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I have a dual 3 pin plug socket which one of them is not working now. Previously, all I had to do was to kind of palm-slap onto the plug of my laptop a couple of times to get it working and sometimes would hear some small electrifying noises but as the time goes, the method gradually became useless.

What should I do now? Should I go get another dual 3 pin plug socket faceplate or there could be something else wrong with the whole electrical wiring system?

Thanks!

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the "electric noises" is very likely arcing.

If the other one works normally then the fix is to replace the entire outlet (the face plate is just a cosmetic cover).

  • UK sockets don't normally have separate face-plates (unlike American ones) – Peter Green Sep 19 '18 at 23:52

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