Help with a very "touchy" netbook power supply port

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BigDaveinNJ

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This is a problem I'm used to having with my cell phones but now it's also happening with my Aspire One netbook running Windows 7.

The plug/jack where my power supply connects to the computer is very "touchy". I have to play with it to get it to charge and sometimes when I do get it working within a few minutes it will disconnect.

It (seems) like the connection might not be as (tight) as it used to be but I'm not sure if that's it or not. I tried cleaning the port/jack with a Q-tip w/ some isopropyl alcohol and it still is giving me issues.

Does anyone else have this issue? Can you suggest a fix to because funds are a little tight right now and getting a new power supply is just not an option.

Thanks in advance

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It is quite impossible to make any really meaningful suggestion on he information you provide
You have the Aspire of course to examine carefully the plug and socket
All I have is what you post
If from careful examination you cannot see what the cause is, then any advice I offer is a mere guess

The answer is this
Usually it is the socket in the aspire, due to the connection being constantly strained
If that is the case, any remedy is very much a make do and mend approach as the only real answer is to fit a new socket
A job not to be tackled unless you are proficient at dismantling the Aspire and soldering.
I presume, with respect, you are not.

If it is the plug on the power supply then you can buy one very cheaply = pre wired, just the plug and simply join the wires - twist solder and tape or if you cannot solder, push type joint and tape

If to return to the usual problem the socket = wrap a narrow piece of tape around the edge of the sleeve of the plug = half its length or so and that will make it a little more secure
- you will have to experiment as to how much tape
 

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I don't have that problem.
We own two Acer Aspire netbooks. One, the AO 722, was purchased in August 2011 and the other was purchased in August 2013.
 

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I have seen this on many a device. The root cause is using the device with the cord attached and it gets "yanked" and damages the socket.
If you have a habit of using any device with the cable attached, then one needs to be very carful when moving the device.
 

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What exact model is your netbook ?
 
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BigDaveinNJ

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I have an ACER ASPIRE ONE (NAV50).

Funny thing is, I had the exact problem about a year ago. I got another power supply and fixed the issue.

I am almost sure it's related to the connection because when I play with the plug/jack it will connect. Any movement at all and it will disconnect.

I've tried cleaning the ports and everything, to no avail.

It looks like I am gonna need another power supply. I am not very tech "saavy" so I'm not gonna attempt to splice another plug on.

Thanks for all the replies. :)

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Do as I suggested you have nothing to lose except a piece of tape

If to return to the usual problem the socket = wrap a narrow piece of tape around the edge of the sleeve of the plug = half its length or so and that will make it a little more secure
- you will have to experiment as to how much tape
It appears you did not read my reply as all you commented on was
It looks like I am gonna need another power supply. I am not very tech "saavy" so I'm not gonna attempt to splice another plug on
 
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