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Advice on power supply issue

Level 7
So I noticed my G74SX power cord was becoming very loose and the battery mode/AC mode was continually cycling.

I also noticed that the cord/power jack area was getting too hot. I decided to clean out the dust and came across this...43621

I spoke with Best Buy and they quoted me 450 for a new motherboard and ~150 for a new power jack install. :eek:

Two questions:

1) Does the Asus G74SX motherboard come with a power jack attached?
2) Should I try just replacing the power jack and see if this works first?

My laptop is 3 years old and of course my warranty just ran out in August.. awesome timing!

Thanks for any advice!

Level 11
dude that looks real bad and at 3 years old not really worth your time or money imo, it's time for a new laptop..
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