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How do I get to the Power Jack in my ACER TravelMate 2700. It seems the pin connection to the mother board is loose and I want to re-solder it back.
Any sugestions on how to take the laptop appart to resolder the power pin?
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You would be better off phoning small pc repair stores and getting the best price to replace it
not a good idea to fix it yourself
the cost usually runs between $60.00 - $100.00
I know people that fixed me themselves and believe me they have ended up with problems

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