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GameJunkie
21-09-2010, 12:06 PM
replacement charger for my laptop is stuffed :(

looks as though the wire is broken coming out of the charger to the bit that connects into the laptop. you can feel that the wire/s broken.



only 3 months old as well
:badpc:

Agent_24
21-09-2010, 01:03 PM
Chop off the old plug and attach a new one?

And then stop bending the wire so much, or whatever you're doing to it, it should last a lot longer than 3 months.

GameJunkie
21-09-2010, 01:09 PM
im not trying to break it.

its always in and out of my bag several times a day when im at uni

SolMiester
21-09-2010, 01:31 PM
im not trying to break it.

its always in and out of my bag several times a day when im at uni

The battery should last you a couple of hours at least, dont use the charger so much!

GameJunkie
21-09-2010, 01:33 PM
it does, but often i have gaps of 1,2, 3 hours even between lectures/tutorials

Agent_24
21-09-2010, 01:56 PM
Just treat it more carefully I guess is all you can do.

But they are usually easy to fix. If the plug is broken, cut it off and solder on a new one.

If the wire is broken at the charger end, open the charger (this is where hopefully your charger has screws to open it with) and cut the damaged wire off, and resolder to the PCB.

Keep doing this until you run out of wire, then buy some more wire. Desolder your old plug from the old wire, solder it to the new wire, and solder the new cord to the charger again.

Repeat Ad nauseam.

forums12345
21-09-2010, 02:08 PM
im sorry

johcar
21-09-2010, 02:14 PM
Just treat it more carefully I guess is all you can do.

But they are usually easy to fix. If the plug is broken, cut it off and solder on a new one.

If the wire is broken at the charger end, open the charger (this is where hopefully your charger has screws to open it with) and cut the damaged wire off, and resolder to the PCB.

Keep doing this until you run out of wire, then buy some more wire. Desolder your old plug from the old wire, solder it to the new wire, and solder the new cord to the charger again.

Repeat Ad nauseam.

I've got a shovel like that - had it 30 years.

It's had 6 new handles and 4 new heads... :)

Agent_24
21-09-2010, 02:16 PM
I've got a shovel like that - had it 30 years.

It's had 6 new handles and 4 new heads... :)

But you're not replacing the entire charger, just the cord and plug.

GameJunkie
21-09-2010, 02:36 PM
its the part that is permanently attached to the charger itself that is broken, not the plug with the 3 prongs on it

Agent_24
21-09-2010, 03:05 PM
Yes, that's why depending on the problem, you have to open the charger to fix it. Or, cut off the original plug and replace it.

sam m
21-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Had same problem. Thought it was great trademe bargain :( - until it broke.