If you own a
laptop, chances are that one day you will be happily working on a
project and seemingly without warning your laptop will turn itself
off – for good. Having experienced this myself, I can tell you that
there is no other event in my work life that makes me feel so
Something that you may or may not already realize is that power jack
problems are the leading cause of laptop downtime and the most
commonly reported hardware problem regardless of the laptop make or
Signs that your power jack may be failing include:
on the screen, which may indicate that your machine is
alternating between running on battery and wall power. This may
go unnoticed until your machine suddenly gives you a notice of
low battery power just before it powers off.
of the blue battery icon near the clock on the taskbar while the
power adapter is connected.
A sudden move
while the power adapter is plugged in causes the laptop to shut
off without warning.
When any of these problems begin to surface, it’s a good idea to
check your backup status and to make copies of your files just
in case you need to move to a desktop for a few weeks. Also, if
you have any personal data that you would like to remove from
the laptop, now is the time.
You don’t need to rush out and have the machine diagnosed and
repaired until the jack no longer works, but it is definitely a
good idea to have it fixed as soon as possible.
Power jack repair means different things depending on the make
and model of your particular machine. It may be a simple
replacement of the jack only, or it may mean a motherboard
replacement for other laptops. Either way, the repair is
definitely necessary if you intend to continue using the
The bad news… is that if your motherboard must be replaced in
order to fix the power jack, the cost is almost always going to
be prohibitive. And, because this problem is common it also
tends to be recurring.
The good news… is that there are service centers that actually
specialize in making big repairs hassle-free for laptop owners.
The secret is that these centers keep the parts necessary for
making power jack repairs in a few hours so that you will only
be without your laptop for a day or two! Sound impossible? To
those who have used the major repair centers before, it probably
800tech.com is one of the
service centers that we recommend for power jack repairs,
because they are able to make the repair for a flat labor fee
and the cost of parts – keeping your charges within reason. They
always provide an accurate quote prior to beginning work, and
they guarantee their parts and labor for up to one year. The
thinking is that if you are going to be faced with this problem,
you should not be faced with ridiculous repair bills as well.
If you are experiencing problems trying to keep your laptop
charged, or you are experiencing shut downs or data loss, you
should definitely investigate your options. And, don’t forget to
back up your files and preferences.