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laptop power cord is not powering laptop or charging battery

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I have a power apapter that is not powering my laptop or charging the battery. A light on the laptop indicates the plug is connected, but charging light is not on. Any suggestions? I noticed ebay is selling a power connector (female part thats part of the laptop). Would this piece help? laptop: HP TC1100

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Edited by roach779, 08 September 2008 - 04:42 PM.

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Have you tried using a multimeter to see if you have voltage in the plug-in fitting on the power adapter? There are only 2 wires going to the laptop. Testing with probes should tell you if you have power to the plug.

The female receptor is usually soldered to the laptop motherboard, so fixing this would involve taking the laptop completely apart. Not something i would try to do. It would be easier and better to let a professional repair person do this.

If it is a problem with the internal connector in the laptop it would probably be easier to buy another laptop and sell the old one in parts on Ebay. I know finding a similar comp is kinda hard but is possible. If your's is the 1 gig early model, its value is not high enough to pay to repair it.

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