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Power jack connection broken on HP Omnibook xe3

My Omnibook power jack connection to the motherboard seems to be broken. At first it would only work if I pushed down on it by resting a book on the plug. I have purchased an external battery charging pack as I had a spare battery but I could really do with continuous AC power. Can this be fixed? Is there a more permanent repair solution?

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  • nick541 Apr 16, 2009

    My XE3 has what looks like the hole for the docking connection but it has a plastic cover. Does that mean that the connection is beneath or has it not got one do you think?


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I bought a docking station (port replicator) off ebay, and it has worked great. I had a look at the motherboard, and the docking station uses a different connection for power than the damaged AC port. So in summary, yes a docking port should solve your problem.

If you can get a docking station for it you may be able to solve it that way.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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    Shane Russell Apr 17, 2009

    yes the dock connector is under that plastic bit / part so yes you do have one - if you lift the plastic part up you should find that there are some copper connectors or some array of connectors.

    Contact HP or somewhere that sells laptops and they should be able to get you one for your exact make and model of laptop

    obviously price will be a factor so maybe have a hunt around

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    Shane Russell Apr 18, 2009

    any update ? Did this fix the issue ? If so can you please rate it as a fix



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