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Author Topic: Battery pack & charging port  (Read 758 times)

gastan

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Battery pack & charging port
« on: December 16, 2016, 12:49:25 PM »
Just started having problems with the charging port so I decided to remove the back and see just how hard it would be to replace it.  I googled the part and it is cheap - - like under $3 U.S. - - so ...... maybe. ???

Not looking as easy as I hoped it would be.  The port looks to be soldered on from the "bottom" of the mainboard, so that would need to be removed from the case first.  That means removing the battery pack and a bunch of screws and connectors.  Just removing the battery looks to be a chore.  They appear to be attached inside some sort of metal frame - - several screws - - plus at least 4 kinds of tape holding them into place - - or holding other stuff away.  Who knows?  Actually, there is quite a bit of tape covering/holding different components.  The port seemed solid ... no movement on the board.  But the plug is awfully loose in the port so that must be what's going on - - the physical connection is loose between the plug and the port.  I know that when mine stops charging, if I wiggle the plug I can get it to start charging again.  I may have to do the wiggle dance 15 or 20 times but so far I've been able to get it fully charged.

Speaking of the battery pack - - it is a Getac FG6Q battery.  I have seen a few posts here asking where to find them.  I googled several variations of this and several sources came up, including Amazon.  The part number - - FG6Q - - seems to be the important part.  Looks to be around $40 - $45 U.S..

Has anyone successfully replaced the charging port themselves or have the people who have made the repair sent it away to be done?


gastan

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Re: Battery pack & charging port
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2016, 12:51:35 PM »
Here are pics of the battery pack.