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Assembly Where can I finda manual to show me the steps in reassembling my sony laptop (pcgfrv25) after I replaced the dc power jack.

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Hi there
Its going to be trial end error from now on, there are no manuals for assembly at all i'm affraid

Good luck and kind regards

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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