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laptop power jack issue

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#1 apmiller


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:11 PM


I have a friend with a Compaq laptop and the power jack seems to be pushed in so that it's not making a connection with the charger when it's plugged in. Is this something that's possible to fix by unscrewing the case and opening it up? I know there's companies that you can send it to to fix this but I was wondering if it's something I could do myself as it's no longer under warranty. I'm hoping it's not to the point where it needs to be soldered. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:13 PM

You've gotta be pretty handy with a soldering iron (and familiar with the insides) in order to fix this on your own.
I'd suggest taking it to a small local computer shop that has experience with doing this.
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:31 AM

It usually means the power jack has broken/melted from the motherboard. Some Compaqs/HPs have a seperate power jack that is attached by a jumper to the motherboard which is easily fixable if you are comfortable dissassembling your lappy. Get your model numbers, go to "HP support" and look at the service manual. HP has very good support literature.

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