Laptop DC Power Jack Input Repair
Chip & Bytes DC Power Jack Repair service will solve issues with your laptop’s DC Jack. The DC Jack is the port on your laptop that receives the charging end of your laptop’s power cord. If this jack fails, becomes loose, breaks, or gets disconnected your laptop will lose its ability to charge and may eventually lose its ability to power on.
|Available every day. Covers the labor for removal, repair and installation of 1 Laptop DC Jack.||Not available.|
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|Diagnose charging issues for free with Free Diagnostic.|
|Disassemble your laptop including removal of your laptop’s motherboard if necessary.|
|Remove or de-solder broken or malfunctioning dc jack.|
|Install new dc jack including soldering.|
|Ensure that your new dc jack will not be easily dislodged.|
|Test for charging functionality.|
Chip & Bytes Laptop DC Jack Repair Service is meant to restore charging capability to your laptop, and get you back up and running at a fraction of the cost of a new laptop.
We do stock DC Jacks for some popular HP & Toshiba laptops allowing same or next day service. Please call your local Chip & Bytes for more information.
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How do I know my DC Jack is faulty?
Never assume your DC Jack is the culprit until your laptop’s battery and AC adapter have both been inspected and tested. All of this is covered by Chip & Bytes famous Free Diagnostic, which is our first step in analyzing any laptop charging issues. We offer the Chip & Bytes Free Diagnostic at both our San Marcos, CA and Carlsbad, CA locations.
Why does this service cost more than a standard hardware install?
Laptop DC Jacks transmit power from your power adapter to the motherboard in your computer. To accomplish this goal they must be soldered (connected via metal) to the motherboard or to a cable attached to the motherboard. Laptop DC Power Jack Repair always involves completely disassembly of a laptop and usually involves de-soldering the old DC Jack and soldering a new DC Jack. This service must be performed by a qualified technician with soldering experience.
How long will it take?
We stock DC Jacks for some common HP and Toshiba laptops, allowing same of next day service. For all other laptops, following the Chip & Bytes Free Diagnostic to determine if the DC Jack is at fault, DC Jack Repair typically required 3-5 business days to order the appropriate DC Jack for your laptop and install the jack.
How can I keep the jack from failing again?
The number one cause of DC Jack failure is age. After the power cord is removed and re-installed countless times, the jack can become loose or broken. Pay close attention to inserting and removing the power cord in a clean, straight-on motion that will not tweak the DC Power Jack. Tripping over the cord or pulling a laptop by the cord can also accelerate failure. Once a jack is replaced it should last as long as the originally equipped jack or longer if proper insertion and removal procedures are followed.
Discounts on Jack repair for Oceanside, CA computer repair customers
With the men and women of the armed forces travelling around a lot, and so many of them stationed in Oceanside, there are a lot of laptops out there! We frequently hand out coupons for this service at the Oceanside Street Faire.
Unsure about your DC Power Jack
Are you unsure whether your power cord, your DC jack, or maybe something else is the root of your charging problem? Try our Free Diagnostic – its free and meant to help you determine the cause of your computer issues!