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Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK!
    #3986148 - 03/29/05 06:37 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Does this ever happen to anyone else? After a while with a new laptop this always seems to happen and ive had a few. Fuck! It won't stop, soon it won't work at all! What Im referring to is the adapter that charges the battery over a period of time slowly working less and less in that you have to eventually keep plugging it back in and moving it different ways to get it to work. eventually it doesnt work at all no matter what way you put it in there. i'll have it going at a 33 degree angle tied around my rist and duck tape all over at some point just to get the damn thing to charge for 1 minute. Ya know what im saying?

Well, it's happening again and I can't take it anymore and it will shortly need a new one. Fucking cpus, they never fail to have something wrong with them!!!


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: Locus]
    #3988991 - 03/30/05 05:45 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

yeah the plugs always suck, ive never had good luck with them


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: tak]
    #3989035 - 03/30/05 06:52 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The problem you describe sounds as if the connector isn't make good elctrical connections between the AC adapter and the computer. This can be caused by a few different things. Make sure the male part of the plug is clean... give it a quick wipe with some rubbing alcohol (while unplugged). The second problem might be the spring inside the female part of the plug. If you were to look at the plus sideways, it would look something like:

+--------------
|
|
+=========== <---- plug goes in here
| __________
|/
+--------------


The "=====" is a rod in the center that slides into the center of the male part of the plug. The spring is a little flap of conducting metal that will push against the outside of the male part of the plug. Often the spring gets very dirty or weak over time. (!!! Pull the battery first !!!) You can use a small hook, bent paperclip, etc to reach in and pull the spring up. You don't want it to touch the center part, but to be pretty close. If there is gunk on the spring, do what you can to clean it off. (I use a small fingernail file that I have shaped to fit into the hole properly... a few quick swipes across the spring is all it takes. For really bad cases you can use solvents, but I would avoid them if possible.) Be careful, you don't wanna ruin a working computer.


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: Seuss]
    #3989876 - 03/30/05 01:31 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

thanks a lot Seuss, I wil definitely try this out. i am a little confused as to what parts you're talking about. but if i have any trouble i'll post again and go from there. alright, thanks bro.


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: Seuss]
    #3991485 - 03/30/05 06:56 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

funny, i would just replace the plug. it really would have never occured to me to try an repair the existing one. if it's anything like most of the newer jacks i run across, it is completely sealed and virtually unserviceable. OTOH, if it's failing after such relatively little use it may be one of the more "open" variety.


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: debianlinux]
    #3992035 - 03/30/05 09:09 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

they are expensive


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: tak]
    #3993781 - 03/31/05 06:29 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

> funny, i would just replace the plug

It isn't the plug from the wall, but the hole in the computer that is usually messed up...


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: Seuss]
    #3994014 - 03/31/05 09:51 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i understood perfectly. granted i used the wrong terminology. I was referring to the jack, altho, I would certainly explore the possibility of replacing the plug end with a more fitting one.

the jack would not necesarily have to be replaced with an exact match as long as it's dimensions kept it installable. IME, most power jacks are soldered directly to the board at a maximum of 6 points. jumper wire can be used to fit an alien jack.


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Re: Laptop CPU Adapters---- FUCK! [Re: debianlinux]
    #4019373 - 04/05/05 11:51 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

battery controllers are very fragile..

Is it a Compaq by chance, they are notorious for this..

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