Laptop Not Charging

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by carlbcfc, Feb 22, 2010.

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  1. To get it to charge, you have to press the charging piece in. Where would the fault be, the charger end, or the laptop connection?
  2. Do we have to answer quickly before your battery runs out?
  3. :clap:
  4. What make?, Toshiba are well known for the jack (in the computer) to come loose from the motherboard.
  5. so you need to put the battery in first , before it'll charge ? ...huh , have I been wah'd ?
  6. Ha Ha good one...cnut! :D

    It is a Samsung R510. She said it fell off the sofa yesterday, but was fine after (maybe till the battery ran out?) so could of came lose inside?

    Is it generally the inside, or the charger? What is the piece inside called?
  7. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    where the cable is plugged into the laptop you mean? if the laptop itself was dropped, sounds like the connection internal to the case. is it in warranty? (and dont forget, anything sold in the EU now is covered under a 2 year guarantee). if it is, return it to the seller and claim ignorance.
  8. Had a similar problem a few days ago, further investigation then revealed that the cat had chewed through the cable the little soon to be dead feline bas*ard....
  9. FFS wheres yer drills lad???? Charger charging, charger STOPS! Check plug, check cable........ get on with it and report back.

  10. Did you read the OP? It is the connection where the problem lies. what I am trying to find out is if it is likely to be the pink inside the laptop, or the end of the charger.

    Regarding the cats, her cat had a nibble at a cable the other week, untill that cable gave it a slap. Shite scared of cables now.
  11. Try a 252 :lol:
  12. Sigh. Back to the drills me old mate. Check if power is being delivered consistently at the plug from the power supply (you can do this with a 24 volt bulb and a couple of bits of wire, or a small multimeter from Maplins for about 5 quid or less). The voltage to your laptop from its power supply will be between 16 and 18 volts.

    If the power at the plug is consistent even if you twist the wires gently and move the plug about, the problem is likely to be with the socket inside your laptop and probably the soldered joints which take the power from the socket into the computer.

    Nanu Nanu!