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Old 08-31-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
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HELP -- AC Adapter charger port loose

My dog knocked my PRS-700 off the nightstand while it was plugged into the AC wall adapter and charging and now it seems that the adapter port is loose. The connection plug now feels a little bit loose when plugged in and the adapter plug does not make an electrical connection anymore unless I "wiggle" it or put a small amount of side pressure on it (at which time the connection is made and the charger light comes on). However, if I stop the pressure/wiggle, the connection breaks and stops charging. This also happened with a brand new adapter, so i know it is not the adapter itself that went bad.

The 700 will charge perfectly fine with the USB connector to my PC, but I REALLY want the AC adapter port to work again so I can read while it is charging, or read in bed using the book light.

The reader works perfectly otherwise and I really love it. Is there way that this can be fixed easily or am I going to have to buckle down and send it in to Sony for repair. I don't want them to foist a "refurb" unit on me when this loosened port is the only problem and my unit works just-fine-otherwise-thank-you-very-much. My reader is over a year old, BTW.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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Does no one have any ideas on this?
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Does NOONE have any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:03 AM   #4
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Unless you know someone experienced in repairs on multilayer circuitry (and are prepared to gamble on possible further damage) then your only choice is Sony...
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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Sony Vaio laptops have long been notorious for having the charging connector come loose and sporadically work much as you describe with your 700. It is rather difficult to fix that kind of connector, especially if the housing that keeps it snug inside the reader broke.
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