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Old 04-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Packard Bell Laptop Won't Charge (ish)

Hi all. Help please
my Packard Bell Easynote TJ71 is playing up.

It is not the charger as have used 2.
It will not charge unless i keep constant pressure on the jack inside the laptop and keep it at a certain angle. Even then sometimes it flickers to charging not charging charging not charging....... and then just won't charge then I have to find another angle to apply pressure to the jack. sometimes I can be lucky (such as now) where i have it jammed against the wall. Although it will stop charging son and am going to have to wiggle it and apply pressure back and forth till I find an angle which works...

Any ideas on how to fix will be appreciated
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Might be good to resolder the PSU plug inside your laptop. Sounds like the connection is loose.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that is what my mate (fixes PCs) for a living said would probarbly be the problem.. Said he would do it for me but if he Breaks everything he won't pay for it. lol I wouldn't expect him to but think its just a disclaimer just in case. lol. He said it seems straight forward enough though.

What would be the chances of shorting the motherboard or anything happening which could mean a repair which could cost me £50 would now cost me a new laptop?

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It's really not a risky task. I replaced a PSU that was busted from a system. Completely lose. Just be sure to take the battery out and pulse the system. (press the power button a few times after removing battery)
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You don't trust your friend?
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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haha yeah, was jus after he said if he breaks it he wont pay for it haha. altho i never would expect him to break it or pay for it if he did, sort have jus made me think that it is possible. lol.
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