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I HAVE ACER ASPIRE 3680 LAP TOP. IT FELL OFF COFFE TABLE A FEW DAYS AGO. STILL WORKED FINE, BUT HAD TO PLUG POWER ADAPTER IN A CERTAIN WAY. STOPPED WORKING TODAY. HEARD SOME RATTLING UNSCREWED SIDE BOTTOM AND THE BOX AND PIN CAME OUT THATS ON POWER BOARD. I THINK THE POWER BOARD IA A SEPRANT CARD, THERES 2 UBS AND A PLACE TO PLUG IN A PHONE FOR DIAL UP ALSO ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE A CARD. I DON'T THINK ITS MADE IN MOTHER BOARD. COULD I REPLACE JUST THAT CARD OR IS IT THE WHOLE MOTHER BOARD. DOES ANYONE KNOW OR HAVE A PICTORE OF LAPTOP INSIDE SET UP? AND CAN I HAVE THAT FIXED IF ITS ONLY A CARD OR POWER BOX AND PIN. PLEASE HALP ME I LIVE IN ST.LOUIS MO. AND DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO GET HELP

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I did the same thing...... drop the laptop off the table and broke the power board..... there is a little board inside that has the power jack and the USB ports on it ... i just had to replace that, lucky for me i found one online for about $25 bucks...

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I don't think you'll be completely happy with this, but I'm pretty sure the DC Jack (the power plug you broke) is soldered onto the power control board. This doesn't mean it's not repairable. I've done this with some good success in the past, but you might just want to replace this entire "daughter" board. HERE'S ONE on eBay for about $75, a lot less than the $200 for the mainboard or more for a complete replacement or repair. You could try to repair the DC jack and if that $12 fix fails, replace the entire Power Control Board (PCB). I think you should take it apart and check at least. It isn't that difficult if you have patience and the right tools. You'll need a "computer" or "electronics" screw driver kit and something like a credit card to help pry apart plastic pieces without scratching them. I also found this thread on NotebookReview that talks about doing what you want to. To see what the board looks like check out these pictures: eBay: 3680 mobo1 http://i17.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/0d/e1/7ce9_1.JPG To pick up the DC Jack you'll need, check out eBay, they are around $12 shipped. HERE'S ONE EXAMPLE GOOD LUCK!

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