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The ac adapter pin has snapped of the housing on my laptop.

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is the housing from the mainboard (computer) still in tact, or is it loose ? if its in tact, without it being loose, you can simply replace the AC adapter . If the power connection on the mainboard is loose, the repair center can de-solder it and try to re-solder it back . it should not be a big deal, unless it is severely physically damaged.

you will have to bring it to an authorized (respective : ie, HP IBM, dell) computer notebook repair center.

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