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Question re Laptop Cable Connector Not Working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cgm707, Apr 1, 2009.

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  1. cgm707

    cgm707 Thread Starter

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    I seem to have this problem frequently - all of a sudden, the AC power chord won't fit into my laptop and I have to replace it....Is there a power chord that is more sturdy and whose plug-in won't easily break off or cease working?

    Thanks for any help.

    Chip
     
  2. Gr3iz

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    Are you referring to the AC cord that plugs into the adapter? Or the plug from the adapter that plugs into the laptop?
     
  3. cgm707

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    I apologize for not being more clear. The AC chord that plugs in from a wall socket into the computer (which is an Acer TravelMate 2480).

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Gr3iz

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    OK. So the AC power supply is internal. Is the end of the cord, the connector, kinda peanut-shaped, kinda like a figure 8?
    What do you mean it won't fit? It gets stuck? Is it deformed?
     
  5. cgm707

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    no, it's not peanut-shaped, it is round....looking at it again, it appears that it may have something stuck in it, from inside my laptop slot where the chord plugs in....aaargh, is the only solution to pay to have my laptop power slot removed and fixed and to buy a new chord? the chords are so darn expensive
     
  6. Gr3iz

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    If something actually came out of the laptop connector, I think you'll find that the replacement cord will be cheaper than having the laptop repaired. I'm going to guess it's out of warranty ...
     
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