Laptop DC jack repair Huddersfield
If your laptop doesn’t seem to be charging or powering up, it may have a loose or damaged power jack, also known as a DC jack or charging socket.
Citrus do local and reliable DC jack repairs from our Huddersfield workshop
Turnaround time is approximately 1 – 5 days. this usually depends on parts availabilty / stock.
Prices for DC socket repair / replacement start from £59.00 actual prices vary depending on make / model and type of socket (soldered or wiring loom connector)
To schedule an Appointment feel free to give us a call at 01484 818155 or complete our repair request form here.
DC Jack Repair
If the only way you can turn on your laptop is by holding the power plug at an angle or wiggle it, then you have a bad DC Jack (Power Jack). Have Citrus Computers replace your DC Jack today and save hundreds of pounds over the price of a new logic board (or new laptop!). We stock DC Jacks for many popular laptops so that we can provide fast turnaround and have you computing again in no time! We can usually provide same day or next day service and even collection / pickup with return delivery on completion (small fee may apply).
Replacing a DC Jack is very involved and not for novices. The laptop must be completely disassembled, the faulty jack must be desoldered and replaced, then the laptop is reassembled. Without the proper expertise and tools you can cause serious damage to your logic board or other components.
Bad DC Jack / charger socket Symptoms
The most common symptoms of a bad DC Jack socket are:
The laptop seems to not be charging
The laptop won’t start unless the power cable is wiggled or at an angle
The laptop will run on battery power but not on mains power
The laptop randomly charges or switches between battery and mains power
DC Socket Jack Failure
DC Jacks can fail or break for a number of reasons. Sometimes, normal wear and tear – unplugging and replugging over time, combined with oxidation or moisture in the air can cause the jack to come loose inside the laptop. Using universal adapter tips that don’t fit snuggly, or not having the tip plugged in all the way, can cause the jack to wiggle and weaken the solder joints inside. But most of the time DC Sockeets break very suddenly – usually from:
1) the laptop falls off the bed or table, lands on the charger plug;
2) someone runs past the laptop and trips on the charger cord – ripping the jack out of place, which results in a broken DC Jack socket, and a laptop that will no longer charge.
The Cheaper Alternative
Replacement laptop motherboards (logic boards) can cost hundreds of pounds depending on the model. Replacing the bad DC Jack is usually much more economical than replacing the whole board – or even buying a whole new laptop. Plus, by having your laptop repaired – you get to keep all of your data and configuration, and resume exactly the way things were.
It Can Be Fixed
Don’t worry! Nearly all DC Jack and laptop charging problems can be repaired using our DC Jack Repair Service.
Call in our contact us via our online booking form for a no obligation diagnostics inspection.
Citrus Interactive Ltd
673 Leeds Road
West Yorkshire. HD2 1YY
T: 01484518222 Office hours / 01484818155 (24 Hour Voicemail)