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    So apparently the DC jack (the plug in port) for my laptop needs to be replaced. Local PC repair shop quoted me $180 for the repair. $150 for labor and $30 for the part. I have zero experience with hardware. And keep in mind this is a laptop and not a desktop. Is it something I should attempt to do myself or just say screw it and have the shop do it? For working on a laptop to replace DC jack, does $180 sound reasonable? The laptop is in great shape and I spent about $400 on it 4 years ago to upgrade the ram and add an SSD.

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    I'd buy a new laptop if it's 4 years old.

    I mean you can get a nice midrange laptop for $500 and I'd guess it's better than your current one. Why put another $200 into something you'll want to replace shortly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppa Hobbit Mage View Post
    I'd buy a new laptop if it's 4 years old.

    I mean you can get a nice midrange laptop for $500 and I'd guess it's better than your current one. Why put another $200 into something you'll want to replace shortly?
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    It's either a really simple fix, or an impossible one if you have no experience with electronics repair. Some laptops have a wired port that will literally allow you to unplug it (internally) and reattach a new one that you can likely find on Amazon for under $20. However, some have the port soldered directly to the motherboard, which requires a toolkit, soldering iron, and some finesse to replace. Determining which you have should be your starting point, but either way, the repair will involve disassembling the laptop, for which YouTube is a great resource. Feel free to PM me your laptop model number and deets and I can assist with determining the LOE to fix.

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    Does your laptop have a USB-C port? If so, it might have usbc power delivery and can charge through that. My charging port recently crapped out on my 2016 laptop and was able to pay $40 or so for a usbc pd charger and cord on Amazon. Works fine for charging. Make sure you get a charger that has sufficient wattage. PM me if you have questions. Happy to help
    Last edited by lexbubba; 09-16-2020 at 02:09 PM.

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