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Sony PCG-FX340K (PCG-993L) Laptop

How to disassemble a pcg-fx340K? I need to fix the internal power jack. It is loose and won't keep a power connection when hooked to power supply without holding cord to one side.

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Hi z14jc.
Clink on the link below
http://cid-ccc9919d689e8b4c.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public
Download the VAIO dissasembly.doc
Its not for your model but should be close enough.
I am presuming that your laptop is OUT of warranty and you have a good idea of what you are doing?
Ensure you have an ESD strap on when touching components.
Good luck.
Let me know if this was useful.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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