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My power cord insert broke

The place where I plug in my computer broke inside. The computer store tells me the mother board needs to be replaced. Is there no other way?

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This part is normally soldered on the main board but if you can buy that part, maybe on ebay, it should be possible to change it. I have done that on some laptop successfully.

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If you are talking of the Computer PC then he is taking you for a ride. if it is a laptop then he is correct.

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Yes you must replace the receptical that broke if the shop is telling you to replace the motherboard it just shows you there expertice there and its not much to solder a new plug in this would be a board level repair keep looking for a shop that can actuly do this work!

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2) disconnect the printer and the internet cord//
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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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