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Opening laptop Gents i have a toshiba Lap top model No PLS17E-0010028J and need to replace the power jack socket at the rear,, i have removed all screws which are visable from the rear , i have also removed the battery and removed those , but still the unit will not come apart,

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  • Dave Long May 11, 2010

    just to clarify, what is the power supply that you are using?
    I thought I had a dodgy socket, went thru the trouble of replacing said socket on a different model laptop. It turned out that the 3rd part psu I was using had a design fault in that the adaptor, after a while lost contact with the power cable on the psu, causing laptop to shut down.


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I had a similar problem taking apart my laptop, come to find out I had to open it up, remove the keyboard, under which there were two more screws.

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Hi, the charging connector is broken, can it be replaced easily? If so , how do i get to it? the lap top is a TJ74-RB-050UK. Cheers

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WOW, not such a easy fix. Lots of screws, tricky to open.
HP Laptop Power Jack eBay Make sure you get the HP model number off of the Jack socket - It will be labled. Good luck and have a great day. Jack shown may not be the same to your model of laptop.

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Hello scorp,
Wish i could give you better news, but more then likely the entire main board will have to be replaced. It is possible that the power jack may just need replaced, or re-soldered. If you are lucky enough to have a model of laptop that has a separate board for the power jack then can go for around $60, the jacks them selves a few dollars. That said assuming that the battery had somewhat of a charge it should have powered up regardless.
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Only getting intermittent power supply when AC adaptor plug in,power can be ma to come on by gentle movement of the connector in the laptop socket?

You need to replace the DC Power Jack on the motherboard, of the LAPTOP.

What is the LAPTOP manufacturer name, and Model Number?

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Yes but it is expensive. The motherboard has to be removed from the laptop. This is a common problem in that the jack comes loose from the motherboard.

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If the charge light flickers it's the adapter cord that's bad. Because the wire flexes so much at the plug, it can break inside the insulation and cause the power loss. You either need to replace the adapter or repair it by cutting off the bad end and installing a new plug.

If the charge light remains on with the plug held steady but flickers when you wiggle the plug itself, the trouble is on the main board in the computer. The solder connections at the power jack have broken from the plug flexing and need to be repaired. This involves opening up the computer and getting at the solder side of the main board. It's tedious but relatively simple. If you are not experienced with soldering on small electronics, leave this to a professional shop.

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