Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:36 PM
I am having a problem with my connection for my power source. I had been using my laptop in the student lounge with it plugged in to the wall. Someone walked by, and caught the cord, pulling it off my lap, landing on the floor. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with it, so I didn't make an issue of it. Later I noticed that the ceramic or glazed(?) end of the plug (the yellow "coating") was chipped. It wasn't as tight while charging and over about 6 months, it just seemed to get a little more loose. Now, I can hardly get the connection to engage while completely plugged in and sitting on a flat stable surface. The laptop is not very new anymore, and I hate to spend too much money on it for repair, so I am seeking opinions.
I am not sure if the problem might be the cord, or the where it plugs into the computer. I know that it is not easy to make a guess, having not seen or touched it, but if anyone has any opinions, I would appreciate it. I don't even know if this could be something that would have developed anyway, since it is my first laptop. (For reference purposes, it is a Gateway M151x.)