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Chargetard
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Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Ok glp, maybe one of you can help me out. I have a laptop I bought from best buy with a warranty. It was having fan issues and overheating then my dear husband dropped it off the sofa. If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it.

My main issue here is that I had some recent pictures that weren't backed up and I would love to recover them before I take the comp in, I just know they will replace it over repairing it. Money is tight right now an I can't pay that much to get my data off.

I know it's not a conspiracy, but I'm hoping you all can find it in your hearts to help me out :)

Anyone know how to charge this bad boy up without a charging port?? Any ideas??
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12/05/2012 01:32 AM

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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Ok glp, maybe one of you can help me out. I have a laptop I bought from best buy with a warranty. It was having fan issues and overheating then my dear husband dropped it off the sofa. If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it.

My main issue here is that I had some recent pictures that weren't backed up and I would love to recover them before I take the comp in, I just know they will replace it over repairing it. Money is tight right now an I can't pay that much to get my data off.

I know it's not a conspiracy, but I'm hoping you all can find it in your hearts to help me out :)

Anyone know how to charge this bad boy up without a charging port?? Any ideas??
 Quoting: Chargetard 28641038


Make and model of laptop?
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12/05/2012 01:33 AM
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that really doesn't sound like an issue that would cause you to lose any data, you should just take it in so you don't mess up your warranty and maybe they'll replace the charger part too
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12/05/2012 01:41 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Ok glp, maybe one of you can help me out. I have a laptop I bought from best buy with a warranty. It was having fan issues and overheating then my dear husband dropped it off the sofa. If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it.

My main issue here is that I had some recent pictures that weren't backed up and I would love to recover them before I take the comp in, I just know they will replace it over repairing it. Money is tight right now an I can't pay that much to get my data off.

I know it's not a conspiracy, but I'm hoping you all can find it in your hearts to help me out :)

Anyone know how to charge this bad boy up without a charging port?? Any ideas??
 Quoting: Chargetard 28641038


Make and model of laptop?
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ugh, please excuse my ignorance lol. I'm not sure what type it is, but it IS a toshiba. Bought it about 3 years ago. It isn't anything fancy.
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12/05/2012 01:43 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Tell Best Buy you have data on it you need to recover and Geek Squad will take care of you.
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Buy a free standing battery charger, when purchasing you must be specific with your model number. Then back up your data.

Last Edited by M*walk on 12/05/2012 01:46 AM
Eu não me importo se isso machuca,
Eu quero ter o controle,
Eu quero um corpo perfeito,
Eu quero uma alma perfeita.
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12/05/2012 01:44 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
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12/05/2012 01:45 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
that really doesn't sound like an issue that would cause you to lose any data, you should just take it in so you don't mess up your warranty and maybe they'll replace the charger part too
 Quoting: scorpio66


I'm hoping it isn't, but with the fans and the overheating before this happened... I'm not sure. They told me if it was more to fix then replace they would replace it. The screen was even turning off by itself sometimes, only to return with windows alerting me it had recover the an issues with the display drivers. I'm still covered till early next year.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


i'm sorry, the port is jacked up?
yeah if its under warranty and you got it from best buy they will take care of it. probably have to replace the case.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Tell Best Buy you have data on it you need to recover and Geek Squad will take care of you.
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That like my last option and then I would have to wait till after the holidays. They charge a pretty penny!
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Read the OP better.
Eu não me importo se isso machuca,
Eu quero ter o controle,
Eu quero um corpo perfeito,
Eu quero uma alma perfeita.
Burt Gummer

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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Ok glp, maybe one of you can help me out. I have a laptop I bought from best buy with a warranty. It was having fan issues and overheating then my dear husband dropped it off the sofa. If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it.

My main issue here is that I had some recent pictures that weren't backed up and I would love to recover them before I take the comp in, I just know they will replace it over repairing it. Money is tight right now an I can't pay that much to get my data off.

I know it's not a conspiracy, but I'm hoping you all can find it in your hearts to help me out :)

Anyone know how to charge this bad boy up without a charging port?? Any ideas??
 Quoting: Chargetard 28641038


Make and model of laptop?
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ugh, please excuse my ignorance lol. I'm not sure what type it is, but it IS a toshiba. Bought it about 3 years ago. It isn't anything fancy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28641038


The model would definitely matter since I would suggest buying this stand alone charger.

[link to www.brilliantstore.com]

Again...the model number is important to purchase the correct one.

hmm

Last Edited by Useless Cookie Eater on 12/05/2012 01:50 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
if they replace the laptop w/ the same model there is absolutely no reason they (or you) can not just put the old HD in the new laptop, especially if all the problems you are having are related to the case (screen, fans, etc)
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Buy a free standing battery charger, when purchasing you must be specific with your model number. Then back up your data.
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I'll look into that! If it's cheaper then the data recovery then that sounds like a good option. Thanks!
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12/05/2012 01:51 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Read the OP better.
 Quoting: Mwalk


from the OP "If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it."


does that not sound like the laptop fell on the charger and damaged the brick?
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Ok glp, maybe one of you can help me out. I have a laptop I bought from best buy with a warranty. It was having fan issues and overheating then my dear husband dropped it off the sofa. If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it.

My main issue here is that I had some recent pictures that weren't backed up and I would love to recover them before I take the comp in, I just know they will replace it over repairing it. Money is tight right now an I can't pay that much to get my data off.

I know it's not a conspiracy, but I'm hoping you all can find it in your hearts to help me out :)

Anyone know how to charge this bad boy up without a charging port?? Any ideas??
 Quoting: Chargetard 28641038


Make and model of laptop?
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ugh, please excuse my ignorance lol. I'm not sure what type it is, but it IS a toshiba. Bought it about 3 years ago. It isn't anything fancy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28641038


The model would definitely matter since I would suggest buying this stand alone charger.

[link to www.brilliantstore.com]


Model number is important to purchase the correct one.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ahh yes! Thank you! There are some numbers on the bottom but I wasn't sure which is which. I was planning on taking it in with me for help. Lol it's just better that way.
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12/05/2012 01:53 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Buy a free standing battery charger, when purchasing you must be specific with your model number. Then back up your data.
 Quoting: Mwalk


I'll look into that! If it's cheaper then the data recovery then that sounds like a good option. Thanks!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


Thats what Geek Squad will do, and it shouldn't cost much.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Read the OP better.
 Quoting: Mwalk


from the OP "If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it."


does that not sound like the laptop fell on the charger and damaged the brick?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


No, she damaged the psu plug, which is the female port inside the laptop.
Eu não me importo se isso machuca,
Eu quero ter o controle,
Eu quero um corpo perfeito,
Eu quero uma alma perfeita.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Read the OP better.
 Quoting: Mwalk


from the OP "If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it."


does that not sound like the laptop fell on the charger and damaged the brick?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


No, it sounds like it fell on it's pigtail and damaged the port on the back of the machine.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
Buy a free standing battery charger, when purchasing you must be specific with your model number. Then back up your data.
 Quoting: Mwalk


I'll look into that! If it's cheaper then the data recovery then that sounds like a good option. Thanks!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


Thats what Geek Squad will do, and it shouldn't cost much.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16386653


Geek squad averages about 125.00 a call, here in California.
Eu não me importo se isso machuca,
Eu quero ter o controle,
Eu quero um corpo perfeito,
Eu quero uma alma perfeita.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
It was having fan issues and overheating then my dear husband dropped it off the sofa.
 Quoting: Chargetard 28641038


Get a better husband I would never do such a retarded thing.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Read the OP better.
 Quoting: Mwalk


from the OP "If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it."


does that not sound like the laptop fell on the charger and damaged the brick?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Not sure what brink is... The little silver do-dad IN the laptop fell out with the charger. I have an extra charger, but can't fix the comp on my own or at a dif place or I void the warranty. Sorry for the lack of correct computer words lol
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Make and model of laptop?
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ugh, please excuse my ignorance lol. I'm not sure what type it is, but it IS a toshiba. Bought it about 3 years ago. It isn't anything fancy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28641038


The model would definitely matter since I would suggest buying this stand alone charger.

[link to www.brilliantstore.com]


Model number is important to purchase the correct one.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ahh yes! Thank you! There are some numbers on the bottom but I wasn't sure which is which. I was planning on taking it in with me for help. Lol it's just better that way.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


Or the numbers on the battery, specifically the battery model number.
Eu não me importo se isso machuca,
Eu quero ter o controle,
Eu quero um corpo perfeito,
Eu quero uma alma perfeita.
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12/05/2012 01:58 AM
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Read the OP better.
 Quoting: Mwalk


from the OP "If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it."


does that not sound like the laptop fell on the charger and damaged the brick?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Not sure what brink is... The little silver do-dad IN the laptop fell out with the charger. I have an extra charger, but can't fix the comp on my own or at a dif place or I void the warranty. Sorry for the lack of correct computer words lol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


Yeah, you can't do much with that. I'd recommend a third party charger but it would be foolish to spend the money on one just to replace the laptop.

I'd work with Best Buy to swap the hard drive over or to move your data (there is an app to migrate machines) - it will cost about the same as a third party charger and you'll be all set.
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Ugh, please excuse my ignorance lol. I'm not sure what type it is, but it IS a toshiba. Bought it about 3 years ago. It isn't anything fancy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28641038


The model would definitely matter since I would suggest buying this stand alone charger.

[link to www.brilliantstore.com]


Model number is important to purchase the correct one.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ahh yes! Thank you! There are some numbers on the bottom but I wasn't sure which is which. I was planning on taking it in with me for help. Lol it's just better that way.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


Or the numbers on the battery, specifically the battery model number.
 Quoting: Mwalk


She needs the laptop model number for that link....not the battery model.
Battery model / number won't tell her crap about what to buy.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
find the model number on the charger
go to pricegrabber dot com and enter that model number
OR to google and search model number and then click "shopping"
find replacement part for 10-20 dollars


OR go to best buy and spend 80-100
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Read the OP better.
 Quoting: Mwalk


from the OP "If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it."


does that not sound like the laptop fell on the charger and damaged the brick?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Not sure what brink is... The little silver do-dad IN the laptop fell out with the charger. I have an extra charger, but can't fix the comp on my own or at a dif place or I void the warranty. Sorry for the lack of correct computer words lol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


But will the warranty cover the damage you have done to it?
Eu não me importo se isso machuca,
Eu quero ter o controle,
Eu quero um corpo perfeito,
Eu quero uma alma perfeita.
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
if they replace the laptop w/ the same model there is absolutely no reason they (or you) can not just put the old HD in the new laptop, especially if all the problems you are having are related to the case (screen, fans, etc)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Well apparently once it's shipped off you have no say. You either back it up yourself or there OR you lose everything if they have to replace it. If I'm understanding them right they don't switch out hard drives. But I do have a few questions I'm going to look into tomorrow and that's something to at least ask! Thanks!
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The model would definitely matter since I would suggest buying this stand alone charger.

[link to www.brilliantstore.com]


Model number is important to purchase the correct one.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ahh yes! Thank you! There are some numbers on the bottom but I wasn't sure which is which. I was planning on taking it in with me for help. Lol it's just better that way.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


Or the numbers on the battery, specifically the battery model number.
 Quoting: Mwalk


She needs the laptop model number for that link....not the battery model.
Battery model / number won't tell her crap about what to buy.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

The battery model number is one method i used to find a stand alone battery charger, so no, you are wrong. I have already done this for myself.
Eu não me importo se isso machuca,
Eu quero ter o controle,
Eu quero um corpo perfeito,
Eu quero uma alma perfeita.
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Read the OP better.
 Quoting: Mwalk


from the OP "If fell on the charger and mangled the 'girl part' of the charging situation. Now I can't charge it."


does that not sound like the laptop fell on the charger and damaged the brick?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Not sure what brink is... The little silver do-dad IN the laptop fell out with the charger. I have an extra charger, but can't fix the comp on my own or at a dif place or I void the warranty. Sorry for the lack of correct computer words lol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


But will the warranty cover the damage you have done to it?
 Quoting: Mwalk


From what the lady on the phone told me yes. And when I got the warranty I went around and around with the guy on what is NOT covered. Which was viruses and bullets lol
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Re: Looking for ideas on how to charge broken laptop...
if they replace the laptop w/ the same model there is absolutely no reason they (or you) can not just put the old HD in the new laptop, especially if all the problems you are having are related to the case (screen, fans, etc)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1595910


Well apparently once it's shipped off you have no say. You either back it up yourself or there OR you lose everything if they have to replace it. If I'm understanding them right they don't switch out hard drives. But I do have a few questions I'm going to look into tomorrow and that's something to at least ask! Thanks!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28159328


Thats why everyone should buy apple. If your laptop breaks they move everything off the old one to the new one in the service depot because they're super nice and macs are easy.

That and time machine. Macs rock.
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Ahh yes! Thank you! There are some numbers on the bottom but I wasn't sure which is which. I was planning on taking it in with me for help. Lol it's just better that way.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28091463


Or the numbers on the battery, specifically the battery model number.
 Quoting: Mwalk


She needs the laptop model number for that link....not the battery model.
Battery model / number won't tell her crap about what to buy.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

The battery model number is one method i used to find a stand alone battery charger, so no, you are wrong. I have already done this for myself.
 Quoting: Mwalk


On that website?

Me thinks not. spank

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