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Can't connect power cord to HP laptop

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  1. swill902

    swill902 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have an HP laptop, but the power cord connection has become loose somehow and it makes no connection when I plug it into the laptop. The laptop has absolutely no power and no lights. I tried several different ways to twist and turn the cord into the laptop to make some kind of connection, but it doesn't do anything. What can I do?
    Thanks,
    Sue
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    You might have to take it somewhere and have it fixed.i dont think its anything you can do yourself because im thinking the laptop will have to be taken apart and a new connector put in.which if you have never done it before might be quite a job to attempt.
     
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    Twisting it and attempting to plug it in while the jack is broken is a good way to ensure that you completely kill the laptop. If you want the laptop to ever work again, take it to a repair shop to have the jack re-soldered back on or replaced with a new one; do not attempt to plug it back in until its fixed.
     
  4. swill902

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    Ok, thanks for the advice. I really was hoping it was something I can fix because I know it will cost too much to have it repaired. I don't know if this makes sense, but is there any other way to power it, at least temporarily, like some kind of adapter that would plug into one of the other ports, USB or something?
     
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    The only thing I can think of is if there is a docking station for your particular laptop. Fitting it into one should let you use it and charge the battery by plugging the power supply into the dock.

    What model HP is it ? (post what it says on the bottom).
     
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    Such a dock won't be much different then the price of repairing it at most local computer stores.
     
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    Ok, I will try to find the prices for both - the docking station and repair.
    Thank you.
     
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    Thank you, you have been so helpful. I will check these options out as well. Hopefully that might be the solution.
     
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