Hi The socket to plug into looks fine, from the outside, anyway. The power plug fits in well, so no obvious damage from outsite. I can plug it in etc, but just won't shown any signs of power getting through. Battery obviouly not been able to charge since this damage, as totally flat.
The casing over the hinge next to it is broken, though, indicating somo sort of impact at some time (don't remember being that careless with it)
So, I'm just hoping that a wire has become disconnected but don't know how to get into it to check!!!
The DC jack sockettend to be soldered direct to the board.
Scenarios - 1. the jack socket is loose on the board and can be resoldered / replaced. 2. the machine has a seperate power board that can be replaced. 3. the socket is on the motherboard and the board is damage (probably not worth the cost of repair)
Stripping a laptop is not for the "faint hearted" and can be time conumming, this is why the cost of laptop repairs is so high (labour charges).
It may be worth getting a quote as to the cost of reapir.
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