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    I have a power brick (or what ever it is called) for my laptop. It is made by delta (the model is SADP-65KB) and outputs 19V@3.2A. Anyways, the input side of the brick has become loose, and most of the time won't power the laptop. I have to mess with it for several minutes to get it to work and if I move it even slightly it will loose the connection. Regularly, I would just buy a new adapter but for financial reasons right now I can't afford it (boat loads of medical bills from surgery). Therefore that leaves me with the only option of resoldering the plug. Herein lies the problem. I can't get the damn thing open. THere are no screws on it anywhere and I cant seem to get it to move with a screwdriver. Has anyone had any experience with these (are they glued with epoxy like car headlights (that you can bake an d open)) etc. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    First, check under the label for any hidden screws.

    If there aren't any, you're going to have to pry the two halves apart.

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    Ugh, just checked and there are none (though the stickers reseated themselves perfectly). Any advice on prying it apart? Are they commonly glued or is it usually tabs etc>?

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    Well, I got it open finally. Damn thing was EPOXIOED closed. But now it's time towork on getting it repaired.

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    if there are no screws then usually it looks pretty bad when it is finally prised open and repaired. one solution is to find a plastic enclosure for an electronic kit or similar. careful drilling and dremeling to make the cable exits can make a nice look. if there is a led it can be relocated using wires to a drill hole in the enclosure. otherwise hot glue and some electrical tape is the poor and lazy man's solution.

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