Computer: Samsung R480
Work Order: No power, DC jack short circuit. Jack repair or replacement.
Warning: At 2:25 in this Laptop DC Jack Repair video where keyboard/cover is being removed. We chose to not remove the keyboard but unplug the cables from underneath. Take extra care when prying upper cover not to pull on it as it can break the touchpad and keyboard ribbon cables.
- This video only shows opening / disassembly of laptop. Part 2 coming soon.
- At 4:40 mark in video. Please take extra care with connector on the bottom left side of motherboard. It is very snug yet fragile. Don’t rush.
- This computer came with several screws missing, video will be slightly different from your computer due to that.
- Battery and other power sources should always be disconnected to avoid a shock to the technician and damage to components.
- Don’t use a power gun as shown in the video. Power gun will damage your computer and requires a lot of control. Even lowest level of torque will drive screw right through.
This Samsung R480 notebook came in for unusually losing power and would not power back on. Someone had already opened the computer and machine was missing several screws. System specs are Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3 Memory and 640GB Sata hard drive. We will post video of DC Jack repair and assembly as soon as it’s available. Stay tuned on this page.
Update: Here’s the part 2/2, assembly of the computer in proper manner.
Difficulty level on this laptop is medium so if you get stuck or have any questions please feel free to call us at 416-223-2525 and we will gladly give tips. Better yet, bring the computer to us and we will repair it while you watch and learn.