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Faulty Ac Adapter On Laptop?

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#1 BillnMartie


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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:36 PM

I have a Toshiba 1715XCDS Laptop, and lately when I use AC power, the weight of the cord will make the laptop change to battery. If I pull up on the cord, it will go back to AC. Is it possible for the plug-in thingy to get loose inside? Is this something I can just open up and tighten down? Thanks in advance for the help ! This forum is great!! :thumbsup:

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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:08 PM

Hi BillnMartie.
The power connector in a laptop is soldered to the mainboard.
There is nothing to "tighten" down. :thumbsup:
Toshiba's are notorious for that problem.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 10:13 PM

It's also a possibility that your supply is going. Unless you can always just get it back by moving the cord. In that case it is as HitSquad has mentioned and it should be serviced before it separates enough to put you on battery only.

Edited by boopme, 23 May 2006 - 10:14 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:15 PM

Any electrical cord that is flexed regularly will eventually fray and break. The soldered connections may also come loose with time, especially if stress is put on them.

Replace it.

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