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Power cord interface with motherboard. I have to constanlty giggle it make it work.Local shop said not worth fixing, but this IS MY COMPUTER

What is the least expensive way to fix a power cord interface problem. My local dealer says it is not worth fixing. presario v 4000

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  • tempestfugit May 25, 2009

    I found a company "comprehensive computing" in Va THAT SPECIALIZES in this repair, is quoting $99 for a re solder. Does that sound like a reasonable price?
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  • Dan Todd May 11, 2010

    Describe the problem in complete detail, please. Is the problem with the jack inside the computer where the power supply jack plugs in



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I am going to assume that like many, your plug for the power input on your labtop has come disconnected from the board.
The only way to fix this is to spend a substantial amount of time dissassembling your laptop and resoldering the connector to the board
Most shops CAN do this, it is just a question of finding a tech willing to "go the extra mile" for a client. The procedure is actually extremely easy, the problem being in the ammount of time it takes to physically remove the board.
If you cannot find a computer tech willing to attempt the procedure then look for a TV repair shop, as I stated, the procedure itself is simple. Just let them know that you only want the connector resoldered.

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    Edwin Meyer May 25, 2009

    $99 sounds fair considering the amount of work required to access the plug.

    As I said, you can also try a tv repair tech, maybe cheaper...maybe not.

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The $99.00 is fairly typical for that repair. And it's a decent deal if there is some guarantee regarding the work. If time permits maybe do a little more shopping for the job but take into consideration a guarantee.

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