my laptop is broken, the as input jack is loose, im 95% sure that is has become unsoldered. I talked to my local computer store and no one in my area repairs something like this is must be sent to the manufacturer, because this was a refurbished pc the warranty is expired and its not worth it to send in for repairs so im taking it apart. i allready have a new laptop so i dont care if it breaks. my plan is to take it apart and see if i can somehow fix this problem myself, i know its gonna be difficult but im gonna try. im going to try to reveal the solder points for the jack and resolder them or connect the ac adapter permanently, or possibly supply power where the battery terminals connect if anyone has any idea or words of advice, dos and donts type of thing that will help me get this thing apart thats what im looking for. right now im working on gettin the back panel off which is pretty confusing the ac input jack is visible but not accessable.