Here is my issue. The batter for my laptop is dead, so the only way I can use th e computer is if it is plugged in. Now the problem is that when I plug the charger into the back of my computer sometimes I get the plug symbol in my tool tray saying that its plugged in, and then out of nowhere that plug will turn into a batter which means its not plugged in (even though it still is). My batter is dead as I mentioned already so when this happens my computer takes all of 1 minute to just shut off. Right now I have the TV remote control under the charger wire where it enters the laptop and its allowing my computer to keep getting power. If i move and the controller falls out of place, im screwed.
Basically my question is what does it seem like needs to be replaced? Is the port that im placing the power cord into? Maybe something in there is loose? Is this an expensive repair? Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Any help would be greatly appreciated as my current situation is driving me nuts.