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Hi, I am in the position of having satellite 4300 with completely broken dc jack..can of course get new part but how easy/hard is it to refit?..take it the pins are soldered in....is it possible to bypass jack or do I have to brush up on my desolering/soldering skills?/ Thanks..Mike
Not the simplist of tasks. especially on a laptop.
it,s a complete disasembly of the laptop itself, right down to barebones. the jacks themselves are very well soldered to the boards. usually 2-4 pins. i,ve done a couple myself on vaios.
i,d suggest a good quality desolder pump. and a small roll of soder-wick. be very carefull not to overheat any of the pins. and gentle pressure when lifting away the old one from the board. as you can bend/warp the motherboard. use a good quality solder and a small amount of flux, to resolder the joints. you seem a competant guy, and you should,nt have many problems.
Mike @ Compurepair.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
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Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.
If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it
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