Originally Posted by johnsea
Use your warrenty!
Originally Posted by WebAttorney
Bought my ZV5000 last July from Circuity City... since the day it went out of warranty (no lie ), I have had the charging problems mentioned here... thought I was alone... thank gawd I'm not...
My plug actually falls down when plugged in... figured it was because of a broken solder joint because the unit couldn't stay charging when power was on unless I press the charger in at an angle and then braced the cord to hold tension on it... figured fan vibrations making it shake... sure enough, I took my unit apart and confirmed that the solder joint on the AC adapter port sucks... now, the only way I can keep it going, power on or off, is by using the angled connector/braced cord method...
HP wants $300 to fix it with 1 week turnaround... and of course, they do the whole, we may have to replace other things as well... which as we lawyers say is Latin for "close your eyes and open your mouth..."
So, Ikenfixit, if I send you the unit (or the mother board), what's your turn around and cost as it seems I suffer the same malady as others here?
Originally Posted by Teckng778
You many want to go to his website for a quick reply... In fact i think he has that information on one of the pages...
Something I've noticed though... Any zv5000 that i have sent in or had sent into HP for repairs on different things have not had this problem... Im wondering if they are fixing it when you send it in for like a bad screen and stuff like that... :/
My personal system has been sent in once for a hard drive problem and Its been over a year now no problems with the plug... I got the laptop July 6th, 2004...
I've also seen this problem now on a zv7000 which was also built around the same time...
Listen, there may be lots of people that would like to go after HP for this... Check out www.zv5000forums.com too...
Originally Posted by neonhomer
I am trying to find a source to buy the jacks for the zx5000 series, without being raped for the price..... $10 is WAAAAYYYY too much for a simple DC jack....
I am looking for a few spares for my laptop, for when I have to replace my jack. (Right now, just resoldering it)
Originally Posted by stagger
Well my zv5000 (laptop #2)power connection just bit the dust just like the first one I bought (laptop #2). I bought the cable from http://www.techexcess.net/hp-xc1000-...le-dv318a.aspx for laptop #1 but HATE all those cables hanging off the side!!
Ikenfixit: Does your $89 to fix this crap still stand?