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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-21-2012
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Loose Power Connector

Hey all,

 

I have a quick question about my Lenovo G470. The power connector in the laptop is loose and moving freely. So if I try to plug in the charger, then the connector moves back deeper into the laptop. Now, my question is did a random piece holding the power connector break off the Laptop chassis?  Because I'm fine opening the computer and putting the power connector back in its place.

 

-Kristian

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Re: Loose Power Connector

For help with dis-assembly,
Get the HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) Here:

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/UserGuide/Guide_show_1319029486729.html

Not absolutely sure, but most likely you are correct,
and whatever holds the jack in place has come loose,
or broke.
Paper Tape
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Re: Loose Power Connector

Ok Thank you for your help.

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Re: Loose Power Connector

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I usually use a thick epoxy like JB weld or Loctite
if there is no metal part holding the jack in place.

 

If in warranty, of course epoxy is not advised!

 

Videos:  (Power connector under "Fru Removal and Replacement")

http://lenovo.f.relayware.com/content/CourseWarePublic/6638/course%20files/index.html

Paper Tape
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Re: Loose Power Connector

Ok, I might just try the epoxy. The thing about the warranty is that I have the basic wear and tear. And if I send the product in and they realize that the chassis is broken it wont work. I've also checked that video before, but the camera is too far, and it is hard to tell what is holding the port. Should I still send in the laptop or should I open it and fix it my self?

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Re: Loose Power Connector

Hi zeebers7475,

I suggest you send in for repair as it's still in warranty.

- Cleo


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Registered: ‎02-09-2014
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Re: Loose Power Connector

Reviving this old thread.

 

The same thing has just happened to my G470. It's half a year out of warranty so I'm trying to fix it myself.

 

From the hardware maintainence manual, it appears that the AC power adaptor jack is plugged in rather than soldered onto the motherboard. Can anyone confirm that?

 

Does anyone know how the power connector is attached to the rest of the machine? I'm wondering if it's as simple as just putting it back into a bracket of some sort or if it's going to be more complex than that.

 

Any other advice/ suggestion is also welcomed.