The laptop that is having a problem is:
Make: HP spectre x360
Model #: 13-4002dx
Processor: core i5-5200u
The laptop started being unable to charge. At this point the computer was still working, booting, etc. Once the battery died, I opened the computer up and found a dc power jack with a wire that had come off.
I purchased a new dc power jack and replaced it. The laptop would still not charge.
I used a multimeter to test the power jack with the power supply plugged in and it showed a proper voltage. When plugged in and testing the leads into the battery, I was unable to read a voltage. So I assume that the new power jack is working properly but there was something deeper wrong with the charging mechanism within the motherboard. Is this a good assumption?
I checked the prices for a motherboard replacement and they are beyond the price I am willing to pay for repair. Is there likely any way to repair the motherboard that I currently have?
I am considering bringing it to a professional shop to diagnose and attempt repair, but I don't feel like shelling out 70 dollars for diagnostic if it's likely the only recourse is to purchase a new motherboard. I'd rather put the money towards a new computer.
Does anyone have a suggestion on what to do?