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In this video I show you how to replace a worn out DC jack on a Dell Insperon notebook.  The steps are pretty much universal. I have seen some notebooks in which the jack is not located on the main board, but a separate power board. If your unit is like the latter, I suggest replacing the whole power board if you are not skilled at soldering.
<p>I have donde this to a netbook twice, but i think the new dc jack both of the times were sooo cheap that when you rotate the cable cord without disconnecting it the netbook went off... Then (the third time) i just find better (but not nicer) to change the dc jack for a male and female cooler (fan) dc jack. Sorry for my english.</p>
I did this twice on my daughter's HP. Third time I let the repair shop do it. There were 80 screws. I put the screws for each layer into a small plastic cup and stacked the cups on top of each other. To put it together I just used all the screws in each cup and unstacked them as I went along.
Yep I have done this repair I don't know how many times now. I know the local competition charges about 4 times what I do. I typically only charge about 2 hours of labor plus cost of the jack which is usually under 5 bucks. It's not a very hard repair, but does require some soldering skills if the DC jack is not setup with a quick connect to the motherboard.

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