Does your laptop only run with the battery or does your DC Jack feel loose? DC Jacks on
most laptops do not have enough reinforcement and will loosen under normal wear and tear.
If your Laptop is charging intermittently, or fails to charge at all then the DC jack (pictured to the left) may have become damaged. Your power supply connects to the DC jack & provides the Laptop with power & charges the battery.
Over time the DC Jack can work loose from your laptops motherboard, perhaps as a result of the power supply being tugged whilst it’s plugged into to your Laptop, or if the power connector is knocked whilst it’s plugged into the jack.
The Casper Computer Repair Company specialises in repairing Laptop power connectors & broken DC Jacks Please contact us today if you suspect your Laptops suffering from a power connector problem. We wont charge you for examining your Laptop. We repair DC Jacks to a higher standard than the original manufacturers.
Contact us if your laptop has any of following symptoms, Signs indicating the connector might be faulty and need repair or replacement:
- Laptop wouldn’t power up unless the power lead is held in one position
- When the power lead is wiggled, it makes or losses contact
- Laptop only runs on battery power even power cable plugged in
- Laptop suddenly changes from battery to AC power
- Intermittent charging or battery wouldn’t charge
- The pin in the centre of the jack is loose, pushed in, broken or missing
- The whole connector is loose, pushed in, broken or missing
- When power is connected sparks come out or smells of burnt out
- The battery charge light wouldn’t come on (lights up) when power is connected
- The battery charge light (LED) flickers when the tip of the AC adapter moves
- The screen flickers between bright and dim when the tip of the charger moves
- “Scratching” sound is coming from the DC socket when the power is connected
- Jack broken because excessive pressure applied when plugging in or someone tripped over the power lead or laptop dropped and fallen down on socket while plugged in
- Your laptop will not power up at all (a dead laptop)