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    Power cord no longer will make connection with laptop

    My friend has a laptop and while it was plugged in, someone tripped on the cord and did a yanking, pulling and now the portion of the laptop where you plug in the cord is loose and not stable and it does not allow you to plug it in anymore. Or at least it won't plug in enough to allow a good connection to charge the laptop. Just looking to see if this is a simple fix, or at least not too expensive. Would it be a do it yourself, or would it need a computer repair person? I am not even sure what that part would be called that you plug into, a power socket maybe. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
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    The part is called a "dc-in power jack" and every one that I've replaced has required a nearly complete disassembly of the laptop to get to it.
    So, I would not recommend this as a DIY project, but, instead, would recommend taking to computer repair place [unless you are extremely comfortable at taking things apart and putting them back together sucessfully].

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