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[Help]Opening a Asus laptop charger Answered

Hi everyone!
My asus charging cord broke and i bought a replacement. However, im having trouble acutally opening the charger case/brick. I have been trying to use a screw driver to open it up, i used a hammer, a hammer and a knife but nothing =/ 
Anyone has any suggestions? These "methods" i tried were the ones i found on youtube and they seem to have worked in the videos but mine seems a bit more tricky. 
It doesnt have any screws in sight to take off either. I attached a picture of one like it here

Thanks in advance!

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Electrospark

3 years ago

Make sure there are no hidden screws under the sticker and rubber feet.

If it's the output side of the power adapter that is the problem, you can try to cut it near the box and test if the power gets there; If it does, you can connect your new cable from there.

Or, I open them with a hacksaw by cutting the two side making sure I don't get the saw blade the go too deep. There are usually heat sinks on the side so if you go too deep you'll feel it and there isn't much risk that you damage any important parts.

Hope this helps! ^_^

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cyber01Electrospark

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you for your help! The charger doesn't have rubber feet, only plastic ones that belong to the case and have no screws in them. I was able to finally open it today though using a bit more force with the screwdriver and hammer and its finally fixed.

Thanks!

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

These things are usually welded with ultrasonic welders resulting in a bond that can be weak but often impossible to break.
On very heavy models you often find the inside is completly filled with resin, which makes it even harder to take apart.
Best option really is to cut the cable to eleiminate the break, if it is broken right at the box you best option is to use a Dremel with a router attachment.
This way you are not "dropping" the bit into the electronics and have it quite easy to cut the case open.

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cyber01Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you for your suggestion and help! I was able to finally open it today using the screwdriver+hammer method but just using the hammer with more force lol It really was well sealed, i will give asus 1+ for build quality. Thanks!