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Most replaced laptop part

Here is the number one part that I and many others who do this for a living get called on for laptop/notebooks.
The power connector jack. Thats the little hole where you plug in the line to the computer when not running on a battery. It will break with only a small amount of preassure exerted on it. Do not pull the chord out from the power chord itself, it will eventually weaken the connector either inside "worse" or outside. And then you are looking at a $150-200.00, repair bill. I know a tech who just does this, and averages 3 to 4 per day. You must take the power jack out from the connector with your fingers or eventually it will happen to most machines. There are only two or three little wires soldered to the inside holding that female part on. So do yourself a favor and do not put stress on that wire or you will end up spending good money to fix it, I have spoken to at least 3 peple this week here with the same problem, good luck and hope we helped you

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I have an Acer aspire 4551-2615 Laptop thats not charging. When the adapter is connected to the charging port, the power led does not display any signs of power. i Have tried a different power adapter but the system still remains dead. I notice though that the dc power input connector on the laptop was pushed back somewhat from its normal place. Could this be a sign that the motherboard is faulty or is it the power input connector at fault ?

The chances are that the power jack on the motherboard has been separated (broken). If you are good at microsoldering you could try to repair it yourself. The safest bet is to take it to a laptop repair shop where they can replace the jack. This is a common problem due to the stress on the jack.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks.

Sep 28, 2011 | Acer Aspire 4551 Notebook

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If the adapter is working, the problem could be the jack on the back of the notebook. The nice thing is most of the Vaio notebooks the jack is replaceable without having to solder the jack to the board. I would call SONY regarding the jack for a mode number and a picture. it's easily replaceable but requires the disassembly of the notebook.

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Get a new power supply which works properly

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hi, the power jack must be removed by a strip out and de solder of jack and a new one fitted. I was lucky a guy took £30 for the job.

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