Question about Averatec 3200 Notebook
This isn't that clear of a question but my understanding is that you want to solder wires onto the motherboard, which you will then connect to a new power jack. If this isn't right, please clarify your question. You are asking for very specific information, so please be specific with your posting.
but let's assume I'm correct in my interpretation:
HERE is a picture of the power jack and the power board. It seems that once you get the computer apart it should be obvious which is the neutral/ground and which is the hot. The center post will be the hot wire, but why don't you just replace the entire power board and then hot glue it into place? I've found that a healthy portion of hot glue will secure a power jack very well.
HERE is a walkthrough on how to replace the power jack on an Averatec, it also has instructions on replacing the power plug end.
think about it this way. the center is hot and so they keep it away from your fingers. The outer casing is neutral/ground so you can touch it without getting shocked.
I don't know what setup RadioShack has, but if you can figure out a way to secure the jack better, I'd go for it. In my experience though, hot glue has worked great and looks good as a finished product because it isn't on the outside of the case.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
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