Posts Tagged ‘Laptop Repair’

Data recovery from damaged laptop

If your Laptop is severely Damaged, can anything be Saved?

Fire damaged laptop data recovered from hard drive

If your Laptop is severely Damaged, can anything be Saved?

Check out this picture of a laptop that was actually recovered from a house fire.

You are going to find this hard to believe, but the computer repair technician that worked on this laptop was actually able to retrieve all of the data off the hard drive.  Not everyone would have been so lucky.

At Citrus we are often asked if anything can be salvaged from a severely damaged laptop. And the answer is, each scenario can be different. You might be able to salvage a part off of a recently damaged laptop, but in the end what will probably matter most is whether your data can be saved.

We depend on our computers to keep all of our memories, pictures, personal documents, work documents, notes, calendars, emails, family weekend gatherings, weddings, videos, movie collections, just about everything we do in today’s fast moving technology world.

If your laptop was accidentally dropped while in use, was an unfortunate house fire, stolen, or the hard drive crashes repeatedly, what would you do without your data? Starting from scratch can be pretty scary.

This is why Citrus always recommends that you back up your data and computers regularly, and if you need assistance setting up suitable backup please Call Citrus today so we can assist.

Call us to schedule an appointment for a “cost efficient” 30 minute session to insure your hard drive is backed up daily, weekly, or monthly. After all, your “stuff” is very important to us.

To book an appointment, please call in, phone us or fill out the online enquiry form:

Birkby / Fixby
West Yorkshire. HD2 2
T: 01484818155 (we have 24 Hour Voicemail)
M: 07976365475

Laptop DC jack repair Huddersfield

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 Laptop DC jack repair Huddersfield in our workshop

Turnaround time is approximately 1 – 5 days. this usually depends on parts availability / 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 de-soldered 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. This is why we offer our Laptop DC jack repair Huddersfield.

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 re plugging over time, combined with oxidation or moisture in the air can cause the jack to come loose inside the laptop. Using universal adaptor tips that don’t fit snugly, 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 Sockets 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 Laptop DC Jack Repair Service.

Call in our contact us via our online booking form for a no obligation diagnostics inspection.

Birkby / Fixby
West Yorkshire. HD2 2
T: 01484818155 (We have24 Hour Voicemail)
M: 07976365475

Cleaning / Replacing a SONY Vaio Sunon fan

We stock replacement sunon fan model # gc054006vh-8

Please call 01484 818155 to order £9.95 including UK postage.

Our Customers from around the world have repaired the following Models of
Laptop / Notebook with this FAN

  • Sony Vaio PCG-F630
  • Sony Vaio PCG- F801A + Sony Vaio PCG-F801
  • SONY Vaio PCG-9401
  • SONY Vaio PCG-941C
  • Acer Travelmate 350 / 350TE
  • Acer Travelmate TEV-351
  • ACER 351TE Travelmate (Check Fan 1st – 2 Versions?)
Once you have opened your Vaio case you will see a large metal section in the top left-hand corner, this is the heat sink which sits over the processor. The cooling fan can be found under a small removable plate on the extreme left:
This plate is held on by three small screws and a piece of adhesive tape, which secures the wires. You need to expose the third screw which sits under the edge of the case. To achieve this you should remove the long silver screw which holds the casing in place:
Then lift or gently push the casing to one side, take extreme care when you do this as the plastic moulding gets thin at that point and could snap.
Now you can get at the three small screws, carefully remove them and the adhesive tape. You should be able to lift the metal plate now, but take care as the fan is mounted underneath it:

With the fan in this out you can easily clean of any dust with a soft brush (I used a soft bristled paintbrush) and gently vacuum out the heat sink but watch out for that static.For a more thorough clean or to replace the complete unit, you will need to remove the fan from it’s mounting plate. The image above shows the three screws which need to be removed to free the fan. With this done you trace the cable back, on my Vaio there was another piece of securing tape to remove, then you can unplug from the motherboard.
Refitting is the same process in reverse.
To order this fan please call 01484 818155 (UK Number)