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comment HP Pavilion dv6000 QuickPlay power on
I used a pentorch, something that is similar to this.
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comment HP Pavilion dv6000 QuickPlay power on
I bought a used motherboard that worked, and replaced the whole motherboard. A few weeks after that, I saw this video and decided to give it a try, since I had nothing to lose. I followed the instructions in that video and I managed to fix the original broken motherboard. Now I have a spare motherboard in case the used one I bought will fail (it hasn't failed yet, and it has been almost 3 years). I don't know how long the repair will hold because I haven't used the repaired motherboard at all (except to test that the repair worked).
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comment Melting plastic around DC-in jack in laptop
Speaking of the recycler: my wireless mouse (2 years old) was acting up, not registering clicks sometimes (you needed to press hard for it to register the right click and the scroll wheel click). I took it apart 2 days ago, bought switches from a local electronics store for around $2, and replaced the switches in the mouse. Now it works like new :). I hate planned obsolescence.
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comment Melting plastic around DC-in jack in laptop
I ordered a jack from laptopjacks.com and managed to successfully disassemble the laptop and replace the jack. It works perfectly now. The jack I ordered wasn't 100% compatible with the old jack, but I managed to make it work. (The pins lined up, but the original jack fed the negative current trough the shielding and the new one did not - it fed the negative trough a pin. I linked the shielding and the negative pin together and now it works perfectly)
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comment Melting plastic around DC-in jack in laptop
I have tried another power adapter, and I get the same problem. It looks like the dc jack inside the laptop is broken. I didn't even think those things could break like that. Now I have to replace it and I can't find a similar jack anywhere :(
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