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How do I open the Samsun X15 to replace the power jack?!!! Help!

I have tried everything, unscrewed every screw on the back but it just won't come apart. Is there some kind of special key I need? because on the back I can see a little hole and a sign next to it, wich looks like a pic of a chain, I am imagining I need to put a key in there.

Please help if you can,,,,

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Re: How do I open the Samsun X15 to replace the power...

The power jack inside of the toshiba satellite 2455-s30x is NOT soldiered to the motherboard!! WOOHOO!! It actually sits on a set of rails. It easily slides out and is removed from the motherboard with a snap. Very simple and easy to replace. I know, because I have a 2455-s305 and mine just broke! I got it out, and was super happy to see that it is not a part of the motherboard. Now where do I get one?!?!

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Re: How do I open the Samsun X15 to replace the power...

Hey there chilli-
Nope, you don't need any key that I know of. Need to have a little more info just so we are on the same page. You said that you took out every screw on the back. What part of the system are you trying to get into? Are you talking about the back (down below the screen) or are you talking about the bottom?

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