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M2352 Power issue

The pin that the power supply plugs into is loose.

Does anyone know of a quick fix for this?

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Normally, the positive and negative posts have been soldered nominally, and it works its way loose after a while. I've got 2 solutions, but both involve disassembly of the laptop in order to get the matoherboard out and access to the underside, where the solder joints are. You may order a new socket from Ebay if your timing is right, and it may be jut the issue described above, inadequate solder on the 2 posts.

What I found was the positive post with gaps around it. The negative was in better shape, but I resoldered both.

I had planned to remove the socket, and replace it with a 2-conductor piece of lamp cord, and an M size DC inline socket, available for $5 at Radio Shack. If the inline ever crapped out, it could be replaced, and the motherboard would not have the stresses of the adapter being plugged in, possibly at bad angles. I still have the M DC socket, if the solder job fails.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

  • celso337 May 25, 2011

    Hola, la capacidad total de este modelo M2352 de eMachines y similares es de 1024Mb, NO de 1280Mb, esto es, tiene dos placas de 256Mb originalmente, una interna y una externa, juntas suman 512Mb, eMachines dice que acepta 1GB y en la web dicen que acepta 1GB, nadie define la capacidad completa, todos venden RAM de 512 y de 1GB, solo cambiando la RAM externa, si se cambia la externa por una de 512Mb mas la interna serán 768Mb totales sin problemas de reconocimiento, se puede cambiar la interna y la externa por un par de RAM de 512Mb sumando 1024Mb o 1GB como dicen sin problemas de reconocimiento, es la mejor alternativa que he deducido, por la falta de información y confusión que genera esa misma informacion. si te pasas de 1024Mb totales, siempre va haber problemas de reconocimiento sin importar la marca o capacidad de la RAM a instalar, NO acepta winVista ni Win7, sólo trabaja con winXPHome Edition, el cable y conector de corriente electrica que alimentan a la M2352 son de mala calidad, con el uso diario y muchas horas se sobre calientan hasta el punto de comenzar a derretirse, todas las partes plásticas se dañan y empieza a hacer corto, humea y sacan chispas, por estar en contacto el polo positivo y negativo, esto puede dañar la M2352, la solución es abrir y tener acceso a la placa madre, quitar el material dañado y soldar directamente los cables de alimentación y que toleren un voltaje mas alto de 18volts, si es menor se quema el cable y nuevamente hace corto, es una solución radical, antiestética pero funciona muy bien.

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There is no quick fix other than tapping or glueing it into a position that works. This is not a permanent fix and will fail again sometime.
The laptop power connector is either loose or faulty, the laptop needs to be dismantled to access the plug to resolder it (if loose) or replaced if faulty.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • celso337 May 25, 2011

    Hola, la capacidad total de este modelo M2352 de eMachines y similares es de 1024Mb, NO de 1280Mb, esto es, tiene dos placas de 256Mb originalmente, una interna y una externa, juntas suman 512Mb, eMachines dice que acepta 1GB y en la web dicen que acepta 1GB, nadie define la capacidad completa, todos venden RAM de 512 y de 1GB, solo cambiando la RAM externa, si se cambia la externa por una de 512Mb mas la interna serán 768Mb totales sin problemas de reconocimiento, se puede cambiar la interna y la externa por un par de RAM de 512Mb sumando 1024Mb o 1GB como dicen sin problemas de reconocimiento, es la mejor alternativa que he deducido, por la falta de información y confusión que genera esa misma informacion. si te pasas de 1024Mb totales, siempre va haber problemas de reconocimiento sin importar la marca o capacidad de la RAM a instalar, NO acepta winVista ni Win7, sólo trabaja con winXPHome Edition, el cable y conector de corriente electrica que alimentan a la M2352 son de mala calidad, con el uso diario y muchas horas se sobre calientan hasta el punto de comenzar a derretirse, todas las partes plásticas se dañan y empieza a hacer corto, humea y sacan chispas, por estar en contacto el polo positivo y negativo, esto puede dañar la M2352, la solución es abrir y tener acceso a la placa madre, quitar el material dañado y soldar directamente los cables de alimentación y que toleren un voltaje mas alto de 18volts, si es menor se quema el cable y nuevamente hace corto, es una solución radical, antiestética pero funciona muy bien.

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