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    Acer Aspire 1670 Problem

    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone can help me. I have a Acer 1670 laptop. Its developed a problem, maybe terminal?. It will only occasionally switch on now if I physically hold the end of the power cable and apply inward pressure where it connects to the power jack.

    I took it to my local pc repair shop. The technician at the shop told me that the motherboard is faulty and needs replaced at a cost of £200. Is there no way to fix this problem with out the motherboard being replaced?

    Thanks,

    Gerry.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 1670 Problem

    if you can solder it will cost you £4.75 for a new laptop socket

    i suggest calling the shop and calling the guy a robbing bastard for trying to con you.

    Acer Aspire 1642 1660 1670 DC Jack power socket PJ14 on eBay, also, Cables Laptop Connectors, Laptop Accessories, Computing (end time 05-Jun-08 17:36:31 BST)

    i really hate people that say the boards shagged when its a simple repair like that, i charge £40 to strip, repair and rebuild with a good clean out, if your near nottingham i can help, if not i suggest these guys who will do the repair at a very fair price for a business New Jack range

    either way make sure you phone the guy who quoted £200 as i can guarentee he will be paying a fiver for parts and selling you your own motherboard back.

    while your at it name and shame the business so other buyers can stay well away.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 1670 Problem

    on my brother in laws old laptop the outer shell of the connector had snapped i just soldered it back together with a bit of copper wire joining the two halfs

    lol was even cheaper

    thanks for that link though
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    Re: Acer Aspire 1670 Problem

    Of course it could be that the guy in the shop is a total idiot. There's as many of those as there are crooks.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 1670 Problem

    yes you have a point, i walked out a job as laptop repair man due to everyone else being smacktards.

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    Re: Acer Aspire 1670 Problem

    Thanks mate appreciate you help. I will have a go and replace the part myself. Any tips on opening up a laptop so I can get at the motherboard?

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    Re: Acer Aspire 1670 Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Fifer18 View Post
    Thanks mate appreciate you help. I will have a go and replace the part myself. Any tips on opening up a laptop so I can get at the motherboard?
    I mean this with the utmost of respect, but please - Don't.

    If you need advise on how to open a laptop then you almost certainly don't have the skills to repair the socket.

    Get someone who knows how to solder to do it. I mean everything - take it apart and resolder it on

    Tell us your location - chances are there might be someone on here willing to help
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