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On my IBM thinkpad the area where you plug in the charger is broken the "male plug" is wobbly...Is there anyway to fix the problem myself without spending alot of money?...I know it is a old notebook but It works fine for me right now...I want to know if it is worth trying to save or should I just get a new notebook?

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  • naah-naah Dec 03, 2007

    Thanks Ron,


    I might try to fix the problem myself but I have to find the time first...in the mean time I'll just use my desktop and start shopping for a new notebook.


    naah-naah

  • magnet69 Apr 02, 2008

    yes need a Fujitsu Amilo L1300 service manual


    my email is mickzilla69@msn.com
    i have the board in bits just need to know wer to solder the middle input pin as the 1 on this as broke away

  • iamdan Apr 27, 2009

    i have the same problem. Acer Aspire 9410. email is iamdanw@gmail.com

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I need to be pointed to the repair manual. i have the other manuals but none that tell me how to remove the motherboard.

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Hey, naah-naah!
In order to do the needed repair, you'll need to remove the motherboard. Feel up to that? It's really not that bad of a job if you can invest a couple hours of time, you're good at keeping track of screws and handy with a soldering iron.
If you want to give it a try, let me know what model you're working on and I can point you to a repair manual.
As to the question of whether it's worth it, or not. I guess that you are the one to answer that. ;o)

If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
Thank you, and have a super day!
Ron-

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