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Toshiba Satellite A70/a75 Dc Jack


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#1 Mushrabbit

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:02 PM

My son wasn't the gentlest of souls with his laptop. The DC jack is no longer in the computer. We have the jack.

Is this something difficult to fix? Is this something that a handy novice can fix?

Suggestions and input would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

In all honesty, no it is not. You'll need to remove the motherboard, and have the proper soldering equipment, plus the correct tip. Your local mom and pop repair shop should be able to fix it fairly inexpensively. Laptops are their bread and butter
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:32 PM

Thank you. I'm hoping you have a moment to indulge me a little more. I'm frightfully ignorant when it comes to techie things with the computer.

I took your suggestion and contacted a local repair guy. I requested an estimate. I emailed him what I believed is wrong. I included the following link. From what I was able to ascertain while trying to figure this out myself, I liked this solution to what I've come to understand can be a reoccuring issue.

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006...jack-workaround

The response I received from the repair guy indicated that I'm talking about the ac jack not the dc jack. That the only way to fix would be to remove the motherboard and this would be costly and beyond the worth of repairing. He did offer to transfer files from the laptop to a new one for a fee.

This just doesn't seem right. The jack that is out looks like the one pictured and the symptoms are identical to what my son was experiencing prior to the thing breaking.

My feeling is trying the fix listed in the link is better than trying nothing. I'm curious to see if you have an insights.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:22 AM

The correct part is called a DC Power jack. It's where the power adapter runs into the laptop. Yes, they are sensitive to abuse. The suggestion from the link does make some sense. Except you still have to totally remove everything and do exactly the same procedure as if you were replacing it on the motherboard. I've done 6 and I just trashed the last one and had to replace the motherboard
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