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Asus netbook... Battery dead, and now the charging port isn't working.


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#1 Kitty-Nin

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:07 PM

It's an ASUS Eee PC Seashell Series model 1015px, battery has been dead for like a year, and the charging port has been squirrelly for a while, but worked as long as I held the male charger end in the right position. Anyway, it crapped out yesterday and as of now I have a brick. Does anyone know how to either: a-replace the charging port (I'm fairly sure it's the port and not the wire, will confirm as asoon as I find my multimeter) or b- just bypass the stupid thing and solder the wire right into the computer as I really only use it at home and plugged in anyway, and I'm going to replace it in the next few months.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:29 PM

My advise. Take it to your local computer repair shop. Depending on how the port is designed a) piggy-tail or B) soldered onto the board, depends on the amount of work and price. Sounds like you may be having trouble with the charger and not the port, but without seeing it in person it is hard to confirm that.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 01:32 PM

Located the multimeter.... It's definitely the port, not the charger. Also, since I've had this thing open before, it's definitely soldered into the board. Seems like it ought to be a simple matter of de-soldering and popping a new charging port in.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

Just a note on soldering with laptop power ports.  They tend to use silver solder so make sure you have enough heat.  Also often many times they also coat the solder in a rubber and or plastic type material.  This means you will have to use a razor blade, exacto knife, ect to remove this coating.  They are easy to replace if you are experienced solderer but otherwise can take time and easily damage the motherboard itself. 






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