Dell laptop: Power cable continually falling out

Jubblywubbly

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I have been a loyal Dell user for 10 years+ and always thought they were very good for the money. However, my current laptop (a Dell Vostro 1300) is driving me to distraction. The problem is that the powercable in its socket has all the grip of a knife through butter. It often easily and silently falls out, and this is a major problem as the battery does not last long and 1) I lose my work and 2) downloads have to be restarted. Overall this is a good laptop and apart from this, I would be very happy with (aside from one more issue where it crashes every time I open Internet Explorer - even after a rebuild, but luckily I am a Firefox user) this computer were it not for this. Anyone experience this, and know a workaround. Honestly, sometimes I want to throw it out the window, and Dell have lost my future custom over this (my previous Dell laptop did not have this issue).
 
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