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Faulty power socket on laptop

Q: Faulty power socket on laptop

Hi all,

My laptop has had a 'wobbly' power socket in the back, which has finally given up altogether. I took it to a repair shop who had it for two days and when I got it back they said I would have to keep it plugged in all the time, I couldn't take the cable out as it would happen again. So I have kept it plugged in but its gone again. My hubby opened it up and found out they had just soldered the power connector back in, and it had just weakened and fell off.

So now hubby thinks I have to buy a new motherboard and PSU, is this right or is it something I can get fixed?

Thanks guys,
Tess

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hi
i have an eisystem 4416 laptop and the power socket is faulty as you have to fiddle about and get the lead in just the right place to get power to the lap top , the battery is not charging

all i need is instruction on how to take it apart and get at the mother board to check the power socket connections etc and start to determine the problem and hopefully then go on to fix it

i cant find dismantling instructions anywhere

any help out there

please thanks mikey w (wikeym)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-power-socket.913503/
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Hi,

Does anyone know anywhere where I can purchase a dc power socket for a Packard Bell Easynote MZ35-216 laptop, preferably the exact type as the laptop has slots & a housing to hold it in place.

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I am based in the UK

Thanks for any replies

Rob
 

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Any ideas on what is stopping me from opening the laptop fully, if so how do i go about doing it.

Also i have a cdrw/dvd is it possible to use dvd disc to save data on instead of normal cd-rw disc's

cheers
 

A:laptop Power Socket

Last question first......no, if it's not a DVD-RW it won't write to DVD....only CD-R's.

First question....though I've not worked on any HP laptops, I've worked on a few others....Sony, IBM and such. It's not always screws holding the case down but make sure you've looked for screw covers (usually little round stickies) so you've got that issue eliminated. Normally, the main cover is actually snapped on and it takes one or two 'small' screwdrivers to get under it carefully and take a little at a time all the way around. Label and remember where ALL your ribbon cables go because you will most likely have to disconnect a couple anyway.

One thing I do want to stress though....if this in any way makes you a bit shy then by all means find a qualified technician to replace the socket.

Hope this helps a bit.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-power-socket.10111/
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A:XPS 12 Power Adapter Faulty. Cannot charge laptop.

Third party adapters usually do not have required logic circuit to complete the batter charging loop.  It's easy to find genuine, OEM Dell adapters:
www.parts-people.com/index.php

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19987856
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I recently bought a new, 3rd party power cord for my Toshiba Satellite L300 from eBay.
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The Toshiba cord says Model: PA-1750-29, Input: 100-240V~ 50-60Hz 1.5A, Output: 19V[solid line above a dotted line]3.95A
The 3rd party cord says Model: PA-34671ACA, Input: 100-240V~1.5A 50/60Hz, Output: 19V[solid over dotted]3.95A

If the new cord is harmful to my battery, I can just solder its input plug onto the Toshiba charger (that's the only bit that was broken) but I'd rather not risk breaking two power cords if I don't need to.

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Thanks,
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A:Can a faulty power cord cause a compter to power down at random?

If the desktop computer's power cord was conically loose, an electric spark between the power cord and the power supply, could have eventually damaged the power supply or even the motherboard...
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-a-faulty-power-cord-cause-a-compter-to-power-down-at-random.205658/
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A:Do I have a faulty power supply?

As long as your machine is shutting down and booting and everything is running o.k. you probably don't have a psu problem. I've run across several that do the same thing and never have figured out why.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/do-i-have-a-faulty-power-supply.292776/
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A:power supply faulty??

Is this PSU in addition to another one that powers the rest of the system? I assume so since you left out several components in the details. How is it connected with respect to the other? What is the full configuration of the system; mobo, cpu, RAM, HDDs, etc.. and what is the power rating of the other PSU if there is one?What OS are you running?
 

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A:Faulty power supply ?

It sounds like the PSU. Try a known good PSU.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-power-supply.547789/
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A:Faulty Power Button

So you have shorted the PWR pins on the Motherboard and it turns on? Is that how you have confirmed its the Power button only?
You might want to blow out all dust in the power button area, well everywhere inside the computer using high compressed air

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A:Faulty power supply or something else?

You ask for help on your power supply and your power supply is not listed in your specs or your post. Your power supply switch should stay on the setting for your area. In the U.S.A. that would be 115 or 110 volts. If it doesn't work there your power supply should be replaced. DO NOT try to repair a power supply. Their can be enough stored amps to kill you. I recommend Corsair or Seasonic power supplies.

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A:Power Socket

It kinda sounds to me like the wires from the computer's switch/reset are wired incorrectly to the motherboard, or there is a problem with the powersupply. What type of motherboard do you have? If you have the manual, check and verify that the switch is plugged in correctly to the motherboard.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-socket.95030/
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A:power socket

ive solved it now the copper wire in the centre of the socket had bent to one side stopping it from going in all the way  I centred the copper wire and it goes in all the way now 

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A:Can a faulty power supply course BSOD?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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A:6+2 pin power connector into 8 pin socket?

Realistically you can use any 12v connections as long as they will fit in the socket, which is where you would find the problem.

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12v 12v
GND GND
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A:PCI-E - power cord but no socket?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pci-e-power-cord-but-no-socket.692210/
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A:HP NX9010 power socket

When I was a PC at Firedog I came across a laptop in that series that needed the case removed, After the screws are removed the case is held together by very strong plastic clamps inside that snap together. Be very very VERY careful and use a small flat head screw drive and pop each clamp apart until it eventually falls apart.
 

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A:Motherboard Power Socket

yeah!,you got me confused with "Plug/socket"

Assuming you have the standard ATX type;

first to look for is how many pins you have in your motherboard & that will tell you if you have a matched number of pinouts with your PSU molex connector.ATX power supplies have either 20 or 24 pinouts as well as with motherboards.

if you have your PSU's molex connector exactly like this then you have no problem.otherwise you need to send back the PSU to the seller & ask for the appropriate one..just to be safe
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/motherboard-power-socket.97199/
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A:Turning USB socket power off and on

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A:2nd opinion needed on faulty power supply

Power supply's are easy enough to test. If you don't have a tester take the tower into a shop and have them test it. Cost is minimal. Bad capacitors may also be a source of your problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2nd-opinion-needed-on-faulty-power-supply.718689/
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A:[Problem] - Beep sequence after faulty PC power up

Most likely a mb failure. Honestly that system is so old that it is not worth putting any money into fixing. It uses an amd processor that was released in 03 and is now 11yrs old. No new replacement parts are available and you would have to attempt to find a used board on ebay, etc.

If you want to open the case and reseat the video card, any other add-in cards, atx pw connectors, etc. That will not cost you any money however I doubt it is going to fix anything. It does not hurt to give it a try. When you do reseat cards, ram, etc, make sure the slots are clean. Get a can of air and blow out the slot prior to reinstalling the cards, ram, etc.

There is a chance that your pw supply has failed and you can swap in a known good unit for testing however again IMO, it is not worth putting any money or effort into fixing this system.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-beep-sequence-after-faulty-pc-power-up.1126345/
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A:Repeated crashing, possibly faulty power supply?

hi,

well according to the graphic card spesifications should be using a 500 watt power supply but i personaly would want something in the 600 watt range and with a good make like seasonic or XFX power supply. but wait for a BSOD expert to comment on your thread.

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There is no other method of charging the battery and the jack replacement is one of the most expensive laptop repairs to make, aside from being the most common type of laptop damage. If this laptop is not in warranty, the repair can easily rival the cost of another laptop like it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/asus-eeepc-1001-faulty-power-jack.1001080/
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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-faulty-laptop.569882/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-laptop-video-card.780794/
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Quote: Originally Posted by marvelman


Hi everyone,

I've had a search through the posts on the forum, and haven't really come up with anything to answer my question. I do apologise if I have missed it though!

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A:Re-image laptop with faulty screen??

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/re-image-laptop-with-faulty-screen.997410/
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A:MSI K8MM-V Socket 754 Motherboard & MD Sempron 3000+ 64-bit CPU, 1.8GHz, SOCKET 754

G'Day - I would not waste time on it. I think your idea of sending it back with the bill is spot on. Don't forget to lay it on thick that you are incapacitated and have been taken advantage of over this.
Albert (Whinging Pom) Lionheart
 

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A:Dropped my Laptop may have faulty Hard Drive

Use something like SeaTools to check condition of HDD, link to download here

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A:Starting Dell laptop when battery faulty

Remove the battery...
 

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A:Brand new laptop; faulty wifi process?

Set up the laptop next to the router where the signal should be strongest. Are you sure that you are connecting to your own wi fi network and router? When you switch on the laptop it will search for in range networks and when you spot your own you are asked to give the password before you can use the internet for the first time. If that's not happening maybe its logging you on to a neighbouring unsecured network (no password set) where the signal is weak. If I click on the wireless icon bottom right in my taskbar it brings up a choice of available networks. My icon looks like a set of steps and so the icon shows how strong the signal is. Check that you are connecting to your own router and see how strong the signal is. You mention other devices that work OK but haven't given any details.
 

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A:Faulty DVD drive on high-grade laptop

I can't find W76S on Hi-Grade's site, so I don't know what extras the laptop has. And their FTP server for driver download appears to be offline. Do you still have the CD/DVD w/ device drivers that came with the laptop? Perhaps try reinstalling the drivers for the webcam, card-reader, etc. from that disc.

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A:Faulty laptop purchase - Legal rights comments?

You can check your rights to a replacement laptop or a refund from the Citizens Advice consumer help line found click here

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A:RE: Faulty Dell Laptop / Customer Service Feedback

Moderators: Please feel free move this post to a more appropriate section of the forum should you see fit.

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A:Slow laptop, Audio Faulty, multiple issues

==================== One Month Created files and folders ========

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.)

2015-08-28 21:23 - 2015-08-28 21:24 - 00025617 _____ C:\Users\admin\Desktop\FRST.txt
2015-08-28 21:22 - 2015-08-28 21:23 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST
2015-08-28 21:21 - 2015-08-28 21:21 - 02186752 _____ (Farbar) C:\Users\admin\Desktop\FRST64.exe
2015-08-28 18:52 - 2015-08-28 18:52 - 00001945 _____ C:\Windows\epplauncher.mif
2015-08-28 18:46 - 2015-08-28 18:46 - 00002123 _____ C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Security Essentials.lnk
2015-08-28 18:45 - 2015-08-28 18:46 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
2015-08-28 18:45 - 2015-08-28 18:45 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Security Client
2015-08-24 12:51 - 2015-08-24 12:51 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\com.playsaurus.heroclicker
2015-08-24 12:49 - 2015-08-24 12:49 - 00000222 _____ C:\Users\admin\Desktop\Clicker Heroes.url
2015-08-24 12:49 - 2015-08-24 12:49 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Steam
2015-08-24 12:45 - 2015-08-24 12:45 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Steam
2015-08-24 12:45 - 2015-08-24 12:45 - 00000000 ____D C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\CEF
2015-08-24 12:39 - 2015-08-24 15:39 - 00000000 ____D C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
2015-08-24 12:39 - 2015-08-24 12:39 - 00000973 _____ C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Steam.lnk
2015-08-24 12:39 - 2015-08-24 12:39 - 00000000 ____D C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Steam
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 02:20 - 25191936 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\mshtml.dll
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 02:14 - 02724864 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 01:33 - 02724864 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshtml.tlb
2015-08-20 07:54 - 2015-08-11 01:20 - 19871232 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshtml.dll
2015-08-12 03:05 - 2015-07-30 14:13 - 00124624 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\PresentationCFFRasterizerNative_v0300.dll
2015-08-12 03:05 - 2015-07-30 14:13 - 00103120 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PresentationCFFRasterizerNative_v0300.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-21 01:39 - 00389840 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iedkcs32.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-21 01:12 - 00342736 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\iedkcs32.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:54 - 00004096 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\ieetwcollectorres.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:37 - 00066560 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iesetup.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:36 - 00584192 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:36 - 00417792 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\html.iec
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:36 - 00048640 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\ieetwproxystub.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:35 - 02885632 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iertutil.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:35 - 00088064 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\MshtmlDac.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:27 - 00054784 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\jsproxy.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:26 - 05923328 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\jscript9.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:26 - 00034304 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\iernonce.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:23 - 00615936 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\ieui.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:21 - 00816640 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\jscript.dll
2015-08-11 21:32 - 2015-07-16 21:21 - 00814080 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\jscript9diag.dll
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It does not have a firewire socket.
I need a firewire socket for use with my avdc300 to digitise video.

It does not have an express card socket either.

I would like to know can I take out my dvd drive and be able to attach a firewire socket via, say an express card and slot, to the DVD's SATA socket?

Failing that is there another way to do this?

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John
 

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