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Ac Adapter Plug

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dbjjjt5, Nov 28, 2005.

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  1. dbjjjt5

    dbjjjt5 Thread Starter

    Sep 26, 2002
    The pin on the inside of the ac adapter plug on the back of my notebook computer broke off. Therefore, I am not able to connect the ac adapter. I have a hp pavilion za4805us model. Does anyone know if that can be repaired. I understand that some plugs can be replaced and others are attached to the motherboard. Any ideas or help.

  2. SirKenin

    SirKenin Banned

    Nov 17, 2005
    I'm not sure about that particular model, but you would think it would be like anything else, just soldering a new plug onto the motherboard. Not something I could do, but a laptop specialist can do it I would think.
  3. bistro


    May 20, 2003
    Take another look at the serial number...you should see something like "1YR", "2YR", or "3YR" marked there. Figure how long you've had the unit and see if it is still under warranty....if so, you're in luck as far as repair. If not, you might have to pay through the nose for the replacement part and labor. Sorry...:( If that is the case, then make sure you take it to a reputable shop that works on HPs...not some back-alley Computer and Noodle Shop.
  4. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    If it was mine, I'd solder on a new one.. But, since it's not, take it to a HP authorized repair shop.. It's also a good idea to back up all the info on the drive before taking or sending it off for repair..

    For a moment, I thought you were talking about the AC cord fraying, which was happening to one that I have on the shelf waiting for pickup .. I figured it might be a common problem with the model..

    To make a new AC cord, instead of ordering HP's $120 one, I went to mouser http://www.mouser.com/ and ordered a 18 volt generic switching PS, and just added a connector to it.. It might be .5v short, but it works fine..
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