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Power plug How hard is it to replace the pin on the side that the power supply plugs into? Somehow, mine is loose and I have a hard time getting a connection so that it will charge the battery. Is there a repair manual available on-line possibly?

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    well I have a acet travelmate 2480-2153 laptop I did find out that my dC power plug is broken I have opened my laptop I have the tools but I would like to know where i can find just the power plug beside ebay please. because all my home work assignment and programs for my I S S classe are inside my LTP


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This is a job best left to a technician. The power connector runs through a motherboard with about 8 layers of PCB.
If you want to do it yourself, then you will need a temperature controlled soldering iron and some quality solder to reattach it.
Heat the area to be soldered, and add the solder as you go. Becareful not to leave any splatters of solder on the board or it will be game over the second you apply power to it.
The other thing you will need is patience..lots of patience.

There are screws, alot of screws, and they are all tiny. Did I mention patience?

Getting them apart is also a job in itself. Sometimes just when you think you have all the screws out, there are still a few not visible. The best method is to gently pull at each item you think should be free. If it catches anywhere, then look in that area for more screws.
Oh, and did I mention patience.

It's a good idea to get a snaplock bag to hold the screws in, or get a few magnets from the fridge to keep them together.

Good luck =)

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