About a year a go I had an accident with my Wallstreet laptop. I was in front of my house, surfing on my web when I stood up. Unfortunately the power cord was under my foot. That damaged both my AC adapter and Wallstreet.
Fortunately I had a spare AC adapter. With it, the Wallstreets Power Jack seemed a bit finicky. As long as the adapter plug was inserted "just so" the laptop worked fine. After a bit of research I realized (and hoped) that it was just a bit of physical damage to the laptops "sound card" which also is home to the power jack.
Yesterday I finally got enough courage to take my laptop apart. First I operated on a Wallstreet I bought "for parts". It was actually pretty easy
, certainly easier than taking the "Blackbird" laptops apart.
I examined the sound card and could see no obvious damage. I was hoping that the sound card had become "unseated" by the original accident. I put everything together and things worked better than before. I was actually using the laptop without a battery in a compartment. About an hour later the jack was back to its finnicky state.
From what I've read on the net the Power Jack design in the Wallstreet laptop is deficient. I need a little advice here. How many electrical connections are there between the Jack and the sound card. Next time I take it apart I'll have a good magnifying glass to look for hairline faults in the solder joints. Any advice here ?
Thanks - Terry
Before anyone mentions it, the soundcard in the "for parts" laptop looks like it has been "home soldered" before.