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I had someone look at my lap top a computer tech at work he said pin inside has snaped that conects to charger , he didnt have tools ect to fix it is this expensive to fix ? or if you could give me rough guide to cost of fixing it i would be gratefull

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Referred to as the DC jack. I replace DC jacks for approx $110 give or take $10 depending on the cost of the jack at my shop. The jack is soldiered to the motherboard, therefore you have to tear the machine completely apart, which is time consuming. I get my jacks from vendors at Ebay. You can check Ebay to get a relative price for the jack. I will let you know that the Geeksquad at Bestbuy is outrageous and will probably start somewhere around $200 if not more, however estimates are free, so you can talk to them, but be sure to ask the final price before approving any work. I would try a small computer shop in your area that sells used laptops, chances are you'll find a good tech at an affordable price. If you can't find a decent price, you can always contact me at and the cost for your machine will be $110 plus return shipping. Shipping is generally $25 to anywhere in the US including insurance, so $135.

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