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    Question Sony Vaio Laptop Parts

    Hi All,

    One of the SMT has a Sony Vaio VGN-AR51M laptop... low and behold, its out of warranty.

    Does anyone know of where I can source spares for it? I'm after the HDD Connector board and cable.

    I've spoken to Sony and I'm against giving them 200 to look at the problem and 'possibly' fix it.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ross

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    Ive got a viao at home, not sure which model off hand, that the power socket on the laptop has broken.

    The 2 pins that protrude that make a connection to the plug from the AC have been bent and finally snapped.

    Again, its out of warranty and I dont really want to spend a load on it if i can just get a new socket and maybe solder it onto the mobo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Ive got a viao at home, not sure which model off hand, that the power socket on the laptop has broken.

    The 2 pins that protrude that make a connection to the plug from the AC have been bent and finally snapped.

    Again, its out of warranty and I dont really want to spend a load on it if i can just get a new socket and maybe solder it onto the mobo.
    I solved the problem by buying a docking station for 40 off ebay. It has its own power socket on it

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