Tips To Repair Toshiba Tecra 9100 Adapter
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The Toshiba tecra 9100 adapter gets pushed into the laptop base so it feels loose.I don't know if it's a poor design or people just not careful enough with their laptops, but the Toshiba ac adapter in these models breaks very often.The power jack and mounting brackets on the base assembly got broken.Toshiba Tecra 9100 AC Adapter 75W 15V 5A http://www.udtek.com/Toshiba-Tecra-9100-AC-Adapter-p-14574.html
Even if you replace the broken tecra 9100 adapter jack with a new one, it will not stay attached to the base. If you send a laptop with a damage like that to a repair shop, they will recommend replacing the power jack harness and laptop base. This repair will easily cost over $200 but I have a better idea how to fix it for $3 without replacing the base assembly.
What can you do to fix the power socket?
1. If the base assembly is OK, but the DC-IN jack is broken, you'll have to replace the DC-IN power harness.
2. In the worst case scenario you'll have to replace both parts, the base assembly AND power jack harness.
3. If the power jack is OK but the base is broken, you'll have to replace the base assembly, which means you'll have to disassemble the whole laptop.
I will replace the original plastic jack with a generic metal jack purchased at RadioShack for about $3. The RadioShack part number is 274-1576. You can order this jack online or pick it up in a local store.
Laptop power socket
There is a gap between the power jack and laptop base and when you plug the laptop ac adapter inside the jack it feels very loose. In some cases, the power jack disconnects from the laptop base and you cannot plug in the power adapter at all.
In order to understand what's going on it's necessary to remove the top cover and take a closer look at the power jack.
As you see on the picture below, the power jack is not seated correctly and separated from the laptop base.
Mounting bracket broken:
But in many cases you have both parts broken, the power jack and base assembly.
Power connector broken:
In other cases, the DC-IN power jack is OK but the laptop base is broken. The power jack mounts between two plastic brackets inside the case. If one of the brackets is broken (the left one in my case), the DC-IN power jack will not seat correctly.
Power socket not seated properly:
In some cases it happens because the DC-IN power jack gets broken.By the way, if your laptop is still under warranty, dell might fix this problem at no charge. Call them first or take the laptop to the authorized repair center.
If this modification works for you, please mention the laptop model in the comments. or you can buy a new one from this website: http://www.udtek.com .