The charger pin has broken off and sits inside the external charger, my computer no longer charges, i've been informed to repair this it will have to have something done to the motherboard and i've been quoted £99. is this reasonable?
what would be the steps to doing this myself at home?
would i need to purchase a new pin/whole part/motherboard?
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Re: the charger pin has become detached
What you have been told is correct. The charger adapter is an integral / integrated part of the mother borad.. This is something that can not be reasonably fixed / repaired, only replaced, unless you had access to the manufacturers parts suppliers. You might contact the manufacturer, and price out their repair costs. Also, you may find some hobbyist that could cobble togeather a fix to solder wires, and provide a way to get it to charge, but it would not be as convenient as the OEM Design.. I would use the manufacturers quote on repair / replacement as a pricing guide..
Sometimes you can find used laptops on eBay or similar that would be less than the repair costs.
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The DC jack in the laptop may need to be replaced, go to www.ebay.com Type: make and model of laptop, refine search to DC jack or scroll through the list. The laptop must be completely dismantled down to the motherboard and removed from bottom base, soldering equipment a must with the skills to use it, suggest a computer repair shop.
If it does not work with the Charger while the battery is out then I would say either your charger is bad, the dc power jack where the charger plugs into the laptop is bad or you've got motherboard issues. Does the charger have a light on it to indicate that it is on when plugged in the wall? Do you see any lights when you plug the charger into the laptop?
Take an ink pen and see if the little pin inside the computer where the charger plugs is loose and moves a bit. If so that is probably your problem. If the pin is tight and the charger works, then you've got motherboard issues.
Maybe it's the charger or dc jack that was broken. Just test with a known working adapter connected, see if it charges, if yes, then your charger is broken, while if not, then you have to resoldered your dc power jack. Specs of HP DV4 AC Adapter:Output: DC18.5V 3.5A DC Connecter (Barrel) size: Internal Diameter: 5.0mm External Diameter: 7.4mm With central smart-pin inside
Your laptop still not charge even with the battery removed? I guess you need a new adapter. Or you can test with a known working adapter first. Specification of HP pavilion DV7 charger: Output: DC19V 4.74A DC Connecter (Barrel) size: Internal Diameter: 5.0mm External Diameter: 7.4mm With central smart-pin inside
remove the battery and check if your laptop can boot or turn on for the matter, if so then the problem is the battery if not then the problem is either the laptop power protector is busted or perhaps the port or the adapter itself is bad.. to check the adapter use a tester to see if there is any power coming out if so then the problem is either the port or the motherboard itself.
This is a common complaint of the wire shorting inside, please go to my tips page so that this particular complaint was reviewed with some tips.
The short within the wire cuts off the adaptor votlage as it is in protect mode-- not a failure of the adaptor. so have the wire **** off and connected or use a new pin at the end.
It basically means the battery has outlived it's use and can no longer hold a charge. Even though the charger is hooked up you will still need a new battery to get away from this problem. Once the new battery is installed and charged this error should disappear. Hope this helps.
Im not sure what pin your talking about so, let me give you to answers, If Got a good friend with a steady hand, who's good with computers, and a solder iron?, take it to him, if not, take it to a excellent (and i mean EXCELLENT) computer store, and see if they can take apart your laptop, and solder the peice back on.
but, if this is the male connecter, that you actully plug the power adapter into, id it the pin inside the hole, then you'll need a new motherboard