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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Tue May 16, 2017 4:21 pm

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miltiades wrote:Thanks Robin. It def is not the battery but the charging port .
It begun playong up when the charger had to be held at an angle whilst chsrging, i tried a new charger but sttill the ssme.
In a way im not that desponded having worked with computets for years on end.


Milti, I suspect you have a broken charging socket. If you need to hold the power lead at an angle, it certainly suggests this. It is a very simple fix and I doubt very much if the part is not readily available in Cyprus as it is a pretty standard part.

Any competent computer shop can remedy this for you.

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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue May 16, 2017 4:42 pm

miltiades wrote:
TIM. I have had my phone stolen and havent got your number. Please PM me.


Not a secret. 25811108.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue May 16, 2017 4:44 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:
miltiades wrote:
TIM. I have had my phone stolen and havent got your number. Please PM me.


Not a secret. 25811108.


By the way, if you are in Limassol, I would take it to Spyros Spyrou. He is one of those people who usually can tell what needs doing at a glance, and he will do a good job if there is a repair or replacement he can do.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Tue May 16, 2017 5:08 pm

Thanks Tim , noted .
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby B25 » Tue May 16, 2017 7:14 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:
miltiades wrote:
TIM. I have had my phone stolen and havent got your number. Please PM me.


Not a secret. 25811108.


By the way, if you are in Limassol, I would take it to Spyros Spyrou. He is one of those people who usually can tell what needs doing at a glance, and he will do a good job if there is a repair or replacement he can do.


Yes I know of the fella, he also does very well priced used pcs with warranty.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Tue May 16, 2017 8:17 pm

B25 wrote:
miltiades wrote:Thanks Robin. It def is not the battery but the charging port .
It begun playong up when the charger had to be held at an angle whilst chsrging, i tried a new charger but sttill the ssme.
In a way im not that desponded having worked with computets for years on end.


Milti, I suspect you have a broken charging socket. If you need to hold the power lead at an angle, it certainly suggests this. It is a very simple fix and I doubt very much if the part is not readily available in Cyprus as it is a pretty standard part.

Any competent computer shop can remedy this for you.

Not really mate.

In the past we used to solder these things into place if one of the jack’s legs would break off from impact etc, but these days motherboards are all surface mount technology which means that the components are very tiny and often double-sided boards requiring tools and expertise beyond what the average electronics technician can offer you and making it not worth fixing.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby B25 » Tue May 16, 2017 10:19 pm

Get Real! wrote:
B25 wrote:
miltiades wrote:Thanks Robin. It def is not the battery but the charging port .
It begun playong up when the charger had to be held at an angle whilst chsrging, i tried a new charger but sttill the ssme.
In a way im not that desponded having worked with computets for years on end.


Milti, I suspect you have a broken charging socket. If you need to hold the power lead at an angle, it certainly suggests this. It is a very simple fix and I doubt very much if the part is not readily available in Cyprus as it is a pretty standard part.

Any competent computer shop can remedy this for you.

Not really mate.

In the past we used to solder these things into place if one of the jack’s legs would break off from impact etc, but these days motherboards are all surface mount technology which means that the components are very tiny and often double-sided boards requiring tools and expertise beyond what the average electronics technician can offer you and making it not worth fixing.


In this case you are wrong. The jack socket is standard size, it may well be SMD, but it is big enough for the ave soldering iron to do the job. Done it many times.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Pyrpolizer » Tue May 16, 2017 11:04 pm

There's also cold solder in liquid form available today.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Tue May 16, 2017 11:06 pm

B25 wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
B25 wrote:Milti, I suspect you have a broken charging socket. If you need to hold the power lead at an angle, it certainly suggests this. It is a very simple fix and I doubt very much if the part is not readily available in Cyprus as it is a pretty standard part.

Any competent computer shop can remedy this for you.

Not really mate.

In the past we used to solder these things into place if one of the jack’s legs would break off from impact etc, but these days motherboards are all surface mount technology which means that the components are very tiny and often double-sided boards requiring tools and expertise beyond what the average electronics technician can offer you and making it not worth fixing.


In this case you are wrong. The jack socket is standard size, it may well be SMD, but it is big enough for the ave soldering iron to do the job. Done it many times.

The jack is standard sized but its leads (legs) have tiny pads these days.

If you apply a standard soldering iron you risk overheating like 30 other components near it.

When was the last time you attempted something like this… 2001? :lol:

Look, Milti's laptop is screwed anyway... why don't you go do it for him?

Btw, you may be right because Milti hasn't revealed the age of this laptop... if it's an old one it may well be repairable.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby umit07 » Wed May 17, 2017 3:48 am

Get Real! wrote:In this case you are wrong. The jack socket is standard size, it may well be SMD, but it is big enough for the ave soldering iron to do the job. Done it many times.

The jack is standard sized but its leads (legs) have tiny pads these days.

If you apply a standard soldering iron you risk overheating like 30 other components near it.

When was the last time you attempted something like this… 2001? :lol:

Look, Milti's laptop is screwed anyway... why don't you go do it for him?

Btw, you may be right because Milti hasn't revealed the age of this laptop... if it's an old one it may well be repairable.[/quote]

GR's correct that many tech's would not want to touch it if it's connected directly to the motherboard. Cheap consumer laptops are made to a price, the power jack could be right next to other critical circuitry. Enterprise laptops such as Lenovo Thinkpads (the best imo) usually have a cable connector or a separate power PCB, which can be easily replaced. Most authorised service centres would want to replace the entire motherboard for el cheapo (consumer) laptop.
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