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DC jack on HP Pavillion ZV5227wm


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#1 lipscombcl

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:27 PM

This is starting to become frustrating...

I have an HP Pavillion ZV5227wm laptop and have been through at least 4 DC jacks...I understand through past research this is an issue...I have the correct type and size of solder but the problem always seems to be the jack itself...the post that go through the motherboard just don't seem like they are long enough to create a solid enough hold for the solder.

Am I doing something wrong???

I would really appreciate some help with this if anyone can. I have had the computer since 2004 and this is the ONLY problem I've ever had with it. I've never had a computer this long with so few problems.

I start school online in 2 weeks and I really, really can't afford a new laptop, but the massive amount of time my husband and I have spent tearing it down to the motherboard, re-soldering the jack, and reassembling it is getting ridiculous...I mean I know the jack itself is inexpensive but it's starting to become an inconvenience...

If anyone knows of a solution to this problem or knows somewhere that sells DC jacks with slightly longer posts it would be GREATLY appreciated.

I would really like to be able to charge my laptop. :thumbsup:

Thanks for reading.

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#2 MrBruce1959

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:10 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

I am not sure what country you live in, so it would tough to recommend a local business to you.

You could try using an epoxy glue to secure the connector so it does not move about when plugging in the adapter.

Putting the epoxy where the connector's housing makes contact with the circuit board and a dab of it where the connector exits the laptop case wouldn't hurt either.

Bruce.

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