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Trouble with Laptop charging.

I have a personal laptop Toshiba Satellite series at home. I bought it about 6-8 months ago from best buy . Its DC power socket is broken now. I have to press too hard to get the charge going and after some time, even that doesn’t this something that can be covered under the standard warranty?

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Well, it's hard to guess what Toshiba is going to say about that, I check the warranty information ( ) and they do not exlude the DC power socket so I think it should not be a problem.
If they do say that it was broken due to accident, misuse, abuse or neglect, you can argue with them that if the plug was designed right, it should not break but rather disconnect if put under too much stress. This is an extremely common problem on laptops, I had myself to hardwire 1 of my laptops (solder the wire directly to the motherboard) and did the same on several other ones. Let me know what Toshiba says about it as I'm curious to know what they are going to say.

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L500D has a broken power supply connector inside the laptop. Is this repairable? Regards, Matt

The 'power supply connector' is the DC Power Jack on the laptop.

Yes Matt. Not really that difficult at all.

With most laptops the DC Power Jack is soldered directly to the motherboard.
Not so with the Toshiba Satellite L305 series of Notebook PC's.

The DC Power Jack has it's own cable, which is connected to the motherboard.

The DC Power Jack itself is a small rectangular shape. It slides down into a slot (Trough) made in the outside of the Bottom Case.
The cable leading from the DC Power Jack is composed of four wires, which are attached to a connector,

A) This is a pictorial guide to disassembling a Satellite L305 series of Notebook PC, down to the bare motherboard,
[ You don't have to remove the motherboard in order to access the DC Jack]

B) This a link to a free Service Manual for the Toshiba Satellite L500 series of Notebook PC's,

Scroll down to the second Satellite heading.
Begins with - Satellite A10.
Drop down to the second line, go to the right and click on - L500

This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds, (Sometimes more), for the first page to come up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.
(Page navigation may not be at the top of the PDF file. Hover your mouse cursor towards the bottom of the page)

(Pages 127, and 128 deal directly with the DC Power Jack.
Disassembly procedures begin on Page 121.
Read the Anti-Static Precautions in - Before you begin on Page 129 FIRST )

Observe Anti-Static Precautions
1) Buy, and wear an ESD wrist strap. (Electro Static Discharge)
The average cost is around $3 to $5.
Connect the alligator clip to a good ground source.

{I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an empty desktop computer case.
Perhaps you have a large metallic object to use instead. (Unpainted) A large metal serving tray, or large metal knickknack}

2) Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove. Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
{If a multi-compartment container is not available you can substitute with a clean egg carton. Label each egg holder }

Some screws are VERY similar to others. Do Not mix them up.

3) Make a record as you disassemble. Make notes, drawings, and/or photograph/video record.
Nice to have a record to refer back to in case you are interrupted, and have your own personal notes besides the manual, and guide.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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You can buy any standard "universal AC/DC adapter". They will come with several different tips to fit your laptop. I bought this one for my Toshiba Satellite series and it works well:
LINK HERE. It is available in store and online at best buy.

There is also a cheaper one available from Walmart HERE. It is from Kingston and has a 1 year warranty so it should work well and have you covered.

Let me know what area you live in and I can track one down close. I have also bought one from Ebay that was cheap and worked without a problem. Let me know and I can look one up(ebay tends to be cheapest with power adapters in the 10-35$ range.

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This sounds like you may have a loose/broken jack on the machine. Take a small screwdriver and check to see if the jack is loose. If so, there's your problem, if not, then the problem will be in the power management system on the motherboard, and you will need to take it in for a professional diagnostics in order to track down the exact problem component.

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My system is not working, when I press the power button, power is not coming

You are having the same charging issue that many other owners of this laptop are having. The power module where you plug in the AC adapter to the computer is defective. This is a known issue that Best Buy usually can't figure out. I sent mine back to Best Buy 4 times under warranty and they were unable to fix it.

If it's still under warranty tell them to replace that power plug circuit board or whatever it is and it will work fine. Mine has been working fine since Toshiba replaced that part 6 months ago.

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