in the socket causing the socket to become loose and not get a good connection, or b: the power supply module (the little box thing attached to the cord ) goes out, usually because people leave their laptop plugged in all the time, and it was never designed for long term constant use
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You have a bad DC connector, which came loose from the system board:


Problem symptoms:

  1. Laptop randomly shuts down without any warning.
  2. Power LED and battery charge LED start flickering when you wiggle the power cord or the AC adapter tip on the back or your laptop.
  3. The battery will not get charged.
  4. When you plug AC adapter, the laptop appears to be dead and there is no LED activity at all (DC-IN jack on the system board is broken).

Here is a tutorial on how to fix a DC connector problem. You may want to have a tech fix it.

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/06/dc-power-jack-repair-guide/

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Hi,

This may sound stupid, but it could be as simple as your battery being low. If the battery is charged and it is still shutting off on you, the battery may need to be replaced.

One way to verify this would be to remove the battery, and plug the computer into the AC Adapter and see if it runs properly.

If it works fine, then you know that there's a problem with the battery. If not, then it may be something more serious like a motherboard issue. If it gets to that point, I suggest you take it somewhere that it can be physically looked at.

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Question 1: Will the tablet operate on the docking station (or power cord) without the battery in place?

If not, the power circuit on the tablet motherboard is broken.

Question 2: If you plug in the power cord into the tablet, is the connection "loose"?
Check the other tablet to see if it is the same loosness at the tablet power connector.

If it is loose, the power receptical in the tablet can be soldered back onto the motherboard.

Recommend taking it into a shop to re-solder.
If under warranty, get it repaired.
If not under warranty, your choice if you want to use it they way it is.

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