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How do I open the Samsun X15 to replace the power jack?!!! Help!

I have tried everything, unscrewed every screw on the back but it just won't come apart. Is there some kind of special key I need? because on the back I can see a little hole and a sign next to it, wich looks like a pic of a chain, I am imagining I need to put a key in there.

Please help if you can,,,,

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  • chilli_ppr Nov 11, 2007

    Hi Poohawk,

    thanks for getting back to me... its the bottom part, where you have all the bits like memory, hard drive, etc.


  • chilli_ppr Nov 11, 2007

    Hi Poohawk,

    thanks for getting back to me... its the bottom part, where you have all the bits like memory, hard drive, etc.


  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    my power jack is also faulty. no charge up or any signs of life. i too was told to go into the top of the laptop..but beware that it may be mounted on the motherboard..which made me a little it mounted on a seperate board and is it a common, easy to replace thing or does it mean there are other assosciated probs?



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The power jack inside of the toshiba satellite 2455-s30x is NOT soldiered to the motherboard!! WOOHOO!! It actually sits on a set of rails. It easily slides out and is removed from the motherboard with a snap. Very simple and easy to replace. I know, because I have a 2455-s305 and mine just broke! I got it out, and was super happy to see that it is not a part of the motherboard. Now where do I get one?!?!

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Hey there chilli-
Nope, you don't need any key that I know of. Need to have a little more info just so we are on the same page. You said that you took out every screw on the back. What part of the system are you trying to get into? Are you talking about the back (down below the screen) or are you talking about the bottom?

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

  • Ron Roske Nov 11, 2007

    Not real familiar with that particular laptop, but here goes. To replace or resolder the power jack, you'll have to pull the system board (motherboard). To pull the system board, you'll have to pretty much totally disassemble the laptop. Now that you have all of the screws out of the bottom, you'll need to remove the keyboard, touchpad, and everything else that is on the top of the base. After removing those items, you should be able to get to the system board. There may be some screws on the system board that will have to be removed, also.
    Kind of a generic description, I know, but that should get you to where you want to go. Just be sure to keep track of which screws go where. Replacing the wrong length of screw in the wrong place can cause all kinds of consternation!! ;o)
    Hope this has helped and best of luck!



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