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So i have the computer listed in the title, made in 2005, everything works great in it except it has a bad charging adapter that makes it impossible to charge it currently. I have talked to falcon northwest and they said since the laptop was made in 2005, they currently dont keep any of the parts in stock for it and might cost a little bit more than i was willing to pay to fix. So the question is, what should i do with said laptop? I was considering trying to sell it to someone who would be willing to make the fix or just disassemble the thing and sell the individual components that are working. what do the people of OCN think would be a better idea?

Will update later with some pictures of the laptop!
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post #2 of 10
well how handy are you with a soldering iron?
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There is a very good chance a universal power adapter would work with it.
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well how handy are you with a soldering iron?
used one a few times, could probably work with one well enough to not destroy anything

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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic
There is a very good chance a universal power adapter would work with it.
i believe it is the actual port onboard that is broken, that or the piece is disconnected from the mobo or something like that. the actual power adapter is fine, sorry for the misleading info there!
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well you could find a similar power port and solder on a new port,its not too hard
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will definitely look into that, but are laptop components worth anything really individually?
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will definitely look into that, but are laptop components worth anything really individually?
not worth much, small market for them.
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I had a Dell XPS a few years ago and the power jack would go bad about every year. I tried fixing it my self one time but for whatever reason I could not get the iron hot enough to melt the solder. I ended up having to send it in to be fixed by a company in Carolina. Cost me around $80. I now have a solder station and could probably do it myself but my point is that for an amateur it might not be as easy as it seems.
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not worth much, small market for them.
thats what i was afraid of, might try to just sell off the entire laptop for some ridiculously low price and just take the money and put it towards the SB 2500k when it drops.
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ok then yes.... replacing dc jacks is not too bad In most cases... i have replaced 30+ dc jacks... you can pull the ones out of the odd brand laptops and they will have the same part numbers as one from a dell, hp exc. Foxconn is the OEM manufacturer for most dc jacks. its usually a pxxxx number on the side of the jack. You can usually get them on ebay or plugging that number into google shopping.
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