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I have to wiggle the wire plug at the laptop side and it intermittently charges, replaced the charge cord did not seem to help. If it starts to charge cant touch screen or move computer or it will stop charging. If charges up to 100 % then seems to have normal function of battery etc.

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You have a damaged power jack. This is internally connected to the motherboard. If you have experience in soldering you could do a self repair by soldering it back together. Otherwise you would have to take it to a repair shop to get it fixed.

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The charging cord isn't the problem here. I've seen this a few times on laptops, and the fix isn't achievable by anyone other than an expert. The problem is the power socket that's soldered to the motherboard is loose (when you plug the charging cord into the computer, you're actually plugging it into the power socket attached to the motherboard). To fix it requires that socket to be re-soldered to the motherboard. I recommend consulting a professional computer repairman.

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1) Use a multimeter, check the AC adapter (Charger) for power.
Make sure it is putting out the required voltage.

Have an assistant gently wiggle the cable FROM AC adapter TO laptop. See if there is an intermittent reading on the multimeter.

Have an assistant gently wiggle the power cord.

An intermittent reading on the multimeter indicates a broken wire.
Power cord is bad? Replace cord.
Cable from AC adapter to laptop is bad? Replace AC adapter.

If you have posted the laptop manufacturer NAME and MODEL NUMBER, I could have given you more than generic information.

Model Number is in the Bottom of the laptop. Post back in a Comment.

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The DC Power Jack is the jack on the laptop, that the AC adapter plugs into.

DC Power Jack checks OK, this is your problem,

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Not charging means the battery is not being charged. Batteries only have a useful life of so long, then they die and will not take a charge so you have to replace them.

If the laptop works fine when the power cord is plugged in, then just replace the battery. if the laptop does not work on the power cord, then you need to either replace the power cord or look to see if the DC Jack where the power cord plugs into the laptop is broken or wiggles. When the DC Jack it bad the battery will not charge and eventually the laptop will not turn on if the power cord can't make the connection correctly.

Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.

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- The laptop only operates when you hold the DC power plug in a certain direction (DC jack is broken or loose).
- The laptop only runs on battery power (no power is getting through the DC jack).
- The laptop gets no power at all.
- The laptop will not charge the battery.
- The laptop switches from AC power to battery power intermittently due to a loose or broken power jack.
- The laptop suddenly shuts off.
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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.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
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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It sounds like either a bad connection on the motherboard or a broken wire in the adapter making intermittent connection.

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2. Check your power adapter output with a multi-meter.(be sure to wiggle the wires around) If the power fluctuates, replace the plug.

3. If the power is solid, replace the motherboard connector.

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Hello !

If I'm understanding you correctly, the wiggle is from the laptop. Sounds like a problem is about to happen. Your Presario has a loose power jack (connector inside the laptop). It is a part that can be replaced.

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If the charge light flickers it's the adapter cord that's bad. Because the wire flexes so much at the plug, it can break inside the insulation and cause the power loss. You either need to replace the adapter or repair it by cutting off the bad end and installing a new plug.

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