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Laptop DC Jack Replacement

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Hello all, had a quick Google but can't find the answer, what's the going rate to replace a DC jack on a laptop?
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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I charge £60 if it's a simple unclip & replace part. If it's soldered to the motherboard it's a no-go for me.


Edited By: vlj on Mar 27, 2011 21:43
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Guy on Ebay does them......can't remember how much its was though but I think it was around £30-£40 mark.....you send him the laptop and he repairs and tests and sends it back. Or you can just send him the motherboard but you don't save that much and he can't test it properply.....


Edited By: gari189 on Mar 27, 2011 21:47
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40-70
1 Like #4
drop an email to makers asking how much to repair friend did (sony) and got it repaired free
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vlj
I charge £60 if it's a simple unclip & replace part. If it's soldered to the motherboard it's a no-go for me.



wow a fella I had to use because I was far too busy to do it myself charged £50 including soldering
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Company I used to work for (I used to do these regularly) used to charge around £75 + vat. They weren't the cheapest by a long shot.

I used to do the odd bit on the sly too ;)
#7
Thanks guys, it's not me who wants it done, it's someone else, branching into pastures new with laptop hardware, so not sure what to charge, i had in my mind £40, so that seems to be at the lower end.
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peodude
Thanks guys, it's not me who wants it done, it's someone else, branching into pastures new with laptop hardware, so not sure what to charge, i had in my mind £40, so that seems to be at the lower end.


Yeah that is cheap.

Its the disassembly / reassembly time that really kills it. Not to mention removing the old socket requires a bit of skill (i used to literally snip the legs off with an extremely sharp pair of wire cutters then use a solder sucker to pull them through). Then theres the cost of the new socket.

It takes tiiiiiiiiiiiiime!
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The company I used to work for charged £75 fixed price which I think is fair. 90% of laptops require you to desolder the power socket which is very tricky and best left to experienced and qualified individuals. If you're really lucky you may have a laptop which you just unclip the old socket and clips a new one in but you're still looking at a one hour dissemble and one-hour reassemble, not including de-soldering and re-soldering! The actual replacement part only costs a quid though, what your paying for is the skills and time of the technician.

Edited By: flyingflea on Mar 27, 2011 22:47
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simplyjimbo
wow a fella I had to use because I was far too busy to do it myself charged £50 including soldering


Yeah, a guy I used to have working for me did all the soldering as my eyesight is poor. Today most laptops are clip/unclip so easy job :)

Price all depends on location, reputation etc. Luckily, it's only me and another company offering laptop repair in my area, and as their prices are around double mine I get a fair bit of custom :D

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