I need to repair or replace power jack on Toshiba Satellite 5105-S701 model. Do I need to solder or not on this laptop?
Quick question. I need to repair or replace power jack on Toshiba Satellite 5105-S701 model. Worried it might need soldering to remove and replace but have seen two on eBay that had wired tails that look like they plug into motherboard instead. Do I need to solder or not on this laptop? Thank you for your incredible websites and picture guides. I used one recently to replace a relative’s screen. Thanks again.
You don’t have to solder the power jack on this model. The power jack is located on a separate DC-IN harness. To replace the power jack harness you will have to open the laptop case, unplug the defective DC-IN harness and install a new one. You can find a new power jack harness on Google by the part number P000341880. I just did a quick search and found it for $12. Looks like a cheap repair.
You can use Toshiba Satellite 5105 video card replacement guide to open up the laptop. The power jack harness is pictured on the step 16. It’s a thick black cable right in the middle that taped to the cooling fan.