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Dc jack Thank you. My husband actually has 2 degrees in computers so he will be doing the work. (Not ME!) Like I said I was trying to get a headstart & get an idea of the price. I was trying to find out if it was a $10 fix or a $100 fix. Thanks!

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If you can't match the model number on ebay just open and take a look at the dc jack and match to the pics on ebay.
its the best place to get the parts at a decent price.

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1. Take the battery out of the laptop & try to turn on the laptop using power adapter only. If the computer turns on, then the battery is defective & needs to be replaced.
2. Make sure the power adapter is not defective. Test the output voltage of the power adapter using a voltmeter. Compare the voltmeter reading to the nominal value written on the adapter or the laptop.
3. Make sure the DC jack is not loose or broken. A loose DC jack will need to be re-soldered. A broken one will need to be replaced.

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For all the function and portability laptops provide, there are also some drawbacks. The biggest problem with laptops is with battery life. To get constant battery power, the laptop has to be plugged into a wall outlet. The wall plug then connects to the DC jack in the back of the laptop. The DC jack is no more than a little piece of metal that conducts the electricity for the computer. These DC jacks are known to be fragile and break off easily. If this happens, you can open the laptop and replace the DC jack yourself.
  1. Step 1 Remove the internal battery pack from your laptop. Flip the laptop over and locate the release button for the battery pack. Hold the button in to slide the battery pack free. It is important that you remove the internal battery pack as well as unplug the power cord from the wall outlet to prevent risk of shock while working inside the laptop.
  2. Step 2 Unscrew all of the screws on the underside of your laptop. The number of screws will depend on the model of computer. There should be one at each corner and then one or two screws that hold the hard drivemag-glass_10x10.gif cover in place. Once the screws are removed, take out your computer's hard drive. Newer-model computers will have a hard drive that slides out of the side of the computer.
  3. Step 3 Locate the two screws at the back of the computer that hold the laptop screen's hinges in place. Once these two screws are removed, gently pull up on the screen until you clear the silver pegs from the holes in the laptop's body. Two wires lead from the screen into the computer, so ensure you do not pull so hard that you disconnect them. Carefully set the laptop screen aside so it does not get damaged while you work inside the computer.
  4. Step 4 Separate the two halves of the laptop's body to expose the computer's internal components. Flip the keyboard on its face, making sure not to disconnect the keyboard's connector. Underneath the keyboard will be a metal plate that covers the computer's motherboard. Unscrew the screws that hold this plate in place and set it aside.
  5. Step 5 Locate the DC jack for the laptop. Most all laptop's DC jack outlets are located at the back left corner of the computer. Using your tweezers, remove the old DC jack. Identify the slot in the motherboard that the old DC jack came out of. If the DC jack was loose before you removed it, there will be a small slot at the base of the opening in the back of the computer that the DC jack pops into. Using the tweezers again, slide the new DC jack into this slot until you hear a clicking sound. To hold it in place you can solder the new jack to the motherboard, or simply superglue it in place. Don't use too much superglue or you will risk losing the ability for the jack to conduct electricity.

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If the AC Adapters aren't staying in place then the DC Jack on the megadrive is faulty and it would be a matter of finding a DC Jack for the megadrive 2 or find a faulty megadrive 2 where the dc jack is good.

Then if you have soldering skills, you can take the good one off of the one machine and take the bad one off of the other megadrive 2 and replace it with good dc jack. Basicially unsoldering the good one and the bad one and soldering the good one onto your megadrive machine.



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Acer 5920g no power


Your DC Power Jack is bad, or the area of the motherboard where the DC power jack attaches to, is bad.

The DC Power Jack, is the small port where your AC adapter,(Charger), plugs into.
This is an example of an average DC Power Jack, for an HP Pavilion laptop, not installed in a laptop yet,
http://www.megaemarket.com/dc-power-jack-hp-pavilion-ze4200-zt117420011721182125.html
If you click on the photo it will enlarge.

The DC Power Jack in the photo is upside down, in relation to how it sits on your laptop's motherboard.
Those flat metal pins shown on top, go down through the motherboard, and are soldered on the other side.

1.Sometimes when the 'charger' plug is in the jack, and is bumped, it can crack the solder joints for the DC Power Jack's flat pins. This makes an intermittent contact. Eventually there is no contact at all.

2.Sometimes it's a bad design of the DC jack, and just from ordinary usage of the user plugging in the charger, and removing it, this can crack the solder joints.

3.Sometimes the small area of the motherboard where the DC power jack is mounted, can crack away from the main body of the motherboard.
To explain:
Crude example;
Envision a laptop's motherboard as having a 1 foot square shape. (It isn't. It's irregular shaped) Now on one side attach a 2 inch square. This 2 inch square, represents the area that the DC power jack is attached to. A 'Peninsula', if you will. There are circuit traces that go along a motherboard. Think of them as Very, flat, thin, strips of copper wire. These 'wires' become stretched, and break as the 'peninsula' cracks away from the main body of the motherboard.

Solution?
Have the DC Power Jack replaced, or the motherboard.
DC Power Jack cost? About $6 to $8 dollars.
Labor? $100 to $150.
The tech has to completely disassemble the laptop, to just the bare motherboard in hand. Then unsolder the DC power jack, resolder a new one in, and reassemble the laptop.
Motherboard cost? About $150 on up. Depends on where you obtain it. (Ebay?)
Labor? $100 to $200.

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If the laptop still works, then there would be no need to replace the motherboard. The DC jack is replaceable/repairable. What would be more challenging is the disassembly and eventual exposing of the bottom part of the circuitry where the DC jack is soldered into. Often the DC jack would have at least 2 solder point (not more than 3). This might interest you.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Most, if not all computer manufacturers do not include these instructions, & for good reason too. You should not attempt to replace a DC Jack if you are not very technologically savvy.

Repairing the actual DC Jack itself requires you to strip the notebook down to the motherboard. From that point you will need to de-solder the old DC jack (very carefully) and then solder a new DC jack to the motherboard. After those steps are complete, you need to test the power using a voltmeter. If the voltage matches up to that of the computers you can continue. After you have finished all of that the only thing left is to put the notebook back together.

More detailed instructions as well as photos can be found by doing a Google search. Try entering the make and model of your specific notebook.. Who knows, you may get lucky and find a link with how-to photos.

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