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How do you disassemble this thing?

Ive got a bad DC connector
Where do I go for disassembly instructions?

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The service manual should show you.:

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Sounds like you have a broken pin or loose jack housing solder joints in your DC power jack. This is a very common problem with laptops of all makes and models of laptops.
the majority of laptop DC power jacks are soldered directly to the motherboard, and are not easy for first timers to replace.
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Critical-----Proper antistatic measures are strongly advised. Touching the motherboard anywhere but the corners could cause a static discharge, destroying your motherboard.Its also highly advisable to wear a grounding strap while working on this.
Things will come apart, but sometimes it takes patience.

If you still feel up to this after looking over the tutorial, and looking through disassembly section of the service manual, then ive rounded up a short list of parts

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