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    Laptop Power Socket - Where can I find one?

    Could any of you suggest a supplier that would be able to sell me one of these?

    I've got a Sony Vaio laptop here with a broken socket (centre-pin knackered - see pic) and I can find a replacement socket on eBay, which is all well and good but our finance people don't do eBay

    Any suggestions who could supply it? I don't need the full assembly just the socket, as I'm fairly handy with a soldering iron.

    Thanks
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    How much is it on eBay? If it's not too much couldn't you purchase it and claim it back from the school and they pay you back?

    Just curious, I have had to do it in the past myself

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    What model Sony Vaio is it?

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    That keyboard looks pretty oldish! </off topic>

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    That keyboard looks pretty oldish! </off topic>
    He likes the old keyboard's i remember from an older thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    What model Sony Vaio is it?
    It's a VGN-BX51VN.

    I suppose I could get it from ebay and ask for petty cash... it's only 4 or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    He likes the old keyboard's i remember from an older thread.
    I didn't realise my love for old keyboards had gained such notoriety.

    My colleagues are not so sure about the keyboard, it's not so much how it looks it's the decibels that they don't like!

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    You can't beat a good 80's/90's clickety-click keyboard.

    Love em. Course everyone else in the room hates 'em

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    As above - if you're handy enough to do it yourself, ebay. 4 almost seems a bit steep - sure last time I ordered some for our Acers it was less than a 1 including postage! For that price, I didn't even bother claiming back.

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    You could try Laptops and Spares. We use them good turnround time next day most times.

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    Bit too specialised for Maplin. Although I suppose it could be worth checking CPC/RS/Rapid although their "handling charge" might make it pricey even if they do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    That keyboard looks pretty oldish! </off topic>
    I would guess that its a Dell Keyboard from the mid 90's myself and if it is it will be PS2 and have the DELL logo in the top left corner of it.....

    As for the socket, ebay is my friend I've had one or two from there in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I would guess that its a Dell Keyboard from the mid 90's myself and if it is it will be PS2 and have the DELL logo in the top left corner of it.....
    Correct!

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