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:
And so I began taking it apart:
Here’s the part taken out:
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:
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.