THIS IS A HIGHLY TECHNICAL PROCESS AND SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED UNLESS YOU HAVE FULL TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE IN THIS FIELD
One of the most prevalent problems that plague our laptops is malfunctioning power sockets. This could be due to a broken or weak power socket. However, you don’t need to pay a hefty sum for power socket repair or replacement. Power socket replacement is an easy to accomplish task. It can be done at home by following this step-wise instructional procedure.
Guidelines for Power Socket Repair
These power socket repair at home guidelines are for those who are comfortable with soldering and dismantling a laptop. If you are one of those, read on to get a hands-on experience in power socket repair.
Things you will need
- Soldering iron of 25 watt power
- Rosin solder
- De-soldering Pump
- Toothbrush, knife
- 99% isopropyl alcohol
- New power socket
Step 1: Dismantle your laptop
The very first step is to take apart your laptop so that you can work on the motherboard. Remember to keep a tab of which screw goes where when dismantling your laptop so that you can fix it back without any trouble. Now, remove the motherboard completely from its mounting case.
Step 2: De-solder joints
Use the soldering iron to de-solder joints. Pour out some solder on the joint and wait for it to heat and flow smoothly. The solder should be able to melt so that it can flow into the joint. Now wait for the solder to cool down and cast. Repeat the same process with the other joints too.
Step 3: Remove power socket from mother board
Carefully remove the power socket from the motherboard. Do not apply force. Ensure that the solder has melted when trying to remove the power socket.
Step 4: Clean and swipe the internal components using a brush.
After removing the power socket, clean the oxidized parts using a knife. Apply a new coat of solder on them. Clean the power socket terminals by swiping it with alcohol using a brush.
Step 5: Replace the power socket
If the loose connection of the power jack was preventing it from working properly, you can solder the same power socket back into its place. Else, you will need to replace it with a new power jack and solder it back in the same way. Solder all pins of the laptop DC power socket. Now, you just need to fix the motherboard back into the laptop.
That’s all! Now you can easily follow this five-step process for carrying out a power socket repair at home including power socket replacement.