Compaq Presario CQ50-209WM

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By Spike89
Oct 14, 2009
  1. Changing out a DC socket

    I have a question regarding this computer. My friend bought this a while ago at Walmart for $298. Now I just finished fixing on problem with it, then when i plugged it in the laptop doesn't charge. I went no where near the socket when I worked on it but it is extremely loose. The charger works fine, and the battery also works perfectly. it has to be the socket being so loose. I looked up the part and it is much different from other sockets I have seen. Has anyone saw this kind of socket, and how do i replace it? It is Hp part number 486637-001 on their site. Thanks for any info!
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,373   +67

    Have you tried contacting HP?
  3. Spike89

    Spike89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually I just found the answer to my question today. Hp had no clue what i was talking about even with proper technical terms. I wont ask them again. ;D
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,373   +67

    And the amswer is?!?
  5. Spike89

    Spike89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I went to the Compaq website and downloaded full schematics on the laptop. There is a plastic border around the part that holds it in place. On that border there are two plastic clips that hold the DC socket forward. They broke off so i made a custom metal bracket to hold it into place. Problem solved, didn't even have to order a new part. :)

    Thank you for your consideration on this matter. It makes me feel like part of the community.
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,373   +67

    Kudos to you! :grinthumb Good job on your makeshift part and my hats off because very few people I know actually repair laptops. raybay who is a frequent poster here is one of the few that does it for a living as well as PCs.

    This is a good community. I encourage you to get involved and lend your knowledge/experience any time you can.
  7. Spike89

    Spike89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm just glad i was able to do it i have no experience with laptops really. I'm use to desktops and OBD systems in cars.which is saying a lot for someone with no certifications. It was a good experience, you should try it sometime. The parts are just really tiny.
  8. Spike89

    Spike89 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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