Question about Acer TravelMate 3260-4853 Notebook
My ACER travelmate3260 DC POWER JAck pin is pulled from the center how can i resolve this? Anybody? thanx!
You will need to either open the laptop and get to the motherboard and replace the DC power connector - which itself is an easy job as long as you know how to use a soldering iron or get it to a repair shop for what will be a quick and relatively cheap repair.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
The power socket needs to be replaced, but it requires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get access to the power socket on the motherboard. I suggest you get a quote for this repair.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Acer Aspire 4520, power jack
You may be able to buy the whole assembly on Ebay. I bought one for my averatec laptop and it just popped into place, no soldering. It was about $20
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
It's a little more involved than just removing the keyboard. You have to
Completely disassemble the laptop, until just the motherboard is in your
HOWEVER, for this Acer model it's a different installation, than the
normal one. This DC Power Jack uses a small wire harness. You just
unplug the old one, and install the new one. Let me explain,
I'm a tech who normally works on HP, Compaq, IBM, (Lenova now),
and Acer laptops. Acer's that are older than yours. All the DC Power
Jacks that I have replaced, are directly soldered to the motherboard,
and have no wire harness leading off of them. No plug connector on
the end of a harness, either.
In my search just now for a replacement power jack, my findings show
that the Acer Aspire 5920 series have a small wire harness.
Let me show you,
Here the jack is offered minus the harness. You have to unsolder your old
harness from the defunct power jack, and solder it to the new one.
You'll find the body of the DC jack is made of plastic. There is a metal
pin in the center. (This is the Positive post. + )
Some DC power jacks have a metal cylinder, or metal tube shape that surrounds the Positive metal center pin. This is the Negative connection.
Some just have a flat metal contact prong in the back for Negative.
If you have your AC adapter plugged in, and the plug is bumped, the metal
center pin can break loose from it's mount. Break loose from the plastic
body. Same thing for the metal 'shell' for the Negative connection, but this
doesn't happen as often.
Again, most DC Power Jacks have metal flat prongs that come out of the
power jack's body, go through the motherboard, and are soldered on the
backside. These solder connections can crack, and break, making an
intermittent connection. Doesn't seem to be the case for yours, IF the
jacks shown are the correct ones.
This may help you in your endeavor to disassemble your Acer Aspire.
(AND reassemble!) (TIP from me. DEFINITELY buy an ESD wrist strap
and connect the alligator clip to a good ground. They only cost about
$5 to $7 dollars. They are to relieve static from your body. Electro Static
Discharge wrist strap)
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
You are speaking of the female power jack plugin...that is inside your laptop.
Ok first thing you would have to find a replacement power jack...ebay would be your best bet or a quick search on google might find a website.
If you can do that know in advance that you will have to take your laptop apart. Working on a computer can get complicated but a laptop is even harder.
If the first two things I mentioned is not a problem then the last thing is you will have to be pretty experienced at soldering. If the power connector is soldered onto the motherboard (always is) then you will first have to remove it without damaging the board itself. Then you will have to be able to solder all the connections back on without getting any solder on the area around it as you will damage the motherboard.
Post back with any questions or comments. But what I'm getting at is if you can't do all those things then your only option is to go to HP's support site and email them to ask how much it would cost you to have them repair it.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.
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