Call Us: 01704 510000

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.


Facebook Feed

Part of the reason we closed our Southport Computer shop was due to Merseyside police failure to protect us from a theft that resulted in a persistent targeted attack against our business and the owners. This attack came from the thieves and the local news outlet call OTS News in Southport. The owner (Joel Rodwell) posted malicious information on his OTS website resulting in a criminal investigation against him. Joel blamed his dead father on the malicious attack against me even though I have all emails sent by Joel. Police Office Constable 5652 Ford getting away with Misconduct. Assisted by Police Constable 8086 Neil Dixon (of PSD who was investigating the com...

View on Facebook

Dear customers. It is with regret that we have decided to sell our Southport Computers business as a going concern. If you are interested in this established computer business, please contact us in the first instance via Facebook message.

The sale will include all aspects of the business including property lease, fixtures and fittings, No.1 ranked website and of course, the cherished phone number 510000.

We would like to thank all customers for their business and support over the years. We are not too far away as we still operate our main computer business in Ormskirk called Danoli Solutions Ltd.

View on Facebook

2 years ago

Southport Computers Ltd

Lancashire Police
Detectives have released CCTV footage following an arson attack at an address in Ormskirk.

Around 12.25am on March 9, a light coloured Vauxhall Astra car pulled up in Grimshaw Lane.

A male passenger left the vehicle, ran across a pub car park and approached the driveway of a property in Yew Tree Road.

Accelerant was poured over the bonnet of a Volkswagen car and ignited before the male returned to the Vauxhall and made off from the scene.

The front of the vehicle was destroyed, with heat from the blaze damaging a Citroen car parked on the driveway.

Fire crews attended the scene and the fire was quickly extinguished.

The occupants of the property, including two children, were inside the home at the time of the attack. No injuries were reported.

Detectives are appealing for information and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who recognises this man, pictured, in connection with their enquiries.

Det Sgt Stephen Monk, of Lancashire Police, said: “We have launched an investigation following an arson attack at an address in Ormskirk.

“The occupants, including two children, were inside at the time of the fire and have been left extremely upset and shaken up by this incident.

“We believe this is an isolated attack and are particularly keen to speak to this individual, pictured. He has a distinctive run and we believe someone may know who it is.

“Following enquiries, we believe the vehicle used by the offender is a light coloured Vauxhall Astra registered between 1998 and 2001. If you saw this vehicle, or anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence, please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SB1700895.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at

For more information go to:

View on Facebook