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Can I replace a broken soldered-in DC jack on laptop, with a DC jack cable connector with harness? Please help! Answered

This is for an Asus K53E laptop.  I tried to remove the bad dc jack, but I've given up.  Since I cracked part of the MB/circuit board where it is soldered in, I'd like to know if I can connect a dc jack that uses a cable harness instead?  I already have removed an ethernet port on the laptop, so I have a slot to insert a new jack.  

My thinking, is that this would plug directly into the MB, instead of the plug that is soldered into MB, and then I can charge my laptop again!  My other option is to buy an external battery charger, but those run about $70 and the harness is only $12.  

Is there anyone that can tell me if this will work?  Please?  :)  


I have a K53E, can I use the cable like the one pictured or do I have to solder one?

It won't be able to plug int the main board of the laptop unless your able to solder a connector in place of the original DC jack. It all depends on the condition of the main board around the jack. If it is cracked and there is damage to the power plain layer of the board then trying to solder in a new connector or cable may not work either way. Your best bet is to solder the cable directly to the contacts of the DC jack and hope it works.

Hey, thanks for the reply! I don't understand why I have the option to buy a dc jack socket with harness and cords, or also have option to buy the dc jack without harness and cords.

The one without harness looks like its meant to connect to MB (soldered in) to supply the power via traces. Am I right in thinking that the one with harness and cords, wouldn't need to rely on the MB traces to supply charge??  Therefore, why wouldn't the harness work?  

The one with harness and cord is likely for a different model of laptop. Check your laptop's main board and see if it has a connector for power that would support that cable. But i doubt you'll find one. If the laptop has a soldered in jack then it needs a soldered in jack to replace it. It not very likely the manufacture would include a second option for power on the main board. They try to keep it as minimalist as possible. They don't want or need extra unused parts and connectors because of the limited amount of space in the housing.

Makes sense. I'm seeing LOTS of dc jack harnesses for my model laptop though. I'll submit a picture of the plug that I'm thinking might be the one that I can use for the harness...