Exact same issue with mine. I had it for over a year before I got into real gamin that put a strain on it (Rocket League and GTA5). Adapter stopped working about 6 months after that. My wife has the exact same laptop (but doesn't game heavily) and her charger worked on both our laptops but the bad power adapter would do the plugged in/unplugged thing on both laptops so I knew it was the adapter. Ordered a new one and now about 10 months later, here we are again hers still works great on both laptops). Very interested to see how you solution with a resistor less cable works out. What I am wondering is if I upgrade to a 230W brick, will that solve the issue? Thoughts?
It's 2024 and I've had this laptop since 2021 and currently on my third charger. The issue is so bad, a 4th charger is currently in the mail heading to me even though this third charger is working. The primary issue is not a bent plug, it's poor design I'll say it straight up. The connector gets hot and for a few days/weeks you can fiddle with the charger plug to get a connection but eventually it will connect so rarely you'll just buy a new charger out of frustration. My only choice is to keep buying a $80 charger per year or get a new laptop. I wish ASUS who *must* know of this problem by now, would have just fessed up to it and offered a fix.