Dell Laptop New battery or cord needed??

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NJMom130

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I have a Dell Latitude notebook. In the lower right hand corner it shows a plug that indicates that the notebook is plugged into the wall directly. However, now and then a lightning bolt will appear over it indicating that I am on battery If I shake the cord sometimes the bolt will go away and sometimes will not. Does this indicate I need a new battery, i.e. that it no longer can hold a charge or do I need a new AC cord?

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Nancy
 
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Hello,

Check your AC adapter connector on the laptop to see if it is loose. Plug the AC adapter into the laptop and where the connector goes into the laptop see if you can move it around and how much play it has. It sounds like a typical problem that I see all the time on laptops in our shop.

If that is the case, then you will have to have the laptop serviced to fix the problem.

I hope this helps a little.

Shane
 

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If wiggling the cord gets it working again then its one of two things. First it can be the cord itself where the cords been bent too much or its the connector in the laptop where its been loosened and it needs to be resoldered.
 
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Or...what happens if you wiggle the cord at the point where the power plug goes INTO the laptop??

Perhaps the socket on the MOBO is loose or broken....ask me how I know this :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 
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