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Toshiba Satellite A135-S4427 bad power socket? Answered

My wife has a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4427 and at times when plugged in the "plugged in" light isn't lit and the laptop runs on battery. right now we have it on a wood table and not moving it and it stays running as plugged in. How can I determine if the problem is the power cord or the jack in the computer? if it is the Jack, can it be repaired?


Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

11 years ago

Yep, that sounds like a bad socket. You could test by taking a similar cord from another laptop (a friends maybe?) being really sure to match up the voltages, and plugging it in.

The jack can be repaired, but I haven't personally done it. You have to open up the laptop, find the jack (shouldn't be hard) and resolder a solid connection.