Originally Posted by archiegoodwin
I'm no expert, but I think zuzulous's problem is different than w1ksz. My PE stopped charging over a year ago, and after some fiddling, it became apparent that the problem was in the socket, not the battery. What I discovered was that the charger plug simply wouldn't maintain a connection properly. After playing around with it I discovered that if I propped up the Edge on its side and inserted the plug vertically (this is no joke) straight down, sometimes all the way, sometimes half-way, it charged OK.
This may sound like a dying PE, but I have been using this method to charge the Edge for over one year, and so far all is well.
Yours sounds like a faulty socket - after some use these small sockets can have problems with the crimping together of their components so giving intermittent contact.
There is also the possibility that there may be a broken wire near the plug and by your manipulation you are forcing the wire to make contact. You can test this with a volt meter clipped to the plug. You then hold the plug still and wiggle the cable near it. If the is a break you will only get voltage readings in some positions.