Hi there everyone.Please need help taking apart my Fujitsu lifeboook N5010,remove the power jack and install a new one. Can anyone help please? Thanks.
PS: I remove all screws in the back of the laptop but still cant find the way to take it apart to get to the power jack !!!
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Re: Power jack removal and installation
Most laptops use a combination of screws and tab/slots clamping to keep the clam shell halves together. The tabs fit carefully into the mating slots, so it is up to you to find them. Carefully press in on the sides where the clam shell halves mate and find locations where it is more difficult to press inward. This area will be a place where to find a tab/slot mate.
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LOL, you've go to take the laptop apart because in most cases the DC Power Jack is soldered onto the motherboard. That means once you get the motherboard out of the laptop be prepared to spend an hour or two trying to desolder and remove the one that is bad. This is like being a surgeon. You have to be very careful or you will damage the motherboard. Once you've got it off, then you have to solder the new jack onto the motherboard and put the thing back together.
Get it fixed by going to jackfix.com , replacing the dc power jack requires taking apart the entire laptop, then removing the motherboard, and finally desoldering the power socket, and resoldering the new jack, and putting everything back together, its no job for a beginner. Not being rude at all, but if you have to ask how, dont attempt. http://www.jackfix.com , they have replaced many power jacks for my laptops, as well as my companies, they give a lifetime warranty, and will ship the laptop back to you within 24hrs. believe me, I have tried different companies, and they are def best.
It sounds like the DC socket has either worked itself loose from the motherboard or it has broken off. Either way this problem can be repaired.
You have 2 choices available to you, you can take the laptop to reputable computer repair store and have them fit a new DC socket for you, or you can purchase a DC socket from places like eBay for example and disassemble the laptop to solder it in yourself.
In both cases the cost should be fairly inexpensive.
Please post back if you require anymore assistance.
However, take out the battery from the laptop and remove mains lead. Go and make tea! Then, drink it. Once you have complete this task.
Plug in the AC lead ONLY into the laptop and then try to power it on.
You should see lights on the Hard Disk LED or hear a beep. If you see them but nothing on the screen at all when booting then the capacitor pack has probably gone on the screen. This is not an expensive part, but you do need to know what you are doing to replace it. Think it time to give it to the workshop or ask IT bod to look at it for you.
I do jack replacements. It requieres soldering and completely dissasembling the laptop. Do not attempt unless you know what you are doing and have the proper tools and work setup. If you still want to do it yourself (at your own risk of course) you basicaly need to take the laptop apart, remove the brokem jack (de-solder) and put in the new one. Use maximum of 15Watt soldering iron. You can get all the tools you need at a local radio shack or electronics store. Good Luck.
DC jack replacement is easy however requires a bit care since its mounted on the mainboard. Desolder the old DC jack. Solder the new one firmly. Dont keep the soldering iron too long on the PCB as it will damage the lines and will deform the DC Jack. You can get DC jack very low cos from local repair stores or you can order from Toshiba parts depot (800-524-8338) Please post your question if you need further assistance. Good Luck