Oh bugger

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Oh bugger

Post: #186024 old tree man
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:24 am

I'm having a problem with my laptop, i cant seem to get it to charge properly i think the little plug in thingy is'nt connecting, if i wiggle it sometomes it works :shock: (ok i know this sounds rude :lol: ) has anyone any ideas or do i have to send it to the doctors :dontknow: thanks
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Re: Oh bugger

Post: #186028 crowsashes
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:36 am

i personally would try and get a new laptop charger ( keep the receipt because if it doesn't help you can take it back plead it was the wrong one ) i did this once similar problem and it turned out to be the charger.

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Re: Oh bugger

Post: #186029 Green Aura
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:37 am

Not a Toshiba is it Russ? OH had terrible problems with his - the design and position of the power cable made the inside connection weak. So eventually it broke and he had to solder it. It worked for a while then the same thing happened and he kept on fixing it until eventually it went to the great laptop heaven.

Short answer, go to laptop doctor. I assume you're using the right cable - they all have their own non-standard jack plug (or whatever its called). OH tried replacing his to try to overcome the problem and at least one of the replacements was too short, so it sort of made a connection but most of the time didn't :lol:
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Re: Oh bugger

Post: #186037 snapdragon
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:53 am

Green Aura wrote:Not a Toshiba is it Russ? ..........

oooerr mine's a Tosh - but I leave it plugged in - so have kernakked the battery. been using it constantlyIsh for 8 years or so.

bit difficult getting spares for older stuff :(
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Re: Oh bugger

Post: #186039 Green Aura
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:56 am

Oh well - we probably have a mains lead, or several, if you ever need one :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Oh bugger

Post: #186124 old tree man
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:00 pm

got it working again phew :shaking: its a hi-grade ! not that it means anything to me :dontknow: i'll get my brother in law to solder it but it does seem to be a problem with lap tops, thanks GA for the advice :thumbright:
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Re: Oh bugger

Post: #186250 old tree man
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:50 am

well i have mended it .............................................duck tape ..........................................brilliant :cheers:
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Re: Oh bugger

Post: #186256 indy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:24 am

Thats exactly what I did with mine when the exact same thing happened.....damn good invention duck tape....mends a multitude :lol:
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