Toshiba L305 Charge Problem
Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:54 PM
Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:41 PM
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I'm afraid this is not good news. It appears that the power adapter port has finally separated itself from it's mount on the motherboard which is preventing the battery from charging. These ports are very delicate and suffer a tremendous amount of stress in every day use. The power adapter port can be re-soldered onto the motherboard, but doing so requires taking the laptop apart, a delicate touch, and some knowledge of soldering. It can be a tedious task unless you have experience. I would suggest that you take it into a reputable repair shop in your area to have it fixed professionally.
The cost for me when I had this fixed on my laptop was around $120 US dollars since they had to order and replace the port.
Edited by DonnaB, 24 April 2013 - 04:41 PM.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:54 PM
Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:57 PM
Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:21 PM
I did find some videos on youtube if you'd like to view them before deciding if you'd like to tackle this delicate procedure or not.
Link of links below on how to replace power adapter port on laptop:
replace power adapter port
I have no idea how to use a soldering gun myself that is why I had a friend of mine who owns a tech shop do it for me though he always shows me what had to be done and how he did it.
The port wasn't the costly part of the fix, it was the labor for taking the laptop apart. I have the receipt here somewhere....
Yes. I would just replace the whole port. My techy friend explained to me why that would be best though I fear it went in one ear and out the other!
Maybe one of the hardware guys/gals will jump in and provide further guidance or answers to those questions I can not answer who have actually replaced a power adapter port themselves. I just wanted you to know what the cause was and what needed to be done since I experienced first hand.
If you do decide to take on this task yourself, please post back and let me know how it went. If I had time and knew how to use a solder gun, I surely would have loved to try to fix it myself!
Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:20 AM
The hardest part was stripping it down making sure the ribbon cables were properly reseated afterwards.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:12 AM
Best course of action is to disassemble the laptop and see what you have then go from there. Please keep us informed to your progress. I'm curious to find out how it goes.
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