I have a Toshiba Satellite that I would guess to be about 4-5 years old (complete guess, im absolutely terrible with dates). Just yesterday I had troubles with the power chord not properly connecting. It is acting as if it has a short. If I play with the cord, wiggle it around, spin it slowly it will eventually make "contact" and if I stay really still it will charge for a while until I move or the laptop decides that it doesnt like the current cord orientation. I know that eventually this short term fix will stop working.
This laptop stays in the living room 99% of the time and used practically daily. We have dogs who will lay down on the cord, or someone will accidentally yank on the cord while its plugged in, etc. There also seems to be a lot of slop where the cord connects. I can grab the power cord and move it around a good 1/8" in all directions, I dont remember the cord having that much movement before.
Anyways, I assume that I have some sort of loose connection on what I would assume to be the power supply, but rather than just making a few asses out of u and me I'd like to ask someone who actually knows what theyre talkin about.
Any help is appreciated.