missing piece from dell inspiron 5150 power jack

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We have an Inspiron 5150 laptop that won't recharge. I think the power
jack (the power port on the back of the laptop) used to have a silver-
colored ring attached to it, and that is now gone. Now the plug of the
AC adapter doesn't seem to fit far enough into the socket of the power
jack to make contact. The recharging light on the front of the laptop
doesn't go on. The black socket looks just like the socket on the
replacement power jacks I've found online:

Does anyone know where we can get the missing ring? It doesn't look
like a replacement power jack comes with it. Alternatively, is there a
piece we can get for the power adapter plug, so that it will make
contact with the power jack? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.


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