Having problems with your Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook ?

My power cord works on my inspiron b130 but the connector may be loose. i have to jiggle the cord to get power to the computer


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This is usually a sign of a bad dc jack. Unfortunately the only way to fix this issue is to take the motherboard out of the system remove the original solder and jack and re solder a replacement. this is not something you would want to try if you are new to soldering as it is a pretty high risk procedure. Most tech shops can offer this repair for you at anywhere from $80-$200. I would contact my local shops and let them know that you need a dc jack replacement and get some estimates. You'll also want to know about what kind of warranty they offer with the repair.

in the future the best way to avoid this issue is to make certain that the ac adapter is unplugged before any movement takes place with the laptop. You'll also want to make sure that no stress is on the cable causing it to bend at an awkward angle and that it isn't in a high traffic area that could be tripped over.

hope this helps.
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