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Dropped laptop won't recognize that it is plugged in.

TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
My laptop fell onto carpet from about 2 feet, and now the battery drains though it is plugged in.

Is this something I should try to fix myself? Anyone have similar experiences? What should I be looking for?

Thanks.

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If it's still under warranty, call it in for repair. If it's not, it may be something you can fix yourself, but most of the time, those connections are hard to get at (you have to take a lot of components out to get to it), and even then, you may need a soldering iron to fix it.

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    ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Sounds like the solder joints connecting the power-jack to the motherboard are broken loose. You can try to re-solder it but if you fuck up it'll never work again. Warranty is your best bet. This problem is exactly why after my old laptop died I didn't buy another until I saw the mag-safe plugs on the new MacBooks.

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    TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Thanks for the info. Just FYI, a Toshiba Satellite is like trying to compute on a slab of fine china.

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