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Ripped My Laptop Apart And Put It Together Again

29 Nov

This was actually my first time seriously ripping apart my Averatec 6200 laptop. I’ve replaced the hard drive, memory and cd/dvd player before, but this time I had to dig in for the dc jack, which required just about everything off. After months of trying to rig the wires a certain way in order for it to charge my battery, it just wasn’t working any more. I took it apart and found out that one of the contacts for the dc jack was burnt off.

This is the piece I needed to replace:

MS-10102 DC Jack

MS-10102 DC Jack Module

And so I began taking it apart:

Averatec 6200

Averatec 6200 Ripped Apart

Here’s the part taken out:

Averatec 6200

Averatec 6200 DC Jack Module

After I was done de-soldering the old dc jack and soldering the new one, I realized it wasn’t the only problem! The other problem was also my power cord, it just wasn’t charging. To make sure of it, I inserted my external/portable battery into my laptop. And tah dah:

Averatec 6200 Fixed

Averatec 6200 Fixed

In case you’re wondering why there’s another dc jack module sitting on top of my laptop, it’s because I DID buy another one. After fixing it myself, I didn’t even need it. I ended up keeping my old one and sold the new one on ebay.

That’s my fun with the laptop.

Kevin Lam

Kevin Lam

Kevin Lam is a self-taught internet marketer, web developer and traffic conversion expert that started since he was 17 in 2000. Even throughout his 5 years in the Navy, Kevin continued to hone his skills. Kevin now owns multiple digital companies including a Strategic, Digital Marketing Firm, a Sales Funnel Concierge Service, General Support Company and other digital products.


  1. Mark Matherne | January 8, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Great job with your post. I had to completely disassemble my daughter’s 6200 because something was spilt on it. Now my wife’s 6200 needs that dc board replaced. Where did you find the board assembly and where did you find just the dc jack part? What were the costs?

    Thanks for any help (and good luck with your web page).


  2. Kevin Lam | January 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I got it off of ebay. It costs only about $6 or so. Go to eBay and do a search for “averatec 6200 dc jack” and you’ll get plenty of results. Don’t overspend. It’s really cheap and doesn’t take long to replace. It’s tricky though, but very doable.

    Good luck,

  3. David@Used Laptops | January 24, 2009 at 1:38 am

    You must be some electronic geek because i would surely have gone haywire trying this.


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