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Power supply for laptop

#1kalakdrinPosted 10/16/2013 5:26:21 AM
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?
#2ShuraYukihimePosted 10/16/2013 5:33:14 AM
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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#3kyler45Posted 10/16/2013 5:47:01 AM
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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#4Xeno_PredatorPosted 10/16/2013 5:51:39 AM
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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#5El MagnificoPosted 10/16/2013 6:09:31 AM
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.

#6kalakdrin(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 6:11:09 AM
That answers my question. Thanks!
#7ShubPosted 10/16/2013 6:12:47 AM
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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#8randy_123rPosted 10/16/2013 6:38:23 AM
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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#92Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/16/2013 6:41:04 AM
Sometimes you can replace just the socket and not the whole motherboard. You'd have to do some soldering though.
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