Why is it that laptop power connector jacks are so fragile. Or am I just the brute who mishandles my laptop? I get a laptop every 18 months or so, and I can only remember two of them in 20 years where the power connector has outlived the laptop. With my latest toshiba I have drawn the line. When the jack broke I would not be beaten. I actually went to radioshack and bought a generic power jack and ripped apart the laptop and broke out the soldering iron. I know with my next laptop I am buying the warranty that covers dropping it. And if the jack breaks, my laptop will suffer a very violent drop. And then I will ship it back.