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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


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