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Laptop Power Socket

Laptop Power Socket Repairs

Laptop power socket repairs are pretty common but it is important that your laptop power socket is repaired correctly.

laptop power socket repair

Laptop power socket repair

Southport Computers are highly experienced in laptop power socket repairs (also known as DC Socket, or DC Jack).   We have been in the electronic repair industry since the late 80’s and repair all electronic items.  Laptop power sockets are easily damaged, it is quite common to leave it plugged in and then later to trip over the cable.  This generally damages the laptops DC socket and sometimes the power supply tip.

Replacement of the DC socket is quite straight forward but does require some computer knowledge as the laptop will require stripping down to the bare motherboard, this can include dozens of small screws and cable connectors which must also be replaced afterwards.  Removal of the board has the potential for static damage so precautions for handling must be taken. Once the strip down is completed, a new laptop power socket must be fitted after removing the old damaged one, (or what is left of it).

The removal process can be timely as the DC socket needs to be replaced without causing damage to the motherboard or surrounding components.  The motherboard must then be correctly prepared before the new socket is refitted.  This is not just a case of add a blob of solder, remember, DC sockets carry a few amps of current, you need to get these connections cleaned and soldered perfectly.

A damaged laptop power socket can NOT be reliable repaired.  Many ‘repair shops’ attempt to fix a cracked DC socket or fractured centre pin by applying solder.  This is a big NO NO and should not be done, solder is not designed for this and the connection WILL break down.  Sockets are relatively cheap components and saving a few pounds is non economical.

All of our laptop power socket (DC Sockets) repairs are completed and tested correctly. Each soldered joint is correctly cleaned and inspected using a digital microscope prior to power being applied.

For more details or to have your DC socket repaired, please give us a call or just drop in.  We also have shops in Ormskirk and St Helens.

 

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