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Broken AC power jack, no battery power, help

Q: Broken AC power jack, no battery power, help

Hi. Im new on this forum, but I have a problem with my Inspiron 1545 laptop from Dell pre-loaded Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (although I did re-install several times with OEM OS restore disc). Money is tight for us now, so my AC power jack on the side of my laptop (or the end which connects to the jack) is damaged. I don't know what it is or how serious it is. Once for a while we had to protect the cord from slipping out using duct tape. The only thing I really know is that the coded white rim on that end of the cord, a very small part of it is chipped. And my battery needs replaced, do I need to still fork over an expensive sum for a brand new one?

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A: Broken AC power jack, no battery power, help

Hi CSean and welcome to SF
As I understand it, it's not the Laptop-side of the connection that's broken right?
In that case you might find this link helpful:

Amazon.com: Replacement Plug for Dell Inspiron 1525 1526 1545 Laptop Ac Adapter: Computers & Accessories
Granted those aftermarket replacements are not necessarily in the same quality as the original parts.
You often trade off quality for price.
These seem to be original parts (for 3-6x the price as it seems):

Hope it helps you further

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Hey people,

Well I have this hp Pavilion zt1180 (Running Windows XP Home edition) laptop for about 5 years, its one of my most favorite laptops besides my Apple laptops, So one day I was using my hp normally and then the hp warns me that I had low battery so I check on the back of the hp and I see that the charger is conected properly so why the h*** isn't it working? so I unplug the charger from the DC Power Jack and I turned off my hp laptop and got a pen, I poked the DC Power Jack and I saw how it moved out of place (it wasn't attached to the motherboard anymore) and I could see that it was cracked (like broken).

All I just need help in is, does some one know a website that could give me step by step on how to open the laptop? Because I've tried my self removing the case and its pretty hard, or can some one here give me steps on how to remove the case and solder the new DC Power Jack onto the motherboard?

All I just want is to have my hp laptop working again, please..


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The power jack in my yoga 13 is broken. The central yellow plastic piece is missing and the pins were touching. Does this mean I'll have also shorted the motherboard? Can I test for that? Peace, kowalski

A:Yoga 13 broken power jack

If it's in any kind of warranty, send it in.
Otherwise, if you're comfortable working on a computer, the replacement part seems to be readily available and inexpensive. I'd start with replacing the jack and THEN seeing if it'll boot. 

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I have a similar problem with my HP. The internal pin has broken off. I have dismantled the notebook but can't see an easy way of replacing the jack. Has anyone done this that can assist with the steps and pitfalls?

A:Laptop power jack broken

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I use an Acer Aspire 5101 laptop (usually with the battery in and plugged in with the cable) and a few days ago I noticed that moving the laptop would sometimes cause the LED light to switch off implying no power was coming in from the cable. Much of the time it stays on, but occasionally if moved it will flicker off again until I move the laptop to a better position. Sometimes it will even come on again and then flicker off without me moving it.

I have read about similar problems but have always heard that it is the actual DC jack that is the problem. I am wondering if this is the case with me, as with my laptop the actual jack and pin look absolutely perfect, are not loose, and sometimes just moving the cable near the plug slightly (while keeping the plug itself absolutely stationary) will cause the light to flicker off.

Is there any way I could just have wrecked my cable a bit and should buy a replacement? I don't know of a similar cable I could use to test this out, as my friend has a different Acer model and her adapter says 100-240V (1.5A) whereas mine says 100-240V (1.6A) and I don't want to risk causing any problems.

If not, is there any way to tell just by looking or feeling if the actual DC jack itself is the cause of this?

Thanks so much,

A:Laptop - broken power cable, or DC jack?

I had a similar problem with an IBM thinkpad, unfortunately it was in the internal pin which meant a new motherboard. bleah.

buy a new cable and see if it stops. Cables can take some wear at the back because they tend to get bent a lot near the back of the laptop. Hopefully its the cable (cheap fix) and not internal (expensive fix). Good luck!

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I have Acer Aspire 9400 broken powerjack. I m going to solder a new one to it. MY problem is that there is berely no solder on there i see. I see is some yellow looking glue ? what is this and how do i remove it? I thought it would just melt with the solder when i first tried soldering it but now its mixed with the copper braid, solder, and the metal jack on the board and wont come off? what can I do to remove this stuff ?

and as far as soldering, is it okay if the board turn black? I dont think I fried it or anything but its black and i smelled some plastic burn so idk? Im just having trouble getting the yellow looking glue off bc i hardly see andy solder on there to get it off



A:Acer 9400 power jack broken/ solder repair

Im assuming you mean the motherboard? if thats black and something melted i would say the board is toast and its not going to be cheap to fix the computer.I would say take it somewhere and see what damage was done and if it can even be fixed.

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Hi!I recently got my hands on my friend's old laptop that hadn't been used for a year. The problem with the G510 was the power jack. It was pushed back and repaired multiple times by professionals but still didn't completely work.I thought that if i bring the power jack outside the laptop it would work. But it doesn't. I plug in the charger and nothing, no led lights no fan no sound. The same charger worked on another computer.So i removed the power jack and i saw no external problem with it. I don't have a multimeter. Next i thought the power jack doesnt really cost much, but then again, the shipping costs would be overwhelming and i can't afford it at the moment.I also tried turning it on with only one memory card, done the 30second thing, charging without battery in case the problem was there but still nothing. The silence is killing me.Could there be any way to charge the battery outside the laptop? Or do you have any other ideas i could try?

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Recently my laptop has been acting up, about a week about my laptop started to not want to charge. At first i thought it was a problem with the chargers/AC adapters i had but they've been working perfectly fine and one is a recently charger i bought from amazon to fit the model of laptop i have, making sure everything is compatible. I came to the conclusion that it's not the chargers/AC adapters but the battery itself, so did some searching around to make sure i find what's right and i found a battery which is compatible with my model. The battery came and i installed it, making sure everything was left how it should be, everything is properly connected. I turnt the laptop on and it worked but when i tried to charge the laptop with both of my chargers but it wouldn't work. In the end of it all i think i need a new DC power jack cable or could is be something else?

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When I boot my Inspiron 15R-5537, I get this message:
"The AC adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for the best system performance."
The AC adapter (it is a 90-watt AC adapter) does not charge the battery and the laptop keeps in low-power mode, it is, the CPU clock gets stuck at 780 MHz, while it can go up to 2,3 GHz in full power mode. When I say it doesn't charge the battery, I mean it starts charging for a while, and then the power LED turns off and the battery icon says  it's connected, but not charging. I've already bought a new 90-watt charger directly from Dell and it didn't fix the issue. When I use the battery alone, the CPU can get to 2,3 GHz just fine, meaning it isn't the battery either.
So I'm left with two options: it's either the DC jack, or the motherboard. From what I've read, this DC jack has a hole in the centre which receives the pin in the AC adapter connector, and this pin tells the laptop which is the wattage the power adapter can supply, which is 90 W for this laptop model.
Do you think replacing this jack can solve this issue, or is most likely a hardware issue with the motherboard?

This is what I'm talking about:

A:Battery not charging: is it DC power jack or motherboard fault?

The jack will be under $30, while a mainboard is $200+, so try the jack first.  If that doesn't solve the problem, it's the mainboard.

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I have an issue where there is a hissing sound coming from the speakers when I plug them into my laptop headphone jack. But this does not happen when I unplug the power to the laptop and let it run on batteries. It also does not hiss with the speakers built into the laptop. Do you have any ideas? The hissing sound lessens if I plug the adapter into another outlet, but does the same with 2 different chargers. Any ideas?

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?

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My Toshiba Satellite P755-S5265 has not been able to turn on at all. That's because the AC adapter would not be charging the battery nor would it operate the computer.

Whenever I would plug in my adapter, a weird clicking noise would come out from the computer. Also, the AC adapter charging light would blink continuously as well. I

took apart my laptop and discovered that the end my of DC power jack was the source of the clicking. When I mean the end, I don't mean the area where I plug in my adapter, it's the other end that's connected to the motherboard.

Does anybody have any advice on what I should do? Is my laptop dead and done for?

Thank you so much in advance!

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I have a Dell 8600 about two years old. When I plug in the AC adapter, it intermittently fades to the battery as though the plug was pulled out (its not) and of course the screen fades in an out when every time it swithces--it does it every 30 to 60 seconds or so. I switched to a different AC adapter (I have a Dell 600M with the same AC adapter)-same thing so I know it is something internally. Any ideas?

A:Dell Laptop Power Supply Fading In and Out--power jack is bad or loose?

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I replaced the DC jack on an Acer today with a new one. When the laptop has the battery in the power LED shows a power source(unfortunately the battery is dead). When I remove the battery and plug in the charger to the new DC jack, no LED. Hitting the power button results in a flash from the power button light and power LED for an instant but no POST or boot. I tried different chargers as I have a few universals laying around so that's not it.....What's the problem?

A:Acer Aspire 5742 no power from dc jack, replaced it, still no power

Maybe not enough power on my acer laptop the charger says the output is 19 volts 3.4 amps and it runs fine without the battery installed, When I dont have the battery installed and the charger pluged in there is no indication that the changer is indeed plugged in and also when I turn it on I usually press the button just a bit longer to turn it on

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I have a strange issue. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop and I am experiencing problems with the power management/power guage.

It will often show the battery not installed (power gauge is a greyish-white color with dashed lines) or it shows a red X. It does not matter if I am on AC power or on Battery power, it will show the full range of power, battery level, not installed, or an error.

I have searched Lenovo's site and I seem to remember seeing an FAQ about this, but now that I need it, I cannot find it.

What can I check or do to stop this? While it is annoying, I am not sure if I am having a battery problem or not. I did check my battery on Lenovo's site to see if it was recalled and it is not.

I do appreciate any help that any one can give me.


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I am tech working on a friend's laptop. it will not power up or boot up.I tried all steps and done a hard reset, tried another ac charger and still won'tboot. I order a new power jack and replaced it but still no power. My friend bought this laptop closeto 2 years ago. is there any way to test motherboard. thanks for your help.

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I was happily using my laptop while it was plugged in. it suddenly said the computer wasn't plugged in. my cousin then jammed the wire in. im not sure if it's the power jack thats not working or the cord. i also need the files on my computer for a VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT and i need to retrieve them also please explain what to do as easily as possible as im only 13. my pc is a toshiba

A:Power cord or power jack failure

hi and welcome to TSG can you use your battery to power it untill you get what you need off.if you can get hold of another known good power supply for your make and model you can try it if that does not work then the problem is likely to be the jack point. i would not advise you to attempt the repair rather you took it for repair,laptops are a real devil to access and have many delicate parts which are easily broken even by the best

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Hello: Just received a beautiful W530 Laptop - love the T and W versions of this machines. However, with such a large power requirement, want to make sure that I will be able to run and charge the W530 on United Airlines, American Airlines, etc., using the supplied 170 W Power supply...  Please confirm your experience that this will work. Otherwise, using this laptop on long haul flights will not work. 

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my Lenovo Y400 is facing a problem. The battery is charging, but when unplug the power cord, the laptop lose all power and off. i thought battery problem but after replaced, it is still the same.Seems like the laptop just won't draw power from battery. i suspect i overheated parts of my laptop, since the left speaker which is near the heat exhaust not sounding well.The power plug point is also at the top left side, i wonder will it have anything to do with not getting power from battery?or are there other possible cause?

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Hello, this is my second post on this website; and I hope I'm posting in the correct category.

Here's the problem I'm having and I hope someone can help.

I've just repaired Windows XP and its now booting up great!, however, the battery icon (in the bottom left) has a symbol, the icon showing is a "plug" as if my laptop is plugged in and it never shows how much battery life I have, weather my laptop is plugged in or not. I know my battery isn't failing or is damaged because I checked it with another hard drive that has windows XP (and with Dell Diagnostics) and the battery icon shows up normally (i.e. showing me how much battery life I have left).

I've been reading up on this and I think Windows XP's "Power Manager" thinks or act as if I'm on a Desktop when I"m on a laptop. Please Help! lol

A:Windows XP Power Icon Battery Power Status Not Showing

Hello -Did the battery Icon ever work when you were in "Malware Removal" forum with Elise ??Please list your Dell model -Thank You -

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Am new here but long-time Windows uses since Win95.
Currently have a DELL E6530 and it gave me a BSOD Event 41 Error while on batteries! Looking around Google and other forums, this transpires to be a PSU related problem, but it's a laptop, and was running on batteries at the time the BSOD happened. System was idling at the time. Running Win 7 Pro 64, as supplied by DELL.

Thanks in advance for any input...

Kind regards

A:DELL E6530 Event 41, Kernel-Power on battery power

Follow the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Without dump files, nobody can help you as to the cause of your shutdown.

The kernel power event ID 41 error occurs when the computer is shut down, or it restarts unexpectedly.

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Hopefully someone here can help solve my issue, because I'm practically at my wit's end with it. I recently ran Lenovo's Updater program and it installed a few new things on my Laptop... I don't remember all of them, but I know one was a BIOS update, a Firmware update (can't remember specifically for what though), as well as a few programs I was missing on my computer (like Lenovo Power Management, just to name one).  It's something I hadn't ran for a good year, so I'm sure everything was using an older version! In any case, it seems after I did that, many of the games on my computer started playing worse.  Long story short, after checking out a few programs to monitor what my computer's doing (CPU-Z, and even Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility), I noticed that my Laptop's suddenly only using a portion of what it can do. For example, the core speed should be able to go up to 2.6ghz - 3.3ghz... but strangely, it's staying at a solid 1.20ghz the whole time. No matter if I run any graphic-intensive games or do anything else that might need some extra power, it stays exactly at that number. Here's the weird thing though.  If I unplug my Laptop and let it run off the battery?  It shoots straight up to the 2.6ghz-3.3ghz, as it's supposed to.  As soon as I plug it in again, it drops right back down to 1.20ghz and many of my games run like crap again. I've tried looking up solutions online, but I've found nothing that helps. I've tri... Read more

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Now the laptop DELL 9400 is saying I cannot defrag because the battery is too low. But I dont use the battery at all. I always use the ac adapter cord.
Is there a setting to address this issue, or is this a hardware problem?

A:Using AC power but laptop shows using battery power

Turn off the laptop, remove the battery and then start up again (with the AC power attached of course!). Do you still get the problem? Or does the laptop not turn on at all?



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I have a Lenovo P51 laptop that I have owned for 2 years now and I have started experiencing a very strange error. I have been using a replacement ac adapter for my laptop for about 6 months now but 2 weeks ago my computer would randomly shut off without warning when connected to power. It is not like the blue screen type of shut off but rather it clicks and the computer is off and cannot be rebooted for several minutes after the battery is removed and put back in. I got a new AC adapter that is Lenovo brand hoping it would fix the problem but the same thing still occurs. What is strange is this only happens when the AC adapter is connected and the battery is in the computer. If I take the battery out and run it on just AC power it runs fine. I tried updating the drivers and this did not fix the problem. I am wondering whether a new battery might fix the problem, but I have a suspicion it might be a software error so I don't want to immediately drop $130 on a new battery. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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I purchased a Lenovo 110S a week ago. I?ve found that I have issues turning it on sometimes whereby the power indicator flashes a few seconds but the laptop doesn?t power on. This happens with enough battery power, for example it?s happened when I have had 50% battery power remaining. I plug the laptop into mains AC power and it will then power on.  But im stumped as to why this doesn?t happen all the time. If anyone can offer help it would be appreciated! PS: my battery is a concealed one ie; in the laptop casing with a cover that?s screwed on.

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If you think this story is too long, please jump to the end for the executive summary. I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 15 a little over a year ago. I live in Belgium, but close to the Netherlands and Germany border. I bought my laptop in Germany as it was the only place in a 200 km radius that had the laptop on display. After slightly more than a year, the middle part of the power connector on the machine broke. Not because of a fall or something else, just daily use. The machine itself basically moves from the downstairs desk to the upstairs desk, so the only thing that happens that the power cord is removed and reinserted at its new station. This is covered under European Warranty Law, but as I had a 3YR NBD Warranty Extension, I expected this to be fixed without problems. I created a ticket through the (rather archaic) ticketinterface, and expected to be contacted the next day. However, it took 7 days for an IBM Global Services employee, to whom Lenovo apparently outsourced their technical support, to contact me. I was asked to provide some photographs of the problem and to e-mail them to the support person ? he neglected to provide an e-mail address. The ticket system does not support attachments. As a workaround, I uploaded the pictures to my Google Drive and put the link in the ticket tool. This was not seen by the support person, who had told me that a technician would stop by the next day. I made sure there was someone home, but no technician showed up. This was, it turned... Read more

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My laptop was fine a few days ago but now when I plug it into the wall ac power the laptop will not turn on at all no noise. However when I plug the power cord in I do get a light for the battery charging,(yet to see if battery will take a full charge and come on) but so far nothing. Any ideas as to fixing this or why this could happen. can I get files from laptop harddrive to my pc? Remove laptop hard drive and connect to my pc? Thanks

A:No Ac Power or Battery power to Laptop

Sounds like a major failure in the laptop.

You can buy adapters for laptop HDD to Desktop IDE drives, quite cheaply. That will allow you to access the files on the hard drive.

USB cases are also quite reasonable for laptop hard drives and give an easy way to access the drive.

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my situation:

I have a Compaq V6000 notebook. Several months ago it started to only charge when I placed the power cord in the right position. It keeps getting harder to find the right position. I was told that I might have a broken power socket or broken solder connection from the socket to the mobo. So I opened it up. The power socket looks normal to me, but then again, this is the first one I have ever seen.

My question:

what should I be looking for on the power board? What would I be able to notice if the solder connection was broken? and where should I look?


What would indicate that it is a broken power socket?


A:broken power socket/broken solder connection

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I was wondering if it is possible for a power jack of a laptop to be non functioning even though it has continuity. I pulled it from the board and tested all four wires and they all read good continuity. The jack was broke off the frame but worked properly for a while then one day it wouldn't power on or show any power(no lights) I didn't see anything inside that looked to be wrong so I figured my best bet would be the jack that was broke off. The girl that had it was pulling on it in order to plug it in.

A:Dc power power jack?

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I have a win10 machine here that is getting worse and worse. Now it is off the web permanently, I can't connect at all.

It was intermittent and then progressively worse and now totally off.

It is supposed to be connecting via wifi3 whatever that means. The third wifi dongle I've put in since I've been hassling with it?

It claims it cannot see any available networks. A machine one metre away also running win10 sees four or five.

The machine is on an Asus H170 pro gamer board with an i3 cpu.

Here are some of the rough notes I eventually started jotting down as the thing went on, in no particular order but just as they came to me. You can see I finally got exasperated enough to start doing it when the machine started not even waking up:

. Machine doesn't wake up after it has gone to sleep from inactivity - or machine starts the onboard fan but there's no video signal. Plug a different monitor in and it, too, reports no signal. So it is the board.

. How to shut down the board in such a case with a keypress or two? I have to hold the start button down for a long time.

. When it reports it cannot see any networks I can find no way to compell it to search for networks.

. Reported 'wifi2 not a valid IP configuraton' - what on earth does that signify?

. Reported possible problem with windows adapter or access point or network cable. There is no cable, it's wifi, the 'adapters' - wifi dongles - have been changed and proven to work in other machines.

.The square bo... Read more

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
Shockingly none worked that I found.
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
Worked with an off brand battery also.
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.

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Put new power jack in still not charging hp pavilion touch smart notebook Windows 8

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I am trying to fix an HP ze4500. The power jack was broken. What I need is a schematic of the dc jack area. The motherboard model is DAKT7DMB8A7.
Any ideas or suggestions would be great. It is out of warranty.

A:HP dc power jack

Why do you need a schematic? If the jack is broken, a physical replacement should do the job. Here's where I've gotten the last couple I needed: http://www.laptopjacks.com/

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i recently purchased an star asus w3000 laptop. the dc jack wasn't working right so i took it out and started looking for a new one. before i could find one i lost the part. now i need to find the dc jack AND the small circuit board its attached to. it comes mounted to a small circuit board that plugs into the motherboard, not mounted directly to the motherboard. does anyone know where i might be able to find this small circuit board?

A:dc power jack

If it looks like the one in the middle of this page: http://www.powerjackrepair.org/asusw3000.html you probably aren't going to easily find the circuit board. I would contact Asus support to see if they can sell you the part.

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My Yoga S1 has contradictory, intermittent power issues that I'm trying to chase down. Culprits are bad power bric/cord/plug or power socket on mother board or power board that feeds into power button/led on. One day it blacked out and wouldn't restart to hard drive or windows stage. I did get an error code which I can't remember 5100 or 5500 poss?, that seemed to indicate the power board or ribbons to that needed replacement or re-attachment. So fiddled with it and it did fire up in windows all ok. Then ran out of power and died again. power button wouldn't light up. plugging in power unit did light up led as getting charge. Left it overnight and then it miraculously charged up. pushed power button light up twice then nothing. took out power board/detached ribbon, then it fired up to windows, fixed some hd errors and has been restarting without problems. Except now there is no plug showing on battery icon when plugged in. So not recharging but I'm sure the battery is good. And logically, the power brick and plug must be feeding electricity into laptop to get it to recharge enough to start up. So power socket and plug may be suspect with intermittent contact problems. Or the power board somehow is involved in this? I've ordered a new powerboard as easy screw in and cheap. My question about powerboard is does this control ability of plug to charge battery? power brick with new plug is next order from ebay. but the power socket, which see... Read more

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I have my dad's older HP Laptop (its about 4 to 5 years old) and the power jack is really loose. Before I was able to plug it in and gently push the cord in for a couple of seconds and the light would come on. Now that doesn't happen. Is there and easy way to fix this? Can I buy something like http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HP-XC10...rs_Chargers&hash=item20c4b0eb23#ht_1970wt_922 and use that in place of the power jack?

I'm basically asking for a solution that will be extremely gentle on my wallet.

A:Power Jack Loose

The power cord you linked to is not a laptop power adapter. If the DC Jack on the computer is loose, the DC Jak would have to be replaced. It would be wise to take it to a shop that specializes in Laptop repairs and get an estimate for replacing the DC Jack. If they start out by saying the Motherboard needs to be replaced before they crack the case open. Try another shop. Though with a loose DC jack it could mean that there is some Motherrboard damage, but the case would have to be opened to determine that.

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hi techs i need help replacing the power jack on the latitude c640

A:laptop power jack

Do you want to replace the power supply and cord or just the adapter connector? Explain what you want more clearly, thanks...

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Hi. I recently ran into a power jack problem for my compaq presario m2000. I did a search on replacements for the power jack and found a few...but how many units should i use? Also, is it possible for me to replace the power jack at home instead of putting it in the hands of a repairman?

A:Problem with Power jack

If you are skilled at disassembly, soldering, track repair (if needed), and re-assembly then its easy. If you don't have those skills then it would be better left to a professional who is.

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I cannot find detail information as to what is covered on my warranty and what process to go through to get warranty service.  I have had my laptop for about six months and the power jack input port is loose. Please advise as to the actual warranted parts and labor (original manufacturers) and the process to go through to get my port tightened up or fixed. Thank you, Jerry Gilmore(360) 531-0813

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Hi, I'm having a  problem with my ac adapter.
When I accidentally pull out the AC adapter from my laptop, it shuts down automatically without any other software or hardware problem. Later I find out that my AC adapter is fine and working (no damage and bents is seen and tested out), but it is loosely plug into the power jet of the jack of my laptop. Although the cable won't fallout from the jack when I moving the laptop, I feel less resistance to pull out the cable than when I first purchase it.
Does that means the pins on the port are bent or broken the power board or system board may need to be replaced? My laptop is a Inspiron 5558 with warranty.

A:Problems with power jack

Could be a damaged adapter or jack -- best would be to try another adapter first (if you don't have one, most computer shops should that you can test).
If that doesn't solve the problem, the jack will need to be replaced.

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This is an IBM I series ThinkPad, model 1171. It appears that the male a/c power receptacle is cracked and will no longer work with the a/c power cord nor will it charge the battery. I checked to see if the system would power up with another a/c power cord but it did not. I put a charged battery in the system and it does power up properly. Is there an easy fix for this problem? I've heard that this jack may be an integral part of the motherboard and therefore will need replacing which I'm sure is very costly. If that is true, than the only other work around that I know of is to use an external charger and be relegated to battery use only. Any help will be appreciated. The system is only 14 months old but is out of warranty.

A:cracked a/c power jack

If it's out of warranty ake it to a techie that knows about laptops... he will find a replacement for the jack or resolder it to the mainboard

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Hello there, I recently have been having minor difficulties with the power jack of my ASUS F50Sf Series Notebook computer. While I have it plugged in, and sitting in my lap, every so often it will flash/light up about 5-10 times, or until I unplug and replug-in my laptop, as if it has been unplugged for some time, and by plugging it in the computer is able to use more power, and turns on the brightness to full. It's a minor inconvenience at most, but nevertheless I suspect it cannot be a Great thing. Once or twice while I was in the bathroom, and had my laptop plugged in, it has slid off of my chair and landed on the power jack itself, and I suspect this it the reason for the flashing as if it cannot make a proper connection. I had a friend whose computer had what sounded like similar connection issues, and his faulty circuits fried his mother board. As I would rather this Not happen, I was hoping for a bit of guidance. My question is, What might cause this if it is not due to landing on the power cord plug in, and if this is the problem, how difficult it would be to replace/fix the input device?

Thanks so much for your time, and patience in helping an amateur to computers!

A:Solved: Power-Jack

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Hi. My Compaq Evo N800c recently did not get power when I plugged in the DC jack. The AC adapter LED was lit up. I tried wiggling the plug and also taking it in and out. This does not help. At best, I can get a minute or two of power and then it just cuts out. Is it the jack, or a fuse somewhere, or just the cord?

A:Solved: No power -- DC jack??

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Where can I get a power jack for my HP Pavilion 15 N208TX in India? Yesterday when I tried to plug in my lappy, the charging light did not show up. I tested with my friend's charger but still no light. However, his lappy was able to charge with my charger.  I tried to shake the point which gave clicking sounds. Seems like something broke inside.  I opened up my lappy to unplug/plug in the power jack to the motherboard but that didnt help either. I tried to search for the part number 732067 but none of shopping sites shows any product. Searching on ebay I was bombarded with different power jacks and I don't know which will suit mine. Can anybody help plz!

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So, I removed the power jack from my latest project, a dell 1100. What a p.i.t.a.. Anyway after the better part of three hours,I got a little anxious and pried a little too hard. Well it ripped two of the little rings that hold the metal part of the jack to the board.Not the "plug prongs" but the outer metal jacket.

My question is...

Since this part is not part of the circuit, what type of epoxy or glue can I use to reinforce the new jack when I put it back in?


A:Solved: need help with my power jack

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my laptop power jack is loose and i cant charge it at all.
i plugged in my charger and it just pushed the jack back even more.
i tried to fix it but it was no use.
how much would it cost to fix my power jack?

A:laptop power jack

If under warranty, have the MF fix it for you, otherwise attempting to fix it yourself or with a third party company would void it's warrenty. If it's not under warrenty, I would suggest you crack it open and see what you can find (That is, if you know what you are doing), or you could take the easier route and find a repair service onlne or in your local area.

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