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On the exterior of my laptop where the battery power adapter plugs into the laptop the power cord wont go in to it?

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Check that there isn't something jambed into the charger plug itself. When it fits into the charger port, most ports have a power pin running down the middle of them. The opening in the middle of the charger plug runs over that power pin. If the pin has broken off the power port or has been bent over, it will keep the plug from entering. Also, on the sides of the power ports there is a small strip of metal that touches the charger plug when it enters the port. Make sure that these are not sticking out too far to keep the plug from entering. I would check to make sure that the charge plug is not plugged up.

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