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Power port When I plug the power supply plug into the rear of my notebook, it does not charge. I close the lid and it does charge. That worked for me a good while, but now that doesn't work. I took it to an authorized Toshiba repair facility and they charged me $100.00 for a temporary fix. They soddered something at the power connector. I need to know how to get to the power connector so I can sodder the problem myself or learn what the permanent fix is. Thank you.

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  • PRElite Jun 01, 2008

    Thankyou for your response. I know the issue is on the motherboard, but I'm a novice working on computers. I need to know how to disassemble the Toshiba Satellite P-15 S420 Laptop Computer so I can get to the problem. If this is beyond your scope, I'd like to know if there is a disassebly manual for my computer and where I can get one. Thanks.

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It is on your motherboard. Take it a part and you will see it.

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • T&N Family Electronics Dean and Sherrie Terrell

    You should be able to find a manual on the Toshiba site. Most of them have a break down on how to take it apart. The best thing that I can tell you is below. The only thing to do if you do not have the manual is to find a screw and take them out one by one. There should be a way to pop off the top part above the motherboard. You pry on both sides and it should pop up to get under it. The keyboard should pop up from the bottom. All laptops are not the same. Just be very careful, but if you are not sure that you can do it leave it alone. I could do it because I have done it before. Step by step directions without being there is very hard to do. You rated me as thinks for trying. I can't do the job for you. I did all that I could do from here.



    If you are comfortable with taking it apart you can repair
    it yourself. If you have not ever soldered anything before or taken a
    laptop apart before you need to have someone else do it.

    If you decide to do it yourself you will need the instruction manual to locate
    all of the screws. You will need a soldering iron and a camera along with
    a pencil and paper to draw a diagram and take notes. Laptops have a
    lot of fragile parts in them that will break. Do not do this if you do
    not know how. This is something that a qualified tech should
    do. You will see the plug and you will need to re-solder it
    back onto the board. One wrong move and you could damage the entire
    computer. If you try to do this yourself you are on your own and I am not
    responsible nor is anyone else.





  • T&N Family Electronics Dean and Sherrie Terrell

    I helped you the best that I could. Did you check the Toshiba site for the manual. You said that you were a novice. The manual might not give you every detail as to what to take apart. Most companies do not want anyone to have this kind of information.

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