Power Socket Repairs
Power sockets on some machines can be quite fragile, and are usually broken if the charger lead is yanked when connected to the laptop or sometimes through normal wear and tear. Power connector faults are one of the most common laptop hardware problems we see, below are some of the symptoms you might find if you have a charger socket problem.

  1. Wiggling the charger wire may cause a brief connection or sometimes if the DC connector is wedged in at an angle it might make the charging light illuminate and the laptop to power on.
  2. Sometimes if the power socket has broken the laptop won’t turn on at all and the charging light will not come on either, even if you wiggle the wire or hold the connector at an angle.
  3. The laptop might run on the battery but it won’t charge.
  4. The power connector may get hot or you might smell burning when the laptop is connected to the mains.

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DC Charging Jack Replacement
The power socket found on most laptops is made from plastic so can be quite fragile, the pressure of pushing the connector in and the strain caused by movement is taken by 4 or 5 tiny soldered joints that connect to the circuit board. The joints can break or sometimes the plastic housing can crack. Total failure may not happen right away this is why when wiggling the connector sometimes it can make the laptop start to work, but wiggling the connector can also cause further damage inside, the small joints can heat up and even burn the track off the circuit board ( see picture ).

Replacing the laptop power connector isn’t an easy job and we would not recommend a DIY repair, we can usually repair power socket problems within 24hrs to 48hrs However, if it’s urgent we can offer a same day repair service, please call for details.

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Please call DTec Laptop Repair Penrith on 01768 895600 or DTec Laptop Repair Carlisle on 01228 409222