Repair News Articles from the Tech Industry
October 20, 2009
I replaced the damaged power jack on a Toshiba Satellite L305 laptop
PROBLEM DESCRIPTION. The power jack gets pushed into the laptop base so it feels loose.
I will replace the original plastic jack with a generic metal jack purchased at RadioShack for about $3.
The RadioShack part number is 274-1576. This jack is designed for tip size 5.5mm O.D.x2.5mm I.D. You can order this jack online or pick it up in a local store.
Proceed on your own risk! If you do something wrong, you can damage the laptop.
I usually tell customers that that kind of repair involves a motherboard replacement, but this friend brought me his daughters machine so I did some research and read this article. After following the instructions the machine did not boot up. I bought a new power supply off Amazon upon plugging it in the unit booted up fine.
Cost was 30 bucks for parts plus 2 hours of my time