Ive taken the laptop apart and removed the power / usb unit and noticed that the pin where the power supply plugs into is broken completely off. Is there anywhere I can buy just that part that unplugs from the motherboard? The part has the power port and two usb ports connected to an "L" shape green board that plugs into the motherboard at the top of the "L" shape.
The pin assembly is available online and usually runs between $10-$20. A quick Google should find you multiple sources for the part. It's not a hard job to do, just be careful when you are soldering the new assembly to the motherboard. And get a decent cable retention device after you fix your system, that way you won;t have that problem again.
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the only fuses ive ever seen inside a sewing machine was located inside the foot switch assembly and ive taken apart a few dozen now , but now ive seen quite a few broken power cords and sockets in that few dozen , seems the power cords sure take a beating on these ?
Most people today with careers on the go have a laptop. With this mobility comes great sacrifice and that's because of the risk of hard disk failure thorough dropping or mishandling. When this happens the only thing on their minds is if they'll ever see their data again. This wouldn't be such a crisis if they recently made a backup but then again how many do. So if your laptop has broken or stopped working then here is what you can do to retrieve the data yourself.<br />
<u>We're going to assume that the hard drive survived and is still functional.</u><br />
First of all you're going to need to dismantle the laptop to remove the hard drive. As there are so many different types of laptops out there I can't give you a universal way to dismantle it, if you want the dismantling instructions just type <b>How to dismantle Your laptops model name here laptop</b> for example into Google or Yahoo!<br />
We want to be able to access the data on the hard drive so you'll need a IDE to USB cable (for older drives) or a SATA to USB cable (for newer drives). This all depends of which connector your laptop's drive has. You'll need a 12 volt source for the hard disk which can be obtained from a molex power cable in the PC.<br />
Plug the power from your power supply to the required power connector on the drive (normally a molex connector or newer thin power connecor on more recent power supplies that use SATA technology) and then plug the data cable USB into one of your free USB ports and boot up the PC.<br />
Look around in my computer and you should see the laptop hard disk listed, it should be seen as an external hard disk just like a flash drive when you plug it in. <br />
Copy over all the files and information that you want recovered to the desktop. Depending on the situation, you may want to format the hard disk, re-install the OS, and then re-use the hard disk.<br />
When you purchase a new laptop you can then copy the recovered data onto it and there you have it just like before. Remember to make regular back-ups of important files in the future as the hard drive may not always be working if the laptop fails.<br />
<b><u>This is what a IDE drive looks like, notice the many pins in the IDE connection.</u></b><br />
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<b><u>This is what a SATA drive looks like notice the large L shaped data connection and the smaller L shaped power connection.</u></b><br /><img src="slasher_x_52.jpg" />
The power supply will need to be checked with a digital meter, if okay! remove main battery and power on, sometimes it will load everything down. If no change! the DC plug in the laptop breaks free from the motherboard "common issue" computer must be taken apart and DC plug checked, clean and resolder points, a tricky repair.
You can order a replacement for about $3-$5 But there's a lot of labor involved, the laptop has to be completely taken apart. DC jack will have to be soldered, then the laptop put back together! Probably 2-3 hours of work.
If you take it to a professional their prices will vary from place to place. Anywhere from $75 - $150
To be honest there's no simple answer, some laptops are easier to take apart, and will be cheaper to fix.
the switching power supplies are fun, by 2 pin plug is that from the AC side or computer side?
from AC side its easy enought to go buy another plug thought it should have come with one.
i cant remember any 2 pin plugs on the computer side and i have taken quite a few of these apart. there is a four pin plug...
yellow 12 volt
red 5 volt,
if the old supply was any of those colors you can desolder from the old supply and re solder it onto the new supply. if it was another color then i would suspect a random signal wire or cutout, keep you from frying yourself with the case open... try plugging up the new supply and turning on the computer if it runs why worry about it?
I believe the L35 uses what is considered a satellite power jack which means the actual jack is not soldered to the motherboard but uses a cable and plug, therefore is the easiest of the power jack repairs. The cable can be found on ebay for around 30 bucks or less. I usually charge 50 bucks for the labor plus the part, the laptop has to be disassembled to complete the repair. Below is a link for disassembly if you want to use it as a reference and perfrom the work yourself.....
You may have a broken power jack in the laptop. Inspect the power jack and see if the center pin moves at all. It should be fairly solid. If you find a bad jack your local repair shop may be able to repair it or you can get a jack from Ebay and solder it yourself.
I hope this helps, Buddy www.ccl-la.com Corporate Computer
Ok its not the power supply, it the battery in the laptop which is defective. Remove the laptops battery and power on using AC power only, the PC should now boot and your problem will be solved (apart from the battery)