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Laptop charger will not charge my laptop

by ProblemLiterate / September 14, 2008 2:28 AM PDT

Ok, I have been having problems with my charger not wanting to charge my laptop. Some days I would have to move the charger around to make it charge and some I just have to plug it in. But now, I have tried everything such as turning it, ect. to try and make it work. Is this a sign of having to get a new charger? (I'm at half battery now)

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That's a sign
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2008 2:43 AM PDT

That some cable or contact is failing. Given how cheap this part is compared to a new laptop, why not replace it?

If you feel it's the laptop "jack" type "laptop jack repair" at google.

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This is the most likely culprit
by Renegade Knight / September 15, 2008 4:10 AM PDT
In reply to: That's a sign

I have an HP ZD 7000 with a bad connector. It won't c harge unless you plug it in just right. You can't do that execpt by one perfect wiggle in 1000.

Some laptops the jack breaks. Some it's just a bad jack (like mine, it's not broken, just too lose to function).

The odds are it's not the power adapter but that can be checked using a multi meter. Read the voltage out, then use the multi meter to check the voltage out. If it says 12v DC then it should read right around 12V DC.

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laptop not charging? (charger ok)
by reboot10 / November 3, 2010 11:43 PM PDT
In reply to: That's a sign

hi bob
read ur post about power mgmt on device on another post.(new here) a bit lost.
but how can i get in laptop as it wont switch on?

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When the laptop won't switch on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2010 1:47 AM PDT

Then the setting does not apply to this laptop. Some need to be reminded about that.

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my charger has some problems
by nvagent1 / March 25, 2011 4:41 PM PDT
In reply to: That's a sign

when i connect the plug to my Toshiba satellite L500-1PR, the screen brightens up but does not show that the battery is charging. I need help from anyone, Please.
if anyone has the solution, email me to
please don't hack my email account.
I have an operating system of windows 7 64-bit

ps. the battery starts charging after 10-15 mins of using it without the plug

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Adding here
by Willy / September 14, 2008 3:45 AM PDT

I rarely find a bad adapter though they are some. I find usually either some kinked cable or the plug area has broken inside the laptop. If you find the adapater bad to include its cable, find a "universal one" usually a Targus brand or similar output. Though a replacement from the maker is possible, they are expensive just verify cost. A decent voltmeter should qualify the voltage output of a laptop adapter.

tada ------Willy Happy

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To willy
by ProblemLiterate / September 14, 2008 3:56 AM PDT

I have a 65 Watt Adapter, and I just looked on the maker's site that the exact same charger is $60 BUT it's out of stock and won't ship until 8 weeks, and I can't really wait 8 weeks.

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Maybe needs soldering
by Jhahno / December 25, 2010 11:05 AM PST

It sounds like the plug bit has come loose from the motherboard, if you can re-solder the joints back in. (:

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