I have a Compaq Presario R3000 series laptop. It's two years old, and has the dreaded power plug issue. I've had it replaced twice.. but its no good again. I'd like to look into hard-wiring the power jack right to the mother board.. i.e. cutting off the male plug, removing the female jack, and soldering the wire right to the board. I know its dangerous because of being pulled on, etc.. but this laptop sits on a desk 24/7 and doesn't travel, etc (mostly because of this issue). Any thoughts? Do'able? Any reads? Should I just pay to have it done?