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Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:38 PM
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Power supply/Power Adapter

Hi, I bought an Acer laptop (Aspire5050/3050) almost a year ago, and just lately it wouldn't connect to the AC adapter. I figured it was the cord so I cut it open and retaped the wires (I know I shouldn't of.. but I did.) Then I pluged it back in and it seemed to work if I held the cord in the correct spot.
So I went out to find out how much a new cord would be and thats $130 and thats about 1/4 the price of the computer.
Anyways, my question is.. if its not my cord how much would a new or a repair on the computer power thingy be?
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:44 AM
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If you plug the charger in and have to hold it, maybe at an angle and it works then the AC /DC plug on the motherboard is the problem, not the cord. This is a problem with many laptops. The AC/DC connector can be replaced, under $10 bucks if you can solder and take the lappy apart. A little more if you have to send out.

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