Having problems with your HP 510 Notebook ?

When you plug in the ac the power is intermittent and then will go into hibernation. With a full charge the battery will last about 30 min. If you unplug the battery the ac will work for a short time then repeat the no ac icon and kill the battery life.


Answers :

Sounds like you have a loose DC jack or a faulty AC adapter. Try testing the adapter with a multimeter (or have a someone do it for you) to see if it's output is consistent. If you wiggle the ac adapter plug slightly when it is plugged into the jack on the notebook and this causes the power to go on-and-off (you should be able to tell by a power/charge led on the notebook) it is likely the DC jack if the AC adapter tests ok.

Prices to replace the jack vary. My shop does it for $65 labor + $15 for the jack on most non-apple notebooks.

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