I am having huge problems with my laptop charger - the connection has gotten very loose, but I am not sure if the problem is with the cord or the laptop pin that the cord connects with. I need to jiggle the charging cord around to find a spot where the laptop will charge (these spots have become increasingly difficult to find) and I seem to have to hold my hand there if there is to be any chance that it will continue charging...
If I move my hand away, the charging stops and whereas over the last few weeks I could at least run off AC power and not have it charging, the chances are much more likely now that a strange noise emits, and the laptop completely shorts out and dies, even when the battery is not low.
even worse: now, as of very recently, when I insert the charger into my laptop whenn the laptop is on, it seems to always short it out and cause it to instantly turn off.
As such, the only way I can get the laptop to charge now is by having it off, insert the charger (which is the original Compaq charger), jiggle it around to find the right spot, and then hold my hand at that exact point to hold it in that position.
Any advice greatly appreciated!