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User Info: kalakdrin

kalakdrin
3 years ago#1
My coworker has a laptop that only works when he jiggles the power cord so it's plugged in just right. Can anyone recommend a power supply for a laptop? Is it even feasible to change out the power supply in a laptop?

User Info: ShuraYukihime

ShuraYukihime
3 years ago#2
This may be a silly question but wouldn't the brick in the cord to the laptop be the power supply?
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User Info: kyler45

kyler45
3 years ago#3
ShuraYukihime posted...
This may be a silly question but wouldn't the brick in the cord to the laptop be the power supply?


I believe you're referring to the transformer (Maybe? Not too sure haha!)
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User Info: Xeno_Predator

Xeno_Predator
3 years ago#4
Technically regardless of desktop or laptop the "brick" is so heavy because it's a transformer. The name used in its place is power supply unit; the unit supplies power to the system after being converted from a wall socket. It doesn't create power and supply it.
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User Info: El Magnifico

El Magnifico
3 years ago#5
If he needs to jiggle the power cable to get it to work, then the problem is most likely with a loose power connector on the laptop. Unfortunately, there's no fix for that except to replace the motherboard.

User Info: kalakdrin

kalakdrin
3 years ago#6
That answers my question. Thanks!

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#7
Yes, the brick outside of the laptop is the power supply. Chances are the problem is with the plug inside the laptop, though, not the power supply or the cable between the power supply and the laptop.
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User Info: randy_123r

randy_123r
3 years ago#8
Yeah I have the same exact issue with my laptop. The only way to fix it is to fix the socket somehow. I just learn to live with it.
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User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
3 years ago#9
Sometimes you can replace just the socket and not the whole motherboard. You'd have to do some soldering though.
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