[CS-FSLUG] Laptop Power Jack

Kelly Williams kellywilliams81 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 21:10:01 CST 2011

Do you have a dock for the laptop, you can use it that way at home. But 
I can see that would be inconvenience because you have to bring the dock 
every were. Fixing laptop are not that bad...

On 12/17/2011 3:53 PM, Jon Glass wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Ed Hurst<ehurst at soulkiln.org>  wrote:
>> I horse traded and obtained a decent Latitude D620. However, the power jack
>> seems to have been disconnected. That is, the previous owner took it to some
>> independent shop to have a wifi module added, and from images I've seen it's
>> right next to the power jack, which is on the back edge. The problem arose
>> right after, and the shop refused to look into it. Battery works fine, but
>> the two or three Dell power bricks which I know work on other systems don't
>> work on this thing.
> I can't speak for this model, but the power jack is typically soldered
> directly to the board, and all-too-frequently, surface-soldered
> (soldered on the same side as the component), and very difficult to do
> by yourself by hand. If it's on a sub-assembly, you might be better
> served by replacing the sub-board, but looking at the external pics, I
> have my doubts that this is the case--it would require a whole logic
> board replacement.... aha. And I found this:
> <http://www.blackmoreit.com/enlargeimage.html?zoomimage=http%3A//images.esellerpro.com/2131/I/592/73/lrgscalePicture%20490.jpg>
> and the opposite side:
> <http://www.blackmoreit.com/enlargeimage.html?zoomimage=http%3A//images.esellerpro.com/2131/I/592/73/lrgscalePicture%20491.jpg>
> It looks like my suspicions are confirmed. On this site, the board
> sells for 129£ (not dollars). It shan't be an easy job. I have had a
> couple laptops lose either sound or power in this way--I always had to
> replace the boards. In my experience, Dells have been fairly easy to
> open and look at, so that part I wouldn't see as a problem--but
> resoldering that plug...

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