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DC JACK repair

If the only way you can turn on your computer is to hold the power plug at an angle or wiggle it, you have a bad DC jack (Power Jack). Replacing the DC jack can save you hundreds of dollars over the price of a new logic board. We stock DC jacks for many popular laptop brands including Toshiba, Dell, Sony, HP, Compaq, Gateway, Acer, Asus.

It is critical that DC jack replacements be performed if you experience power issues resulting from having to wiggle or applying pressure to the DC jack. Applying pressure to the DC jack could result in board damage or causing a voltage short to the board which in turn will permanently damage your Motherboard.

DC Jack / power port


Whats Involved?

Replacing a DC Jack is very involved and not for novices. The laptop must be completely disassembled, the faulty jack must be desoldered and replaced, the laptop is then reassembled. Without the proper expertise and tools you can cause serious damage to your logic board or other components

Bad DC Jack Symtoms

  • The laptop will run off battery power but not AC
  • The laptop will randomly charge or switch between battery and AC power
  • The laptop will not start until the power cable is at an angle or wiggled.
  • Laptop suddenly loses power
  • DC jack feels loose
  • battery will not charge
  • popping sound when first plugged in

DC Jack Failure

DC Jacks usually fail from accidents such as tripping over the power cord or oxidation due to normal wear and tear or universal adapter tips that don’t fit snuggly, both cause the jack to wiggle around which weakens the solder joints and damages the jack. Laptop motherboards usually start around $150 and can exceed a thousand dollars depending on the model. Replacing the bad jack is often more economical then replacing the motherboard.


Are you experiencing any of the above symptoms and would like to replace your DC Jack?

Here at West Michigan Computer Repair, we can typically replace your DC Power Jack for under $100 depending on the make and model of your laptop