For the past few months the cord was getting more and more touchy and the
slightest movement of the laptop would cause it to come loose and stop
supplying power. Yesterday, it finally gave out. Wlofie said that he would be happy to
help fix the cord, so we went to Radio Shack to pick up a new tip for
the cord, as well as some shrink tubing and glue sticks.
We had the old end with us in the store and I picked what appeared to the
correct power tip to use, but when we got home, the tip turned out to be too
small to use. To today, I went back to Radio Shack, taking both the
non-fitting tip and my laptop so I could try various tips to see which one
Upon returning home with a tip that fits, Wlofie then spent the next half
our or so soldering the new tip, and using the shrink tube and glue stick to
make sure the new end would remain solid. The resulting job, I think, was
quite well done; Wlofie, however, feels as if he could have done a much
Now to get with my source of ThinkPad parts and see if I can't get a
replacement power cord.
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