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Old 09-26-2011, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My laptop charger only works if it is in a certain position. It is not the cable itself, it's the actual laptop. I have gotten a second cable but that wasn't the problem. I was wondering if there's a way to fix this. I have a Toshiba Satellite L645. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

P.S. It would be best if I was not required to take my laptop apart. Thank you.
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Certain position, what you mean by that? The plug side that goes into the laptop?

Sounds like your PSU inside your laptop is getting loose. A sodering job can do it. Is your Toshiba still under warranty?
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What I mean is that when you plug it in, it needs to be held in a specific place. It does not work if placed on a table. It is under warranty. I've tried calling them but they say it's user-inflicted. If I poke the part that you plug the charger into the laptop, it moves around, so the actual port is loose.
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So it is the end where it goes into the laptop. I had this happen before with older systems that the connection becomes loose.

Take some electric tape. wrap it around the silver outing of the plug a few times. That should snug it in there better. Let me know if it works.

BTW, that is not user-infected. That is ware and tare. Wish I can kick their butt right now..
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http://www.mediafire.com/?ck8c6kbfvsw0i5a
That is how I need it in order for it to work. I don't think that electrical tape will fix it.
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You just could try it, you know.

Then I'm afraid youre out of luck unless you open it. You most likely have to open it and replace that PSU connector.
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I know this is asking a bit much but could you possibly tell me which adapter to buy and how to install it?
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Really, the best, easiest way is to request an RMA. I don't know why they said what they did. I'm not sure what you need, I don't mod.
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Ok I'm sorry, I know I sound like a noob but what is RMA?
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Return Merchandise Authorization

It means, you request to send the product to their warehouse. You have to pay shipping to them only, though. Upon your specifications, they will fix it. I did this RMA to several companies. I never once talked to their tech support. Cause I'm sure I know more than them. I always got back working parts.
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