Broken plug help

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  1. munted123

    munted123 Member

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    The plug on my Sony laptop plug pack broke


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    Is this something that is hard to fix?
    I do have a soldering iron but very little skill and one of these things

    https://au.rs-online.com/mobile/p/ac-dc-adapters/7127199/

    Would it be hard to take one of those plugs and cut the cord and solder it on? Or just go to Jaycar and get a new one? Sorry this is pretty basic, I was wondering if the Newbie lounge was more appropriate! :tongue:
     
  2. broccoli

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    IMO, electricity isn't something to mess with. I'd just get another from Jaycar. In my experience, the ends on laptop chargers break regularly.
     
  3. guy.incogneto

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    Theres a lot of current going through it to rely on a home soldering joint and insulation.

    Couldn't you get a replacement for fairly cheap?
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  4. Hater

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    IMHO the Sony adaptor is going to be soooooooo much better than some cheap janky aftermarket one, so i'd do the 'ol lop and solder.

    you should be able to buy just a tip from farnell, (element24 these days) saving you just having to buy the janky arlec one.
     
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    munted123

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    OK sounds like it requires some skill... But I've got an acquaintance who actually can solder, for someone with some skill is it doable and should last? (The solder joint anyway) Do you just heathshrink it afterwards? I will probably have to source anything he needs then get him to do it.

    Thanks all for your thoughts on this
     
  6. Hater

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    yep easily. doesn't require much skill, i've done it heaps of times heh
     
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    Just be aware there's a bit of a difference 'tween "being able to solder" and "being able to successfully and reliably replace a broken plug".
     

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