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Alienware won't recognize my ac adapter, unless I place the cord a specific way it will not read that my computer is plugged i

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November 18, 2013 8:11:48 PM

well obviously you have a problem with the wire or plug.... why even come to a forum... most of the time these issues are on the cable side .. where the wires are soldered to the plug... you know under the flexy thing... that people flex too damn much and then run into this problem.
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November 19, 2013 3:55:12 AM

yanis31 said:
well obviously you have a problem with the wire or plug.... why even come to a forum... most of the time these issues are on the cable side .. where the wires are soldered to the plug... you know under the flexy thing... that people flex too damn much and then run into this problem.





You're referring to the wire inside the laptop? I've tried multiple ac adapters and unless I position my adapter a
Certain way the computer will not register that it is plugged in
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November 19, 2013 4:24:51 AM

Sounds like the jack on the Laptop is borked. Those can be replaced but it doesn't look like its anything you should try. You'll need to contact the manufacturer.
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November 19, 2013 4:31:29 PM

yep .. get it to a technician - it will be a small and simple fix for anyone with some soldering skills,
don't try to fiddle with it yourself unless you know what you are doing, and getting to a laptops motherboard can be a big hassle - i recently burned something on the mobo of one older hp laptop that used a ac adapter with same plug as a dell but with inverted polarities (how could they even come up with something so stupid)... it stopped taking the ac input completely

(aw - well i suppose you could check the connection points of your battery - see if they make good contact but this is a wild guess and most likely not the case here, since the whole laptop might be switching off if those were loose)
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