Failing Laptop Power Cable

Joshua Lutes joshua at
Wed Aug 20 01:25:57 MDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Von Fugal <von at> wrote:

> <quote name="Von Fugal" date="Tue, 19 Aug 2008 at 10:13 -0600">
> > <quote name="Joshua Lutes" date="Fri, 15 Aug 2008 at 10:42 -0700">
> > > Thanks for the links and suggestions guys.  I don't know about
> soldering,
> > > but I am not afraid of screws so I think I'll try taking the biddy
> apart.
> > > The power supply is probably the worst thing to lose, right?  Anyway,
> thanks
> > > again for the links 'n things.
> >
> > Haha, afraid of screws. I laugh because HP apparently has no fear of
> > screws. I had this exact problem, I was still under warranty so I sent
> > it in. It came back and worked like a charm (for 10 seconds) then my
> > roommate asked if there was supposed to be sparks flashing in the rear.
> > I checked it out and there was a loose screw floating around in there.
> > Sent it back to HP again to get it done right.
> >
> > Von Fugal
> P.S.
> I've taken apart my HP Pavilion (zv5000) many times and successfully put
> it back together again. I'd be happy to fix your connector for you for a
> small fee. In fact I took mine apart when I had the power problem
> described and saw it was a solder joint gone bad. I decided to send it
> in at that point because it was still under warranty. Although after the
> screw incident and not having my laptop for almost a month I wished I
> had just done it myself. :/
> Von Fugal

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind and may take you up on the offer.  I fear no
screw, but I don't know the first thing about soldering.


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