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April 5, 2005, 1:58 am
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This is the scenario:
Sony VAIO laptop model # PCG-FRV27
His DC power jack was having problems in the past. He would have to jiggle
it to get it to charge. Now its at the point where it cannot charge at all,
and his computer is nothing more than a paperweight.
He is out of warranty and Sony wants $700US dollars to repair the laptop.
They say the motherboard needs to be replaced. This sounds rediculous in my
It seems that the DC power jack adapter would need to be replaced and
soldered onto the motherboard.
I would say a reasonable price for this repair would be a 100$ or so for
labor and less than 30$ for the part.
Does anyone have any information on this? From what I've searched this is a
common problem with VAIOs and Sony customer service isn't helping at all.
Are there any external battery chargers that he could use to get by? Would a
docking station let him have use of his pc if the DC jack is broken?
Re: Sony VAIO PCG-FRV27 - DC Power In Jack Problem
That would be quite reasonable, except that manufacturers don't repair stuff
like that. It's much easier for them to just throw a new motherboard into it.
Try taking it to an electronics repair store if you can find one. The kind of
places that fix broken TVs and stuff. They might be willing to open it up and
solder on a new power connector fairly cheap.