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Old 07-20-2016, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I got a toshiba satellite l300d and it does not charge/turn on. I bought a new socket and charger that work. The board looks fine with no corrosion. Is there anything that could be stopping the laptop from working and could it be fixed?
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Does the laptop have a separate power board? Is that what you mean by "new socket" ? Or did you replace just the jack (desolder / resolder new jack) ?

May need to crack it back open and use a digital multimeter to see what voltage is coming through it.
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Does the laptop have a separate power board? Is that what you mean by "new socket" ? Or did you replace just the jack (desolder / resolder new jack) ?

May need to crack it back open and use a digital multimeter to see what voltage is coming through it.
No it does not have a separate power board, by socket i meant jack - its one of those plug-in ones so u dont have to solder.

Oh man I have to buy a multimeter.
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No it does not have a separate power board, by socket i meant jack - its one of those plug-in ones so u dont have to solder.

Oh man I have to buy a multimeter.
When you say "it's just one of those plug in ones" - that makes it sound like a separate "board". Can you please post the component you replaced so I have a better idea what it is?
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When you say "it's just one of those plug in ones" - that makes it sound like a separate "board". Can you please post the component you replaced so I have a better idea what it is?
Toshiba Satellite L300 L300D DC Power Jack Socket 6017B0146301 | eBay

This plugs into the mobo
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Usually when the LEDs don't light up after swapping stuff like that, its just simply a mobo issue. The way I look at some things, if I could work my job and make enough money to buy a new motherboard instead of wasting time troubleshooting a lost cause, its better to just buy a new board. Then again, I'm pretty sure that is an older laptop, you can probably buy a working, used laptop for around the same price as a motherboard these days it seems.
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Well if it's not the charger and not the socket, that pretty much only leaves something busted on the main board as the issue, so yeah you're likely gonna need a multimeter.
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I guess I need a new motherboard then
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I guess I need a new motherboard then
Or go buy a cheap multimeter for $10-20 and test your power brick as well as the connections on the jack (where it connects into the motherboard) to make sure the proper voltage is going through . Plus, you'll have future use out of the multimeter I'm sure - so consider it an investment.
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But if i do have a multimeter and detect an incorrect voltage, what should i do then to fix it?
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