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suz
06-Apr-09, 18:44
I was hoping someone could help me - I have 2 laptops - 1 cannot charge at all using the lead and the other one can only charge if you fiddle about with lead. Does anyone have a solution to this problem or knows if anyone can fix it for me at a reasonable cost? :)

blueivy
06-Apr-09, 18:48
I was hoping someone could help me - I have 2 laptops - 1 cannot charge at all using the lead and the other one can only charge if you fiddle about with lead. Does anyone have a solution to this problem or knows if anyone can fix it for me at a reasonable cost? :)

When you say 'lead' which bit do you mean (as there are normally two)?

Is it the bit that goes directly into the laptop itself or do you mean the bit that goes into the power brick (which has another lead that plugs into the laptop itself)?

suz
06-Apr-09, 18:50
sorry for being so vague but I mean the bit of the lead that goes into the laptop

blueivy
06-Apr-09, 18:54
sorry for being so vague but I mean the bit of the lead that goes into the laptop

There have been a couple of these in here recently - must be the water! It's likely to be the connection on the laptop by the sounds of things. If it wiggles when you plug it in it sounds like it's loose or come off completely.

See here (http://forum.caithness.org/showthread.php?t=71173) (the second post in this thread has a link to another post too). That may be of help if you're handy with a soldering iron or know somebody who is.

suz
06-Apr-09, 19:09
Thanks for advice but I have not soldered in my life before nor do i know anyone who has so where should I go from here? :(

blueivy
06-Apr-09, 19:12
Thanks for advice but I have not soldered in my life before nor do i know anyone who has so where should I go from here? :(

Somebody on here will hopefully offer ... anybody?

Aaldtimer
07-Apr-09, 04:24
It's more likely to be a faulty lead. See if you can borrow a known good power lead to charge the battery before going in too deep!

suz
12-Apr-09, 17:27
Tried another known working power lead but still does not work does anybody know if anybody could fix this for me??????????

Ash
12-Apr-09, 20:09
this happened to me so i took it to alacam they charged me 15
it happened again so my partner bought a soldering iron which was 10 and repaired and least i know it can be fixed if happens again without costing me another 15

Rheghead
12-Apr-09, 21:45
I was hoping someone could help me - I have 2 laptops - 1 cannot charge at all using the lead and the other one can only charge if you fiddle about with lead. Does anyone have a solution to this problem or knows if anyone can fix it for me at a reasonable cost? :)

Daft as it sounds but try the laptop without the battery fitted in place. I thought my lead had a faulty intermittent connection but it was a bad battery draining all the power for recharging.

dx100uk
13-Apr-09, 01:54
I was hoping someone could help me - I have 2 laptops - 1 cannot charge at all using the lead and the other one can only charge if you fiddle about with lead. Does anyone have a solution to this problem or knows if anyone can fix it for me at a reasonable cost? :)

if you are near wick, i am more than willing to help.
been in electronics and pc's for more than 20yrs.
just recently semi-moved here.
if i can get it going for nowt - it'll cost you nowt but petrol.
if it we need bits i'll poke you in the right direction, then we'll get 'em done.

fair?


pm's welcomed

dx

Tony
13-Apr-09, 14:23
A source for replacement Laptop D.C power sockets and of course ebay have a good selection.
http://www.laptopandspares.co.uk/index.php?cPath=68