Power socket laptop

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  1. Road Runner

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    We have a laptop where the dogs have pulled the power lead and the pin in the centre of the main plug has broken away.

    Been told this laptop is now useless as the pin goes direct to the motherboard is this true?
     
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    Hi John,
    If the pin is in the power adapter like [​IMG] this then replacement power adapters and tips are readily available. If on the other hand it's a pin inside the socket on the laptop then it's much more difficult. The manufacturers repair agent will be able to remove the broken socket and install a new one.

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    Its the inside pin:Doh:
     
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    john, laptop model and make will help me. some are some are not., Most are not. In our last 3 yes 3 we have required new charging units, all could be replaced.
     
  5. Road Runner

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    Its the internal plug into the puter sadly.

    The centre pins been knocked free.
     
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    hi john, have a quite word with bruno and amy.......tell them the cost will have to come out of their doggy treat money and if they do it again you'll dis-own them and buy a cat.:ROFLMAO:

    i wouldnt think it will be too expensive to repair, certainly cheaper than a new lappy. :Doh:
     
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    Hi John,
    You don't say which make it is. If it's just about anything other than a Dell it will be repairable by decent repair company. The sockets (and probably power regulators) are readily available (although Dell won't licence their designs) from RS Components and probably Maplins.
    We're quite lucky that Main Computers here in Basingstoke are more than capable of that type of work. I know they do mail-order repairs so they may be worth contacting if you've no-one more local.

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    Doug
     
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  8. Road Runner

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    Its a 2 yr old ACER
     
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    Acer are quite straightforward compared to some manufacturers. Most of their components are bought in. As far as I'm aware all of the sockets will be straightforward 1.7mm, 2.1mm or 2.5mm. Here's the link to Main Computers. Interestingly I mistyped it in and found this company who repair broken sockets!

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    will it be covered on insurance . may be able to get a new one then
     
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