ac adaptor problem for laptop
Posted on 2003-03-05
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