The mains adapter socket has been struggling to connect to the charger but was able to use it, now it has stopped altogether, how easy is it to mend or replace the socket? i do have another (different) model that could act as donor but i am reluctant to start taking it apart without some guidance. my skill level is average i have built several dektop and tower computers)
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Re: fujitsu lifebook c6637
The dc jack is soldered to the motherboard. You will have to tear the machine completely down in order to replace it. The link bellow has break down diagrams, you might be able to find one for your model there. http://repair4laptop.org/notebook.html
As far as getting a jack, Ebay is a good place to get one. I get jacks for my customers from vendors there, and a couple of the vendors have compatibility list of the different machines the jack will fit.
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When you connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED light up? If not then - The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's power socket could be faulty. Check power adapter's DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
I'm not sure where the switch is but to enable the wireless connection, you could go to the control panel>network and internet, in the left hand menu choose, Change adapter settings, right click on your wireless network connection and click enable.
Please check the voltage at the pin end of the laptop using a multimeter in the voltage range. If absent then there is fault in the adapter and must be opened to confirm or replace.If present then connect and check the voltage at the pin end of the battery terminal in the laptop , if present the battery is a suspect.Check this link: http://www.fixya.com/support/r5164850-laptop_power_supply
Whenyou connect the power adapter into the laptop, does the power LED light up? Ifnot then -
The battery adapter or the adapter's power lead or the laptop's powersocket could be faulty.
Check power adapter's DCplug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltageshould be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on thebottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that isprinted on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
If the adapter is OK thenconnect it to the laptop and power it up, then look at the power/batterycharging LED light and wriggle the power plug in the laptop's powersocket. If the power/battery LED light flashes and in a certain position thisLED light stays firm, then the power socket is either faulty or it has a drysolder joint where it is connected to the motherboard.
This can be repaired but itrequires the laptop to be completely dismantled to get at this power socket andrepair. If you cannot DIY then I suggest you get a quote first.
i would try purchasing a universal laptop charger on ebay and see if it works. they are under 25 bux. worse case scenario you will have a backup ac adapter. be careful plugging in other ac adapters because the polarity could be wrong or it could have to much amps
What you need to verify is that the wireless adapter is not disabled or turned off. There is a switch on the front edge of the unit that will turn the adapter off and on. if you go to http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/www/content/pdf/SupportGuides/S7210_GSG_B5FJ-5241-01EN-00.pdf you can see the picture of where it is, but from the center on teh front edge, where the latch is, moving to the left, is the mic socket, the headphone socket and them the on/off switch you are looking for. slide it the other way and that should get you back on. If that doesn't turn is back on, verify in the network connections that the adapter is enabled as well.