laptop's power socket not working properly

Microsoft Microsoft windows xp pro full...
March 18, 2010 at 09:15:34
Specs: Windows XP HOME SP3, 2GB
Hello
I would like to ask you whether you have any idea to fix a laptop's power socket which is not working properly. At the beginning the problem seemed to be solved by using another different adaptor. But after some months, no adaptor worked properly when plugged in the laptop's power socket. However, if the adaptor's power plug was connected to the computer by pushing kind of hard, then the computer got power. But eventually, it is kind of difficult to get the power socket on the laptop working fine even by pushing the plug hard against the laptop. So, my question is, do you have any suggestion to solve this? Did you ever hear of this kind of problem before?
Thanks

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#1
March 18, 2010 at 10:11:42
this problem is quite common.over time the jack becomes lose because of the cord being pulles on at different angles and brakes or cracks the solder lose holding it to the board not sure you should try fixing probably better to take to someone at a computer shop to fix,they will take yours out and put a new one in its palce then resolder the new one.

Davidw


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March 18, 2010 at 11:46:57
"...Did you ever hear of this kind of problem before?..."

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#3
March 18, 2010 at 11:54:09
Laptop AC adapter / main battery / power jack T shooting

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#4
March 21, 2010 at 16:51:04
Hello

Thanks all of you for the answers.

As for Davidw's answer, I would like to ask what soldering iron model and what other stuff I should buy if I wanted to open the laptop and fix this jack?

Moreover, I would like to ask you why you Davidw's mentioned that replacing the jack for a new one would be needed? Would not be enought just to resolder the jack which has become loose? In case I had to buy a new jack, what kind of shop could sell me this kind of jack? I am not sure whether typical computers shops sell this kind of jack or not.

Thanks

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#5
March 21, 2010 at 17:25:21
Before you purchase anything, take the laptop apart and check the damage. It's not likely, but it's possible that the motherboard was damaged/broken. The odds are pretty good that the jack is ok, but there were some laptops with pretty flimsy jacks. You might just need a small soldering iron and some solder. You might also consider applying some epoxy to make the jack a little sturdier.

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March 22, 2010 at 00:18:43
... the link in my post above hops to other links that lead to the places to purchase the jacks etc thought you might of @ least clicked onto some of them!

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March 22, 2010 at 02:23:59
Thanks, I just checked it but I saw a map without any information about the shop, shop's products, prices,...

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March 22, 2010 at 07:55:50
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#9
March 22, 2010 at 10:36:57
Question
What budget do you think in order to buy the needed tools to carry out this task?
For example:
Weller WES51
standard rosin core solder
Desoldering pump
new DC power jack
If you have any other suggestin which might be cheaper and still reliable, please tell.
Thanks in advance

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