So I noticed the charger on my laptop was loose and not charging anymore. I started looking at and saw it was smashed and broken. I googled a solution and found some YouTube videos to replace the part. I was shocked by how complex the repair was. While I was looking at it my 6 year old wandered by and said oh yeah I dropped it while plugged in. Don't worry she is still alive... For now. So I ordered the part I needed off amazon and got it in a few days. Taking the computer apart wasn't hard with video help. After getting it apart I cut the metal tabs of the old part off and removed it. Next I removed all the old solder from the holes in the circuit board. This part took about a half hour and was very difficult. That's what the braided copper was for. After doing 1 hole I would sand the tip of my solder gun otherwise it wouldn't work as well for the next hole. Eventually the new part would fit in the holes and I could resolder it. The only issue I had was 2 extra screws. So I took it back apart and found homes for them. Put it back together and plugged it in and it worked great! Cost $45 which was $5 for the charging port, $24 for a good soldering iron, $8 for solder and, $6 for the copper wire. Geek squad wanted $135. It was actually kind of a fun experience.