The newest Dell we have has the small diameter power jack. The plug will not stay in it.
Of course, I don't know if something's wrong with the plug or the jack, or both.
I am suspicious of these small jacks. Same with mini-USBs on Kindles. Seems they are prone to damage.
Bye-the-bye, I have an iffy regular-size USB jack on my Dell laptop.
Earlier days, I don't remember such problems.
Does anyone know if manufacture or assembly standards have gone down, for a fact? Are these jack problems common?
As far as repair, I have a couple of questions. A YouTube vid assures me I can swap out the power jack myself.
#1 Is there some way I can discern if the jack or the plug is at fault? I can see the plug is beat-up. (This would require a whole nother power supply, thanks very much!)
#2 can I swap in the large-size jack and get a power supply to match; and per above, would this end the problem?