Fixing a broken power port on Acer laptop

Dell / OPTIPLEX 755
July 25, 2011 at 07:22:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.327 GHz / 3316 MB
My daughter dropped her Acer Extensa 5620Z. The laptop itself still booted OK, but the impact shoved the charger port into the case. I have managed to disassemble the unit and locate the loose port. It doesn't appear to be damaged itself, just broken loose from the case. I think I will be able to glue to port to the back of the case where it belongs, and just wondered if anyone could recommend a glue suitable for the task? (Getting the unit back together again is going to be a task, but that's another matter!)

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#1
July 25, 2011 at 07:35:22
I think super glue will do the job fine.

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July 25, 2011 at 07:41:13
Thanks, kuwese. I was glad to find out that the power port wasn't soldered onto the motherboard, but had a short cable that attaches it about an inch away from the opening on the back. If I'm not mistaken, the newer super glue is a one-step compound, unlike the original stuff where you had to mix it from two different tubes. Maybe Gorilla Glue would also do the trick (?).

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#3
July 25, 2011 at 07:57:38
They said Gorilla Glue is the toughest glue on the planet.

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#4
July 25, 2011 at 12:52:45
The correct choice would be an epoxy. I had a few classes on board repair and did it for a while.

Superglue is like solvent and just fails in a short time anyway, Gorilla glue can foam up in to bad places that you will never get it out of.

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#5
July 25, 2011 at 14:55:27
Well, I bought some Gorilla superglue at Walmart this afternoon, then got home & found your post, jefro. I may try using it, but will use it sparingly.

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#6
July 25, 2011 at 16:01:34
make sure you clamp the piece to the case first as Gorilla glue expands as it cures.

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#7
July 25, 2011 at 19:38:14
And as it expands, the plastic port would move out of its position, right? Thanks for the advice ... that's good to know.

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