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Do i need a new power cord for my laptop?
\015 I have a hp pavilion zd7000 laptop and it is very difficult to get any power from the power cord. the light on the power adapter is always on so i know it is at least getting power to that point all of the time. however, in order to get the power to the laptop i have to put a lot of side pressure on the cord where it plugs into the laptop. do you think that buying a new power cord would fix the problem? the laptop is virtually useless in its current state. any help would be greatly appreciated.\015
It sounds like the wire is broken at the plug and when u bend it ...it makes contact....you should be able to find another power supply on ebay or craiglist
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