I am not a professional when it comes to this.
Yes, definitely something to consider if you or someone you know is really handy with a soldering gun. The power connector pin is pretty fragile unless you have the newer hexagonal pin design. For some reason, the hexagon pins aren't breaking.
Wow. Thanks for the emotional rant. Personal attacks? Are you an L-shaped adapter salesman? Or just bored on the interwebs?
I've seen dozens of different models of laptops and plenty of actual damage done to DC jacks. I'm well aware of how prevalent it is. But if you actually take the time to read these threads you will realize (if you're not somehow emotionally compromised) that this goes beyond that. Many cases have been reported in this very thread of people taking very good care of the equipment and yet having to have it repaired multiple times. Pins coming out when you pull the adapter out. Etc. etc. etc ad nauseam.
But you have it figured out. +10 forum warrior points.
The way I think about it its like tires on your car. does Toyota, ford, or chevy fix, repair , replace your tires when you get a flat? NO.
can a DC Power jack be defective during manufacturing? You bet. This is the case where they should repair the dc power jack at no charge upon confirmation that the part was defective initially.
well apalenschat, just remember that no one likes you, no one in your life likes you, no one will ever like you, everyone here hates you, God hates you, Satan hates you, and your dog hates you.
i'm no salesman. i'm an IT guy, and I DONT believe its the manufactures responsibility to repair power jacks. The way I think about it its like tires on your car. does Toyota, ford, or chevy fix, repair , replace your tires when you get a flat? NO. Can your car function normally without tires? NO. Can your laptop function without a DC power jack? NO. Can a person no matter how careful they are accidently damage their power jack on their laptop? YES. can a DC Power jack be defective during manufacturing? You bet. This is the case where they should repair the dc power jack at no charge upon confirmation that the part was defective initially.
I have multiple HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, Toshiba, Fujitsu laptops both personally and also through my company that have mostly straight end power connectors. I think only the Fujitsu has an L shaped adapter. All work fine, ALL are heavily used never an issue with either of them and all are at least 1-3 years old.
so you sir can take your opinions and anything else you say and stick it
Are these forums always trolled so heavily? It's actually funny to me. I can't begin to fathom why so many random internet people show up to defend Asus. I'm beginning to think they're not random.
Perhaps I should invoke Godwin's law before this cretin does.