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Bulldog_Cymru
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EN488AA docking station - not charging

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Hi all, this is my first post on this forum (i dont work for HP) so be nice :smileyhappy:

 

We have had a few docking stations (EN488AA) which have stopped charging the laptop's when they are docked. As an electronics engineer my interest was tweaked and I had to take a look.

The cause of the problem turned out to be a burnt out track on the pcb, which was easily repaired by soldering a small link between the 2 adjacent solder pads. See photo below.

 

If they are out of warranty its well worth letting someone handy with a soldering iron taking a look, the only tricky bit is getting the little connector plugs for the power switch and release button LED's in and out (you can do it with a pair of long tweezers).

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Message Edited by Bulldog_Cymru on 11-25-2009 03:50 PM
Message Edited by Bulldog_Cymru on 11-25-2009 03:53 PM
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robschol
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Re: EN488AA docking station - not charging

That sure was the trick! Tnx!

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Bampi56
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Re: EN488AA docking station - not charging

Hi, just seen your solution. Can you let me know exactly which two bits of solder need to be resoldered please? Very much appreciated.

 

 

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Bulldog_Cymru
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Re: EN488AA docking station - not charging

Sorry but I posted this ages ago and can't exactly remember; but if you compare your PCB with the photo you will be able to see where the track has burnt out and where it needs to be replaced.

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