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Wiggling Acer Aspire One power jack normal?

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    Hi all!
    I just accedentaly pulled on my Netbook charger....It still works but the power jack is a little bit wiggling - NOW i dont know if it was doing that before......Still charging like a cham.

    Is a wiggling power jack normal for acer aspire one netbooks?
    Thanks ahead! :toast:
     
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    umm, is that bad or just little loose. athough its still work you need to check further coz on netbook/laptop all connected to motherboard directly, although now works fine you wont know next
     
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    First of all....Thanks for the reply! :)
    I researched a little and found out following:
    Most modern laptops dont seem to have the power jack solder directly onto the main board.
    They are sitting in a little "SLOT" where they are connected to the motherboard NOT BY SOLDER, BUT BY WIRES!
    Here a pic of a Power Jack after googling for "Acer Aspire Once Power Jack"

    [​IMG]

    Why would someone solder a jack onto the board, if it is already connected over the cable!?

    I just want to know, if other Aspire One owners experience the wiggeling of their charger, when its plugged in. :toast:
     
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    I own an AAO and i can say that it does not wiggle freely, only when i exert a little force on it.
     
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    Does yours moove a little (maybee 1/4") into all directions , if you push it that way?
    Mine doesnt wiggle either freely.
    But i can easily make if moove into 1 direction, if i push it.
    Its like the power jack is not soldered onto the MB.
    BTW: What modell do you own?
     
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    i would say less than 1/4" but it does still move, but only when i push at it. i own a ZG5, added extra RAM, bigger HDD and a touchscreen to it.
     
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    The ZG5 has its Power Jack soldered on the motherboard - so it shouldnt wiggle AT ALL... :wtf:

    You may wanna check that out.
     
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    well it's not like i'm aiming to wiggle it. i leave it alone for 99% of the time, that 1% was to check it for you. so you're welcome.
     
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    Jyst tryin to help...and get help! :)
    Thank you for checking! :toast:
     

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