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Power connection broken

The problem: When disconnecting the power cord from the laptop, somehow, someway, the actual plug unit was dislodged from the laptop itself. Unfortunately, this was not noticed when it occurred and the part is missing. This part would normally allow the power supply to make connection with the cord connection. We can see the gold metal power connections surrounded by yellow plastic casing, but I'm quite sure there had been a silver/grey surrounding part into which the cord connected.

This computer is 4 months past warranty.

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  • Dan Eisch Feb 09, 2009

    The Notebook is a Lenovo 3000 N200

  • Dan Eisch Feb 09, 2009

    So our question is very simple. How can we get the notebook fixed so the power cable will again plug in so the system will operate. Obviously there is a part that was broken and is now missing. the notebook is used by several people so we have no idea how it happened nor what happened to the part that was a part of the system and is now missing.

    As "TampaNative" said it is the jack that is missing/broken and needs to be replaced.

    Where can we get the part that needs to be replaced on the system board?


  • Dan Eisch Feb 09, 2009

    Do you have any idea where we can get the part that needs to be replaced on the system board? We may be able to do it without having to go to a service center if we can get the part. Or we can bite the bullit and pay for the replacement at a center, but hope they would not opt for replacement of the entire board.

    Thank you for your prompt response to our problem.


  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    Ok so what is your question?

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Sounds like the DC jack on the motherboard is broken. The jack is very inexpensive, but difficult to replace as it's surface mount soldered to the board and the laptop will have to be disassembled or the plastic case cut/modified to replace the DC jack.

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  • Frank  Fernandez
    Frank Fernandez Feb 09, 2009

    You are very luck, as your DC jack plugs in via a harness and will not require soldering. There is one on ebay at the link below.

    http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkwZlen...

  • Frank  Fernandez
    Frank Fernandez Feb 09, 2009

    Please verify that yours looks like the one pictured on ebay.

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    Frank Fernandez Feb 10, 2009

    Thanks for the great rating!

  • Frank  Fernandez
    Frank Fernandez Feb 10, 2009

    And you're welcome.

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