Solved Laptop charger not charging, I'm on my third one

March 14, 2014 at 12:39:26
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm on my third charger and it has stopped charging, is something causing this or am I just unlucky?

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March 14, 2014 at 12:58:08
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What is wrong with your latest AC adapter (charger)? Not working at all, or not charging the battery?

Are you buying generic chargers or one that was made specifically for your laptop?

Are you leaving them connected to the laptop and the AC continuously?

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March 14, 2014 at 14:07:48
Your 'charger' is really a power supply, there are two other components that might be causing the problem, one more likely than the other.
First, the charging jack on the machine sometimes goes bad, sometimes it is rough handling, sometimes it simply looses contact or has intermittent contact due to loss of tension in the spring like components of it.
Second is less likely, but the charging circuit is actually within the laptop/machine and it could have gone bad.
Then od course, if you are purchasing cheap rejects shipped from China or sold from China to a local source, they probably are not up to mfg's standards and could be bad or failing months after beginning to use them.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 14, 2014 at 14:31:48
I've borrowed my sons charger and it works with that so I'm guessing its the ones I've bought, even though I got the recommended and more expensive Delta one, can you recommend a better one?

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March 14, 2014 at 14:37:36
You need to post the exact model of your laptop first.

You didn't answer the questions above.

message edited by OtheHill

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March 14, 2014 at 14:51:09
You also need to ensure that the diameter of the central part of the mini-plug is the correct size/diameter too... Some of them may be a wee larger/smaller (in some cases noticeably so) and that may not allow a steady/secure/snug fit into the laptop socket and onto its central pin. That too can give the symptoms of not charging...

Any charger/adapter you look at ensure it does say it's compatible with your laptop - make/model yet to be posted (as per OtH's request?)

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