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Torn DC power socket. Is it fixable?

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It is unfortunate when one of the DC power connecters in picture was pulled out of my laptop, it tore with it its socket that was soldered to the motherboard. Now that the laptop is not charging, it is deemed useless, and I hate the idea of giving up on a machine with such high-end specs. So I thought to stop here first and ask the experts if this issue is fixable? 

 

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Hi,

The official fix would be to replace the motherboard.

I would take it to the local trusted computer technician or smartphone repair shop and see if they can solder the slot back on. If not, I am sure they can solder the wires directly to the motherboard. Id does depend a little on the damage from the tearing away of the slot, but in my opinion it is possible to fix.

 

Hope it helps,

David

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Hi David, thanks for your suggestion, it certainly helps narrowing my options. 

 

I have the soldering tools but never attempted a repair like this one before, and I wonder if there is a public resource (manual or instructions) available out there that might aid in accomplishing this task?

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HI,

There are many videos you could look at to solder part on motherboards or look at smartphone soldering.

From the picture, I can not really make out if the actual pads are still on the motherboard (or you would need to recreate them), that is why I advised taking to a local good computer technician, smartphone technician, or even someone who repairs TVs (as they are usually capable to work on electronic boards)

 

Hope it helps,

David

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Just wanted to add that you could probably just solder the wires to the board (without socket) which might be easier if you can see where they should go.

 

Regards,

David

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