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I have an Acer Aspire 5610 and I have to wiggle the cord around in order for the laptop to charge, what do I do?

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Wow that is the 2nd one i hacve seen today if it is just the cord that is going bad it will need to be repaired or replaced any reputable computer store should be able to get you a new one but if it is the power jack in the laptop where the cord hooks into then it is best to send it into the manufacture of the computer for repairs expecially if there is a waranty mine got sent in for the same repairs 3 weeks ago ya it costed me about 260 dollars because mine was soceted to the motherboard ok hope this is really helpful best regards mike

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