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DC input jack broken

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The DC Input jack for my Acer Aspire 5570Z is broken, rendering the machine useless. Could you please advise which part needs to be replaced and a site where I could find the part for purchase online. The machine has been at the repair shop for over 7 months now, I need to solve this ASAP.

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Keith

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Yes it's not usually something that can be repaired at home. Your chances are better if the jack just seems loose and not actually broken, however replacing it is better. I work for a Laptop Repair Shop in NYC and we deal with this issue frequently.

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Unless you have very good soldering skills and knowledge of dismantling a laptop etc , take it to a repair shop and get it done. It only takes one wrong move if you attempt this yourself.

As for the replacement part you need a "DC Power Jack"

Search on ebay for your model - most shops should reduce the repair fee if you have the replacement part already

Sometimes the old jack just needs resoldering on , but it is better to completely desolder the old jack from the motherboard , then resolder on the new jack

Remember , if the laptop works in any way , or did do before it broke , i recommend taking it to a repair shop as DC jack replacements is probably the hardest laptop repair there is.

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