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chip hall Jun 25, 2006, 06:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My DC Jack is broke completely off. My laptop works great, but the battery is dead and there is no way to charge it up. Does anyone know where I could get an external battery charger? I have searched all over the internet for a Toshiba A75-S206 external battery charger. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Battery model number is PA3383U-1BRS.

PS. Geek squad said it would cost $1,000 to fix, because whole motherboard would need replaced.


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Account Transfered Jun 25, 2006, 06:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DC Jack is broke
Have you contacted the manufacture of your laptop? You should do that first than contact "Geek Squad" from stupid Bestbuy. Yeah but contact the laptop maker first see if you can get an RMA if the laptop is still under warranty.

jake Jun 25, 2006, 06:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DC Jack is broke
if its out of warrenty then its time to get the soldering equipement out and buy a connector from your local electronics retailer.
then its just a case of dissassembling the laptop and replacing the broken part.
cheap and easy!

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Jun 25, 2006, 07:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DC Jack is broke
First off, I would like to welcome you to Hardware Analysis.

Second, please do not make multiple threads of the same topic. One will be suffice. Thank you.

BoT Jun 25, 2006, 07:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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welcome aboard chip

i would also rather look into replacing or repairing the dc connector

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>> Re: DC Jack is broke
As long as it isn't some kind of proprietary connector, find an adapter with the right voltage and minimum amperage.

Geek Squad is a scam. Why would you need to replace the mobo? That's like taking your car in because your door handle broke and them telling you that you need a new engine!

tom meadows May 27, 2011, 02:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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u still avoided the QUESTION.......is this ex-charger out or is it that Tosh. would rather sell u a power cell for ,hum...think i payed around 350 for the 2 one cause i could never get the first one to hold charge longer that 10min. streight from Toshiba! I thought i was doing or setting something that eat-up all my power After all that it still wouldn't hold a charge slowly got to nothing and the retailier was more interested in selling me a differant pc,had 2 batterys installed in store,they said TOSH. admitted to defect in that series but replacing yet another battery was Not covered,kinda stupid i said but they strongly refused to put a third one in my pc,so i said let me talk to the source Toshiba and lol i got a 800 # and they confirmed the problem with that model and suggested that i just bring it by one the Tosh. repair shops,laughing cause they said i couldn't just ship to shopbut I had to manually drop it off..So fine,where is the closes one to me? Dullas va D.C. in short and I live in the Richmond,Va area so its a few hundred miles.......i said this can't be happening I bought it new with no problems But the darn Charging issue,So it still sits here.....Some P.R. Toshiba has.......would advise anyone never,never ever buy any TOSHIBA Products....Oh i checked local shopsb and all said they would just ship it to Toshiba and charge to fix & Shipping and Handling Fee......geeks wanted buck twenty just to ship.....I have strong feelings about anyone that Charges that much for anything without replacment or correcting the erroe which was a manurfacting Problem and Thinks Average Joe will keep paying and paying,but lets be real most would have just got another one and moved on or have a TOSHIBA SERVICE CENTER in their backyard,Grrr Think I payed about 1700 bucks included a Extented Warrenty yeah that went well let me get another one! as may 11 its still sitting beside a cloned tower~ if you are thinking maybe it was a paperwork issue, nope.didn't matter. sorry to go on & on & but 1700 DOLLARS doesn;t come easy arourd here.Thanks for your time Tom Meadows Virginia

john albrich May 27, 2011, 03:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: DC Jack is broke

So....what is YOUR question? (assuming it is NOT the obviously rhetorical question regarding whether they simply want to sell you another battery)

Are you repeating the earlier request for information on how to find an external charger/adapter? A charger/adapter or "universal" charger/adapter can be found either online or in a brick and mortar store.

And if I may..

When you are discussing TECHNICAL issues, you should stay away from cute but potentially confusing SLANG and terms you make up. You make it more difficult for people to help you, and/or you may get the wrong advice.


john albrich May 27, 2011, 03:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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But, if your question does happen to be if they want to sell you an over-priced battery....of COURSE they do! Those are incredibly high profit margin items. They'll sell you a $100+ battery as many times as they can on the way to solving an actual problem (or until you give up and buy a replacement computer. Amazingly, many people apparently become repeat customers in spite of their crap history, and stick with buying the same brand.

PIRATE May 27, 2011, 11:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have always thought that for some reason and on certain occassions, I might be smarter than some other people.

Why would it be so hard to solder 2 pins back onto the motherboard?

I have done it multiple times, even on my XBOX. (Pulling too hard from power cord causes this)

Hell, they even sell brand new plugs if the one you have is broken.

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