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    Default Re: Power Jack (DC Power Jack, or DC Jack) Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by Dallers View Post
    ^^ good job haha 6 hours is brutal and I better that was fustrating at times I always worry when doing work on something that small especially when it can cause total death with a slip of the hand.
    Thanks! There were times when I looked at my completely disassembled heap of laptop parts and unremovable DC jack that gave me pause, and thought, "what the heck did you get yourself into?!?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dallers View Post
    I have found with my G73 that because the wire is on the right side I have been able to cable tie this all the way along to the plug with my Storm Cooler cable as it hold them both together into a thick firm wire and it hangs off the side of my bed without any play and so far so good.
    Do you have a link to this "Storm Cooler cable" so I can look at it? I DO NOT want this to happen again (although, should be easier to take out now that it's no longer a factory weld ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_asus_guy View Post

    Do you have a link to this "Storm Cooler cable" so I can look at it? I DO NOT want this to happen again (although, should be easier to take out now that it's no longer a factory weld ).
    Sorry chap I should have made myself clearer I meant the cable that runs from my beastly Storm SF-19 Laptop cooler, they both connect at the right hand side in line with each other so to stop movement I just used wire ties to connect them together all the way to the plug. Its an amazing cooler though if you were interested I like to use my laptop on my bed so it makes sure there is plenty of clearance. Comes with two big bugger 120mm fans with upto 2700rpm fan speed, 4USB ports and multicolour lighting facility. G73 sits perfectly on top.


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    Default Re: Power Jack (DC Power Jack, or DC Jack) Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by JRd1st View Post
    Next time you need to desolder something try a fluxed desoldering braid.
    Trust me, I used all the tricks of the trade (although knowing how to correctly use the tricks is a different story). I probably went through a foot or more of the stuff, and, yes, I fluxed it first. Just need more practice at it!

    The desoldering iron was used to get the easy stuff off, then moved to the braid, then moved back to the desoldering iron (double soldering irons) to get the last bit of solder out of the socket holes.

    I bet I can do it in under five hours next time! LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dallers View Post
    Its an amazing cooler though if you were interested I like to use my laptop on my bed so it makes sure there is plenty of clearance. Comes with two big bugger 120mm fans with upto 2700rpm fan speed, 4USB ports and multicolour lighting facility. G73 sits perfectly on top.
    Awesome picture! It's as if it's made just for the G73/74. Since I use mine in the same manner (although just to finish emails or listen to music before sleeping), I might have to pony up some cheddar to buy this thing, if I didn't blow my wad already on soldering irons, desoldering irons, soldering torches, soldering braids, solder, etc. {grin}

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_asus_guy View Post
    If anyone's following this, got the part yesterday, and began desoldering this morning. After six hours of frustratingly trying to get the dern part out of its socket, and removing ALL of the solder, the new part (thanks for the links to the DC Jack) is back in.

    The post was indeed broken (hard to tell when it's still soldered in the board, and since I'm over 40, my eyesight isn't what it once was), which is odd, since that's the most solid piece of metal the DC jack has on it!

    The trick, I found, was to pry the thing off with a hammer, chisel, and a tactical nuclear bomb. Seriously, though, I actually had to yank the thing off with pliers, because they apparently soldered it on both sides (or something). Then, using two soldering guns, one on top, and one on the bottom (one of them a desoldering iron with a bulb), start to use the bulb to push or pull any leftover solder out of the socket holes.

    The absolutely right way of doing this is probably not to use a soldering/desoldering iron at all, but probably a heat gun concentrated to the size of the dc jack, protecting the rest of the board with foil. The soldering irons just weren't doing the job.

    Anyways, it's all good now, and besides being a little worse for wear, the laptop is purring along just fine without having to move the power cord around to find the sweet spot.

    I just can't believe more people aren't having this issue. I must be really rough with my power cord or something.

    Thanks for your helpful advice!
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    Default Re: Power Jack (DC Power Jack, or DC Jack) Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by mharidas View Post
    Glad you pulled it off +1 Rep
    Thank you very much! You're awesome!

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    Default Re: Power Jack (DC Power Jack, or DC Jack) Broken

    http://www.amazon.com/-/dp/B004L74PGI

    L-adapter to help protect you new pin connect


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    Default Re: Power Jack (DC Power Jack, or DC Jack) Broken

    Quote Originally Posted by Chastity View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/-/dp/B004L74PGI

    L-adapter to help protect you new pin connect
    If you buy one of these the_asus_guy, buy one for me too. I'll pay you back.

 

 
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