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My travelmate3260 DC POWER JAck pin is pulled from

My ACER travelmate3260 DC POWER JAck pin is pulled from the center how can i resolve this? Anybody? thanx!

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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.

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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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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

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Any of those should be fine.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: the dc power jack will not accept power.

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
hand.

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,
http://www.notebooksolutions.ca/zc/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2977

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.
http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/Acer-Laptop-DC-Power-Jack-AC231916.html

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)
1.http://www.insidemylaptop.com/taking-apart-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/
2.http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_acer.html

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

SOURCE: DV8000 power jack problem. Has no one solved this?

Hello,

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.

Thank you for choosing Fixya!

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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My acer aspire 7720G shut down random


Wait a minute. What?

From what I read;
1) One wire of the AC adapter (Charger) is hot to the touch.
'.....when I touch the charge one part of the wire is very hot."

2) AC adapter checks out as far as voltage is concerned.
"I tested the charger voltage and everything is ok."

3) "Sometimes when I touch the charge appear the icon...Could it be the charger broken wire?"

Does this mean, "Sometimes when I touch the AC adapter (Charger), the battery icon appears."?

Battery is CHARGING icon?

Could it be a broken wire in the power cable TO charger?

Uh, yeah.

1) AC adapter NOT plugged into the DC Power Jack, plug the power cable of the AC adapter into power.

Multimeter set to DC Voltage, and proper scale, red Positive lead to harness wire that goes to DC Power Jack's center pin;

,black Negative lead of multimeter, to wire that goes to DC Power jack's inside cylindrical metal shell;

Now gently wiggle the cable from the AC adapter, TO the DC Power Jack of the laptop.

Do you get an intermittent reading?

2) Also, how did you replace the DC Power Jack? What steps did you take?

http://www.dcpowerjacks.net/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1291

Did you reuse the wire harness, and solder it to the DC Power Jack?
Have a lot of experience in desoldering/soldering?
What tools did you use?

25 Watt soldering iron?
.025 or .030 rosin core solder?

Desoldering Tool, or Desoldering Braid? (Solder Wick)
Side Cutters instead, and slightly shortened the wires of the DC Power Jack's harness?
(Then tinned the wires, and soldered the wires of the DC Power Jack harness, to DC Power Jack?)

Damp sponge, and cleaned the well tinned No.2 chisel tip, of the soldering iron, frequently? Used rosin solder flux?

Center pin wire (Positive), of harness cable TO DC Power Jack, was soldered to the center pin of the DC Power Jack?

Negative wire of cable TO DC Power Jack, was soldered to the inside shell of the DC Power Jack?
(Cylindrical shell, inside the DC Power Jack, that surrounds the center pin of the jack)

Sure there are no cold solder joints?

Not trying to 'browbeat' you, just am curious.

1) IF you are SURE you have the polarity correct, of the wires in the harness cable, that goes to the DC Power Jack;

,and you are SURE there is no broken wire, in the cable from the AC adapter (Charger) TO the DC Power Jack;

,and you are sure you made good solder joints;

I suspect the power correcting chipset on the motherboard, to be bad, or perhaps a Diode.

One example of the chipset I am referring to. This one is used in a lot of laptops. May not be used in yours, but gives you something to refer to when looking for a bad chipset, in the power stage, on your motherboard,

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:oER5NNz8cwcJ:www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/FD/FDS6675BZ.pdf+Fairchild+FDS6675BZ&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShOhWPjm_M-ROHme4iEMrztCTOd-28jNiy1hVLQQh_VOyv8zcXEVDB_iTQA6MuZO88UmRkDgjyW9j4CP2aIJ-4DS-h6JNM3lvxldeApQeecmz_DADCw1s7tmNLxfPknqX14SZP6&sig=AHIEtbS_rYUAeo_8rB9YHkW05ZjLqeH4Jg

Usually when bad the top of the chipset will be blackened, or bubbled.
A Diode is a one way valve for electricity. When they go bad it is visually obvious.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Vishay-Semiconductors/BA479S-TAP/?qs=j6bfm3UnQnzfWUXqYnsQ9LdHLayQ%2fSwFGlGUXEDAB5w%3d

Post your findings in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 10, 2012 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

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Power in center pin hp g62


What is the center pin??

Would you by chance be talking about the DC Power Jack where the Power Cord plugs into the laptop? If so, then see the steps below if your laptop is not booting and you think the DC Jack is your problem.

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.

May 16, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD HP G62 Notebook

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The adapter light is on when first plugged in but then when I connect the adapter to my laptop the light goes off and it doesnt supply any power


I suggest check out the AC adapter first.

1) When plugged into power, and plugged into the laptop, gently wiggle the cable from the AC adapter TO laptop.

Any change?

Do the same on the power cord TO AC adapter.

NO?
Go on.

2) The port on the laptop that the plug from the AC adapter plugs into, is the DC Power Jack.
If we are discussing an Acer Aspire 5738Z Notebook PC, the DC Power Jack resembles this one, (Not installed),

http://www.batterysupport.com/acer-aspire-5738-jack-p-302046.html

(When I note the DC Power Jack, it is this link I will be referring to )

As you can see there is a Center Pin. All power removed from the laptop, use a small wooden, or plastic object, and see if this pin moves around.

ANY perceptible movement means a bad DC Power Jack.

DC Power Jack checks out it's back to the AC adapter.
Wanted to perform the easy diagnosis first.

This will require a multimeter. An economical, yet fine for this test multimeter, can be purchased for as little as $8 to $12.

Available in a multitude of stores. An auto parts store is but one example.
Analog or digital is fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF3OyQ3HwfU

(Analog is fine. Some of us still like 'em)

DC Voltage is what you are going to check.

Black probe lead (Negative) goes in the Common port on the multimeter. (COM)
Red probe lead (Positive) goes in the Voltage port on the multimeter. (V)

If the multimeter just has symbols around the Function Knob, set it to the dotted line over a solid line, symbol.

The plug on the end of the AC adapter, that plugs into the laptop, has a center hole, and a cylindrical metal shield surrounding it.

The Center Hole of the plug is where the red Positive lead, of the multimeter goes.

The outside cylindrical metal shell is where the black Negative lead of the multimeter goes.

Hold the AC adapter plug in one hand, and at the same time hold the red Positive multimeter probe in the center hole.

With the other hand touch the black Negative lead of the multimeter, to the cylindrical metal shield on the outside of the plug.

You should read 19 Volts (DC), or VERY close to it,

http://www.cellularfactory.com/laptop/ACER/3/305268/

I believe the AC adapter is the problem. Post back in a Comment as to your findings.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 29, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5738Z-423G32Mn Notebook

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Ard jack which iss it


If you can find a jack for that model then you can just see which hole on the board the center pin connects to. Positive is usually the biggest pin underneath in the center of the socket. The rest of the holes are usually
-ve / ground. Just paste this in Ebay search box.
acer travelmate 220 dc socket

Feb 14, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Will not turn on


Check to see if there is a problem with the DC Power Jack. If the answer is no, then suspect the power sensor chipset on the motherboard.

The DC Power Jack is the jack on the laptop where you plug the AC adapter (Charger) into.
If it is an Acer Aspire 5720 series of Notebook PC, this is an example of the DC Power Jack not installed,

http://www.laptoppowerjacks.co.uk/category-1/Acer36.html

Click on the photo to enlarge.
The Yellow rectangle is a side view of the DC Power Jack itself. The Yellow part you see if plastic.
It is partially surrounded by a metal case.

Where the AC adapter plugs in is a metal pin in the center (Positive connection), and a cylindrical metal shell which surrounds it. (Negative connection)

Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter if installed, and the Battery.
Use a non metal instrument, and see if you can wiggle the Center Pin around.

See if the outside metal shell moves.
Any perceptible movement is TOO much.
A replacement DC Power Jack is called for.

Also,...you can see in the photo that the DC Power Jack has a cable coming from it, and a plug connector on the end of the cable.
See if this connector has come loose. (Service Manual)

You may also want to perform a continuity test of the Center Pin to contact in the connector at the end of the cable.
Same for the Outside Metal Shell.
See if electricity is going through the wires in the cable.
If not you have a bad DC Power Jack.

No to the above for all that is listed?
Suspect the power sensor chipset on the motherboard.

( Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Circuit )

This chipset senses when the Battery needs a trickle charge, or a full charge, or no charge at all.
Also senses when the laptop is just using AC adapter power, and not the Battery.

Repair for this is to replace the motherboard.

Service Manual, (Free),

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

Go to the heading that begins with - Aspire 1200.
Go down to the 8th line in this 'paragraph', and across to 5720 (In blue)
Click on 5720.

This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 11, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5720-6661 Notebook PC

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I have an Acer Aspire One and when I plug the charger in I have to spin it or wiggle it or both to get the battery to charge. Once I have it in position it generally stays on charge, but if the cable is...


It could be either one Sarah.

The AC adapter's (Charger) cable, or the DC Power Jack where the AC adapter plugs into the laptop.

This is an example of the DC Power Jack not installed,

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/Acer-Aspire-ONE-AOA150-ZG5-DC-Power-Jack-AC351816.html

(You can click on the three views of the jack to enlarge)

1) Check the DC Power Jack to see if it's in good repair.

Battery removed use a small flat tipped screwdriver, and Gently see if you can move the Center Pin around in the jack.
See if the Center Pin will move side to side a small amount. There is supposed to be No perceptible movement.

Referring back to the closeup photos of the DC Power Jack, the flat blade-like prongs are upside down, in relation to how the jack sits on the motherboard.

The flat prongs go down through the motherboard, and are soldered to the motherboard.
If the center pin of the jack is stationary, but the jack as a unit moves around, one or more solder joints, (Connections) for the flat prongs may be cracked.

The repair consists of completely disassembling the laptop, removing the broken DC Power Jack, and installing a new one.

Acer Aspire One service manual,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

(Click on the blue - One - in Aspire One.
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (One) it may take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

(Took 12 seconds just now for full download)

No perceptible movement of the DC Power Jack? Suspect the cable of the AC adapter right near it's plug. (Plug that plugs into the DC Power Jack)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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There is a bad connection between the power cord and the port into which it fits. this bad connect has lasted for weeks. i've been able to jiggle the cord and situate it so their is a connection. but, now...


The port on the laptop where the AC adapter, (Charger to some), plugs into is the DC Power Jack.
(Or DC-in )

This is an example of an aftermarket manufacturers offering for a DC Power jack, that fits an Acer Aspire 4520 Series Notebook, (Laptop),

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/Acer-Laptop-DC-Power-Jack-AC91316.html

Click on the photo of the jack, showing three views of it. This will enlarge for better detail.

As you probably know computers use DC voltage.
Your laptop battery, and a flashlight battery are examples of stored DC electricity.

Looking at all three views, the middle pin of the jack is for the Positive connection. Down inside the round opening on the side, is a strip of metal. One on each side. These are for the Negative connection.

Looking at the jack in all three views, you will note a flat pin, or Prong, that comes up in the middle, and at the back of the jack.
You will note that it is riveted to the center pin, or Positive connection.

The two flat pins, (Or Prongs), immediately on either side of the middle flat pin, are for the Negative connection. They connect to the strips of metal inside the round jack opening.

In relation to how the jack sits inside the laptop, the jack is upside down. The flat pins go down through the motherboard, and are soldered to the motherboard on the other side.

1.The body of the DC Power Jack is made of a type of Phenolic plastic. Hard, and has great insulating qualities.

It is also easily broken.
If you can move the center pin around, this is what has happened. (Battery REMOVED!)

Solution is to replace the DC Power Jack.

2.Where the flat pins go through the motherboard, and are soldered, is called a Solder Joint. The area where the flat pin meets the motherboard, and solder is applied.

One, or more solder joints can crack.
This gives you an intermittent connection, such as you have described.

Solution is to re-solder the solder joint/s.

3.There are also laptops that have a bad motherboard design.
The DC Power Jack is placed on an area of the motherboard, that is weak.

If you think of a 1 foot square sheet of plastic, as being the main body of the motherboard, and attach a 2 inch strip to the main body, this is the area shape that I'm referring to.

The 2 inch strip can crack, where it meets the main body.
Motherboards have Circuit Traces. Think of them as Very, Flat, Thin, copper wires.
Circuit traces go across the main body of the motherboard, and lead to the 2 inch strip. If this 2 inch strip cracks away from the main body of the motherboard, the circuit traces break.

If you move the AC adapter plug while in the DC Power Jack, you may be able to make the broken circuit traces touch each other, making a connection.
Eventually this fails to work.

Solution is to replace the motherboard. With this type of bad design the problem will reoccur.

This link is for the Acer Aspire 4520 Service Manual.
It is free.

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

As you can see there are many service manuals listed for Acers.
Scroll down with your eyes to the second Aspire listing. (Starts with 1200, 1300, 1310, 1350, and so on)
Scroll across the third line down, until you come to - 4520
Click right on 4520

This is a PDF file download. After you click on 4520, you may not see anything happening for a few seconds. The file is downloading in the background.

Advise letting the file download all the way, before looking through it. You might break the download connection.

If you wish to save a copy to your computer, go up to the top header, and click on the Floppy Disk icon.
This is the second icon from the left.

If you hover your mouse cursor over the icon, it will briefly reveal, 'Click to save this to your computer or another location'

After you click on the icon a small window comes up.
Save a copy...
Down in the Save a copy box you will see -
File name:

In the box to the right of File name, you will see -
aspire 4520 1220 4520g 4220g

Advise put your mouse cursor right after the g in 4220g, Left-click Twice, then make one space with your space bar.
Now type - Service Manual

Makes it much easier to find.
If you save it to your computer, you won't have to download it again. You can also burn it off to CD disk, and free up space on your harddrive.

I haven't worked on the Acer Aspire 4520 series yet.
The DC-in jack, (DC Power Jack) is on the Right side at the rear. (Page 17)

Looking at the Board Layout, Top View, on Page 12, you can see the DC Power Jack.

Come down below the 1 with the red small rectangle. Look straight to the left of the Half Moon hole, with the two top corners cut off. The DC Power Jackis on near the edge of the motherboard. (Board)

(You can click on the + sign in the top header, to zoom in)

On Page 13 you're looking at the Bottom view of the motherboard. (Board)
The little silvery dots are solder joints.

Your motherboard design does not follow Item 3,
I listed above.
You have a broken DC Power Jack, or cracked solder joints.


Dec 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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Can the dc power plug be repaired?


If you are referring to the DC Jack..(the port where your AC Adapter Plugs into) then typically No, THey are cheap enough that it is best to replace with new.... Yes they can be repaired, but chances are they won't hold up to the stress, and will just cause problems down the road...

Desolder The Faulty DC Jack... Go Slow, Use Solder Wick/Desoldering Braid... And A Solder Gun...Flip Motherboard to the underside of the DC Jack, You want to put a very small amount of FRESH solder on all Pin ends of the DC Jack - this will allow better flow of the solder when trying to remove...
Then Use The Desoldering Braid and slowly remove the solder from the DC Jack Pin Contact Areas... Do Not Rush or you will ruin the contact pads on the motherboard, you must make sure all solder is removed,,, if you attempt to rip out the jack cause you think its "good enough" you will end up pulling the C ring from the center of the Jack Pin Hole...

Once You Have All Solder Removed Use Some Flux Paste And Again go over each pin to ensure all solder is gone, then you can remove the faulty DC Jack...

Now.. Clean the motherboard where the DC Jack Was... Remove All Old Flux and take your solder gun and go over the Jacks contact pads so that you have fresh solder on all...

Now Add a small amount of flux to all the DC Jack Contact Pads and add alittle to the Pins on the replacement DC Jack.....

Then Solder The New DC Jack Into Place... Solder The BottomSide First... The Pin Ends ..

Then Flip Over and add small amount to the side negative pins and the power pin(s)...

Now you are done..

You can add Some Heat Resistant Automotive Epoxy ( Safe On Electronics) to the sides and back of the new dc jack.... this will double the strength and prevent future damage/wear and tear...

Nov 19, 2009 | Gateway MT6821 Notebook

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Acer 5920-6864 ac plug only works when pulled to 1 side


Either the center pin on the dc plug or the small tension band inside the DC jack is loosing its spring, this spring action is what holds tension on the shaft of the pluug. The center pin that conducts the positive charge tends to break its solder point and therfore the chrge unless it is manipulated, the jack at this point needs to be replaced.

Sep 27, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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DC power input center pin is gone


Part costs about $ 5-10 bucks.....labor to fix it ranges from $ 100 - $250. Problem is caused by jerking or tugging on the power cable too much. All laptops need a Cable Retention Device like the one in this video. . .

Jan 05, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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