I accidentally closed my recliner on my laptop. Afterwards, every time I plug it into the charger, the light on the charger goes out. I figured it was shorted, and that sucks because I just paid $1600 for this laptop back in June. As a last ditch, I decided to open it up and risk the warranty (which doesn’t cover slamming it in your recliner anyway). It turns out that the charging port is a replaceable part that is separate from the motherboard. The part costs $48, including shipping.
For now, I am on an older laptop that I keep around as a spare.