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SL410: loose power connector (and an unidentified metal part)

2014-09-05, 0:49 AM
Presenting problem: power connection is unreliable -- connector often needed to be jiggled to get battery to charge. I bought a new DC-IN connector, but while I was disassembling the machine to get at the connector a small piece of plastic (approximately rectangular, black on one side, copper-colored on the other) fell out. I eventually got to the point of being able to remove the old connector and install the new one, but it just keeps sliding back into the machine. Am I right in suspecting that the piece of plastic that fell out could have been the "back wall" of the DC-IN connector housing, intended to stop the connector sliding back -- and if so, how could I reattach that piece? -- a tiny drop of the cement used for ABS plumbing parts? (Another part that fell out is a small more-or-less oval silvery-colored metal piece with a female-threaded round brass piece at right angles to the silvery part. No idea whereabouts in the machine it came from.)
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Re: SL410: loose power connector (and an unidentified metal part)

2014-09-09, 1:47 AM

I recently did a jack on a SL510 that was loose.

Used a blob of JB Weld Quick set underneath. Double check the metal plate

that helps to hold down jack also.

The other part sounds like a "screw mount insert" probably from the top?

Somewhere you should have one screw that does not connect to any thing

when inserted. Find where it goes and attach insert with JB or super glue maybe,

and don't over tighten when replacing.

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Re: SL410: loose power connector (and an unidentified metal part)

2014-09-09, 4:52 AM
I used ABS cement from the plumbing supplies dept. of a home improvement store (a pretty blue-green color) to reattach the piece I mentioned and put a piece of stiff plastic behind it as well for reinforcement, then put a piece of thin plastic between the top of the connector and the metal piece that holds it down. I don't think that connector will move in a hurry. The oval metal piece with the threaded brass part seemed to have come from the underside of the keyboard. It looked as though it had been riveted in place; I reattached it with epoxy.
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Re: SL410: loose power connector (and an unidentified metal part)

2014-09-10, 13:43 PM
Glad you solved it, you should mark it Solved.
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