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HP Pavilion dv4000 PC Notebook Power jack problem

Power jack problem HP Pavilion dv4000 PC Notebook which works fine except that it doesn’t get any power from the power adapter. I know that the adapter is working fine so the problem must be the power jack. Is it possible to find a power jack in order to replace the dysfunctional one? The Hp service here in Greece suggested replacing the motherboard. I believe that it is not wise to spend so much money in order to replace a fine working motherboard with just a faulty power jack.
Is there any other solution suggested?

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  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    My AC supply is good but the power supply LED on the front of the laptop does not light and the battery does not charge. I think the jack on the computer is loose. Is there anyother way to charge the battery?

  • claxx Mar 01, 2008

    My roomate has the same computer and it's completely dead. Tried a new power cord and still no luck. I was ready to take it apart as I figured the power jack needed to be resoldered. Now someone said it's part of the motherboard? I'm really not too sure if I should bother. Any suggestions?

  • Hibb74 Mar 12, 2008

    Please, I need details on how to get the motherboard out of the frame to fix the jack. I have a jack on order. Detailed guide? Thanks for any and all help. My wife is driving me nuts.

  • stuart12 Apr 27, 2008

    no power - adapter works with other comps

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    Jak dead :(

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    power jack problem

  • timothyjoel Sep 11, 2008

    My problem is similar. When I plug the ac into the jack. The system shuts off, when i remove it it runs fine on battery. While the charger is plugged in the systme will not run, but it willl charge the battery. Suggestions?

  • CALLEGOLD Nov 17, 2008

    My HP dv4000 Lap Top is not getting any power from the plug. I purchased a new cord and it did not solve the problem. The new plug does not even charge the battery. Nothing happens when I connect the plug into the computer from the wall outlet. I have tried to take it to Best Buy and Staples but most companies want to ship it out and take weeks to repair and return it back to me. I would rather fix it myself, but need to know what type of tools to buy and where to buy them from. I do not want to replace the motherboard if i do not have to. My Lap Top is only 3 yrs old. Ii need a quick repair resolution to this problem! Thanks!



    CALLE

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    HP Pavilion dv4000 PC Notebook

  • Dkutasy Jan 28, 2009

    I have have the same problem and at first I started replacing the adapter, I have 3 of those now. Now I know it was a combination problem with the adapter and the power jack. I don't want to replace the mother board, I wonder if this is a defect that HP should help us with.

  • claxx May 11, 2010

    Awesome! Thanx for all the help so far.....you guys are great. Now is have to get this thing apart. Any suggestions as to where I could find some tips/instructions for that?



    thanx,

    Clax

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I am sure that power jack is a part of your mother board but you can also replace a new power jack for your mother board. I know that if you send it to HP they will charge you 398$ for repairing the notebook. I will give you a link from where you can purchase a power jack with a nominal price. You can fix it by yourself or you can go to any electronic shop for foxing this. It is as simple as soldering the new power jack on the mother board.

The web link is:

http://www.laptopjacks.com/product/HP-Laptop-DC-Power-Jacks.html

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Krishna Teja

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Hi every one i had this problem for a long time i just didnt use my lap top but i started doing research on the net and found what is called a hp quickdock it actually by passes the power supply of the laptop all together and you use the power supply that came with the laptop and have the part that plugs into the computer changed (which cost me $10.00) to work as the power supply for the hp quick dock and then you use expansion port three which is a part of the quick dock straight into your laptop the quickdock comes with an expansion port adapter which you need for the hp dv4000. when you use the quickdock the power button to turn the quick dock wont work when you use the expansion adapter but you dont need it because you just turn on the laptop with the power button and there you go i know have my laptop back amazing what a bit of research can do buy the way just a word of warning the quickdock from the hp site is approx $200.00 but do what i did did get it from ebay mine ended up costing me $52.00 including postage to australia
i hope this solves every ones problem
i forgot to mention all the other little extras that come with the quick dock like extra usb ports and other things but here is a link to info all about it http://h71016.www7.hp.com/html/interactive/quickdock/model.html?jumpid=in_HP3D_3d/NBT/quickdock%7C3DCENTRAL%7Cother
bye for now
tracy

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Ummm on DV4000 the problem is usually the power panel. The hair width traces on that board breaks when stressed.

I have had to solder wirewrap wire from the on/off button directly to the pad for the ribbon cable. Low temp tip with flux (15w iron)

Those machines show no lights when the panel if defective, so it leads you to the DC jack. But those jacks don't wear out as often.

Take a meter and measure resistance from the Power button tabs to the edges of the ribbon cable on the board. you'll find its OPEN even when pushed

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It a relatively easy thing to repair but if youre not too confident put in any electrical repair shop . it wont cost much to reseat power terminal

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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    youre power terminal which is housed on your motherboard has become loose due to constant pushing and pulling of the power jack over a period of time.if your lucky its just prised and you can use a small screwdriver and bend the inner pin slightly down to make your jack connection connect to the underpart and make a solid connection ...if youre not so lucky the pins on the power terminal have become loose from the motherboard which will require resoldering,not too difficult...the more difficult part is getting to it.dissassembly of pc.

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Your dc-jack may be defective. There are two ways to fix it. You can resolder the dc-jack (repairs the solder connections) or replace the logic board. You can do it yourself or have a third party laptop repair service do it for you. You can try to replace the part yourself, it is available on any auction website. There is a Laptop repair guide that teaches you how to install the part yourself. Google how to resolder a dc-jack and you will find ways to repair the board, chances of success of DIY reflow are around 50%.

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Hi Friends,
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Hey all of this information is very help so thanks

I have a dv4000 and the part where my cord plugs into is loose, i have to hold it at just the right angle to work even right now as im typing, THIS IS BS!!! its so frustrating because my computer wont charge either. Right now when my cord is plugged in it must be pulled on jsut right otherwise my screen gets dark. (ya know when your laptops not plugged in and the screen gets darker) I think it is a factory error and they need to fix it

and 400 bucks? really? maaan I hate HP now!!! is there any way I can take my computer apart and fix it on my own?

I am computer repair illiterate but I will try anything to fix this stressful problem any help?

thanks!

-Brent

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I was just about to buy a new HP laptop and I am not sure which, or if all current models are affected and if HP has corrected the problem since 2007.
I gather it is a problem only from constant pluging and unpluging.

My first option would be to shim the female part of the connector,
plug in the connector and secure it with some silicon cement, cut it off maybe 12 inches away and install a new connector to the charger/power supply.
This would work fine if only it is a mechanical problem.

Maybe some others can enlighten me.

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Unfortunately, you're not going to like this answer: the part that isn't working is actually part of your motherboard.. which is why they're telling you the motherboard needs replacing.

Are you under HP warranty still? If your unit is under a year old, you'd be under the manufacturers' year warranty. If you had the forethought to purchase the HP Service Pack warranty, you might still have time on that.

Sorry,
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Here's what you need when you get it fixed. . . Every laptop should come with one.

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