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Plug in is broke

My plug in to charge my pc is broke need help how to fix it

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    need to disassemble ...all done except still holding string at read. I need to fix the power jack. Any help on this one?

  • knowr Dec 07, 2007

    I have no power to LT

    I think it could be power jack.

    I have removed the power jack assemble and was wondering if anyone knowws where to get a new one

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2008

    Who do I contact to get the problem fixed? I can not take it apart myself.
    K

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    yey my lt wont turn on either i even boght a new charger but still no green light

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A helpful hint for anybody that has to repair the power pin is after you repair the pin make sure you use a CRD (Cable Retention Device) to keep from causing the problem again. I use and recommend the JerkStopper. Even some Mac (MagSafe) Users are using it these days. We have three in use in our household (2 Fujitsu laptops and 1 Mac).

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AVERATEC IS FIXING THE POWER SUPPLY PLUG UNDER WARRANTY REGARDLESS OF THE AGE OF THE LAPTOP. MINE WAS 4 YEARS OLD AND I SENT TO TEXAS AND IT WAS REPAIRED AT NO CHARGE. THE PART WAS DEFECTIVE IN MANY UNITS. CAUSING THE MACHINE TO OVERHEAT OR NOT CHARGE. IF U CANT FIND THE NUMBER TO CALL SEND ME AN EMAIL.. [email protected]
PS I NEED A COPY OF THE INSTALL DISKS THAT CAME WITH THE 3200 AVERATEC

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They sell those ac adapter jacks that you can solder right on the motherboard,, about $6

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Hi I am a new guy here and someone helped me out. Now it's my turn. 2 years ago my Averatec 3200 power jack broke. I ebay searched an Averatec 3200 power board replacement. This replaces the little board the jack is mounted on and includes a very solid external screw down connector for about $50.00. It's the best power jack solution out there except for Apple's magnetic connector. This is the latest link. good luck.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Averatec-Power-Board-for-3200-3300-Series_W0QQitemZ280147669364QQihZ018QQcategoryZ114206QQcmdZViewItem

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Of course you can fix it.  The power jack on my Averatec 3200 laptop shattered as well.  You just need a new jack that fits the power supply connector, some thick stranded wire, and some basic soldering skills.

Unfortunately I was unable to find exactly the same jack they used, so I couldn't solder it straight into the motherboard like the old one.  It was also a pain to disassemble the laptop, keep all of your screws in a dish!

Once you get your laptop disassmbled:

  1. Take *careful* note of where each terminal (the inside pin and outside conductor of the jack) are soldered in on the motherboard first.  They're probably still soldered in, but the plastic case is broken.
  2. Desolder the pieces of the old jack and solder some stranded 12 AWG wire it's place.  Use wire that's between 2 - 4 inches long.
  3. Using black and red wire, solder the black wire to the location on the board where the outside conductor of the jack connected.  Solder the red wire to the location where the center pin conductor was connected.  Bring the wires out through the power jack hole and screw your laptop back together.
  4. Using a replacement jack that mates snug with your external power supply connector, solder the red wire to the inside pin conductor and the black wire to the outer conductor of your new jack.  Use some heat shrink sleeving or electrical tape to cover any exposed copper.
Be very careful to get the +/- polarity right with your wires, I don't know if they have polarity protection built in to the motherboard.  If they don't you could do some serious damage if the polarity is backwards.

This will look ghetto, but my laptop has run great for over a year since that fix (until it recently started overheating).  If you can manage to find the exact same power jack that they used, bringing wires out to a different shaped jack won't be necessary.

I'll be taking my laptop apart again soon, so if you need some pics let me know.

Good luck.

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