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Pin stuck in charging jack!

My pin was stuck in the charger i was advised correctly but now when i am trying to put pin into com it just keeps coming loose in the charger and coms still dead pls advise
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Re: pin stuck in charging jack!

It is broken, you are going to have the DC jack replaced.

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With Dell you have to use Dell OEM chargers to keep all the functions. Like charging and use at the same time. Otherwise it wont do both. Look on Ebay for a genuine Dell charger or go to Dells website. Be advised that it might be the jack on the computer though.

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I have a sony vaio pcg-61611l im not getting any power at all i replaced the power jack and still nothing stuck and dont know where to turn

Check the charger... Especially the adapter that connects your laptop to the power source. It might have burned. Obtain a new one and try with it. But I advice you to try a different charger that i compartible with your laptop and see if it is charging. Make sure that the charger you get is in a working condition so that you may be able to pin point if the the problem is with your charger or with the charging system of your computer.

Nov 21, 2013 | PC Laptops

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The ac port in my dell inspiron is broken so the charger pin isn't connecting to it and the laptop wont turn on because the battery is dead and i cant bother to buy a new solder cause im not from

A) You don't want to take the laptop apart.

B) You don't have the money to have it repaired.

C) Keep going like you are with fiddling with it, and you'll smoke the AC adapter (Charger), and Power MOSFET's on the motherboard.

What !O_O! sort of 'miracle cure' are you expecting?

If you wish to correctly repair the laptop, this is the place.

Rig it so it works temporarily, and maybe permanently damages it?

Suggest go to another website.

Charger Board

You're going to need one of these, and connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source,

Doesn't have to be from that store. It's just an example.
Average cost is $3 to $6.

Need guidance? I'm right here. Post back in a Comment.
I'll step by step you through it.


Mar 01, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 15 1545 Notebook

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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?

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,

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.

Post your findings in a Comment.

Jun 10, 2012 | Acer Aspire PC Laptops

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Dell laptop latitude C640 model pp01L will not charge or boot

1) Check the AC adapter (Charger) to see if it is putting out 20 Volts DC.

Use a multimeter with the Function knob set to DC Voltage. If just a symbol, the symbol is a dotted line over a solid line.

If there is a multiple setting for the Function knob with DC Voltage, set it to the 0 to 50 Volt (DC) scale.

If you do not have one, or access to one, an economical yet reliable multimeter, can be purchased for as little as $10. (Less in some places)
A multitude of stores carry them. An auto parts store is but one example.
Analog or digital doesn't matter.

This is the DC Power Jack. May be labeled as DC IN on the laptop,

I want to show you it, and have you look at the cable end, that is coming from the AC adapter (Charger) TO the laptop.
(To the DC Power Jack)

See the 3 pins? Arranged in a triangle? Note the socket holes in the cable end.
The pin that sits all by itself on Top, is the Positive pin.
The two pins down below are Negative, or Ground, pins.

The Positive (Red) probe lead of the multimeter, is inserted into the single socket hole, in the cable end.
The Negative (Black) probe lead can go into any of the two bottom socket holes.

Read very near 20 Volts?
Have an assistant wiggle both cables. First the one from the charger To the laptop, then the one from the charger to the wall receptacle. (Or surge protector, actually)

2) Charger checks out?
Go to the DC Power Jack.

You may wish to skip checking the charger out first, and check the DC Power Jack, if you Know that the charger is good.

Battery removed see if you can wiggle one of those 3 pins around.
Be gentle, use a pencil if available.
ANY perceptible movement means a Problem.

Looking back at the second link above showing the DC Power Jack, note the metal prongs coming down towards the bottom of the jack.
There are 4.
2 on each side.

Note the 3 long pins sticking down towards the back of the jack.

The 4 outside prongs made from the outer case, are used to anchor the jack into place. They go down through holes in the motherboard, and are soldered on the opposite side.

There may be Ground attached to the case through these prongs also.

The two pins sticking down towards the Back of the jack, are also Ground pins. (Negative)
The single pin by itself is Positive.

A) IF, any of the pins wiggle, the jack is broken, and needs to be replaced.

B) IF, the outer shell of the jack wiggles, the jack May just need to be soldered back into place.

(Could also be an indication of more damage than appears to the eye)

Same thing for the single Positive pin solder joint.

Charger checks out, DC Power Jack checks out, the problem may be a bad power sensor chipset.

This chipset senses when the laptop battery needs a full charge, or a trickle charge, or no charge.

This means it also will sense when the laptop is to be run straight off of the charger, and not the battery.

Usually means motherboard replacement, unless you have access to the chip, and means to replace it. (Soldering tools, and technique)

Appreciate it if you would keep me apprised as to what you find.
Post in a Comment.


Jan 23, 2012 | Dell PC Laptops

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Laptop battery is dead and it will not run on DC power

Sounds like your power supply unit (PSU) is broken, do you get any lights come on when you plug in the DC cable and try to switch on?

Jan 09, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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My Dell 1525 has stopped being able to use the power cord for charging all of a sudden. Could it be a short or something?

Sometimes this happens to "generic" chargers, which come with the laptop. Also, it could be a shortage in the wire, check it to see if there are any rips, tears, holes, etc. If you see/hear sparks, your charger is definitely ruined. The most I can say is buy a replacement charger and also don't share your charger with people who have a laptop of a different manufacturer/brand, it shorts it out real fast.

Hope I was a help!

Jan 03, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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I have not worked on that particular model however the green light is most likely ur power indicator. So u may have a bad charger or the D/C jack is bad not allowing the pc to charge or stay powered off the wall. U can check the charger with a volt/ohm meter as for the D/C jack this is the little hole u plug the charger into the laptop. The metal pin inside should have ZERO play it should be solid or not able to be moved with ur fingernail.

Jun 23, 2010 | Toshiba T135S1300WH (PST3AU01M008) PC...

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Battery wont change

A problem is just like a mountain. You don't jump over the mountain, you climb it in steps, one step at a time.

1.How old is the battery? 1 to 2 years old, you can expect it to be at the end of it's Life Cycle. Batteries are rated in so many hours of usage.
Best bet is to let the battery charge 24 hours, then try it.

Would be nice if you someone else that has an Inspiron 1525, and they would try to charge your battery. If it doesn't charge up, you would know it's the battery. If it does charge up you can move on down the charging system, to try to find the problem.

2.AC adapter, (Charger) If you have a multimeter, set it to the 50 volt DC scale.
Laptop and desktop computers use DC current. (Direct Current) Your house, for example, uses AC current, (Alternating Current)
AC is converted to DC by the AC adapter, (Charger)

An example of DC current are flashlight batteries, and your laptop battery.
DC current has a Positive pole, and a Negative pole.
The center pin of the plug of your AC adapter is the Positive pole. Any of the four outside pins on the plug, are Negative.
The Red, (Positive), probe of the multimeter goes to the center pin. The Black, (Negative), probe goes to any of the outside four pins on that plug.
Example of a DC Power Jack, for the Dell Inspiron 1500 Series of laptops, 1525 and 1526, (This is the jack inside your laptop, where you plug the AC adapter into),

3.It may be that DC Power Jack itself is bad, or one of the solder connections is cracked. It's hard to see it clearly on the link I provided, (So I Right-clicked on it, Save Image As, and put it right in my My Pictures folder. Then I magnified it), but in the photo you will see some metal pins sticking out of the rectangular body.

The metal pins are sticking up. In reality those pins go down, when the jack is mounted on the motherboard. They go through the motherboard, via holes, and are soldered on the other side.
It is these solder joints that may crack, is what I'm referring to.

Solution to 1?
Obviously buy a new battery.

Solution to 2?
If your multimeter findings show lower voltage than needed, it's time to buy a new AC adapter. They have generic ones that can be used on a variety of laptops. The voltage will be stated on the top of the AC adapter.
Example: 19.2V-1.0A
That's 19.2 Volts at 1 AMP.

It may just be the plug end on the AC adapter itself. The plug end that goes into the DC Power Jack, on your Inspiron laptop.

Solution to 3?
Unless you are a skilled Electronics Technician, and have Excellent de-soldering/soldering skills, I advise taking it to a computer repair shop. It may not just be cracked solder joints. The DC Power Jack may need to be replaced. Maybe the motherboard is one of a bad design, and where the DC Power Jack attaches to it, has cracked.

Jul 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Re:pin stuck in charging jack

It is broken, you are going to have the DC jack replaced.

Dec 27, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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