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Averatec 3225HS power connection failing

by ltgyahoo / October 16, 2007 12:24 AM PDT

The connection between AC adapter and laptop has gone bad. I have to jerk the AC adapter's connector to various angles in order for it to supply power to my laptop (which is a much-battered Averatec 3225 HS). I took the laptop apart, and found that a small detachable part containing the pin that the AC adapter connector plugs into is much burned out. I'm guessing this would be a cheap part to replace, but I don't have a serial number or anything. (There are markings of "HCH" and "4" on it.)

Am I SOL? Is there somewhere I can look up for replacing this part? I doubt Averatec would be helpful. I can put up a picture of the burned-out part later today.

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Avertec was Sotec.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2007 12:35 AM PDT

If you look into the history you find out that part of the reason that Sotec had to go was lack of parts. However ikenfixit.com has repaired many like yours and if the jack is not available he has a workaround. Drop him a line if Avertec doesn't send you the part.

Bob

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Averatek...
by ikenfixit / October 16, 2007 5:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Avertec was Sotec.

Depending on the Model and since you apparently have the knowledge to disassemble I'd say go to www.mcminone.com and browse the jacks they have. This is a cheap component and I'm not familiar with the specific model number. (Some use Sony style jacks and others use generic 2.5's like the older HP's).. If you can send me a digital photo and we can help you locate the correct one. Good luck!

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Thanks!
by ltgyahoo / October 16, 2007 2:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Averatek...

Thank you for all your help! You're a godsend ... you've definitely led me to the right thing.

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Jacks..
by ikenfixit / October 23, 2007 10:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

No Problem and I'm sure B.P. Say's/ Thinks the same.. (He's the boss in this house).. Any complications just yell back As we can help further..

Also www.digi-key.com and www.mouser.com for basics on electronix components. Weve dealt with these 3 for a long time and they are all great companies.


Ken

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