Sick Toshiba

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tibboh, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

    Preston England
    Daughter No.2 has managed to snap the centre pin in the dc jack-in plug on her lappie (using it in bed and too much tension on the power lead, methinks).

    I have no probs in stripping down desktops etc, but have steered clear of opening up lappies, but as the quote was £250 to fix it looks like I might have to delve in.

    Any advice, or better still, a link for stripping down Toshiba's? (Equium A60 Pentium 4). Thanks in anticipation.....
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX

    Finding a replacement connector may be a problem. Toshiba will probably laugh if you ask to buy one.

    Plan B would be to hit radio shack, digi-key or the English equivalents and see if they have a mating pair. Then replace both sides.

    Plan C would be to see if someone has a dead laptop they are selling on ebay for parts.

    £250? That's getting close to the price of a laptop.