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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    I've heard that people are having good luck with the newer design, which is a hexagonal pin rather than a round one. PM @cl-scott and see what he says.
    Yup, apparently the hexagonal pins are really sturdy and durable.
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    Good to know, now we need to tell @gorman this.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
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    Message received loud and clear!

    Now I just have to get one... somehow...

    Which part of them is hexagonal? The actual plug? So would I need a new 90 degree adapter?

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    What I wanted to say Gorman was for the official replacement scenario. many G53s whose pins broke had the mobo changed. I am asking what risk is there in general for a mobo change vs the jack change. my jack was changed by the authorized center. if soldering the jack seams more fast and feasible why wait for weeks for a mobo change?This is what confuses me.

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    Maybe they just don't have replacement jacks. I've had mine RMA's for the problem 4 times, and they just replace mobo each time.

    Has anyone had just the jack replaced?

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    Whatever do you mean ? The DC power pin (Part of the motherboard) or the Power Chord Jack (Part of the power adapter) :S ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorman View Post
    Message received loud and clear!

    Now I just have to get one... somehow...

    Which part of them is hexagonal? The actual plug? So would I need a new 90 degree adapter?
    The DC power pin (the part of the motherboard where you connect your power plug) is the part that is hexagonal, at least for some of the Asus G53s including mine. Some Asus G53s also have the round pin types that have been notorious for breaking off.

    I don't know if you would need a 90 Degree adapter. I personally don't use one because I'm still in my warranty years, so if something happens whenever I use a 90 Degree adapter, I don't want the blame on me, the warranty would just take care of it.
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    s/jack/socket

    It's possible to unsolder the socket and replace it, rather than replacing the whole mobo. Probably is more work intensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorman View Post
    s/jack/socket

    It's possible to unsolder the socket and replace it, rather than replacing the whole mobo. Probably is more work intensive.
    Its not that hard for an electrical engineering student at least, if you are really good with soldering, its a REALLLLLLLY CHEAP fix and you can just get a very durable part from the internet and solder it one there, without having to have the fear getting another crappy pin.
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    Yup, but it would void my warranty, so if something big breaks ASUS will just say "no you fixed your socket so we won't help".

    We are forced to live with the terrible socket unless ASUS replace it for us >_>

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