12-31-2013 08:56 PM
Hi All and Happy New Year!
Hopefully someone can help me. I have a Lenovo Z570 laptop with a cracked charging port which means that the jack doesn't fit tightly anymore and therefore the laptop dosen't charge. Does anyone know if this can be repaired?
This is a great laptop and I don't want to discard it! It is out of warranty, but only 21 months old.
12-31-2013 10:37 PM
Happy New Year to You!
Please have a look at IdeaPad Z570 DC Power Jack harness sales on eBay...
These may come in handy...
Lenovo Z370/Z470/Z570 Hardware Maintenance Manual ...
Z570 Service Training Video...
Good Luck... Zehn
01-01-2014 06:58 AM
I've had a quick look at your links. I've never tinkered with hardware on a laptop before and I'm presuming that this involves removing the outer cover and jack? Under 'disassembly' I can't see the jack, only other parts of the laptop. Also will this involve any soldering, or is it an easy quick job?
Sorry if anything I've said shows ignorance, but I'm a newbie at hardware, but quite good with software problems!
Thanks for your continued help!
01-01-2014 08:26 AM
The power jack is held in place with screws. Page 74 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual shows a diagram of the Power Assembly in question.
01-01-2014 09:22 AM - edited 01-01-2014 11:22 AM
Laregina, unfortunately the Z570 laptop need to get disassembled to quite some extent to reach the DC power jack.
As newbie may need a tech savvy friend to help you.
May consult Lenovo Tech Support about the cost of repairing your machine...
01-01-2014 10:43 AM
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
Have had a look (on a netbook!), and maybe it's just me, but can't see where it shows specifically how to replace the power jack. I'm guessing that there's a lot to remove first, as Zehn suggested??
01-01-2014 01:29 PM
The removal of the Power Assembly isn't written out step by step. It's basically consists of the diagram noting the removal of a couple of screws. Since Power Jacks are a frequently replaced item on laptops, I would have thought Lenovo would have dedicated at least a paragraph on how to do.
I've done quite few Power Jacks on several brands although I have yet to do one on a Z570, the process usually requires various degrees of disassembly in order to replace. Check out this YouTube video on a Z570 disassembly. It will give you an idea on what is all involved. The power jack is under the metallic square in the upper left corner.
If you are not comfortable working inside your laptop then it is best left for factory service or a friend or relative that is comfortable with the disassembly and reassembly. Overall it isn't a difficult job since the Power Jack isn't soldered to the motherboard. You just have to take your time, not force anything and keep track of all the disassembled parts. I've found a muffin tin works very well to keep all the screws and little items separated. I label each muffin compartment for where the various items go such as keyboard screws, bottom screws, etc. Good luck in resolving the problem!
01-01-2014 09:26 PM
I'm (unfortunately!) the most tech savvy person I know, so I guess it's me, or I try and find a service repair shop! It is a pity that Lenovo haven't detailed a section on how to replace the power jack - c'est la vie!
I'll check out the youtube video first and then decide! Once again, many thanks for that and for all your help.
01-02-2014 02:00 AM
Laregina... if you decide to take the plunge, please take many pictures from any imaginable angle
at every step of disassembling the machine.
This will be of great help later at assembly time to answer very common questions like...
"where to connect this strange red (or green.. or... or...) wire?"