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Here's my problem, a friend droped off this lappy and said screen is black on power up so i said i'll have a look.

After a few minutes i find the problem, it's the dc power jack. I have never taken a lappy completly apart before and was wondering if i should take this job on.

I watched many Utube vids and tones of screws to be removed. thing is i have no sodering skills so, should i tell my friend to take it to someone with those skills and rape his wallet? or take a stabb at it and hope and pray i do it right and only cost him parts?

I would feel bad if not done right and probly end up having to buy the lappy from him.
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Is it still under some sort of warranty?
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Dame, should ask him that. If i remember the last time i had to fix it it was short time. I will ask him.
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If your PC repair skills are as good as your spelling and punctuation, I wouldn't touch a thing.
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If your PC repair skills are as good as your spelling and punctuation, I wouldn't touch a thing.
I don't believe i was asking for a english lesson.....my reading glasses are under powered and my fingers are big. I sure people understand what i'm getting at.
You have nothing better to do than troll?????
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Ask your friend. Be honest and tell him you might not be able to fix it. It's been my experience that most people are like 'It doesn't work at all right now, so it can't hurt. Please try.'.

Both times I've had to replace a laptop DC jack were a success. I'm still hesitant working on laptops, so small and so interconnected. I recently attempted a complete motherboard replacement on a laptop and failed at that.

If you have nothing to lose but a few hours of your time, I would make the attempt just for the learning experience.
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Ask your friend. Be honest and tell him you might not be able to fix it. It's been my experience that most people are like 'It doesn't work at all right now, so it can't hurt. Please try.'.

Both times I've had to replace a laptop DC jack were a success. I'm still hesitant working on laptops, so small and so interconnected. I recently attempted a complete motherboard replacement on a laptop and failed at that.

If you have nothing to lose but a few hours of your time, I would make the attempt just for the learning experience.
BinaryDemon, your input was helpful and after talking with the owner the laptop is still under warantee so they are going to send it in for repairs.
Sad thing is though, this thing is so buggard up with viruses, malware, and registry errors it took hours to clean.
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