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Old 28-07-2013, 21:08
Lyoto
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The laptop casing around DCIN port on my laptop has a crack around it. I can still plug in my laptop charger and charge the battery but it comes loose very easy and the power cable falls out if I move the laptop.

What part do I need to repair it?

Would this do it?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-POWER-J...item3a82f418f0
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Old 28-07-2013, 21:11
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If your laptop is one of the models listed in the eBay item then yes. Otherwise no.

Do you have experience with soldering and replacing circuit board components?
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Old 28-07-2013, 21:14
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If your laptop is one of the models listed in the eBay item then yes. Otherwise no.

Do you have experience with soldering and replacing circuit board components?
Would this be any good? No soldering required.

http://www.laptopartsuk.com/asus-x53...le-32422-p.asp

That is compatible with my laptop.

My laptop DCIN port looks similar to this but not quite as severe: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0Mpd26kGjO...roken+jack.jpg
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Old 28-07-2013, 22:39
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it looks as if the actual out casing of the laptop has cracked - not the internal DC jack.

I'm not sure whether a new DC jack would fix anything.
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Old 28-07-2013, 22:50
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Would help to know the make and model. Is it an Asus X53?
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Old 29-07-2013, 07:47
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Blu-tak?
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Old 29-07-2013, 10:57
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theres always ductape...its like the force it has a light side and a dark side and binds theuniverse together
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Old 29-07-2013, 12:33
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I'm inclined to a bodge too, unless you want to replace the whole lower shell casing. Probably a nasty, fiddly job.

How about tap washers or other rubber or plastic plumbing sundries?

Glue one over the hole, with its own correct hole size (drill washer if necessary).
Make sure it 'forms' over the rounded edge of laptop. Cut edges if necessary.

Cut up ice-cream and margarine containers also can be useful.

Superglue or Araldite or even car-body filler if you can wield a a small putty knife.

Have fun.

Edit: further reading
http://www.google.co.uk/search?pws=0...+laptop+casing
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