How to fix the power plug in on toshiba computer

By angelmommy ·
I have a friend of mines Toshiba laptop model number psle86-02p01d My husband when to put the power cord into the computer to charge it and when he did, he pushed the port that the plug goes into way back into the computer. I have taken all of the screws off the bottom side of the computer and I can't figure out why it is not opening up so I can take a look at it and see if it is actually broken off or just pushed in. I have looked for a diagram online and I can't seem to find anything. So my ?'s are how to I open the computer up, and if it is just pushed in, how do I put it back in place, and if it is broken off can I put it back in place and if so how would I go about doing so? If you can find a diagram, that would be extremely helpful. Thank you in advance for your time.

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I would suggest....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to How to fix the power plug ...

... that you take it to a PRO. If you go any further without knowing what you're doing or without having the proper tools, you might damage it worse than you've already done. Obviously, your 'friend' gave it to you to look at for them, knowing there was something wrong with it before they handed it over. When you accepted it from them, you became liable for whatever damage you did to it. Don't make it worse on yourself than it already is.

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"psle86-02p01d" is NOT a Toshiba laptop model number ..

by OldER Mycroft In reply to How to fix the power plug ...

You should be looking at the fascia somewhere around the keyboard for a model name and number. Or on one of the facing plates on the underside of the chassis.

Dis-assembly of most laptops is a VERY tricky business and should never be undertaken without extreme caution. A fully assembled laptop may appear to be fairly robust but the minute you take all the securing screws out, it becomes very very easy to break something.

Now, don't take this the wrong way, but if you or your husband are sufficiently ham-fisted as to rend the power adapter socket from its mountings - I'm not sure that you should even be attempting this exploratory examination. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of tiny little screws inside every laptop.

Still, if you want to go ahead, once all the screws (or actually most of them) are released from the recessed holes on the bottom, you should turn the laptop back the right way up then begin to disassemble the top fascia surrounds beside the keyboard. There are usually hidden clips/screws at the back or the sides, holding the top structure together.

But I still reckon you are making a rod for your own back by doing this!

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Broken Jack

by TheChas In reply to How to fix the power plug ...

Odds are that the power jack is either broken or the solder connections have failed.

Either way, you need the correct replacement jack and very good electronics soldering skills to repair this.

As stated, it would be best to take this to a qualified laptop repair shop rather than going further.

The only thing I would do first, is look closely at the circuit board near the power jack. If the board has a crack in it, the repair may end up being to replace the circuit board.


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