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Motherboard/power issue

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#1 fitz0224


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:29 AM

I have a 5 year old HP laptop that is having problems maintaining power. The power socket is loose and right now if I move it a certain way it doesn't get power. A couple of years ago I had the same problem and had to replace the motherboard. It's now no longer under warranty and I was wondering if I would be able to repair the socket. What would I have to do to fix it? Thanks

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:42 AM

Get another power socket, disassemble laptop, unsolder socket from motherboard, solder on new socket, reassemble. Profit.

HP has all of the service literature, sockets are available from multiple suppliers ($10-15). Google your model number + power socket.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:49 AM

if you know how to soder, that wouldnt be a bad option. Of course, if you dont know how, its a good place to learn-I mean it already doesnt work, if you do it wrong and fry something, well, you needed a new motherboard anyway. :D



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