Power cord not plugging in - MSI GT73VR

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  1. surfacebookuser

    surfacebookuser Newbie

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    Hey all, I got a second-hand GT73Vr that was working fine up until late but had always had a loose DC jack. This week, the plug simply won't grip the DC jack at all unless I hold it at exactly the right position, and even then, if I so much as breathe in its direction, the cord falls out. I'm worried this might cause stability issues with the laptop.

    Is there a non-invasive approach that I can do to fix the issue? I saw some tutorials online about how to replace the DC jack but they all require that I completely tear apart the laptop. Is there a way I can perhaps bend the pins in the jack so that they better fit the charger?
     
  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  3. exmeaguy

    exmeaguy Notebook Geek

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    Somewhere I saw where a guy glued velcro around the socket and plug and that kept the plug from falling off.
     
  4. zipperi

    zipperi Notebook Evangelist

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    I have used tape around a loose network cable. But as the power cable has metal shield I'd try a slight bending on it. Or taping just a part of it.
     
  5. Support.3@XOTIC PC

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    I've heard of a few different rigs to prevent this, but the only one that doesn't involve modifying the case itself is the velcro tape method @exmeaguy mentioned.
     
  6. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    It depends on the damage on the DC jack, in certain situation the DC jack can be repaired but in certain situation a motherboard may needs to be replaced. It's best to contact MSI service & support directly to see what they can do to get it resolved for you. The DC jack may incur repair cost to you if it's badly damaged even when the system is under warranty. Sometimes, MSI covers this repair free of charge as courtesy.
     
  7. faiz7957

    faiz7957 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry to bump an oldish thread just wanted to share how i fixed my loose power dc jack after searching many threads including this one with no luck.I have an msi gt73vr 6rf owned by me for over 2 years at least. Over time i noticed the jack or power cord just started getting loose to the point were even slight movement to my laptop and the cord would fall out so bloody annoying.I never tried the velcro method as i could not find any further info on it.I did however try to wrap some tape around the plug but i found after a short while it just scrunched up into a mess. This is by no means a professional fix attempt at your own risk.I can honestly say it has worked so much better than my expectations and im glad i did not have to open my laptop in pieces.I learnt a lot from this forum so i just wanted to share something back.

    What you will need:
    1.Small flat head screwdriver
    2.Scissors capable of cutting a small thin metal sheet
    3. Pliers
    4.Sheet of metal ( i used the metal sheet surrounding an AA size battery it was a perfect thickness and easy to cut and just about the right flexibility.
    Please view picture of Things you need.

    Steps
    1. Gently pry open the two metal clamps from around the end of the charger cable and then again from around the rest of the metal shield. Same as Image 1
    2. Cut the metal sheet to a size that will slide in between the metal surround of the plug and the black plastic Be sure not to make it too long as you do not want to cover the cutout in the plastic.
    To shape it i bent it around the end of plug to give it some curve. same as Image 2
    3. Slide the curved piece of metal between the metal surround of the plug and the black plastic . Remember not to block the plastic cutout as this works as a key to allow you to plug the charger into the jack. same as image 3
    4. Finally using pliers you can squeeze the metal surround around the plug nice and snug be sure to tuck in the metal clamps on either side of the cutout. same as image 4

    Results

    The extra thickness added to the end of the plug is perfect! My cord no longer falls out! it is infact a very snug fit! i am able to gently drag my laptop across the bed just by the cord!!!
    :) Things you need.jpg image 1.jpg Things you need.jpg image 1.jpg Image 2.jpg Image 3.jpg
     

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  8. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Wow, nicely done.
     
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  9. faiz7957

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    Thanks im really happy with how well its worked
     
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