All laptops have some form of a power jack. Whether it’s a traditional power jack that uses a single pin connection to the computer or something more exotic like an Apple MagSafe port, all power jacks may need repair after usage or physical damage. The most common reason we see owners bring their laptops to use for power jack repair is when the jack refuses to supply power to recharge the battery or power the laptop on.
This is usually at an advanced stage where the only option is to completely replace the power jack. Today I’ll talk about how one can spot these problems early on and potentially save money on repair costs. Catching laptop power jack problems early on can also avoid deeper damage to the computer’s case, motherboard or your power supply that can be costly to repair or replace.
Watch out for these signs your laptop power jack needs repair:
1: You have to wiggle your power supply’s connector to get a connection to your laptop’s power jack, and it isn’t stable. It may flicker or go out, requiring more fiddling with the connection.
2: Only when the power supply’s connector is stuck in to the laptop’s power jack at an angle do you receive power properly. Other times the laptop will simply not recognize the connection from your power supply.
3: Your laptop’s battery won’t charge, but is less than three years old and was working properly until recently.
4: Cracks have formed around your laptop’s power jack and it is looser than normal.
5: Your laptop’s power jack looks different. Perhaps a piece of plastic in the middle is missing or it looks like it’s bent or at an unusual angle.
I need help! My laptop’s power jack is showing early signs of problems.
Any of these tell tale signs can be a big warning signal from your laptop’s power jack, indicating it needs to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. When you notice any of these signs you should take action before the issue becomes worse to avoid more costly laptop power jack repairs or replacement of laptop hardware.
If you find yourself in any of the above mentioned situations you will need to find a professional to help repair your laptop. Arlington Virginia Computer Repair has been in business for 14 years and helped over 10,000 customers resolve their computer problems, including a large amount of laptop power jack repairs.
We are more than happy to help you. Just give us a call at 703-486-0200, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our main web site.