Fix your laptop power cord that hasn't been supplying consistent power for the past month, and completely died today. No matter how much you fondle the cord into this position or thatit won't charge your battery or power-up your computer. Here's the fix that costs zero dollars and only requires patience, some basic tools, electrical tape, and the perseverance that only a true cheapskate can muster. I performed this instructable on my very own HP Pavillion's power cord and adapter.
In my case, the cable break was close to the adapter, so much so that I had to break it apart to get enough wire for the fix. If you're even closer than I was, you may have to solder. This instructable may not help you if : - You have 2" of cord on either side of the break.
If so, you don't need to read on. Your fix will slightly differentiate from this Instructable. See Surroundsound's comment in the comments at the bottom of the page.
He includes some helpful pics. Notes: I somewhat followed Morris Rosenthal's exampleas well as Prometheus' example for this instructable. I haven't had to repair it again and haven't had any complications.
Here's hoping for another year! Epoxy adds a couple bucks to the repair and can be intimidating, but it is less insulating and therefore less prone to causing the unit to overheat Last month my power adapter started overheating to the touch so I decided to unwrap the whole thing, saw some air vents in the plastic, epoxy it back together, and add stick-on rubber foot pads.
It helped with the overheating issues. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. Time: It took me about 1 hour, most of which was spent figuring out how to pry open the adapter box. It took many techniques to figure out how to open up the adapter box. It just scratched with pressure, while the seam remained firmly bonded. The groove helped to safely and, unfortunately, extremely slowly hack-saw my way through the plastic shell not any further than the thickness of the plastic.
Even at this point, the two shell halves remained attached to one another.
How do I remove broken centre pin from HP laptop sealed charger port.Thank You!
So, a slow and steady twist of a broad flat-headed screwdriver at each corner cracked something inside to enable the box to finally open.I received this Nextech charger with a broken plug pin for repair. The broken pin can not be repaired. However, it can be replaced with another set of pins from a normal house hold 2-pin plug. This is how I repaired it:. A 2 Pin electrical plug whose pins shall be used as replacement 2.
Thick connecting wire. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. I opened the charger with the help of a spudger cut it open if its glued. This one was glued only near the pins, so could be opened easily. Then I took out the charger circuit board and desoldered the existing broken pins.
Now remove some of the plastic portion as marked in the image to make space for new pin block. This step may be different for you depending upon the charger shape and the shape of the pin you need to fit. I used a 2-pin house hold plug to source the pins. Open the screw of the 2-pin plug and take out the block having two pins. Rest of it is not needed. Solder the new pins to the board using a thick gauge wire thickness should be similar to the one you removed.
You may need to position the board and pins on the bottom part of the enclosure before hand, using a few drops of hot glue. Once the soldering is done and board and pins are positioned correctly, fix the top portion of the charger enclosure. This may simply be hot glued or joined with your favorite adhesive. You may need to fill in glue at some places to fill the gaps.
After the glue is dry, cut the extra glue with a knife. Its done! This is great! I've done it plenty of times. By sukuakku Follow. More by the author:. This is how I repaired it: Materials needed: 1. Thick connecting wire Tools needed: 1. Small hacksaw or dremel 2. Small File 3.Menu Menu. Search Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Search titles only. Search Advanced search…. Everywhere Threads This forum This thread.
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This is about removing a broken headphone tip but may also apply with a broken pin for a charger. You must log in or register to reply here.The computer store where I purchased my laptop in August has advised that the connector pin in my charger has broken and this has also broken the charging pin in the side of the laptop. The laptop will work when plugged in but will not charge.
Surely this is a terrible design fault of the HP charger. Can anyone advice if this is repairable by HP? Go to Solution. I think when something is physically broken we usually try to figure out who was in possession when it broke. But that is not the issue. Yes these parts can be fixed by buying a new AC adapter and replacing the charging port module inside the laptop but if you are asking if HP will cover it under warranty I suspect the answer will be no.
If you want to pursue obtaining the parts and doing the repair we can help with that. We are not HP Warranty so to deal with that you have to open a support case.
Good luck. Thanks for your prompt reply. I'm presuming once parts are obtained, this isn't a repair that I can do myself? Do you have any idea what that parts cost? I do not know what your level of experience is. Replacing the power jack would be like a 6 on a 10 scale in difficulty. Until yesterday June 19, the machine worked well. Then I needed to unplug the AC power supply and use it on battery for a short period of time. Upon returning and reattaching the AC power supply, I left the machine for a period of time.
Examining the AC power supply I found that there was good AC current to the power supply and measuring the voltage at the male plug end found the it was My conclusion is that the AC power is operating very well. The problem is that when the AC is pluged into the computer at the power input jack the LED light which should show that the battery is charging shows absolutely no light.
Neither red or white.
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I suspect that the Power Connector has somehow been broken or displaced so there is no connection from the AC power supply. My question is - before I proceed to find a replacement Power Connector Cable, how can I be certain that this is really the issue?
I have a copy of the HP Repair Guide which gives me the impression that the repair is not particularly difficult.How To Fix a Broken Micro-USB Charging Port On a Phone/Tablet
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It has been a while since anyone has replied. Simply ask a new question if you would like to start the discussion again. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Level 1.Warning : You are urged to exercise caution when using this method of charging. Pay attention to how long you're charging the battery, as well as the external temperature of the battery.
If the battery starts to feel hot, unplug and disconnect the charger immediately. Never use an electricity source that exceeds the output of a typical wall charging unit. The method disclosed in this article has not been safety-tested.
There is a possibility that extensively overcharging a lithium-ion battery in this manner could pose a risk for fire or explosion see the comments below the article. Disclaimer : In light of the warning above, all readers are urged to proceed at their own risk. Download3k is not liable or responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or property damage that occurs as a result of misusing the information found in this guide.
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If you do decide to use this method, use it only as a short-term workaround, not as a long-term charging solution. With the above warnings and disclaimers out of the way, many of you are probably feeling hesitant about doing this. However, it can honestly be stated that exploding phone batteries are relatively rare, and as long as this is used as a quick fix to get the phone on not an ongoing charging solutionand you follow all of the precautions herein, you probably won't have any problems with it.
Again, while we can't guarantee safety in every situation, from my own experience, I have personally tested this on several phones without any cause for concern. With all of that said, let's continue:. If you're like most people in the civilized world, you've probably had problems charging your smartphone at one point or another, whether it was due to a faulty charging cable, a broken wall plug unit, or just a bit of lint stuck in the charging port.
Those are all easily fixable problems, as are most intermittent smartphone charging issues. But what happens when the charging port on your smartphone completely stops working and no charging cable or adapter will make it charge?
Or, what if the connector has loosened to the point that the only way to make the device charge is to hold the cable in a certain position against the phone? Once your charging port or charging cable is broken, there are really only three options left.
You can either:. C Follow the steps below to bypass your smartphone's charging port or your broken charging cable and charge the battery directly through the positive and negative terminals. That may sound complicated, but we assure you, it's much easier than you'd think.I have a Toshiba Laptop. I went to plug in the charger and it wouldn't hold!
If I need to take it to a proffesional can you tell me who you know that does a good cheap job, I cant spend to much on it. I live in Leicester. The pin thingy, I dont know the proper name, has completely gone therefore doesent allow to be charged. Its not gone. I would suggest you take it into a local computer repair store and have them help repair it for you.
Some Sony laptops have a separate power socket that is not attached to the main board, as do some Acer, most Mac, HP and Toshiba. Now fitting is a different matter, some are very easy and some I would not recommend you attempt yourself, unless you have some experience in this kind of work.
You can try and have the laptop DC power jack replaced, but it needs to be done by a professional that will guarantee their work. I had this happen a couple of times and none of the replaced jacks held up, or worked for more than a coupe of months.
When this happens, it's best to have the motherboard replaced or purchase a new laptop. If it's fairly new I'd have the board replaced, otherwise just get another laptop. You can find used laptops that are cheaper than having one fixed these days.
If not then this is a bit fiddly to replace but can be done if you can get the parts and are competent with a soldering iron. But I would suggest you take it to a good repair shop and get them to replace it, half the battle is finding the right socket in the first place.
Is it still under warranty? If not there are a ton of repair shops that will fix it for you. It's a pretty easy thing to replace. I looked at it and the pin thing that the charger holds on to had just vanished. I dont know what to do so if anyones knows what to do to it please do help me. Many thanks.
Update: The pin thingy, I dont know the proper name, has completely gone therefore doesent allow to be charged.I noticed this morning that my laptop is not charging while plugged in. When I checked the AC, I realized that the tiny center pin was missing and it looks like it was stuck inside the port. Is this why my laptop is not charging? Is there a way to make it charge without the pin or any way to bypass this?
Go to Solution. Yes, it's why the adapter isn't recognized. No, you can't bypass it - you must replace the jack and if the plug is also damaged, the adapter will also need to be replaced. View solution in original post. Thanks for the info.
Inspiron N, Is it okay to still use my laptop using the old ac and the port for the meantime, while i still don't have the replacement part? It seems to be working while plugged in, just not charging. My Inspiron AC adapter pin broke inside computer. Is there a way to remove it? Or do I have to take it apart? Since we have not received a Private Message from you with the needed data, we are closing this case. If you decide to continue at a later date, you will need to start a new thread.
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Hi Guys, I noticed this morning that my laptop is not charging while plugged in. If the stuck pin is not the issue, can you give any suggestion?