This computer had the power jack totally ripped off and basically rattling around inside. Anyone familiar with this type of jack knows that to do that takes some effort. I'm not sure if even dropping the laptop to dangle by the power cord could it.
With the jack replaced, everything seems to work except that the battery won't charge, both based on the charge percent not changing on the software charge meter and that it dies immediately trying to boot or run with only the battery as the power source. The system knows when the battery is installed and says it's charging but the percent doesn't change. Originally, the battery read 7 percent; now after a couple weeks of being idle, it is 0 percent.
I do not know the history of this computer. Can this be anything other than a problem on the mainboard? I'm assuming the battery itself is good but have no means of testing it. I was quite careful when replacing the power jack but it's possible there is a soldering problem, or even that some itty bitty SMT part popped off when the power jack broke off and is lost. It's such a pain to get the entire thing apart that I'm not inclined to do so unless there is a good chance it's something obvious.
Any thoughts appreciated.
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