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Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

Q: Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

Hi all,

The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334. A few weeks ago, it got dropped right on its corner with the power plug still in it; the little metal plug of the AC adapter is now slightly crooked, and the power jack has a little chip off the plastic part of it.

Anyway, after this mishap, it worked fine for another 3, 4 weeks, and then suddenly this week, it's refusing to power up. Its battery has been shot for a while (can't hold a charge), and I've been using it with the battery out. Why the sudden refusal to boot?

I took the whole thing apart---minus the little chip, the power jack looks totally fine and cosmetically sound. Put the whole thing back together, taking care to check that plugs were snug---still no power.

Stuck in the crappy battery; booted just fine (and then shut itself down after like 2 minutes).

How likely is it that it's the power jack which is broken? And why did it take this long to crap out, if it IS broken?

A new one of those silly jacks costs over $20 on eBay, so I want to make sure that it's the jack before I just up and buy one. Of course, if it's the AC adapter that's broken, that would cost even more! Bah.


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A: Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?

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A:Solved: dell inspiron 1520 dc power jack replace

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Hi support,

I have Tecra 8100 where its original power adapter has died. I need to buy a new one, but I found that Toshiba has replaced the PA2444U adapter model with a new model. Which power adapter model that is now compatible with Tecra 8100?

Thanks. I really need an answer because I need to work with the laptop.

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Any 15v supply rated at 3A or more will do. You can get them on eBay for ?10 or less.


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Thanks for any help,

A:Solved: Power adapter port on laptop - how to replace?

These ports are soldered to the motherboard. Replacing/repairing them consists of removing the motheboard from the laptop and soldering a new powerconnector on.

Definately not a do it yourself type thing. I would suggest a competent local computer shop. This service usually runs around $100 in my area. The challenge will be finding someone willing to work on laptops anymore.

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I have taken apart the computer, removed the bad (and burnt) DC jack, and removed the solder... The DC jack consisted of 5 numbered/labeled points on the board. Here is a picture of what it looks like brand new:

Points 2,3,4, and 5 are the flat rectangular points, which I'm guessing are just for securing the DC jack to the board. Point #1 was the big round piece protruding through the board to the opposite side. This is from where the sparks were coming. Because there really wasn't much left of the previous point #1, I'm unclear as to how this connection should be made... Is it simply a matter of soldering it closed? Should the whole hole in the board be filled with solder?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

A:How to replace a DC jack?

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I need to know if I need to buy a specific soldering and the type of soldering lead. Please help!!

A:How to replace DC jack for Compaq R4000

Use standard rosin-core solder for electronics and a 25 watt soldering iron, bot available from Radio Shack. Use static protection when working with motherboards.

Instructions are found here:


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I am having a problem with my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. In order for my AC adaptor to make contact with the jack to charge the battery, the AC adaptor must be inserted at an angle. If the laptop is sitting on a tabletop, I have to have a plastic Coke bottle cap under the adaptor in order for contact to be made. Rotating the adaptor while it is plugged into the jack makes no difference in whether contact is made or not; only having the adaptor at an angle makes it work.

I have removed the cover (I can take and post a pic if that would help) but don't see how the jack could be removed or replaced as it appears to be soldered into place. It does not appear to be loose or broken apart from the board it is on.

How can this be repaired? I can't find any help at all online. My laptop is nearly a year out of warranty.


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@Jay9612 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Here's the link to your Service and Maintenance Guide:  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04653884 As you can see, information on WLAN modules is on page 44.Good Luck

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Hi: The Ralink RT3290 Wi-Fi adapter is a single band (2.4 GHz only) wifi card. Hint:  Anytime you see a wifi N adapter with a suffix of b/g/n, it is a single band card. Dual band cards have a suffix ending in a/b/g/n or a/g/n. You are correct...HP does not offer any dual band cards for your notebook, and if you try to install one, the BIOS will reject the card, and halt on boot until the unsupported wlan card is removed.

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A:Need to replace my G6-2237us wireless adapter.

Yes. All cards will not work. You MUST use something from the Manual: Manual "How to" on p. 50 Your laptop has an Intel processor so your best option is this one: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 802.11b/g/n 22 WiFi and Bluetooth Combo Adapter 670290-001 https://www.amazon.com/HP-670290-001-Intel-Centrino-Wireless-N/dp/B009SOG404/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=... If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I replaced my old dell laptop with this ASUS (Gave it to my little sister, she'll be borrowing it for life ) and the Dell wireless picks up signals better than this one. I asked the seller of this laptop if I should replace it and with what Wireless card since it was so weak and he said it was one of the best in the market. Huh?

I'm not too literate in this area but I'll attempt to name the adapter I currently have.

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A:I need to replace battery and AC Adapter of Satellite Pro U400-160

Every battery and AC adaptor that you get from Toshiba has specific part number. All you must do is to use this number and order identical part. You should be able to find it on internet.
You can also get compatible parts ordering it by authorized Toshiba service provider in your country.

By the way: All U400 models have the same construction and similar specification so all batteries specified for U400 can be used on your U400-160.

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A:How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

Have you ever tried right click drag and drop ?
There will be a list option after you drop,

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A:Find & Replace (but Replace in a different Column)

see attached. But actually getting that data back to the table, if that is what you want, is a bit trickier.

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thus the drivers of all hard drive components needed to be replaced with that of Toshiba

Small correction on that, it's the drivers for the Motherboard components that you need. There appears to be more to the model number such as Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-124 as an example, will help in finding the correct drivers.

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Hello dn010,                 I believe the notebook is not powering on, you have tried known good ac adapater( power bricks) and same issue.Before coming to any conclution lets try 1 more troubleshooting step. Please unplug the battery and power cord from the unit, hold down the power button of the notebook for 40 seconds and release it, connect back the power cord and try powering on, if it does not help us then it should be a hardware issue. Most often it can be the motherboard but i would suggest you to get the unit checked with a certified computer technician to point out the faulty part saving time and money. I  belive  the number for the HP sales is 1800 227 8164 if you need to purchase any parts. RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.                                               

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First off Remove the screws on the power supply case.

Please notice the warning signs on the PSU. There still is enough power and chemicals inside of it to electrocute you so be careful.

Second take out the old fan. As u can see its the same as a 80mm fan inside most computers. But it only has 2 pins for power one wire is red the other is black. chuck that fan in the garbage or if it works keep it as a spare.

Third Look inside to see if there is dust or corrosion. Mine was full of dust but i cleaned it. as u can see the fan sits right above all of the components.

Forth get a fan that u are not using or a new fan you just bought. You can fit 80mm fans inside the PSU up to 5-90CFM or more but yes it will be loud but efficient. For me i used a old fan that came with my case i didn't feel like destroying my 3 fan turbine that hugs my heat-sink. Also as u can see i Zip tied the wire you don't want slack in the power supply.

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Hello naturalphenomen,
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Hi All!

OK, here's the situation, my brother in Florida . . . me in Ireland!

Do we understand? Ok, I can't see his system, he can't turn it on, long distance bills not worth the added hassle.

Now that I've got that out of the way . . .

His system died about a month ago, and my Mom is going through email withdrawals (surprised the Heck out of her, as she never would have thought she could come to like anything to do with a computer)! Anyway, money being what it is, nothing has been done about it. I suspect a blown Power supply, also that is the cheapest thing to replace. His current Power supply is 250w and i was wondering if I could get him a 300w or 350w that will fit?

Remember, I'm not looking for troubleshooting tips to try to see if blah, blah, blah. I've gone through all that with him, and he says he followed my advice (telephone support is dreadful, but at least I could curse him out loud for his lack of knowledge) so I am looking to see if he will need to replace just the Power supply (by buying him one) or if that is not the end of the problem, if he will need to buy components, like new mob, etc.

So, I am just going to start with power supply, ok?

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LC-250ATX power supply by L+C Technology
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Dear readers, Can someone can help me with a solution to use a normal power supply 24 pins to this pc. I saw a converter, can I use thishttp://www.ebay.com/itm/ATX-PSU-power-cable-24P-to-6p-for-HP-Z220-Z230-SFF-Mainboard-server-Workstat...or someobody have another Idea. Because I want to put a HD7670 videocard on it, but the HP Power Supply only offers 320 Watt.

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I live in Florida and we have had some bad storms lately with the hurricane having past us. Yesterday my computer booted up and shut down fine and worked perfectly fine all day. This morning it will not power on but, the green light on the back of the computer goes on solid (does not flash) when I plug it in. I have a Dell Inspiron 546. Do I need to replace the power supply? Would an external power supply from Best Buy or CompUSA work the same so I could get the computer working today? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


I have already unplugged, waited and replugged. Still, green light is on but, no power.
Everything thing else in the powerstrip is on and working including my moniter and speakers.
After unplugging everything except the power cable, again, green light is on but, won't power on.
Checked a different wall outlet and same thing. Also unplugged and changed voltage switch back and forth, still green light with no power.

Any chances this is the motherboard or would it bee the power supply? Just trying to figure out what the problem is here.

A:Do I need to replace my power supply?

it would be the power supply box.

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I'm so beyond frustrated with this problem that I don't know what else to do. I feel like I've tried everything. My connection is on and off. To fix it I've been going into HP recovery manager, reinstalling the two Realtek network drivers, and restarting my
computer because that's the only thing that works. After I do this my computer will run fine from anywhere from ten minutes to a few hours before I have to do this again. Each time I reset the drivers and restart, the shorter time I have before I have to reset
it again. Eventually it lets me stay connected for a few hours again but I don't know it that's because I've been messing around with my PC or what.

This is my lapnbsp;HP TouchSmart Notebook - 15-r136wm (ENERGY STAR) I've only had it for a little over a year.

Here are some of the leads I've eliminated:

-malware or virus

-spyware or firewall blocking internet (I'm not sure if I checked this correctly but to my knowledge it wouldn't be possible to use the internet intermittently if this were the problem)

-network discovery is on

-other devices can connect to my internet and I have also reset the modem several times (it is a wireless modem by the way.)

-reinstalled BIOS driver (or setup) from HP website (I'm not really sure what it's called, I just know it's the reboot navigation menu and some tech support worker in a forum said to install it.)

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So my lenovo suddenly shutdown after i upgrade my nvidia driver and it wont start at all even when i charge it no led light appear so i send it to technician and said the motherboard is busted but it cost like 600dollar so im asking if anyone know a trusted site to buy a motherbboard from it or trusted sellar i live in iraq so in my country there is no one sell those here i saw in site that they cost 140-200 but the one that cost 200 is used so im confused about how much does the motherboard cost  thanks
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Hello all,

My computer has been making a lot of noise lately, in fact it's been going on for probably the past 8 months or so. The first month I mostly ignored it hoping it would go away, which it did, then a few weeks later it came back and I decided it was time to investigate.

I have narrowed the problem down to being the power supply fan, mainly because it's very easy to hear and detect that it's coming from the back of my PC (and in that area). So I cracked the case open, unscrewed a buncha stuff, took the power supply apart somewhat so I could try to dust off the fan, but there was no dust to be seen. I dusted it anyway, removed some plastic pieces they had in there that seemed to serve no purpose, popped it back together, crossed my fingers that I had fixed it, but no luck.

The odd thing is that this noise will seem to come and go, usually it will be on jet engine sound level for ~2 weeks, then be relatively quiet for a month or so, every time I hope that it magically fixed itself, but now I've decided I need to do something about it.

The model is a SilverStone SST-ST65ZF, 650 Watt supply w/ PFC (whatever that means).

So on to my actual question. What I'm trying to figure out is, should I order the same replacement piece? Is this a solid piece of equipment and I just stumbled across a bad one originally? Is there a more ideal power supply with a quieter fan (in the same general price range, say <$200) that I should order instead?

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A:Need to replace power supply (fan), same model or new?

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We have a TON of text based INI files for our companies software deployment scripts.

We also have a TON of people who use different ways to deploy the same software. On one server alone we can have a bunch of different ways people install E.G.

msiexec.exe /quiet /norestart /i \\dfs\dfsshare\SAV\Symant~1.msi
msiexec.exe /quiet /norestart /i <qt/>\\server\share\WIN32\Symantec Client Security.msi<qt/>
msiexec.exe /quiet /norestart /i \\server\share\SAV\WIN32\Symantec Client Security.msi
msiexec.exe /quiet /norestart /i <qt/>\\dfs\dfsshare\SAV\Symantec Client Security.msi<qt/>

and so on down the line.

I LIKE the abilities of Ecobyte Replace Text 2.2 but the problem is I have to type in the whole line as it is in the file to then replace it with the new one for the new deployment.

What I want to do is have a search based on PART of the line so I can then put in Symant~1.msi and Symantec Client Security.msi and replace the ENTIRE line with a new line.

Is there any multi file utility that allows you to search for part of a text line but replace the entire text line?

A:Need a robust text find and replace utility - Like Ecobyte Replace Text 2.2 but not

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Hey, i have this Lenovo m58e(i think) PC with this power supply liteon ps-5281-01vf (280w) and i want to replace it with something like Antec earthwatts EA500 500W but i heard changing power supplies could damage the motherboard so any advice? is it okay to change this power supply??

thanks in advance

A:Solved: Is it safe to replace this power supply?

It's safe to swap out/upgrade a PSU. However the PSU you select should be, at the very least to start, dimensionally the same. The Antec will not work. [See the attached thumbnails]
It's somewhat debatable as to whether or not you'll be able to locate a suitable replacement anywhere near 500 watts.

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I have recently replace my power supply because it would not power up. So I replaced it not it turns on but no video. The HD light comes on so it seems as if it is working. Do you think the video card went bad and I should replace it or is the MOBO needs replace? Or maybe something else.

Please advise on how to fix this.

A:No Video input after replace Power Supply

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should you replace your power supply witha bigger one


i have a question
now most site i found, say that one should keep you PSU the same as it was, or get a bigger one to cover upgrade

the fuuny part is i found this one site that stateing that a larger PSu can cause problem witha compter rebooting or fail to boot at all
i find that hard to beleive that a larger power supply would cause any problem

A:should you replace your power supply witha bigger one

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title says it.

the motherboard is a pci express ht2000. I want to upgrade to a 500w power supply, but I've read that certain motherboards will only have room for 20 power connectors and certain power supplies may not work because of that.

In short, I've searched a lot to no avail trying to find out if I can upgrade my power supply. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

A:I want to replace power supply, not sure if motherboard is compatible

Is it an AMD board? AMD SW300?

In any case, replacement power supplies often come with both types. But you could always count them, too.

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I have a 6.5 yr old e9180t which the power supply died on me this weekend. The unit has an interesting history. The mother board was defective when I bought it and they had to finally replace it along with thousands of others. This unit coined the term inherently defective with google at the time. They rolled it our before really vetting it properly. When I looked inside the box when I first got it I noticed how crammed the interior was compared to my previous unit.  This unit has always run HOT. After years of the heat build up I eventually just removed the side panel due to the heat. So when the power supply died this weekend I discovered another big design problem with this unit. For the first time I removed the top plastic panel . . .  this panel completely hid and covered a vent for the power supply the whole time! The vent was completely covered with thick dust. I literally had to peel the dust off this area. I always used air to blow the dust way inside but since there was no vent visible I had no idea about this issue and never saw the need to remove the top plastic cover.  So I plan to replace the power supply and have two questions. 1. First what is a good replacement? I see that EVGA makes these power supplys where both ends of the wires are plug in which seems like a perfect DIY approach. The current dead power supply was a Samsung 460watt HD642jj. I use two 27" hp monitors with this unit and work on graphics mostly during the da... Read more

A:Need to replace an overheated power supply that died for my ...

After posting this I thought about the issue with the power supply and HP must have installed the power supply upside down and that is why this power supplied died and why this unit was always super hot. I just looked at the power supply and yep I think it was upside down. For years I have been plugging this in on the upper right hand side not the left hand side. The only person who has worked on this computer was the guy who was hired by HP to replace the motherboard after two months since the board was defective from the get go. I wonder if he had taken it out and put it back in wrong? I don't know since I thought HP and the guy knew what they were doing and I had no idea to keep a close eye on how the power supply should be. Unbelievable! 

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A friend of mine bought a new computer from Best Buy. She had the Geek Squad set it up for her. After he left she wanted to switch back to her old keyboard because the letters were white and easier to read. She got it and found that he had cut the cord off a couple inches from the board. I guess he did that instead of pulling it through the hole she had it through. She gave me all her old equipment and just to see if it could be done, I removed all the screws and opened the keyboard up. There was a small circuit board held in by 2 screws and the cord was connected to it. I know they aren't very expensive, but I like to tinker with things. Can those be bought and replaced? It's a Compaq and there are several numbers on the board.

A:Solved: Trying to replace keyboard power cord.

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Can anyone help me please?

PIII 733
128mb pc133 kingmax
gigabyte 6vm7a+
tnt2 m64
liteon cdrw + liteon dvd-rw
windows XP sp1

Brief history of problem:

All components transferred to new case with 300w power supply. 2 days later she turned on the computer and power supply blew up due to switch moved to wrong power setting (230 => 110).

I replaced the power supply unit (400w) for her and all was working fine. 2-3 days after this the computer will not boot. It will not even get to the post stage, no beeps, no nothing and nothing shows on the monitor, yet all led's, fans, etc are seen to work and you can hear the hdd spinup.

I have reseated everything ,cpu, vid, mem just to make sure and all are inserted correctly.

Could this be a residual problem from the power supply blowup damaging the cpu or mobo somehow? or could the new psu be the problem?

If anyone can help me out here it would be much appreciated.

A:[solved] No POST after power supply replace

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The other day, my Lenovo IdeaCentre H405 desktop "died". It looks like the problem is the power supply (a 280W PC6001). As long as I'm getting a new power supply, I thought I might as well get one with more power, since I believe the one I have has been reported as being somewhat underpowered. Also, I might want to be able to power a more capable graphics card that handles dual-display well. From "Googling" the PC6001, it looks like it's an ATX power supply. But, other than Max Power and ATX, I don't know what other specs to look for to make sure that a Power Supply is compatible. For example, on NewEgg.com, their selections also include: Modular, Main Connector (20pin, 20+4Pin, etc.), PCI-Express Connector, Haswell Support, +12V Railes, SATA Power Connector, CrossFire, SLI, PFC (Active, Passive, No), Fans (0, 1, 2, ...). What do I need to look for to find a more powerful (400W?) replacement. Thank you.

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My computer simply stopped working one day and doesn't even power on. The only thing left for me to do is try to get a new power supply, as that is the only thing I can think could be wrong. Unfortunately, the power supply is no longer available at HP, so I have to go through reseller. But, even once I get the new one, I can't figure out how to remove the old one. Everything is so tight in that slimline case and I can't see how to properly get it out without dismantling the whole darn thing. Any chance someone has available a repair manual for this computer with detailed instructions? Thanks in advance!


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A:How to replace power supply in HP Pavilion Slimline S3600t?

Thanks for the reply. The video you indicated actually only got me as far as I already had gotten myself. However, I never thought to look at YouTube for a solution, so I thank you for pointing me in that direction, and I found the following video, which is exactly what I needed:https://youtu.be/vORr6S3pPpI

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Hello can any one tell me if i can replace the oem power supply in my sony vaio pcv -rx756 if i can could you please tell me what the best kind would be to replace it with thanks for any and all help

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hi, I see inside my pc that all the plugs are connected directly to the motherboard and not  to the power supply except the 4pin and 14 pin. so i'm asking if I plug a modular power supply to the pc will I have to plug only the the 4 and 14 pin (with a 24 to 14 pin adapter of course) ? leave all the rest as it is? beacause I thought all the drives get their power from the power supply directly and not through the motherboard. will appreciate any help.

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