Help with loose laptop power jack/connector

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Aug 17, 2008
  1. wchill
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    As some of you may very well know, a loose laptop power jack/charging connector can be a [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] kinda problem.
    You guys probably are slightly luckier than me.
    For those that want to know, my laptop is made by Toshiba (notorious for this kind of problem) and it's a Satellite series A135, model S4467. If you've seen the review on CNET then you know the battery lasts about 2 hours on a full charge. Which is BAD.
    And those that have had this problem also know that moving the power connector in any way can disrupt the charge.
    When inserting, it even feels kinda loose. Replacement of the AC adapter's charging connector can be done (messily) if someone can tell me what things I need and what their RadioShack part numbers are.
    Or can someone at least tell me how to temporarily solve this problem until I can get rid of the problem forever.
     
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    Never mind, temporarily solved the problem by applying some solder to the tip of the power connector to improve the connection. Tomorrow I'll go and see what else I can do.
     

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