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Laptop keeps shutting down when power cord is moved


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#1 deathx88

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:21 PM

A while ago my friend said she dropped her laptop and it landed in the spot where you plug the power supply in. Ever since then there's been a problem keeping the laptop on. When you wiggle the cord around you can see the internal blue power light go on and off, so you basically have to rig it just right for it to stay on and even the slightest touch can turn it off, and yes, the battery is dead so that makes problems even worse. I've tried to look on line, and even asked a friend, but it looks like that the problem is the actual prong/input that you plug the cord into. I thought maybe the power supply itself could be messed up but i don't have a spare one to test it with.

With that being said, how can i go about fixing this? If it's the input then wouldn't that have to deal with the motherboard and stuff? The laptop is a little old but still decent, i just wouldn't want to spend a bunch of money to have it get fixed.

I would appreciate any advice on how to fix this.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:09 PM

The internal power connector is broken. Most models require removal of the motherboard, and replacement of the power socket, and the required soldering. Some lappys, a few models of HP come to mind, have a socket connected to the motherboard by a jumper harness. Sockets $7-15, labor to have it done $100 to $150 depending on location. Good project for the adventurous soul.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:41 PM

most older laptops worked with a power jack like this .
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/06/dc-power-jack-repair-guide/

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:01 AM

Thanks for the info guys. I doubt i can take the motherboard out and solder that myself. I figured it would probably cost that much to have it fixed, but i guess i have no choice.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:15 AM

check around your neighborhood sometime there are small company's hurting for work and charge a reasonable price,unlike the big box stores .i can get it done here a small tv repair shop for about $50.00 cdn ,i supply the jack good luck

Edited by caperjac, 10 February 2011 - 05:15 AM.

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