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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Hi Pam , what seams to be the trouble ? Check engine light on , car won't start ? ECM troubleshooting involves using a diagnostic scan tool to look at engine data an DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! This tool cost $ 10,000.00 from snap on tools Snap on VERUS Hands On Training Controls and Navigation Factory scan tools like the TECH 2 for GM cars costs $ 5,000 an some change ! Ford's cost $3,000 just for the software , then you need a lap top to down load the software into .
Change the capacitor 220uF and it will most certainly work again. I got the idea from FixYa and it solved my problem! Easy to change just 2 soldering points and a component costing around 0,2 Euros. If you do not know how to operate a soldering tool ask someone for a quick assistance. The switch takes around 2 min (1,5 min to open the charger and 0,5 min to change the component!).
If there is a light on it and its on, its a start, if you have a volt meter u can get a reading from the conection that goes into computer. check the pins inside this conection with a pen see if they are loose, another way is to place the black box againts ur ear firmly listen carefully for a hum, if its hummmming then its working, if the charger aint pwoering the laptop check the conection that goes into laptop for any loose parts, another problem can be the laptops conection its self , give it a sligh push to one side or the other to see if it lights up the laptop, or try it in another laptop that uses the same conection.
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
Depends on your OS. I had to get restore DVD for a vista system I was repairing and it only cost $25 from toshiba. You won't find them cheaper unless someone you know has exact same laptop and you use theirs.
Maybe!!!! Wire taps are not a good thing. But yes I do them also... Kinda a catch 22! But the bad thing about wire taps are that they carode the exposed wires. Recheck the conections where you made the connection. If it breaks contact then the locks might not work. Or if the conection at that point is grounding out and blowing your relay or fuse. But if your tailgate lock still operated when all others did not then chances are that one of the door switches is bad. after you recheck your wires, disconnect the battery for about 10 to 15 minutes. If it is the relay then that should let it cool off and reset itself long enough to work or atleast hear a click out of the locks when you power up again. LISTEN CLOSELY FOR THE CLICK. Have someone inside of the car and up by the front of the car and this will increase the chance to hear it. You do not need the key on for the test because the locks have power all of the time. Good luck and let me know.
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.