My Hp Laptop charger hasn't been working properly for a while and I identified the problem as the wire being bent. When the wire is moved around a bit it would work but a few days ago it wouldn't work at all. Now I have poceeded to buy a new replacement one which clearly stated that it was compatible with my laptop and when it arrived sure enough it worked. But only after about 30 minutes charging it stopped and now it wont charge at all. Does anyone know what the problem may be because it deffinately isn't because of a dodgy wire like it was with the first charger. Any answers would be much appreciated.
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Adapter arrived promptly, but did not have a "dongle." Seemed to work
well for about 6 months but then did not charge laptop battery and only
worked plugged in. Eventually a computer technician friend pointed out
the adapter was too light to be real - compared my original adapter it
weighs about half the weight. Not very impressed and would not
recommend. I have no complaints about this item whatsoever, for all intents and purposes it does everything my original AC adaptor did. http://mhelpdesk.com/field-service-management-software/
The first thing to check is for proper power. Try connecting your charger with the battery removed and powering up the computer. If you are not successful with this, it may be that the charger is defective and not charging your battery. Advise that you purchase/borrow a supported laptop charger. A local HP repair center should have a compatible charger that you could use to test. If it is not the charger (the laptop should work without a battery), then you have motherboard problems. Memory or other issues would cause a power on but errors. No power up at all is going to require some sort of board replacement. At that point, your choice is warranty repair service or, if out of warranty, best bet will be replacement of laptop.
If the main battery is not charging properly and you state the charger and battery are fine, then there is only one possibility, the charge circuits on the motherboard are defective, this is a very rare situation and I have seen it once in all the years of service, make sure the battery is not the problem because in most cases it is.
the power pack is bad.
it must run ok with battery out
and is always test 1.
you fail test 1.
dead power pack.
its like $15 if you shop around
get 19vdc HP compat, power pack 65watts or more.
they to know the wires inside the pack connectors
at 4 ends can fail. and often, this old.
inside where you cant see.
binding stranded wire, will not break it, but will after 1000s of bends
all metals do that, bent.
even a paper clip does bent , try it and learn what happens.
Well, it's either AC or DC.
If the AC charger has failed, then the battery hasn't been charged and the PC just won't come on. I would go to a box store or a PC Repair shop and tell them you want to try a charger and if it will turn the PC on agree to buy it.
You can save money on the internet but it's a hassle sending stuff back with gas at $3.30 a gallon.
If your laptop won't hold a charge and you need to hod the connection in order for it to stay on, you may have a power jack issue. The power jack on the laptop may have been moved around from moving the laptop while connected or wiggling around the connection, and needs to be re-soldered back on the motherboard.
Also, just before taking that step, try using a different or brand new charger. Sometimes the pin inside a charger might be bent or broken, therefore not making a proper connection with the power jack.
If light you are talking about is on the power supply itself, you need to replace the power supply. Look on E-Bay.
If the light you are talking about is the AC power light on the laptop, then there are two things that are most likely. First is the power receptacle in the laptop. I have personally seen many of these fail. The other thing is the battery. With the system Off, and power supply disconnected, remove the battery. Wait a couple of minutes and put back in and plug in charger. If it continues to happen then it is most likely the power receptacle in the laptop.
Seems that something must have bent the connector inside the laptop itself. If you are knowledgeable enough you could see for yourself but I would take it to someone for an estimate to see if it's worth your time and trouble having it worked on at that level.
I had the same problem
eventualy the end fell off
i had a look at it and it turns out that the connector, after general use, snaps inside because the connection between the main wire and the connector got bent when i charged my laptop
i am now on my third charger and even that is dodgy