Having problems with your Dell Latitude D600 Notebook ?

After having a power jack installed, my battery wont charge

\015 Everything worked as it should before i dropped my laptop and broke the internal jack. I took it to a pc repair shop and upon return, my computer will not work without being plugged in to the power adapter.\015

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Having done many of these repairs myself, I agree with Bob and can say with confidence that the repair was not done correctly. Return it and either get your money back or request that it be repaired the right way this time.
It is quite likely that the charging circuit, or contacts leading to it were damaged by the drop. Mainboards are multi-layered and often have very fine, thin delicate metal contacts sandwiched between the layers. If the solder job on the jack was done properly (and it probably was, because your laptop actually runs) consider yourself lucky the technician was able to save it at all.....seriously. This kind of damage usually means you need a new mainboard ($250 minimum) plus one hours' labour to swap it. It sucks that you need to be near a power outlet now, but the laptop is still functional :)
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