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Toshiba laptop not charging, AC jack replaced

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January 29, 2013 3:17:54 AM

Hello, I have a toshiba satellite a215 running windows vista home premium. It was working just fine until somebody tripped over the power cord, causing it to be loose and not charge. I put some research into it and found that the problem was probably the DC jack. I ordered the specific one for my computer off amazon. Once it came, I opened up the laptop, took out the old part and replaced it with the new one. After putting the laptop back together, it still doesn't charge. Any ideas?

Edit: I meant DC jack
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January 29, 2013 9:27:29 AM

The AC adapter cable may have a break in the wiring or at the pin-connector that plugs in to the laptop.

Also check the fuse in the mains plug at the other end.
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January 29, 2013 2:29:12 PM

I've had to replace the jack in my toshiba a couple of times ow. It can be really finicky and your soldering must be exquisite Does it start charging if you add a little pressure to the cord in a given direction for a couple seconds?
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January 29, 2013 3:48:38 PM

slappy_d0 said:
I've had to replace the jack in my toshiba a couple of times ow. It can be really finicky and your soldering must be exquisite Does it start charging if you add a little pressure to the cord in a given direction for a couple seconds?

I didn't have to solder it on, it has a 4 pin plug instead. Here is a picture http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XMOS22/ref=oh_deta...
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January 29, 2013 4:03:09 PM

bleucheese said:
I didn't have to solder it on, it has a 4 pin plug instead. Here is a picture http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XMOS22/ref=oh_deta...


Oops, my bad. I thought our machines were similar enough, but it looks like they finally solved the issue I had by making it so you can't wiggle the pins when you trip on the cord. Sounds like a faulty replacement unless the socket frame has a chassis ground point on it... Double check your cord socket.
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