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Replaced the dc jack because it would not run on the charger. Still won't charge or run on charger. Is there a voltage controller on the motherboard, because the charger puts out 19.5 static volts a

This laptop would not charge, so I changed the dc jack. It still won't charge or run on the charger. It's a new charger. Does it have a charge controller on the motherboard that regulates the voltage, because the charger puts out 19.5 volts?

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Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty. If not,
Try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty. If not,
Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.

Note: If machine is under warranty no need to pay for the repairs.

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From what I read;
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Multimeter set to DC Voltage, and proper scale, red Positive lead to harness wire that goes to DC Power Jack's center pin;

,black Negative lead of multimeter, to wire that goes to DC Power jack's inside cylindrical metal shell;

Now gently wiggle the cable from the AC adapter, TO the DC Power Jack of the laptop.

Do you get an intermittent reading?

2) Also, how did you replace the DC Power Jack? What steps did you take?

http://www.dcpowerjacks.net/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1291

Did you reuse the wire harness, and solder it to the DC Power Jack?
Have a lot of experience in desoldering/soldering?
What tools did you use?

25 Watt soldering iron?
.025 or .030 rosin core solder?

Desoldering Tool, or Desoldering Braid? (Solder Wick)
Side Cutters instead, and slightly shortened the wires of the DC Power Jack's harness?
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Damp sponge, and cleaned the well tinned No.2 chisel tip, of the soldering iron, frequently? Used rosin solder flux?

Center pin wire (Positive), of harness cable TO DC Power Jack, was soldered to the center pin of the DC Power Jack?

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Sure there are no cold solder joints?

Not trying to 'browbeat' you, just am curious.

1) IF you are SURE you have the polarity correct, of the wires in the harness cable, that goes to the DC Power Jack;

,and you are SURE there is no broken wire, in the cable from the AC adapter (Charger) TO the DC Power Jack;

,and you are sure you made good solder joints;

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hi aliyoow, i am happy to assist you, Step - 1 did you check whether your laptop is working without battery , just take your battery out and plug your charger in DC jack and check whether your laptop is getting on or not. If it get on mean you have problem with battery.

Step 2 - Use some-other charger of your friends laptop which is same averatec laptop and check whether your laptop getting charge or not. if your laptop get charge mean you have problem with your charger. if you change it , i will start to work again.

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