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How to repair/change the AC adapter socket?

Q: How to repair/change the AC adapter socket?

Hi guys!

Recently, my laptop (Compaq Presario CQ50) battery passed away and unfortunately, the day after, the same thing happened to my AC adapter. Actually, the adapter itself works perfectly, except for the socket inside the laptop.

It seems this part is loose and no power can now reach my laptop. I don't care running my laptop only plugged to the wall outlet since I'm using it only in the living room. It's old and the replacement battery is quite expensive (I could not charge the battery without a working ac adapter anyways).

I was wondering if it was possible to buy only the socket and also how to replace it?

Thank you!
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A:Can i change my laptop GPU?

Nikihak said:

Can I change my laptop GPU? I have ASUS PRO5DINClick to expand...

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TechGamer said:

what can I reuse from my old system this is an old Socket 478 motherboard p4S800-mxClick to expand...

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TechGamer said:

and what will I need leftover to run the new systemClick to expand...

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A:Need source for Pentium IV socket 478 motherboard or repair


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A:Power adapter modifications

kraftzion said:

Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.Click to expand...

There is no particular reason for this, either side of the power supply could be lengthened or shortened.

kraftzion said:

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I'm not positive but thats what I have always thought it was.
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TheBladeRoden said:

So the Chaintech VNF3-250 on my secondary computer finally died after 7 or 8 years. But the other parts still work, so I'm hoping I can replace the mobo without having to replace everything attached to it.

All the places I've looked seem to have no name brands, or no name sellers, or are refurbished, or just plain out of stock forever.Click to expand...

Should be able to find them at Geeks or Ebay. You will most likely find refurbished or used ones though!
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