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Trouble With Power/Charging Cord and/or Port


I have a laptop notebook.  Actually it is my second one.  I had to stop using the first one because I could not plug in the power cord.  Other than this problem with the cord, I like the computer.  That's why I bought the same one again.  However now, it looks as if I am going to have the very same problem with the new one.  I have stopped trying to charge the battery (I removed it) all together and now only use it while plugged in but sometimes it is still difficult to make the connection and I know that one day, I won't be able to get it connected at all.  Any suggestions?  Has anyone else had this problem?  I don't know if the problem is the cord connection or the port connection.

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Trouble With Power/Charging Cord and/or Port

Hi! @AnnT873


Are you using an HP genuine adapter?


Please share the product number of the PC to assist you better.


It sounds like a mechanical failure. However, try the steps recommended below and check if it helps.


Try updating the BIOS and chipset drivers on the PC to the latest version using HP support assistant.


Refer this article to know more information about using the HP support assistant. Click Here


Try the steps recommended below.


On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X at the same time to open the quick-access menu.

Click Device Manager.

In Batteries section, right-click on your battery driver, commonly it’s Microsoft  ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. Then click Uninstall device.

Restart the PC the drivers would automatically install again.


Run Power Troubleshooter.

On Cortana, enter  Troubleshooter then select Troubleshooting.
Click Improve power usage to open the window, then click Next. 
This should run the troubleshooter, and can fix any detected issues. You may try restarting your computer and charge your battery again.


Also, Try performing a hard reset on your laptop and check if it helps.

  1. Turn off the computer.

  2. Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station.

  3. Disconnect all external connected peripheral devices such as USB storage devices, external displays, and printers.

  4. Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.

  5. Remove the battery from the battery compartment.

  6. With the battery and power cord unplugged, press and hold the Power button for about 15 seconds to drain any residual electrical charge from the capacitors.

  7. Insert the battery and plug the AC adapter back into the laptop, but do not connect any of the peripheral devices.

  8. Press the Power button to turn on the computer.

    The computer starts normally or a startup menu opens.


    If your computer does not start after pressing the Power button, then a power reset did not resolve the startup issue. SeeAdditional resources for further troubleshooting steps.

  9. If a startup menu opens, use the arrow keys to select Start Windows Normally, and then press the Enter key.

Lastly, try running an AC adapter and battery test from the F2 system diagnostics page under the component test.


Refer this article to know more information about running system diagnostics on your PC. Click Here


Let me know how it goes!

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