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Replace power jack plug

Toshiba Equium,,Model No PSL17E-0010028J..I need to know how to access and replace the power jack socket at the rear

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Browse for the technical manual. They give step by step instructions on how to get into and fiddle with the machine. Really meant for techno types but if you are confident you can handle it. BTW power connection problems are rarely caused by the first entry point ie the Jack. Make sure you are barking up the right tree.

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Hi there, open up the laptop and look at the power jack should be a parts # on the unit will make finding a replacment easier. as far as replacing one its simple but on that model you will have to desolder/solder to replace it.

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I am @ a customer site .. Will get back to later ok? I have sources but they are not available to me right now .. bookmarks on another system not "net" available .. know what I mean ?

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