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Toshiba dc connector

The dc connector on my toshiba laptop broke. Do i need to replace the whole motherboard or is there another solution?

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  • hopeisback Oct 25, 2008

    I would actually have a computer repairer fix it but the guy I called said that the motherboard would need replaced. So it can be soldered back on?



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If the laptop still works, then there would be no need to replace the motherboard. The DC jack is replaceable/repairable. What would be more challenging is the disassembly and eventual exposing of the bottom part of the circuitry where the DC jack is soldered into. Often the DC jack would have at least 2 solder point (not more than 3). This might interest you.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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    Louie Role Oct 25, 2008

    If the laptop still works, there would be no need to replace the motherboard. The DC jack is usually just soldered on to the board.



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2. If power adapter is Ok, connect it & see if the power LED on the laptop will glow when you jiggle the power connector in various directions. If yes, then the DC jack might be loose or damaged, & need to be either re-soldered or replaced.
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