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Replacing the DC input connector on a Sharp PC-m4000 Widenote laptop computer.
A user snapped off the center pole/conductor of the DC power input jack on the laptop. It seems crazy to destroy a perfectly working laptop because a 10cent part is busted.
I have contacted a couple service places (listed on the web) including those that specialize in replacing these jacks and they cannot be sure that they will do this. When I contacted Sharp they can't tell me if replacing a jack or a motherboard is possible or required and provide a ballpark cost.
The machine worked fine until the battery ran out of juice. And because the jack is busted I can't recharge it.
In order to be sure the outside (not sharp) service providers would like pictures of the jack - This would seem to require opening the unit up, to get images inside.
While I have opened and serviced laptops before (Dell, Toshiba) the Sharp seems put together differently. Does anyone have a diagram or instructions on how to disassemble the widenote computer?
This kind of repair would seem standard, but Sharp wont suggest a cost figure to replace one or both.
Yes it can be replaced and it has to be done with experience in soldering desoldering or the mobo will be junk. Splitting the cases is only a small part of the job if you have no experience in soldering methods. See if there is another way that you can charge the battery but I can not imagine it to be convienent
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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