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#1 juvanya

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:48 PM

For awhile now, my AC adapter has been sort of loose in the jack in the computer, forcing me to contort the wire in any number of ways to get it to plug in and start charging my laptop or running on AC when the battery is charged. Today, it has become almost impossible for any of my contortions to work and I may have bent the wiring a bit too much, even with copper's resilience. I checked the HP website for help and parts and the AC adapter may be out of production. What do I do?

Computer: Compaq Presario V2000

I'm also worried about short circuits, sparks, and the fact that it's almost impossible to charge the battery now.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:29 AM

If you google that computer and add charger you will find several replacements available, like this one.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:38 AM

I believe he wants the DC power jack that is soldered on the system board. This is a common laptop problem They are readily available, but not something a novice can install. Go to a local repair shop, not a big box store for the repair. If you're comfortable shipping it to an online company, I can definitely recommend http://brighteyedcomputer.com/price.html.

Edited by garmanma, 06 May 2008 - 11:40 AM.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:29 PM

Nah, I'm pretty sure it's tha adapter that's not working properly, but it certainly could be both.

How would I know a good repair shop?




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