Power cable issue!

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  1. AllieBaba
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    Ok, so my hp laptop suddenly stopped charging when the power cable is attached. I noticed when the low battery warning came on, when it was plugged in. I've unplugged, plugged back, changed outlets...I'm stumped. Any ideas????
     
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    Why? So you can neg-rep more people? LOL No, seriously, someone else might know.
     
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    I went through a couple of chargers with my old Dell laptop. They last about 2-3 years then time for a new one. Planned obsolesence?
     
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    Use a digital multimeter and see if the power supply is putting out the correct voltage.
     
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    A digital whatsis? Are you serious???? LOL!

    Well it magically righted itself for now. I think a low-tech explanation is likely. Fuzz in the port or something.

    It could be anything a'tall...I'm about due for a new puter and I'm braced for the crash I know will come....
     
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    Probably the conductors about broken inside the insulating jacket where they go into the plug. A common issue.

    A good techie nerd could put a new plug on it for ya for a few bucks.
     
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    Ya know most haven't a clue how to use it. Present company included. :lol:
    Buy a new charger.
     
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    I'd rep you guys but I'm all out....thanks for responding tho.
     
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    Toss it in the trash and get a Mac Powerbook Pro. Great puter and great fun to work with.
     
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    Handy to know things. a new plug for 2.99 or a new powersupply for $35+.
    Our disposable society...

    the last powersupply I fixed that had circuit problems took a $.89 part.
     
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