Laptop jack socket is broken please help

Sony / Vgn-nr11m_s
December 20, 2009 at 03:32:12
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 1.467 GHz / 1013 MB
Hi, the little tube inside the socket has snapped out, the 2 prongs are showing, I have the lead plugged in and it charges but is tempermental and I would like to fix it, I haven't a clue how to and hope someone can talk me through it. thank you

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#1
December 20, 2009 at 03:47:55
... click blue link in #Response Number 12 << click

... either spend some money on it or stick some bluetak around it to hold it in place!

... or get it fixed!


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#2
December 20, 2009 at 04:05:50
Thank you, I was hoping to fix it myself? Or is there something I could put over it like a cap that will work?


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#3
December 20, 2009 at 04:55:27
... Bluetak is a temp fix as long as it holds the contacts.

... do it yourself requires the socket and a steady soldering hand

... and you'll have to rip the laptop open!

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#4
December 28, 2009 at 16:46:12
... pic <<to click>> your jack?

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#5
January 9, 2010 at 07:51:54
My very unhelpful Father in Law decided he would take it to the shop for me and 'get it fixed'

They have SOLDERED the Lead into the laptop!!! what can I do with it now? I am fuming, I gave no permission for this to happen!

Dumb question maybe... but how is this allowed? surely there are hazards to this, I am so unhappy about it, its easy enough for someone with computer knowledge to replace the Jack


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#6
January 9, 2010 at 08:01:40
... make sure you leave enough lead perhaps you can (?) cut it and fit a tiny plug and socket.

... just flutter your eyelids @ your Father in Law and smile ;o)

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#7
January 9, 2010 at 08:06:55
No.. what I mean is he has taken it into a computer shop and they have soldered the lead into the back permantly so I can't take it out! surely thats dangerous?

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#8
January 9, 2010 at 09:19:44
There is no connector on it, its just soldered right into the inside! What if the charger lead blows up like others have, It won't even turn on, I need help, what can I do!

I didn't give any permission for any of this to happen and am so upset!


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#9
January 9, 2010 at 10:03:45
I would guess that your father in law authorized a cheapy fix.

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#10
January 9, 2010 at 10:35:38
"...There is no connector on it, its just soldered right into the inside..."

... so whats stopping you from cutting the wire and connecting male female plugs? << click


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#11
January 9, 2010 at 10:48:50
I agree with mavis. Do exercise caution to make sure you don't reverse polarity in the process of making up the connectors.

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#12
January 10, 2010 at 03:49:36
Its not something I would think of as I have no computer knowledge whatsoever! I feel my laptop is ruined now :(

so I will look into this. thanks


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#13
January 10, 2010 at 03:53:40
Apparently I have been told that the reason they done this is because the Motherboard had a crack in it? .. not sure how this has happened, but anyway, could I have it put back with and have a jack socket back in there? would I have to have the motherboard replaced?

How much would it cost to have the whole lot done roughly?


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#14
January 10, 2010 at 04:07:05
"...I feel my laptop is ruined now..."

... it still works does it not? ...fixed for how much?

"...Its not something I would think of..."

... ask father inlaw to connect male female plugs and flutter your eyelids :o)


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#15
January 10, 2010 at 05:22:43

... it still works does it not? ...fixed for how much?

It will work with the plug permantely in - what if the charger blows up which is why I don't want this, also its not that old a laptop so why do something so drastic? :(

"... ask father inlaw to connect male female plugs and flutter your eyelids "

My Father in law knows nothing about computers, he took my laptop to a computer shop who did this, He gave them the permission, he shouldn't have! I will not let him near it again!


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#16
January 10, 2010 at 07:39:39
milsna

Didn't you state above that you wanted to fix the laptop yourself?

Now you have no computer knowledge?

Get over it and just go to Radio Shack and get a male/female small gauge connector and splice it into the wires close to the laptop case. Then you can disconnect the wiring when not in use. I simply warned you not to reverse the wires after cutting them. Connecting positive to negative and vice versa will result in ruining the laptop. The wires may or may not have some sort of coding, like color or a thread inside the insulation.


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#17
January 10, 2010 at 07:49:02
... as the wires would be hanging out the laptop you can'nt really get the colours wrong joining the plugs.

... DIY or flutter those "mince pies"


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#18
January 10, 2010 at 07:58:05
Awareness of potential issues is good. You may be right about the wiring but it is just a word of caution.

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#19
January 10, 2010 at 08:18:25
As suggested get a connector put on the lead coming out of the laptop. If the shop wont do it find a freind or freind of a freind who knows about electonics, when it comes down to it its a very simple problem and easily fixed whith some know how. The two most useful things I have ever done in my life are 1 - Join this forum to learn about computers, 2 - enroll in an electonics course. Knowing how to solder nad having basic troubleshooting knowledge will fix 90% of things that people just throw out.

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#20
January 10, 2010 at 08:38:40
I would have fixed it myself under instruction or guidance from pictures or whatever! I have no computer knowledge as far as knowing what to do and solutions etc... therefore seeking advice on a website!!!

I am really upset about him doing this - he done it before I had got my replies on here! He took it thinking he was helping me then refused when I said I want it back to give to a friend to sort out, its all so confusing and really fed up

I just wanted to understand thats all! - to have some sort of basic knowledge before taking it anywhere as I don't want to look like I don't know what I am talking about and get ripped off (although I obv don't know what I am talking about)


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#21
January 10, 2010 at 08:39:50
Thanks for all the people that have replied with useful and non judging replies, and esp thanks to Mavis for trying to help me.

I will go and ask about what you have said and will see who can help me

thanks again


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