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Original post by: Paul ,

Title:

Power cable has connection problems

Text:

My Dell power cable started to randomly fail to supply power to the laptop.  I suspected it was around the point of connection to the laptop because I could jiggle it around a bit and power would be restored.

It got so bad that I replaced the power cable with a cheap Chinese part from Amazon.  This worked well for about 3 months and now has exactly the same problem.

Naively I would like to think I just need to make the fit better so it stays connected, but I'm not sure how I would do that.

Can someone advise a repair or a method to confirm the diagnosis of faulty connection and nothing more serious?

Thanks,

Paul

Device:

Dell Latitude D520

Status:

open