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My GF brought it to my attention her Samsung NP-NC10 wouldn't charge when the power cable was plugged in. I took a closer look and it seems the plastic housing is cracked/broken on the power plug port.

I tried to disassemble it with no luck even after looking online. Seems there might be a tool I have to use to remove the cover? Anyways does this sound like an issue that could be fixed or should be put on eBay AS-IS?

I am sure if I can get it open I might be able to rig it up since its not her primary laptop not the biggest deal. If its a problem that will need soldering it would cost someone almost the price of the netbook used.

Any input on opening this thing up or the cracked plug please I am all ears. thumb.gif
Edited by Rick Arter - 3/15/12 at 7:07pm
    
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Usually with laptops you need to remove all the screws that have an arrow pointing at them and then carefully pry apart the two parts of the shell with a flat screw driver. It is not always that simple though. Manufacturers will place screws under stickers, plastic panels and the rubber feet to discourage people for attempting to open the laptop. Rule of thumb is that if it seems to hard to pull apart, you missed a screw.

As for the connector itself it is pretty easy to de-solder and replace or you can just strip the power supply leads and solder the power pack wires directly to the board then duct tape about 6+ inches of the cord to the underside of the laptop to keep it from breaking the solder points (had to do this in the desert once).

I have also used tinfoil to gap the connection to the outside of the power supplies barrel and a broken plug with minor success.
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