The input port for the charger/adapter, also known as the DC jack is an essential part of your HP laptop, allowing you to charge your battery and provide a stable power source. If it fails, your laptop will lose power and you won't be able to turn it on. It is called a DC Jack because the type of electrical current flowing through it is 'Direct Current'. The power coming from your outlets is AC 'alternating current' and your charger's job is to convert and regulate it into DC according to your laptop's needs. There are also other names such as input port, charging point, power port, power connector, power connector, etc.
Symptoms of a defective HP laptop Dc Jack.
- The laptop only works if you hold the power cord in a certain direction.
- The laptop only works on batteries.
- The laptop has no power at all.
- The laptop is not charging the battery.
- The laptop switches intermittently from AC power to battery power.
- The laptop suddenly shuts down
- Sparks come from the back of the laptop.
Repair HP laptop's DC Power Jack without soldering?
Inside your HP laptop, there are two possible types of DC jack. One is a modular type that connects with a cable to the motherboard and the other type is soldered directly to the motherboard itself. If the DC jack is wired to the motherboard, it is possible to repair the damage without soldering. However, if the Dc jack is soldered directly to the motherboard and it has come loose or broken off completely, you cannot repair it without soldering.
How much does HP Dc Power Jack replacement cost?
If you're wondering about the cost of repairing a dc jack for your HP laptop, you'll be glad knowing that this is not as expensive as you would expect. HP Dc Power jack repair exact cost will depend on the HP laptop model and type of dc jack.