I have a 2 year old Toshiba laptop that the power plug got loose on, so I brought it to Computer Renaissance to get it fixed. They have a $39.00 diagnostic fee, which I paid. I got a call a short time later saying that the problem was a "board level repair" and it would be $299.00 to fix. I told them that was probably more than the laptop was worth, so I picked it up. When I got it back to my office, it was fairly evident that the case had not been opened. I figured they just looked up the model number of the computer and gave me a pat answer for the repair. I went on line and found some information on the computer and found out that this model has indeed had a lot of problems with the power connection. I also found a step-by step guide on how to take it apart, which I did. Then I called back Computer Renaissance and asked them how much it would be to replace the socket if I brought the board in. Their answer was $299.00.... I'll drop it off at a TV shop I'd had good luck with in the past. I might even have them put the connector on a wire to lessen the strain on the board.