Hi I have damaged my laptop, the charger is OK but the charging light now wont come on at all. Moving the plug in the socket now doesn't work either. Assuming the charger socket connection has come adrift from the motherboard does any one have a successful experience of a repair by an independent repair company? Thanks
This is one of the most common problems with laptops as far as insurance claims go. It would help if you tell us the make and model of the laptop. Unless you are very confident about DIY soldering you need a specialist Laptop repairer to undertake the task and the laptop will need to be stripped down completely. The cost of the spare part is negligible compared to the labour charges - typically you will pay between £90 - £120.
On some laptops the power charging circuitry is on a separate board to the main motherboard, in which case the replacement is much simpler. (You just replace the unit.)
If you are looking for a personal recommendation from another forum member of a reputable repair specialist I suggest you let us know roughly whereabouts you live.
As this is such a big problem (my HP has had 3 new motherboards in 3 yrs under warranty) the I think the manufacturers should look at another type of socket, the most common one with the small pin in the centre of the socket seems to be the most vunerable.