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Do I Need a New Charger or DC jack?

In many instances where people think they need a new laptop charger, they in fact have a fault with the DC  jack on their laptop. The DC jack is the part which the laptop charger plugs onto. This little metal pin is connected to the motherboard of the laptop to provide power to the laptop. Sometimes overheating in the pin of the laptop and will eventually lead to the laptop charger being damaged (sometimes within hours, other times over the course of months).

Unfortunately, when someone’s laptop charger stops working they just simply purchase another charger, however the DC jack comes away from the motherboard causing a short in the circuit. The result is, instances where there is a fault with the DC socket, a new charger will initially work and then be damaged by the faulty DC jack, the same problem which caused the first charger to break. Most people do not know this and simply purchase more and more laptop chargers without fixing the root cause. Although it is a little fiddly, a DC jack replacement is a standard procedure, the actual jack is usually around £5 and labour costs are generally around £50. A new charger will often be needed as well. When you remove the pin from the laptop, if it is very hot, then you probably need a new DC jack, and certainly do if there is any sort of melting around the tip of the laptop charger.

Laptop Power UK stock a full range of laptop DC jacks and can provide the service starting from £45. If you are in any doubt as to whether you have a faulty DC jack then it is always best to have it checked out, otherwise you may keep having to purchase more and more chargers without ever fixing the underlying cause. Please call Laptop Power UK for any assistance regarding laptop chargers or DC jack diagnosis/repair.

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