laptop charger not working.

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great74

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for a while now i have had to move the charger around so it would charge laptop, and last night it has stopped charging no matter what position i put the wire.

is it the laptop or the charger thats the problem? because green light still comes on the charger.
 

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It could be either.

If moving the plug to the computer around, without changing the angle between the cord and back of the plug too much, made the connection come and go, the problem might be in the jack or where the jack is mounted to the motherboard.

If moving the cord around, without changing the position of the plug in the jack too much, made the connection come and go, the problem might be in the cord itself. Say, like a broken internal conductor where the cord enters the back of the plug.
 
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You can get a universal adapter from Walmart, but they are expensive. You can get an OEM replacement on Amazon for a lot less, if you are willing to wait for the shipping. The convenience of Walmart is that you can return it if it does not solve your problem, more easily than returning (and paying S&H) through Amazon.
 
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I would recommend getting a "Genuine" charger from Ebay, if possible. Or Amazon. Universal adapters can be tricky, as they won't always have the exact voltage required for your specific model of notebook. And cheap Chinese adapters can fry a system or make it prone to lots of shutdowns.

http://youtu.be/7nTRIxloDcI
 
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