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The charge port has four pins around the edge, and one of them has been pushed out of place, so it wont charge, unless I hold the cable is a specific position that is getting harder and harder to find.

I just spend about 2 hours trying to unscrew the case to get in and see if I could move it back into place, unfortunately a few of the screws are just stuck.

I can't get them to budge no matter how hard I try, and now the tips of my fingers hurt.

This is probably to worst time for this to happen as I need to be working on acbb but it's slightly hard as it's my laptop or my phone. :(

I'm going to talk to my mum once she finishes work tomorrow, she also works in IT so she might have a suggestion to fix it. Otherwise I guess I'll have to take it in somewhere.

I have a nosey at prices and they're about £50 for an hours work :(

Date: 2016-05-19 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rotrude.livejournal.com
Having a mum in IT is great. I think you'd better not fiddle with it yourself. £50 is quite steep though!

Date: 2016-05-20 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
I hoe she knows what to do or someone else that does.

Date: 2016-05-19 11:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mk_malfoy
Hopefully your mother will have a good and inexpensive solution.

Date: 2016-05-20 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
I hope so too

Date: 2016-05-20 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
Fingers crossed that your mom can either fix it or knows someone who can.

Date: 2016-05-20 09:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
Thanks

Date: 2016-05-20 07:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] momotastic.livejournal.com
This is really annoying D: Have you compared prices for fixing it vs. buying a new cord? Or is the defect inside the laptop? Sorry, I'm a bit unclear on whether it's the actual laptop or the power cord that's broken.

Date: 2016-05-20 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
It's the actual laptop unfortunately. There are four pins inside the charging port that all need to contact the charger, but one has been moved out place.

Date: 2016-05-20 09:50 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] momotastic.livejournal.com
Ugh, that is a real problem. D: I hope you can find a way to have it fixed.

Date: 2016-05-20 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachelautumn.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear it.

It's so annoying when it's just one little thing like a prong or whatever. You want that 50£ to go to something mysterious and not something you feel like you could do yourself with the right tweasers!

I hope your computer feels better soon!

Date: 2016-05-24 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
I took it in for repairs, but now have to wait a week to get it back :(

Date: 2016-05-20 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elirwen.livejournal.com
I had a similar problem with charging my phone. I took it to a repair center and they just replaced the micro usb port and it works again. It cost about £20 here in Czech Republic (but everything is "cheaper" here because our wages are smaller than UK wages).

Date: 2016-05-24 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
At least they managed to fix it. I've had my laptop sent off to be repaired.

Date: 2016-05-24 11:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elirwen.livejournal.com
yeah, they did the same with my laptop when my charger wasn't working. There was nothing wrong with the laptop itself, only the charger was broken. Still they needed me to send everything. I guess they handle mobile phone repairs and laptop repairs differently.

Hope you'll get your laptop back soon. :)

Date: 2016-05-20 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lfb72.livejournal.com
I hope you get it sorted, but be careful I tried to fix a loose key on my laptop by bending the mental fixings and they snapped! Said key is now held on with selatape

Hope all goes well with ACBB

Date: 2016-05-24 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
Oh no!

I took mine in for repairs in the end, but they'll have it for up to a week :(

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