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broken power jack,refitting!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by regan1985, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. regan1985 New Member

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    i broke the power jack on my laptop and then got a new one from hong kong for £1.50 and now it comes to fitting it i realise how hard it is to get to it, i have got to it tho and taken everything away so i can take the old one away but i need to solder it, i was wondering do you think a solder pen like one of these could do the job?http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Flux-Pen-Sold...oryZ1267QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem or will i have to use a iron?

    and for those who dont know what i am on about this is the part thats broken!
    http://www.uklaptop-repair.com/dcsocketrepair.jpg


    cheers:nutkick:
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    you will need to use an iron i guess.which isnt that hard.

    edit- i have just looked at the pic,it will have to be hot soldered.
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    cheers, is there any reason for this or is it just what you know?
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    Just get some tin and solder the part on? That pen doesn't do any soldering itself.
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    what do you mean get some tin? use tin and not solder?
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    it is the pins on the connector soldered through the holes in the board that holds it on,plus you will need good connections to it as it is for power.that solder pen is for a differant purpose,it is no good for fixing the socket to the board.

    you will need to solder it with an iron and some flux cored solder(easier than using seperate flux).you will need a de-soldering pump as well.

    here is a good link for how to do it-

    http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/solder.htm

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