I've owned a zd7000 since 2/2004. I had the power jack fixed by HP\nunder warranty the first year, and then twice by using HP's repair\nservice at 8 each. My last repair was 10/2006, and it went bad\nagain 1/2007! HP's chat support refused to provide any accommodation,\neven though it went bad in less than 90 days. They would only\nrecommend that I spend yet another 8, or purchase a later model at\nthe same price as advertised online at hp.com. I was very\ndisappointed in HP's lack of accommodation, especially considering i\nspend over ,000 for what was a top-of-the-line laptop at the time.\n\nFortunately, I stumbled on this site for a solution. I bought the\n"XC-1000 All In One Media Cable" for off of eBay. It\nwas shipped directly from Wuhan, China by express mail. It took 5\nbusiness days. I am very relieved that so far it is working\nperfectly, because it completely bypasses the regular power jack.\nThanks to the posters here who volunteered their experience and\nadvice.\n\nThe only issue now is that a snarl of video cables is always\naccompanying the computer. I'm probably going to cut them off.\n\nOverall, so far I think the All In One Media Cable is a good ~\npermanent solution to the power jack problem, if you don't mind the\nextra cable and are apprehensive about taking the computer apart.