ac adaptor problem for laptop

Posted on 2003-03-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Here's my problem. I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite 2615 DVD. When I want to use the ac adaptor to power up my computer, there's a problem because the jack on the back of my computer that the thing plugs into seems very damaged. The only way I can get it to power up is if I bend the part that plugs into it and tape it down with duck tape. Apparently the contact points has to be in a very specific and exact position for it to power up (wasn't a problem before).

Normally this wouldn't cost too much to fix I guess, but the repair place told me that because my particular model has the ac jack integrated into the cpu board, the only way to fix it is to get a whole new cpu board, and that will cost about $500 - $800 I'm not in a position to pay. My question is if anybody here has any ideas as to how to get around this problem. I know its not the adaptor itself because I tried using a brand new one and it still doesn't work. All I need is the jack fixed/replaced. Any ideas please? Thanks
Question by:dante1st
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A better repair shop will be able to reattach the AC jack.  It does require some solder work.  You've probably taken it to a showy 'computer repair' place that really just installs upgrades and formats hard drives.  I suggest you take it to an electronics repair shop instead and explain the problem to them.

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I agree with magarity, take it to an electronics repair place, if you need a new jack, the part is about $3 and is a ver simple thing to solder onto the board. I would estimate it would take 3 hours to do and cost about $90 - 120 at a fair shop.

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hmmm...so far the cheapest price I found to do this is $300, definitely can't pay that for this out of date machine..

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