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Old 06-10-2008, 06:45   #1
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I have a laptop and for a couple of weeks, getting power into the thing has been a problem and involves twiddling my lead about a bit before it works. More recently even when power is going in, it gives enough to run it, but not enough to recharge the battery.

Now I cannot get any power in it whatsoever. Not sure if its the power lead or the actual sockety bit on the laptop, cant find any signs of physical problems on either.

Any ideas? I desperately need my machine.....
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:54   #2
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There is a kit you can buy to charge it in the car, that will tell you if the lead is the problem, and means you can charge the computer in the car if you use it so much, I have a number for a guy who has loads of spares, (in fact he has 78 laptops just in 1 room at home), he repairs and sells laptops, pm if you need his number.
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Old 06-10-2008, 19:08   #3
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Hiya

I have a laptop and for a couple of weeks, getting power into the thing has been a problem and involves twiddling my lead about a bit before it works. More recently even when power is going in, it gives enough to run it, but not enough to recharge the battery.

Now I cannot get any power in it whatsoever. Not sure if its the power lead or the actual sockety bit on the laptop, cant find any signs of physical problems on either.

Any ideas? I desperately need my machine.....
Sounds like the cable coming out of your power adaptor has a broken lead, I've had to repair two of these for my daughters, one was for a mobile phone recharger, looks like the wire has been kinked to much.

Dereks suggestion about an in car cigarette lighter adaptor, would prove it one way or the other. If it works in the lighter socket, then you could get a new mains charger from Maplin in Blackburn, just make sure its the correct V & A output.

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Old 06-10-2008, 20:34   #4
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Re: I have the power!! Well actually I dont goddamit

I would try and borrow a power adapter of someone with the same laptop just to try it. You might find it is not the lead but the socket on the laptop. These go iffy as well with abuse.
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Old 06-10-2008, 20:37   #5
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I would try and borrow a power adapter of someone with the same laptop just to try it. You might find it is not the lead but the socket on the laptop. These go iffy as well with abuse.
Yep, dodgy socket is common. Trouble is some of them are clipped in and some are soldered.
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Yep, dodgy socket is common. Trouble is some of them are clipped in and some are soldered.
I know someone who ended up with a short wire and a line socket soldered to the laptop motherboard because he could not find a replacement socket that would fit the space in the laptop
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:48   #7
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cant see any visible damage to either. i know my last laptop had the same thing happen, but you could feel the heat at the back of the laptop, which isnt happening this time.

Cant really afford to buy things to try it out at the mo, but thanks for sugeestions x
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:58   #8
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Give the make and model here onlyme, maybe someone has the same laptop, if all else fails, I have a car charger which adapts to most laptops, we use it daily, but I can try it for you to test what the problem may be!
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:20   #9
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nip to my house nicky & try my lead
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:36   #10
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Hiya

Its a HP NX6325 if that helps?

Cheers folks (from a disguised onlyme )
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Old 07-10-2008, 19:15   #11
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Its a HP NX6325 if that helps?

Cheers folks (from a disguised onlyme )
One of our laptops is a hp, it says 530 on it though, but ya welcome to try it!
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One of our laptops is a hp, it says 530 on it though, but ya welcome to try it!

I have her laptop at my house at the mo, any chance I can give it a try?
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Old 07-10-2008, 19:39   #13
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I have her laptop at my house at the mo, any chance I can give it a try?
Course ya can, you will have to call, or wait until scruff gets out the bath though, lol
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Course ya can, you will have to call, or wait until scruff gets out the bath though, lol
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Old 07-10-2008, 19:49   #15
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Yes, is plugged into the computer, haha!
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