I have owned a Compaq/HP Presario r3000 laptop for about two years. One day, after I had come back from a trip, I found that the power cord (which was still plugged into the back of the machine) had either been stepped on/kicked. The sudden motion had snapped off the "prong" or "rod" of metal inside the module which the plug goes into. So I jauntily push the power button with a touch of my finger. Nothing happens. "Oh", I think, "It's just drained of power, nothing to worry about, I'll just plug it in." WAIT! It's already plugged in! OK... I double-check the plug that go into the wall and the port..both great. I unplug the thing from the wall and test the outlet. It's fine. Try it again. ...... Nothing. So then I look into the port and see the snapped prong. OUCH! I try to substitute a needle or a penny nail for the prong, but that causes smoke and sparks and I have to wedge it tight. And then I promptly lose the power cord. So.....anyone have ANY suggestions as to EXACTLY what model of power cord I should get and what I should do about the snapped prong?? I thought of using an external battery charger, but no charger seems to work with my battery model (an HSTNN-ib02), and it would be inconvenient for obvious reasons. So, besides taking it into a shop and soldering stuff on my own, is there any way I can fix this problem?
Thank you very much for a link to the model of cord and module. HP/Compaq wanted to sell me it for around $120.00, and refused to refer me to other retailers (of course). Um, I'm positive that the pin that broke off was a single metal pin within the port that the plug goes into. It snapped clean off and the metal of the contact on the motherboard is exposed. It wouldn't be a huge issue if I just soldered a new pin on, but getting to the internal supply would be hard and I might have to rip the outer metal casing off the port anyway. OK, thanks again
Leaving a laptop plugged in during transport is a bad idea. So is trying to stick a nail in as a replacement for the pin. On the plus side you sparks may just be the psu(sure hope the short circuit protection worked). in that case the laptop may still be alive. On the R3000 the plug does not have any open access to the inside(the sparks should have been contained and the pin should have never got into the computer to cause damage, the power surge is another story) on the laptop so there is s good chance it can be fixed.
WOW ... what a find!!!! I forgot about the r3000 forum since I had been going to the zv6000/r4000 forum until Pastkev (etal) discontinued it. The video link you provided omg for his R3000 is awesome and I was able to find the corresponding link for my R4000.
So, tell me.... How did you manage to freaking reassemble the power port. I had bought a new charger cuz my cat clawed at the wire and fryed it and a few months later i come home to find my freaking power port in my dam charger. now the only way i can actually charge my computer is by putting it(being my charger with my port still attatched in it) at in angle and ramming it in ther while pulling the cord under my laptop leaving it at an awkward angle
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hi, i don't know if you are still looking for a solution to your problem. I too have a loose dc jack problem on presario R3000 but I found this product on ebay that might solve the problem. I just ordered it so I have to wait and see, but here is what i'm talking about:
it's called a Power jack for Compaq or Hp expansion port