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I think my Power Jack is broke. Or pushed in too far.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NotQuiteAKing, Apr 21, 2011.

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  1. NotQuiteAKing

    NotQuiteAKing Thread Starter

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    So In the past 2 months, I think I've gone through about 5 chargers, all of them have broke down at some point approximately they lasted about 2 weeks each. My current charger (A fully adjustable charger, Might I add) only works if the plug (while in the socket), is pushed anti clockwise, away from the socket. This is causing the tip to tilt out of the casing (And I just know, that it's going to break down sooner or later...)

    So on to the jack anyway. I'm looking at and I'm not sure if it's in the right position or not. It seems quite away into the computer... Probably just enough to make contact with the tip... Also the metal appears quite brown/bronze... I'm not sure if it's just the lighting or if that's material's actual color, but it might be rust.

    Anyway is there anyway :) to solve this?
     
  2. Triple6

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    The jack inside in the laptop may need to be properly re-soldered back to the motherboard, or even replaced if its broken.
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    If your laptop is not new or near new, you might want to be considering a new laptop as the type of repair you seem to need requires complete disassembly of the laptop, including the removal of the main board.
     
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