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Charging problem I have a hard time getting my adapter to charge my laptop. The thing in the charge hole is loose. Is this fixable? I have gone through 2 AC adapters and don't know what else to do. Thanks

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I charge $100 flat rate fee to either re-solder and/or to replace (as in your case) the broken power adapter jack on the laptop mobo with a new jack. Any other further mobo damage (if any is present) would have to discussed at the time of initial inspection upon receiving your laptop here. More times then none the jack mobo support pins (usually only 2 if a cheaper board design, or 4 pins if a better quality design) are broken off and the +/- adapter jack contact pins on the mobo come loose solder-wise from excessive movement. If the new jack replacement part has to be ordered special then it usually only takes 2-3 days from my electronics parts supplier locally here.

Continuing to use the laptop in this manner chances the risk of frying the mobo should that broken jack short out or cause a current spike surge to the power supply!! Choice is yours - so use your better judgment here.

You would have to also pay for USPS shipping both ways from Anaheim, CA.

Thx,

Frank

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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My shop charges $190 to resolder a new inside connection (if possible. need to see inside)

Replacing a motherboard is the price of mobo + 2 hr labor ($95/hr) = $440

I would test and make sure there's not a short in your power cable. Use a voltmeter and hold + inside and - outside and move the cable all around and see if it drops in and out. Other than that...it needs to see a shop.

James Mac

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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