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Laptop geeks, help!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    The pin connector -- or whatever you call the spot where you plug in your adapter -- is about to fail. Every day I have to jiggle it a little bit more to get it to work. Today, it was really bad.

    Any tips to get the thing to work, to jerry-rig it? I had to replace it last year and it nearly cost me $200, a route I'd prefer to avoid going down again.
  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Suggestion number one: Go to the shop where you had the connector repaired and ask them about any sort of warranty on their work. When those connectors fail, it's usually due to a soldering problem. (Sony Vaios, FXA models were infamous for this problem.)

    Suggestion number two: Get a docking bay for your computer and plug it in from the docking bay.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Solid advice.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Thanks, folks.

    How much do docking bays cost? Are they wicked expensive? Are they generic, or manufacturer-specific?
  5. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Depending on brand of laptop. But they will be $100+.
    EBay would be a nice try to find a used one for an older laptop.
    Could find one at a fraction of the cost.
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