posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 09:42 PM
I have seen this n more than one occasion and had to fix it for my sister very recently. On the back of the input for the AC jack there is a very
VERY frail connection that is soldered to the mother board. This connectin breaks off all the time if one is not careful with the plug.
Chances are when your cat stepped on the cord, the animal didnt step on it in such a way that the jack was pulled sraight out, but rather at a
downward angle, and most likely broke this connection. If you are slighly mechanically inclined, its not a hard fix.
Disasseble the machine, and solder a small bead connecting the ac adapter back to the mther board, but be careful not to create a new ground. What
model machine is it? You can also buy a new input jack for simply a few bucks on ebay, but that fix is a little bit more involved, ie using some
solder wick to draw out the old connection.
Hope this helps.
edit....ignore what I said as I misread your post....but I'm not deleting it as it might be helpdul to others who have a battery that will not charge
when plugged in and there is no transfer f power to the machine from the ac cord.
edit on 23-8-2011 by youdidntseeme because: i'm an