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# 139504 11-Feb-2014 14:24
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Hi, my laptop has recently developed a charging issue.
The adaptor end has to be in a very specific position to charge at all, and it also heats up very quickly, and more than it should

From reading other forums I have my suspicions of what it could be, but lack any technical skill to check. I took it to a laptop repair shop, who quoted me about $330 to fix it as it was a 'motherboard' issue. I was just looking to see whether this would be an average cost to repair something like this or should I shop around some more.

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Model ASUS X44H
purchased August 2012

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  # 984176 11-Feb-2014 15:06
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Definitely shop around more. An outfit that can do component level repairs might charge less than half that.

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  # 984186 11-Feb-2014 15:19
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Without having seen it we can't say for sure, but it sounds like the socket on the motherboard has become physically damaged (fairly common, most often caused by people tripping/pulling on the cord, and using a notebook on your lap/bed/etc while plugged in causing pressure on the socket)

The two possible fixes for this are dissembling the motherboard, desoldering the damaged socket, soldering on a new socket, or simply replacing the motherboard. Of the two methods replacement is probably the more common option, I'd say it's a reasonable price.








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  # 984337 11-Feb-2014 18:04
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Common problem and parts readily available by the look of it:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=ASUS+X44H+dc+socket+replacement

Socket itself is cheap but the disassembly/reassembly takes time. For the socket replacement by someone that actually does component level work I'd guess approx below $140 but could be a lot less than that.

There are other factors. Even someone who does component level repair from time to time may feel it is a wiser decision to replace a motherboard rather than risk unknown secondary problems - but that's just a guess on my part.

Next you need suggestions for repair shops that actually do component level repairs on a regular basis.

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  # 984338 11-Feb-2014 18:04
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Common problem and parts readily available by the look of it:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=ASUS+X44H+dc+socket+replacement

Socket itself is cheap but the disassembly/reassembly takes time. For the socket replacement by someone that actually does component level work I'd guess approx below $140 but could be a lot less than that.

There are other factors. Even someone who does component level repair from time to time may feel it is a wiser decision to replace a motherboard rather than risk unknown secondary problems - but that's just a guess on my part.

Next you need suggestions for repair shops that actually do component level repairs on a regular basis.

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