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Laptop Repairs

We can repair almost any fault on any laptop, no matter what the make or model, including Apple, Sony, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Alienware, Advent etc.

Your laptop could be up and running again today!
Unbeatable laptop repairs, including broken power sockets
Wide range of screens for all makes of laptop.
Experienced, friendly staff and great service.

Laptop screens
Can fail in many ways; the screen may be cracked, smashed or leaking ink, it may show lines, random characters, white or black dots or show a very dark ghost image. Cracks may be caused by accident, or sometimes when the lid is opened quickly against stiff hinges. If the screen shows any signs of physical damage, including loosing ink, then it must be replaced; it cannot be economically repaired.
If the screen shows lines, dots or random characters then the fault may be either caused by a faulty screen, motherboard fault or defective cable where it passes through the laptop hinge.
Laptop Screen Replacement looks deceptively easy from pictures and You Tube Videos, but it is a skilled job requiring experience and care, as there is very little room inside the laptop and you need the right tools; this is definitely NOT a DIY job!
Power connector failure / Broken power sockets are one of the most common laptop faults and may show one or more of these symptoms:-
1. Wiggling the power connector may cause the charging light to come on briefly or only when the connector is wedged at an angle.
2. The charging light may not illuminate no matter what angle the connector is moved to.
3. The battery may discharge when the laptop is turned on but charge ok when its off.
4. A burning smell may be noticed when the laptop is powered on or when charging from the mains.
5. You may notice that the power connector is hot when you remove the plug.

The power connector used on most laptops is of very poor design as the strain of insertion and movement is taken by a few solder joints on the connector where it joins the motherboard, thus failure occurs due to metal fatigue of the solder joints. Complete failure may not occur this is why wiggling the connector can often cause the laptop to start charging again, however, it can equally cause the connection to heat up and burn.
We does not usually use the manufacturers original power connector for repairs as it will often fail again in 1 - 2 months. We use a new power connector and secure it in place with hot glue. Therefore it does not matter how you wiggle the connector it will not fracture where it connects to the motherboard.
Power connector replacement looks deceptively easy from pictures and YouTube Videos, but it is a skilled job requiring experience and care, as there is very little room inside the laptop; this is definitely NOT a DIY job!
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TEL: 01207 593 727
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