posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 04:34 PM
Hello all! My laptop charger has finally stopped working. Mine has a little blue light that comes on once it is plugged into the wall, but it no
longer does nor charges. When it first started doing this, I would just unplug, plug, unplug, plug into the wall until the light came on and it worked
fine. It got worse and worse until I would spend 5+ minutes unplugging it from the wall outlet until the light came on. Now it wont anymore.
I have read a few tutorials on the net that explain about that fat little cylinder near where you plug into the laptop, cutting, soldering, etc. But
not sure if that is the actual problem for what mine is doing. I would normally just buy a new one, but for my comp (dell) it costs around 80 bucks,
and my laptop costs 300. 1/3 of the price almost as the darn computer. Is there anything I can do to fix this thing? The fact that it worked when I
screwed with it meant it died slow, and not abruptly. I know there are ebay charges for my comp for 15 bucks but reading the reviews, they got 1 star
out of 5, meaning they ither didn't work or worked for a short period of time. Anyone know what I can do to this one to maybe give it some life again?
ETA, the fatter 1 inch part that goes into the charger itself is a little wiggly and I see glue marks.
edit on 26-8-2012 by GermanShep because: add