I had someone look at my lap top a computer tech at work he said pin inside has snaped that conects to charger , he didnt have tools ect to fix it is this expensive to fix ? or if you could give me rough guide to cost of fixing it i would be gratefull
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Referred to as the DC jack. I replace DC jacks for approx $110 give or take $10 depending on the cost of the jack at my shop. The jack is soldiered to the motherboard, therefore you have to tear the machine completely apart, which is time consuming. I get my jacks from vendors at Ebay. You can check Ebay to get a relative price for the jack. I will let you know that the Geeksquad at Bestbuy is outrageous and will probably start somewhere around $200 if not more, however estimates are free, so you can talk to them, but be sure to ask the final price before approving any work. I would try a small computer shop in your area that sells used laptops, chances are you'll find a good tech at an affordable price. If you can't find a decent price, you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and the cost for your machine will be $110 plus return shipping. Shipping is generally $25 to anywhere in the US including insurance, so $135.
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Here's one last thing that you can try. Try to remove the reinsert the battery then try to charge it (if you haven't tried it yet). If it will work then it is just a connection problem. Best way to isolate issue is to use a new battery. If not, then return it to WAL-MART. Either the battery pin or the battery contacts (which is connected to the motherboard) is defective.
Sounds like either a problem with your charger or the motherboard power pin, this is a common issue with laptops I probably install 2 or 3 of these a day. what happened is if the power supply cord constantly pulls on the ac plug going into the power pin if often breaks and seizes all power to the mother board. if thats the case the pin itself cost about 40 bucks new and a tech with soldering experience would perform about 150 bucks in labor. so about 190 if its the power pin, try replacing the charger first.
No your PC is not hurt. The problem is that you motherboard is having problems reconizing the charger. I recomend calling Dell Costomer Service and telling them you problem and have them replace the motherboard and or battery.
The AC/power jack on your laptop is probably one of the most vulnerable parts of your computer. The stress from being yanked, pulled etc. often takes its toll after awhile. The good news is that it is a fairly common problem and costs usually less than a $100.00 to fix.
If you are sure the adapter and power cord are not the issue, you will need to take the laptop into to be serviced where they will likely need to replace the power jack. There really is no way to do this yourself unless you have good hardware tech skills, a low-temp soldering iron, patience, and a steady hand. The part itself can run between 10 cents and $10.00 depending on the computer manufacturer.
If you are comfortable with dismantling your lap-top and soldering a mainboard, let me know and I will give you step by step instructions on how to DIY, otherwise the repair is rather routine for most pc/laptop service centers and shouldn't take more than a day.
remove the battery and adapter. press power button for 30 sec. then connect the adapter. press power button. if this didnt work. you need to ask for an help of a local tech to check for the video card and cable.
check to see if you can hear a hum from the charger it self , push the box hard againts ear if its humbing charger is ok, if you cant hear anything from it check fuse to plug. if this is ok then charger is broken.
If charger is ok check the conection into the laptop if it feels loose and when u move it slightly it goes on and off then possible conection to laptop prob.
If this conection is ok and the charger is humbing and working, could be a possible internal switch gone in the laptop that decides to charge and not charge when battery is full. These are always failling on laptops but hopfully its not this.
If you find the charger is broken search ebay for a new or secound hand one, aint to expensive. hope this helps
Which pin did your husband reposition, I assume it was the one inside the laptop. He may not have connected the power switch cable back in properly when he rebuilt the laptop. Ask him to carefully check all the connections by opening the case again. These sort of repairs are normally carried out by experienced tech engineers. Some dc connectors (the bit that the power supply plugs into) have to be resoldered to work correctly or be replaced completely. The fact that you were able to charge the battery means little at this stage I'm afraid. Let me know if you need more help.
short n simple advice just check it in device manager if you have installed proper driver even though it's not working than try with different wireless card and even though if it's not work than ur motherbard board chip is gone. I am HP Tech.
It could be a pin connection, but more than likely it's the power management system. The best way to know for sure is to take it to a shop and have a tech diagnose it. We have special diagnostic tools and software for this.
The only easy check I can suggest is for you to have a look & see the memory underneath the laptop. It should be covered by a squarish panel/lid held by a screw (or 2). You can try wiggling it or best remove it by moving the 2 locking clasps at each side slightly away making the memory pop out. You can now remove the memory and clean the little gold tips/connectors using a pencil eraser. Reinsert and try again.
Other than the above, would suggest that you bring it back to your dealer/supplier since any further action on your part would void your warranty.