why does my laptop only charge when the adapter is placed in a particular way?

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  1. wellsbbs

    wellsbbs MDL Novice

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    #1 wellsbbs, Nov 7, 2012
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    Laptop Battery: why does my laptop only charge when the adapter is placed in a particular way?

    Also, the battery life seems to be fading, I have had the laptop for about 2.5 years and use it everyday. Is this an adapter or battery problem? Or both? Can I have either repaired or do I need to buy a new one? Suggestions? :eek:










     
  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Now i had the same issue with a toshiba laptop, it turned out to be a faulty mains charger, got one from ebay around £15.00 it did the job. Cheaper than a battery... Maybe with a go? :eek:
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    sometimes its abuse of the power cord jack in laptop. resolder dc jack if its not the charger.
     
  4. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Yep, it could be the jack inside the laptop itself, or it could be the cord going from the AC adapter to the end that plugs into the laptop. Some people are hard on these cords and they can get broken inside, leading to intermittent electrical connections. Just that alone can ruin a good battery.
     
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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    if it was inspiron 1545..id say a chip on mobo died. i have one here that wont charge with new dc jack or any dell cord. circuit specialist tells me its a chip for charge switching.
     
  6. lnstevens1976

    lnstevens1976 MDL Junior Member

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    Toshiba's don't tend to have a "Soldered" Plug. It's usually a wire that plugs into the motherboard. Due to this the way it latches onto the side (sliding into place between plastic) becomes damaged. If this is the case you can pull the bottom plate off your laptop and glue the plug back into place on the side of the laptop.