Is my cord bad or connector inside of pc bad?

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq60-410...
October 19, 2010 at 17:42:11
Specs: Windows XP
I have a hp presario cq60 and the cord seemed to be shorting out. If I wiggled the cord near the connector the lights showing its charging would come on and off. Then it just wouldnt work at all. Is there a way to tell if its the cord or if its the connector inside my laptop?

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October 19, 2010 at 18:27:59
That's almost always due to the cord. The end of the cord where the plug is soldered tends to get the most back-and-forth play that weakens the individual strands. Plus, I believe they use a heat treatment to seal it there and it wouldn't suprise me if that weakens it also.

You can connect a DC voltmeter to the +/- parts of the plug and see if you get anything.

The only other thing would be if the contacts in the jack in the laptop were flared out and weren't making a good connection.

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