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Replace dc jack on a toshiba satellite?

Hey All,
My dc jack is kaput, i have to hold my plug in place or it doesn't charge the battery at all, and even that's starting not to work.

I just ordered a new jack, but this is a part I've never personally replaced in a laptop before and wanted to know if someone could let me know how. From what I understand, it will involve soldering, correct? Any tips or pointers anyone has would be appreciated!

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Here is the dissembly and repairing info:
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba9100/disassembly/tecra9100_1.htm



http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/06/dc-power-jack-repair-guide/
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How to resolder laptop power jack yourself.
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