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Charging port not working

My lap top was not charging so i thought it was a problem with the charger only to recognize later after i brought the charger to fix that the problem is actually the port. the guy i took it to says he cant do anything about it and that i should get a new one (lap top). as much as that sounds interesting it isnt to interesting for my pocket. plus i dont want to put my baby down just yet. Can anybody help me?

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  • poet2q2002 Jun 17, 2009

    ok....but what exactly do u think the problem is...forgive me if that is a stupid question...and i happen to not be surrounded by much competent ppl

  • poet2q2002 Jun 17, 2009

    ok thanks alot

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You should be able to find a local repair shop or person to fix it. Try craigslist.

I usually charge $75-100 to fix that problem, but you can go the diy approach for about $10 if you've got a decent soldering iron and 1-2 hours to kill.

It's not hard but it does take time and a steady hand. You could end up damaging the motherboard further...so be careful.

Check youtube and google for guides, I've never used a guide before myself because I'm cool like that but it might be a good idea to see it so you know what you're getting yourself into.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Jun 17, 2009

    The problem is the jack has probably lost some contact with the board and or has become damaged, corroded, etc. etc.

    It's a VERY common problem with all electronics, especially laptops.


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